Bien dit!®

Teach students the language of adventure

Show students how fluency in French language and culture can open the door to a world of opportunities. From global awareness to new career avenues, Bien dit! has the tools to support their adventure. Students will benefit from a true command of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in French.

Bien dit! takes language learning beyond the book with digital resources and virtual experiences for the classroom. No matter where their passions lie, let language take them there.

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Bilingual brains have better attention spans and task-switching skills, as well as higher executive functions.

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Bilinguals generally outperform their monolingual counterparts academically.

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In 2015, there were 627,182 U.S. job listings for bilinguals needed across multiple industries.

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Make proficiency a reality. Connect a proficiency of speaking French with a passion for culture. Use the authentic resources and real-world-based activities provided to give students new experiences alongside their new language skills with Bien dit!

Students experience authentic culture.

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Lessons offer unparalleled, trusted pedagogy paired with technology that takes learning beyond the book.

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Immersive learning enables students to explore fascinating locations all over the French-speaking world via HMH Field Trips powered by Google® Expeditions.

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Using current authentic articles and videos from HMHfyi Français and News and Networking, students become invested in the language as they share their opinions online in a safe environment.

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Activities for French Open-Source Content prepare students to handle the unscripted language they will encounter in real life. Students learn to research and comprehend Spanish-language Web content while practicing the ACTFL modes of communication.

Everything teachers need to get students communicating with confidence.

The Student and Teacher Dashboards include a new personal online learning space with a wide variety of interactive tools that optimize learning.

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Location-based units give students an in-depth view of the cultures in different countries.

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Teaching Resources optimize 21st- century learning goals and include integrated performance assessments. 

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HMH Field Trips

Where will your instruction take you? With HMH Field Trips powered by Google® Expeditions, the answer is virtually anywhere. As a proud Google Content Partner, we have developed 360-degree virtual field trips that allow students to travel through history, explore the world, and witness scientific wonders without ever leaving the classroom!

Immerse Students in Culture

See and explore locations all around the world with the help of HMH Field Trips. Let the journey begin!

Technology is the great equalizer

Expose students to the cultures of the French-speaking world from the familiarity of their own classroom. HMH Field Trips offer every student the opportunity to experience French in its cultural context with virtual reality technology combined with audio narration in French.

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Experience a new way to learn

HMH Field Trips foster connections between culture and language. Go on a virtual tour of locations throughout the French-speaking world while listening to audio narration in French. Additional activities support Bien dit! content and further engage students in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication in French.

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Where will your instruction take you?

  • Advanced Placement

The Teacher’s Edition features Pre-AP™ assessments to help students practice and prepare for AP™ success.

  • 21st-Century Skills

Confident French conversation skills get students ready to participate in our global society and allow for cultural competence.

  • International Baccalaureate

Cultural context and communication allow IB students to succeed in their target language with the support of rich online resources.

  • ACTFL Standards

Bien dit! complies with ACTFL®’s Alignment of the National Standards for Learning Languages and the Common Core State Standards.

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Bien dit! is a complete French program that supports learning - all aspects - reading, listening, speaking, writing, and that’s what I love about it.”

Lori L. Piece

French Teacher, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science

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Bien dit! Impact Study (2014)

Evaluates the effect of Bien dit! on high school students' French language performance over the course of an academic year.


Bien dit! benefits from the writing and contributions of language education leaders, thinkers, researchers, and native speakers.

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Séverine Champeny

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John De Mado

Author, Bien dit! 2018, Creative Consultant, ¡Avancemos! 2018, Director, John De Mado Language Seminars, LLC

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Marie Ponterio

Professor, State University of New York College at Cortland

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Robert Ponterio

Professor, State University of New York College at Cortland

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