Teach Yourself Speak French with Confidence 3 Audio CDs plus guide
We've all travelled abroad with the best of intentions when it comes to speaking the language, only to falter when it comes to the crunch. This quick and constructive course gives you the French you need to talk to the locals - and crucially, the confidence to put it into practice. As well as providing essential vocabulary and phrases, the course also aims to improve your understanding of spoken French, so that you can feel sure of yourself in two-way conversations. Based on the ten situations you are most likely to find yourself in while abroad, the course builds your knowledge and understanding gradually, and is suitable for complete beginners.
A booklet is included, with the dialogues and their English translations. A glossary of the words and phrases used also provides you with a handy phrasebook while you travel. By the end of this course, you will be at Level A2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks
Learn anywhere, any time with this convenient audio course which requires no reading or writing
Focusing on ten realistic scenarios, you're given the words and phrases you'll actually need to get by in French
Boosts your confidence by providing strategies for understanding what you hear, so you can start a conversation without being afraid of the response!
No grammar means you'll make fast progress, without learning boring rules or unnecessary vocabulary
Contents of CDs
CDs 1 and 2
describing/introducing yourself and others
describing the characters in the story
2 Making a hotel reservation
face to face
3 Securing a table in a restaurant
4 Ordering drinks & food
ordering a drink
ordering a meal
5 Getting a taxi
in the street
6 Arranging to meet
making an appointment
changing an appointment
7 Working out where things and places are
9 Getting somewhere
asking about travel/departures and arrivals
10 Future plans
CD 3: Strategies and practice in understanding
About the Author
Jean-Claude Arragon was born and educated in France. His experience in teaching French at all levels from beginners to postgraduates has enabled him to pinpoint the language needs of learners and to guide them towards success.
About the French Language
French is a idiom globally spoken by about 110 M persons as a mother language, by 188 million as a 2nd language, and by some 200 million people as an learned overseas language, with significant groups of speakers in 57 other communities. Nearly everyone innate speakers of the french language reside in France, where the dialect was originally from. The surplus inhabit essentially in Canada , Belgium, , Switzerland, French-speaking , Luxembourg, Monaco, and certain points of the U.S.A.states of Louisiana and Maine. The majority second-language speakers of The french language live in French speaking African countries, it could be argued over and above the figure of native speakers. The french language is a inheritor of the Latin language of the Empire of Rome, as are countrywide tongues such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian and underground languages ranging from Catalan to Neapolitan and more. Its improvement was also influenced by the local Celt languages of Roman Gaul and by the Frankish language of the following the Romans Frankish invaders
According to the Constitution of France, The french language has been the authorized language since 1992. France mandates the use of French in certified authority writings, public schools except in special cases and legal contracts.