Best School Books – Class 5 to 12 – French

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We’ve compiled a list of the best school books for students studying French, categorized by grade level (Class 5-12). Most of the schools follow the CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, IB, or State Board syllabus, so we have compiled the list of books based on these Educational Boards. These textbooks will help students succeed in their French classes and exams.

Here’s a full list of best school books on Class 5 to Class 12 French.

Senior Secondary School/Higher Secondary School French Books: (Class 11th and 12th)

Secondary School French Books: (Class 10th and 9th)

Middle School French Books: (Class 8th, 7th and 6th)

Class 12 French Books

Here is a comprehensive list of the top school books for Class 12 – French.

1.”À M. Victor Hugo (French Edition)” by Alcide de Beauchesne
2.”Mon livre de Francais – 2 (WB)” by FK Experts

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“Mon livre de Francais – 2 (WB)” Book Review: the book is prescribed for the kids in the upcoming generation.

3.”Pearson Baccalaureate Français B : Teacher’s Book for the IB Diploma for Standard & Higher Level (SL/HL) (Pearson International Baccalaureate Diploma: International Editions)” by Amelie Nadeau

“Français B Teacher Book, Pearson International Baccalaureate Diploma for Grade 11& 12: Industrial Ecology (Pearson International Baccalaureate Diploma: International Editions)” Book Review: The book contains guides for teaching. It also contains answers to all questions in the book.

4.”100% FLE Grammaire essentielle du francais B1 2015 – livre CD MP3 + 550 Exercices” by Yves Loiseau and Didier

“100% FLE Grammaire essentielle du francais B1 2015 – livre CD MP3 + 550 Exercices” Book Review: The book provides the guide to french grammar. The book provides 37 questions from each chapter. It also contains more than 15 oral and written training activities and 1 continuous or interactive speaking activity.

5.”Larousse Petit Larousse Dictionnaire du Francais Contemporain Illustre (French Edition)” by Larousse Staff

“Larousse Petit Larousse Dictionnaire du Francais Contemporain Illustre (French Edition)” Book Review: This book is an essential tool for understanding, discovering and updating knowledge. 150,000 definitions, 62,000 common names, 28,000 proper names and 5,000 illustrations. A universal chronology: 1,250 key dates in our history is also provided. The grammar and all the conjugations have been covered. More than 350 color cards are also presented. A section on common names, completely revised, a section on proper names deeply updated and a new concept of illustrated boards is also included.

Class 11 French Books

The complete list of the top textbooks for class 11 french is provided below.

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1.”Acurite French – 11 Fyjc (Nouvel En Échanges)” by Prochy R. Master

“Acurite French – 11 Fyjc (Nouvel En Échanges)” Book Review: This book is widely used as a textbook for learning French all over the world. It is designed for students of class 11 learning French.

2.”Atlas des commencants, renfermant 11 cartes a l’usage des classes les plus elementaires” Hachette BNF
3.”Assassination Classroom, Vol. 11″ by Yusei Matsui
4.”Easy French Step-by-Step” by Myrna Bell Rochester

“Easy French Step-by-Step” Book Review: This book helps the students learn French through a solid grounding in grammar basics. It presents an unique “building-block” approach for mastering grammar, verbs and vocabulary. The book consists of down-to-earth explanations of important rules and concepts. It also includes hundreds of frequently used verbs and key terms for a beginner to know. In addition, the book includes exercises for testing self progress and skills.

5.”Entre Amis” by OATES

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“Entre Amis” Book Review: This book aims to expand students’ interpersonal, interpretive as well as presentational communicative skills. It presents rehearsal situations like those encountered in real life. The book focuses mainly on oral communication covering all 4 language skills and follows a progressive approach. It is practiced and designed always in a French cultural context.

6.”En bonne forme” by Simone Renaud and Dominique Van Hooff
7.”Mise en scène: cinéma et lecture” by Cheryl Krueger and Elizabeth Dolly Weber

“Mise en scène: cinéma et lecture” Book Review: This book is designed for students to build and practice their French language skills. It covers the study of film by providing equal value to content, culture and communication. Authentic films and readings are included in this book helping students to extend their capacity to use French as they use the materials and interact with the fellow students.

