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Why are the audio lessons so effective?
Syllable-by-syllable breakdown of each word and phrase so that you can say every word and phrase instantly
Repeat after the professional teacher section so that you can practice proper pronunciation
Quick cultural tips in each lesson will help you navigate your way even better
Effortlessly learn from a bi-lingual and bi-cultural host as they guide you through pitfalls and pleasures of France and French
Above all, a fun and relaxed approach to grasping a lot of information quickly and easily
You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach French and French culture. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! Listen to the preview now!
This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:
Speak French within minutes of your first lesson
Understand the culture, customs, and people of France
Order the food you want in restaurants
Travel in taxis, trains, buses, and cars with confidence
Master manners, etiquette, and customs
Use surprise phrases and tips that will leave your guests wondering where you learned them.
The first course in this box set is "Learn Language - Introduction to Language". This audiobook will take you through the basics of French with "Basic Bootcamp", "All About", and "Pronunciation" lessons. The five "Basic Bootcamp" lessons each center on a practical, real-life conversation. At the beginning of the lesson, we'll introduce the background of the conversation. Then, you'll hear the conversation two times: One time at natural native speed and one time with English translation. After the conversation, you'll learn carefully selected vocabulary and key grammar concepts. Next, you'll hear the conversation one time at natural native speed. Finally, practice what you have learned with the review track. Repeat the words and phrases you hear in the review track aloud to practice pronunciation and reinforce what you have learned.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Yvette on 07-13-13
Love the program, hate the choice of lessons
I recognize the program from a podcast I listen to, a very good one. The narrators are excellent and informative, and I've always wanted to purchase more of their lessons.
However, when it comes to the lessons Innovative Language Learning chose to include in this "ultimate getting started" box set, I was very disappointed.
A huge chunk of these 55 lessons (I'd say somewhere around ~20, very rough guess) don't actually include ANY lessons on speaking French, but rather information like French pop culture icons, French politics, etc. The program starts off well with lessons about pronunciation and grammar, then for some bizarre reason all you end up learning is how French government works etc.
This isn't "Learning French"--it's helpful but it's not at all what was advertised.
21 of 23 people found this review helpful
By Ilze on 11-24-13
What disappointed you about Learn French: Ultimate Getting Started with French Box Set, Lessons 1-55?
If you want to learn how to speak English with a rather cute French accent, this is the audiobook for you, but if you want to start your journey learning to speak French this wiil not help you much. After 13 chapters I have learnt to greet and to count and have had to listen to dialogue in English; interesting snippets about France and French society but nothing to set my on the road to SPEAKING French.
Would you ever listen to anything by Innovative Language Learning again?
Yes, perhaps the advanced lessons are better.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrator?
Narrators are fine, if only they spoke more French.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Learn French: Ultimate Getting Started with French Box Set, Lessons 1-55?
The long English dialogues.
Any additional comments?
Really not enough FRENCH text.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Joshua on 01-16-13
Not what I was looking for
If you are interested in learning about French culture and listening to two people flirt in English for a few hours with a tiny bit of language then this is for you.
If you want to learn to speak and understand French there are much better products around such as the Collins French series and the Michel Thomas series.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
By Mr. M. Curtis on 04-13-13
Yadda Yadda get on with it will yer...
Chit chat and pod cast magazine style got a bit slow after a while.
I was keen to learn conversation and actually get to grips with things. This was a frothy Magazine format that deals as much with the relationship between the presenters, as it did with the language.
I guess it's more of an introduction to the French culture and entry point language for a distant US audience, I live more local to France and know they like to strike and eat snails, I didn't need a nice American man to be surprised at the very notion. Apart from the political insecurities of right wing America I didn't dislike the book but just lost patience waiting for the language learning to start.
I apologise if this is much later in the book as I didn't get to the end, life is too short, I just want to go to France and it would be nice to say a few words.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful