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iSync French

iSync French - download to iPod or other portable media players

Audio and visual language learning based on our best -selling audio program - Learn in Your Car - and formatted for instant download to an iPod, portable media player or MP3-compatible CD player!

A truly innovative program, iSync recognizes both the technological and learning demands of business people, travelers, and students of foreign languages. The iSync series provides comprehensive grammar and vocabulary essential to language learning. Key words and phrases appear on alternating colored screens as they are heard, distinguishing the English from the Italian. The bookmarkable format allows you to stop and resume, even in the middle of a lesson! Listeners learn pronunciation, vocabulary, basic grammar and conversation.

For increased comprehension and vocabulary building, over 750 additional nouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs round out the program. Easy to navigate - listen to the word or simply scroll through the menu to look up words and phrases needed. Essential for language learning on the go!

With iLearn Anywhere iSync French - play, watch, listen: in flight, on the street and even while chatting in France. Always ready, anytime, anywhere!

With this handy mobile format, you can listen, pause, resume, or navigate thru French lessons to desired content...

  • Audio and Visual based learning format
  • All spoken text appears on player screen for easy reference. Easily navigate to desired content through menu.
  • Native speakers teach over 1600+ essential vocabulary, phrases and sentences, as well as grammar and conversation.
  • Beginning level designed for simple, yet effective learning
  • Proven self-paced & interactive way to learn
  • iPod screen colours reverse between English & French

Instantly uploads and plays on any video digital media device:

  • iPod (including nano and iPhone) or any portable media player (visual text may not be supported on all players)
  • Computer
  • TV with Apple TV or other similar device.
  • New bookmarkable M4B format to stop and resume.audiobook

 

About the French Language

French Language is a Romance foreign language internationally spoken by about 105 million people as a prime tongue, by 182 million as a secondary tongue, and by some 200 million other people as an learned foreign idiom, with considerable groups of speakers in 59 other provinces. The majority inherent speakers of the dialect call France home, where the foreign language originated. The remnants settle mostly in Switzerland, Canada , Belgium, , French-speaking , Luxembourg, Monaco, and some parts of the U.S. - Louisiana and Maine. A large amount 2nd tongue participants of The french language reside in French Africa, it could be argued above the number of native language speakers. French is a child of the Latin foreign language of the Roman Empire, as are state tongues such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian and marginal languages ranging from Catalan to Neapolitan and more. Its increase was also affected by the indigenous Celtic languages of Western Europe around 100AD and by the native language of the after Roman Frankish invaders.

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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