8.”Exercises in French Phonics” by Francis W. Nachtman

“Exercises in French Phonics” Book Review: This book includes various exercises of French phonics. It helps students in learning French in great depth and helps them to practice their French language skills.

9.”Larousse College Dictionary French-English/English-French” by Larousse

“Larousse College Dictionary French-English/English-French” Book Review: This book is designed for upper-intermediate and advanced users who require more than a concise dictionary. It provides an in-depth coverage of common vocabulary as well as a wide range of business terminology. The book is helpful not only for students but also for those who use French in their professional lives.

Class 10 French Books

Here is a complete list of the best French books for Grade 10.

1.”Fre-Activity Entre Jeunes-WB-10: Educational Book” by Mahitha Ranjit

“Fre-Activity Entre Jeune” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of class 10th. It is a School book from New Saraswati House.

2.”Get Ready Practice Book for Class 10th with Answer Key: As Per New Revised CBSE Syllabus” by Sarbari Sen

“Get Ready Practice Book” Book Review: This book is designed as per the new guidelines of CBSE. This book is useful for the students of class 10th. It provides an answer key for all the questions given.

3.”Advanced French Grammar for Classes IX and X” by Editorials

“Advanced French Grammar” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of classes 10th and 11th.

4.”Goyals Assignments in French for Class X for Term I and II” by Editorials

“Goyals Assignments in French” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of classes 10th.

5.”Setrite French – 10 (Complete Practice Material)” by Pooja Tyagi
6.”Acurite French – 10 Ssc (Le Français, C’Est Un Passe – Partout!)” by V. Art

“Acurite French” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of class 10th.

7.”Setrite – X Un Coup D’Œil” by Dipti C. Sanghavi
8.”Together with CBSE Practice Material Sectionwise for Class 10 French for 2019 Examination” by Mahitha Ranjit

“Together with French” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of class 9th. It provides Section wise Reading Material, Value-based Questions, MCQs, Descriptive and Picture Based Questions. It also provides 2 solved and 3 unsolved practice papers.

Class 9 French Books

Here is the complete list of the top textbooks for french in class 9.

1.”Apprenons Le Francais – 4: Educational Book” by Mahitha Ranjit
2.”Entre Jeunes – 1 Cahier D’Exercices for Class 9 (2018-2019) Session: Educational Book” by Mahitha Ranjit
3.”Get Ready Practice Book for Class 9th with Answer Key (As Per New Revised CBSE Syllabus)” by Nita Vijay Kumar

“Get Ready Practice Book for Class 9th with Answer Key (As Per New Revised CBSE Syllabus)” Book Review: This book is designed according to the latest CBSE syllabus. It covers Writing, Reading, Grammar, and Culture & Civilization. It consists of ample practice questions in each section. 10 Model Test Papers have been given for practice. A new section on value based questions( term wise) has been provided as advised by the CBSE. This book is for the reader who wants to gain maximum knowledge in a time pressed study schedule.

4.”Mon livre de Francais – 4″ by Archana and Zubie

“Mon livre de Francais – 4″ Book Review: This book is an introductory French series for students of classes 5-8. It presents French language in an easy to grasp manner. English has been used to simplify the basic understanding. It has been made keeping in mind the difficulty faced when studying a foreign language. Each lesson contains conversation, vocabulary, grammar and oral and written exercises. The two facts about France illustrate the ‘Civilisation’ segment in this book.

5.”Together With Teachers Booklet Enchante Vol – 4″ by Rachna Sagar

“Together With Teachers Booklet Enchante Vol – 4″ Book Review: This is a guide book for teachers with a thorough lesson plan( Fiches pédagogiques). It also provides translation(Traduction) for French language. Evaluation Formative(Formative Assessment) and Évaluation Sommative(Summative Assessment) has been included in this book. Questions and their Corrigés(Answers) have been covered in detail.

