Instant Immersion French Deluxe 3.0 Computer Software Course CD-Rom
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1 Language Program DVD-ROM
1 Interactive Video DVD
1 Who is Oscar Lake? CD-ROM
5 Audio Instruction CDs
Interactive DVD (Region 1 DVD - requires multi-region player)
Learn a new language the EuroTalk way, using broadcast quality video and the latest interactive techniques. Ideal for travelers, families, business people and students.
Works with your DVD player and TV
All phrases & dialogues spoken by male and female native speakers learn french, talk french, speak french, write french, translate french, french translation, french dictionary, french words, french phrases, french language tutor, french lessons, teach french, french conversation, french vocabulary
10 Quizzes to test your comprehension
Selections include: greetings, at the restaurant, on the phone, business and more
Who Is Oscar Lake?
You're a fugitive in a foreign city, falsely accused of the heist of a precious diamond, in Who Is Oscar Lake? This interactive mystery game allows you to clear your name by following clues in this new language to find the missing jewel.
Language immersion in an interactive game format
3 possible endings that increase in difficulty
70+ hours of fun language learning
Get More Out of Your Trip
Before you take off, learn the basics for getting around: greetings, food and beverage vocabulary, navigation terms and local verbiage. Instant Immersion Deluxe v3.0's more than 26 games and activities, and oral and written lessons make learning easy.
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Expand on your previous exposure and move from basic phrases, words and greetings to true fluency. Comprehend a new language in greater depth and add to your vocabulary with Instant Immersion's wide range of learning tools and find yourself thinking, reading and speaking easily. Instant Immersion is #1 in language learning software, with content reaching over 20 million users worldwide. Developed by international linguistic and language experts, each program is strategically designed to meet specific language learner goals and different educational styles. Key Features: The quickest way to learn a language, guaranteed - The world's most popular language system - Easy, comprehensive instruction at your own pace - Play audio on your iPod or MP3 Player.
About the French Language
French is the most northerly of the ROMANCE LANGUAGES that descend from Latin, the language of the Roman Empire. In earlier times it is the language of northern France: it became France's national language, and propagated to many other parts of the world with French conquest and trade.
The Celtic-speaking inhabitants of Gaul were among the first non-Italians to take a full part in the culture of the Roman Empire. Certainly, there are Celtic loanwords in Latin and in all the Romance languages. There are a few documents and religious texts in French of the 10th and 11th centuries, but the first real flowering of French literature is in epics, the first and greatest being the Chanson de Roland `Song of Roland' of around 1200. They were amassed in manuscript form for oral recitation. From this beginning, French poetry soon became more varied and more consciously literary. Although the language of Paris and of the neighbouring royal monastery of Saint-Denis was already influential, medieval French texts have varied dialect links. This is natural since Paris was not the only major centre of French cultural life. Immediately following the Norman conquest in 1066, London was another: for nearly two centuries after that date not English but the Anglo-Norman variety of French was the usual language of literature in England alongside Latin. The oldest and best manuscript of the Chanson de Roland is Anglo-Norman. As the connections between England and France grew more distant, Anglo-Norman –instead of developing into a new modern Romance language – regressed to a jargon of lawyers and courtiers. Its descendant, 'Law French', can still be found in fossilised phrases in modern English legal terminology. But English, now revived as a language of culture and literature, had taken in a mass of loanwords from French, involving most aspects of everyday life, often providing near-synonyms to Germanic words: thus while English still uses Germanic terms such as ox, sheep, pig for the domesticated animals, it uses the French loanwords beef, mutton, pork modern French boeuf 'ox', mouton 'sheep', pore 'pig' for their meat.
Meanwhile Paris was asserting its position at the centre of French culture. The central role of French, the French of Paris, followed from this. Two landmarks are the foundation of the University of Paris, chartered in 1231; the spread of printing, at the end of the 15th century; and the Ordonnance de Villers-Gotteret, 1539, which ruled that legal proceedings in France must be en langaige maternel francois, 'in the French mother tongue'. In practice, this asserted the uniquely privileged status of French not only against Latin but also against OCCITAN, BRETON, BASQUE and the local dialects or patois of French. Yet French does borrow from its regional languages: bijou 'jewel' is a Breton loanword, while bouillabaisse 'fish soup' is one of many food words borrowed from Occitan dialects.
By the 16th century, French was the language of an astonishingly rich literature – and writings in French were read, admired, translated and imitated across all of western Europe. Among the greatest of older classics had been the poetic Romance of the Rose adapted in English by Chaucer, the Arthurian romance sequence Lancelot the main source for Malory's English Morte Darthure and the vivid chronicles of the Hundred Years War written – in French that was influenced by his native Picard dialect – by Jean Froissart. The 16th century was a period of exciting and varied experiment, and also of much linguistic borrowing from Latin and from Italian.
A reaction followed, often identified with the influence of Francois de Malherbe 1555-1628. Written French became a rule-bound language, with an artificially restricted vocabulary. In spite of the Enlightenment and in spite of the French Revolution and all that has followed, in many ways written French is still rule-bound. Spelling and usage are overseen by the Academie Francaise, a self-elected college of eminent authors and intellectuals, under government patronage. Standard French differs rather widely from most people's everyday speech. Traditional French verse, which some still write, demands a special pronunciation. For all this, French remains the language of a very rich and flourishing literary culture, in some ways the most vital in Europe.
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