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Introducing a fun and effective method of learning French
When you can't slip away from daily life to immerse yourself in a French-speaking country, listening to French stories is the next best thing. By learning this way you will be able to:
Understand grammar concepts without the monotonous chore of memorizing rules
Grasp new vocabulary that you can immediately put to use in everyday conversations
Practice your listening skills with the stories narrated by a native French speaker
Familiarize yourself with spoken French. The over ten hours of audio recorded by French native speakers will drastically improve your pronunciation as well.
Each story is recorded in several ways:
Vocabulary audio flash-card
No more need for a dictionary
Each story is broken down with a French and English glossary to introduce you to the words and phrases you might not understand. This removes any painful back and forth process of continually searching for definitions or translations.
Ideal for beginner and intermediate level
The stories are written for new French learners, but a basic understanding of French is recommended for maximum enjoyment and effectiveness of the lessons. Perfect for anyone who wants to brush up on their French.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
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By Olesia on 06-11-18
A fun way to study with lots of useful vocabulary!
I’ve been studying French on my own for a few years, and when you’re learning a language on your own without a person to practice speaking and listening with (like your tutor would be), good audio materials are crucial. Otherwise, it’s a waste of time. I found this audio-book very helpful in that aspect. It was a great idea to have both female and male readers for same stories, as taking pronunciation after a male when you’re a female and vice versa makes it a bit uncomfortable. Maybe, it sounds crazy to someone, but that’s how it is for me. I want to say a special thanks to the author for having the vocabulary part voiced as well. It saved me quite some time, as I didn’t have to look up new words in a dictionary. I rate it top and I would recommend it to other people studying French, for this material has plenty of everyday use vocabulary. Not mentioning the stories are fun to listen to.
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By Amanda Bao on 06-18-18
Great for REFINING your French skills!
This book is very well formatted for someone looking to improve their French oral and listening skills. With the stories provided in different versions with normal and slow speed narration, it is perfect for bettering your understanding of French pronunciation, as well as practicing your own pronunciation as you follow along. Also, with the two different speakers, you will improve your listening comprehension skills as you hear the same content spoken by different French speakers.
Overall, a nice way to REFINE your French skills. I would not recommend this to beginners who may find themselves confused or future tourists seeking to learn a few phrases before their travels.