6.”Setrite French – 9 (Complete Practice Material)” by Pooja Tyagi

Class 8 French Books

Here is a complete list of the best french textbooks for 8th grade.

1.”Apprenons Le Francais – 3 +PORTFOLIO INCLUS” by Mahitha Ranjit
2.”On Y Va ! – 3 Méthode De Frainçais, Cahier D’ Activités with CD’s” by Jacques Blanc
3.”Ailes – 8: Educational Book” by Mahitha Ranjit
4.”Esprit – 3 Méthode De Frainçais + CD’s” by Meenal Tiwari
5.”BONJOUR L’INDE Methode De Francais Introductory by Anjali Goel ” by Anjli Goel

”BONJOUR L’INDE Methode De Francais Introductory by Anjali Goel ”Book Review: The book has theme-based lessons with relevant vocabulary under Le Coin de vocabularies alerts under attention to prevent errors in writing a special section, a ton tour de parler. It has low use of English so as to encourage the newly learnt vocabulary. It has Mock Test Papers which will assist self evaluation.

6.”Acurite French – 8 (Le Français, C’Est Fun!)” by Prochy R. Master
7.”LE NOUVEL HORIZONS-3 MÉTHODE DE FRANÇAIS WITH CD” by Ragini Mehta and Siba Barkataki

”LE NOUVEL HORIZONS-3 MÉTHODE DE FRANÇAIS WITH CD” Book Review: The book aims to help those who wish to learn the French Language. It is written based on observation, reflexion and guided expression. The book makes the students autonomous and aware of their learning. Through its objectives and methodology, this learning material adopts a communicative approach where the interactions not only help them to learn vocabulary and grammar.

8.”Le Nouveau Petits Pas 3 Textbook (with CD)” by Farida Irani

”Le Nouveau Petits Pas 3 Textbook (with CD)” Book Review: The book is designed to promote a communicative and interactive approach to language learning and teaching. It’s pictures and texts reflect today’s French culture. It aims to arouse the curiosity of the learner and motivate him to continue his study of the language.

Class 7 French Books

Here is a comprehensive list of the top school books for Class 7 – French.

1.”Apprenons Le Francais – 2: Educational Book” by Mahitha Ranjit
2.”Vitamine – 2 Méthode De Frainçais, Cahier D’ Exercices with CD’s” by C. Martin and D. Pastor
3.”Bonjour L’Inde 2″ by Anjli Goel

“Bonjour L’Inde ″ Book review: Significant This book’s features include theme-based lessons with appropriate vocabulary under Le Coin de vocabularies, which focuses on avoiding writing errors; a special section, a tonne tour de parler, to promote usage of newly acquired vocabulary with limited use of English, so that children remain concentrated on the French language and a note for the teacher to assist in teaching. For each book, two Mock Test Papers are presented to help children in self-evaluation. Each chapter has its own collection of theoretical analysis, findings, and discussions. Calculations, figure methods, graphs, distribution maps, and temperature charts are presented to help students comprehend the concepts.

4.”French textbook. Oui, je parle francais (2) by prochy master” by manak books
5.”Esprit – 2 Méthode De Frainçais + CD’s” by Meenal Tiwari
6.”Le Tramway Volant – 2 (Manuel De Français Langue Étrangère)” by Chitra Krishnan and Adeline Albert

Class 6 French Books

Here is the full list of best school books on Class 6 – French.

1.”Apprenons Le Francais – 1: Educational Book” by Mahitha Ranjit

“Apprenons Le Francais – 1: Educational Book” Book Review: The book has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of students learning French right from the primary wing to the middle school, both in India and the west. The book has Numerous examples along with do it yourself exercises that let the students self-evaluate the knowledge that they have acquired.Solved examples help the students to grasp the elementary concepts very easily.

2.”On Y Va ! – 1 Méthode De Frainçais, Cahier D’ Activités with CD’s” by Jacques Blanc, Jean-Michel Cartier
3.”Ailes – 6: Educational Book” by Mahitha Ranjit

“Ailes – 6: Educational Book” Book Review: The book comprises 3 parts, AILES offers guidance and support to the students learning French as a second/third language. This book has been written keeping in mind the new syllabus and the needs of the students to understand the basic rules of French grammar. The book has much practice material that is the USP of this series.

