Mastering French Conversation Unit 1
- Narrated by: Dr. Annette Brians
- Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-13-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Scott Brians & Annette Brians
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Mastering French Conversation by Dr. Brians Languages is based on the highly acclaimed language learning program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) for US Government personnel in the 1940s. The training enabled professionals to live and work in a foreign country.
The FSI approach is straightforward: You learn how to speak French by speaking French. Mastering French Conversation allows the complete beginner to do exactly that.
The FSI-inspired Guided Imitation drills provide staged conversations. These staged conversations are performed exclusively in French. You hear statements and questions in French, understand them, and then formulate a response in French. In this way, you learn to think in French. You are preparing for live conversations on the streets of Paris.
Mastering French Conversation is an updated version of the original FSI course. The drills have been completely modernized, rewritten, and re-recorded.
This program is likely the most intensive and demanding audio self-help program available. If you really want to master French conversation, this course is for you.
In this course, we will cover: 1) Definite Articles: le, la, l' 2) Subject Pronouns: je, tu, elle, il, on, nous, vous, elles, ils 3) Question Forms: est-ce que, intonation and inversion 4) The verb 'être'
For course details, see our website.
We wish you the very best,
Scott & Dr. Annette Brians
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Bud the Wonderer on 02-13-18
I Thought it was Just a Rehash...
Would you listen to Mastering French Conversation Unit 1 again? Why?
Yes. It is well thought-out.
What did you like best about this story?
It explains the grammar behind what you're learning to repeat. With the old FSI French course, you could sometimes get confused when they used different words that were translated the same, as in the difference between 'votre' and 'vos,' both meaning 'your.' That sometimes could make one feel lost, not knowing *why* you were using one word, instead of the other. The present course shows the difference much earlier in the text; with the old FSI text, you had to go searching for a reason behind one choice, or the other.
By Anonymous User on 06-13-17
Excellent teaching method!
For a beginner, learning French, this course helps me greatly. It is very clearly structured. And with lots of repeated practices I can listen all the time while driving. I am 60 years old And learning French for my mission field. This lessons gave me hope.