Bernard Petit specializes in content-driven video programs.His teaching materials, personally filmed with native speakers on location in many parts of the French and Spanish worlds, are used in some 2,500 universities and secondary schools.Current titles available on DVD directly from him include the documentary A French City Speaks and the following re-edited/re-mastered videos based on his earlier productions:Laurence Wylie in Roussillon, Paris in your Pocket, La France Profonde, Moments Parisiens, Balades en Province,Comment Faire?, Visiter la France, Vivre en France, ¿Sabe Ud..?,La Comida, El Tiempo Libre, La Vide Cotidiana, Hispanoamérica Por Adentro, ¡GABRIELA!, El México de Rolando Guillermoprieto , and Spain and the Americas.His earlier work, largely published by Heinle and Heinle, includes: Laurence Wylie in Peyrane-1983, France From Within I and II, The French Way, FrenchAlive!, On Y Va!, Quant à moi, Reflets Français, Reflejos Latinos, Spanish From Within, SpanishAlive!, and ¡Ya Verás!.
Prof. Petit’s productions feature real people, not actors, and offer 100% cultural and linguistic authenticity. His video footage formed the basis for the award-winning CD Nouvelles Dimensions and also for Nuevas Dimensiones, created by Dr. James Noblitt, and has been used on cable TV. He has also produced a number of promotional and training videos.
Past Vice-President of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), Dr. Petit is Emeritus Professor of French and Coordinator of Interactive Telecommunications at SUNY Brockport. He has also taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY Stony Brook.He has offered “French Attitudes,” an advanced civilization course, on electronic distance learning networks, and is former review editor for the interdisciplinary scholarly journal, Contemporary French Civilization.His research interests include France and its people, Francophone cultures, the French presence in North America, foreign populations in the United States, nonverbal communication, and classroom technology
Please email Dr. Petit by clicking on the envelope below for more information on all DVDs in French and Spanish.