4.”Esprit – 1 Méthode De Frainçais + CD’s” by Meenal Tiwari
5.”French textbook. Oui, je parle francais (2)” by prochy master

“French textbook. Oui, je parle francais (2)” Book Review: This is a French textbook with languages French and English for level 2 which includes a CD by Prochy Master.The contents of book are:- PREMIERE PARTIE (PART 1) Main Concepts of French and Grammar Topics 1. L’ALPHABET FRANÇAIS ET LES ACCENTS (The French Alphabet and the Accents), 2. LES NOMBRES CARDINAUX (The Cardinal Numbers), 3. LES PREPOSITIONS (The Prepositions), 4. LES ARTICLES, LES PRÉPOSITIONS ET LES PAYS (The Articles, Prepositions and Countries), 5. LES INTERROGATIFS (Asking Questions), 6. BIENVENUE EN FRANCE (Welcome to Francel), (Les Présentations Introductions and Greetings), 7. LES Verbes IRRÉGULIERS – Être, Avoir, Aller et Faire. (The Irregular Verbs – to be, to have to go and to do), 8. LES Verbes RÉGULIERS (Regular Verbs ending in-er, -ir, -re), 9. LES VÊTEMENTS (The Clothes), 10. VOTRE AVENIR (Your Future), 11. LES JOURS, LES MOIS ET LES SAISONS (The Days, The Months and The Seasons), 12. PORTRAITS DE FAMILLE (Family Portraits), 13. LES ADJECTIFS QUALIFICATIFS (The Adjectives of Quality), 14. QUELLES EXCUSES! (Le Futur proche), (What Excuses! – Talking about the near future tense), 15. L’Impératif (The Imperative Mood),16. LA FRANCE – QU’EST-CE QUE C’EST, SELON VOUS?(What is France, according to you?). Locataire de Chapitres 14 16 (Vocabulary of Chapters 1 to 16).

6.”Elementary French Grammar for Classes 6 to 8″ by R. D. Behl
7.”Goyals Assignments in French for Class X for Term I and II” by Editorials

“Goyals Assignments in French for Class X for Term I and II” Book Review: This Book is based on CCEand supplements prescribed CBSE Textbook.It covers first and second terms and also provides study and practice materials (For Summative and Formative Assessments) on each section. The book Includes questions from CBSE Question Papers in each section and Sample Papers and Model Test Papers for each Summative Assessments 1 and 2.

8.”ICSE Biology Class 10″ by Mr Ajay Ananad

Class 5 French Books

The complete list of the top textbooks for class 5 french is provided below.

1.”Apprenons Le Francais – 1: Educational Book” by Mahitha Ranjit
2.”Apprenons Le Francais – 0: Cahier d’exercises” by Mahitha Ranjit
3.”Français C’Est Facile ! Méthode De Frainçais + CD’s” by Meenal Tiwari
4.”On Y Va ! – 0 Méthode De Frainçais, Cahier D’ Activités with CD’s” by Anuradha Karkun
5.”Color and Learn Easy French Phrases for Kids (Dover Little Activity Books)” by Roz Fulcher
6.”Family and Friends: 5: Class Book and MultiROM Pack” by Oxford
7.”Le club des pipelettes – tome 5 – la classe des merveilles” Mass Market Paperback
8.”5 Steps to a 5: AP French Language and Culture (5 Steps to A 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations)” by Genevieve Brand
9.”Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar, Premium Third Edition” by Annie Heminway
10.”Thematic French Lessons and Activities for Beginning Classes: Les Saisons – Seasons (French Edition)” by Tammy Lafleche and Jessica Jordan-Brough

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on the French subject and came out with a recommended list of the top 10 French books for each grade. If any more book needs to be added to the list of best books on French, please let us know. We hope you find this list helpful in your studies.

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