Get Started in French Absolute Beginner Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Do you want a solid foundation to your French studies?
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding French in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the French you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.
What will I learn?
Basic French is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.
Is this course for me?
Get Started in French is for absolute and false beginners of French. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning French. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.
What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists
This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.
Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your French, our Complete French course (9781444177299) will take you to an intermediate level of French.
If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking French (9781444184143) is the perfect audio course.
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About the Author
Dr Catrine Carpenter was born and educated in France and now teaches French at university level.
Table of ContentsAbout the course / Pronunciation guide / 1 Hello / 2 How much is it? / 3 My name is... and you? / 4 Where do you live? / 5 What time is it? / 6 The way to... ? / 7 What is it like? / 8 Do you like sport? / 9 What should I do? / 10 In the future / 11 Shopping / 12 Resting, sleeping / 13 Eating and drinking well / 14 Public transport / 15 Sightseeing / 16 Going out / 17 Safe journey / 18 Money / 19 Troubleshooting / Taking it further / Self-assessment tests / Key to the exercises and tests / Numbers / Rôle-play scripts / French-English vocabulary / English-French vocabulary / Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good introduction but be warned the CD is in MP3 format and won't play in regular CD player.