Easy French Reader
A Three-part Text for Beginning Students
French Paperback ISBN: 0071603425
The fun and easy way to quickly enhance basic reading skills--now with CD-ROMs! . Easy French Reader is based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it, immediately. Suitable for the raw beginner to intermediate-level language learner, this book features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow you to rapidly build your comprehension. The additional CD-ROM contains recordings of more than twenty-five passages featured in the book, which can be used with a CD player, downloaded to an iPod or other mp3 player, or heard.via computer where the text can simultaneously be viewed on screen. .
2nd Edition French Paperback ISBN: 0764135589
Idiomatic speech undergoes constant change in all languages. Updated to reflect current informal written and spoken expressions in French, this pocket-size book presents approximately 2,000 idiomatic French expressions, followed up with their English translations and meanings.
Teach Yourself Language Hacking French
A Conversation Course for Beginners
Paperback ISBN: 1473633095
Crack the Code and Get Fluent Faster! 'Ten years ago, Lewis spoke only English. But constant travel, along with a buoyant attitude, has unmasked the polyglot within.' -National Geographic #LanguageHacking is a state of mind. It's about ditching excuses, using shortcuts and taking risks. It's about learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not - and most importantly speaking from day one! How's it different? Unlike traditional language courses that are organized by level of difficulty, #LanguageHacking French focuses on the language and conversations you need to master so you can start speaking immediately, not after years of study. Key features - 10 'mission-based' units that build up to an easy-to-achieve speaking goal - 10 simple and effective 'language hacks' to exponentially boost fluency - 28 model conversations and hundreds of the most frequent and useful 'power phrases' - Clever strategies that show how even a limited vocabulary can be put to good use - Free downloadable audio and extra hacker resources Free access to the #LanguageHacking community, custom created by italki, a ground-breaking website that makes it possible to learn a new language without going abroad.
Tune Up Your French
French Paperback ISBN: 0071627952
Turn your rusty French language.skills into polished conversation confidence .Tune Up Your French offers you an entertaining and practical way to hone your French-language conversation skills. This book is structured around numerous key areas.for improvement, covering everything from tricky grammatical structures to gestures, slang, and humor. In each area, key phrases are presented in ï¿½Top Tenï¿½ lists, including everyday expressions for filling pauses, icebreakers, and more. This book is excellent for brushing up on the French.you studied in high school or college..
When the World Spoke French
Paperback ISBN: 1590173759
A New York Review Books Original During the eighteenth century, from the death of Louis XIV until the Revolution, French culture set the standard for all of Europe. In Sweden, Austria, Italy, Spain, England, Russia, and Germany, among kings and queens, diplomats, military leaders, writers, aristocrats, and artists, French was the universal language of politics and intellectual life. In When the World Spoke French, Marc Fumaroli presents a gallery of portraits of Europeans and Americans who conversed and corresponded in French, along with excerpts from their letters or other writings. These men and women, despite their differences, were all irresistibly attracted to the ideal of human happiness inspired by the Enlightenment, whose capital was Paris and whose king was Voltaire. Whether they were in Paris or far away, speaking French connected them in spirit with all those who desired to emulate Parisian tastes, style of life, and social pleasures. Their stories are testaments to the appeal of that famous “sweetness of life” nourished by France and its language.
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & Dictionary
Includes Pull-out Fast-phrases Card
Paperback ISBN: 1786574535
Lonely Planet French Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful French phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!
The Concise Blue Book of French Verbs
French Paperback ISBN: 0071761071
Add weight to your French verb choices without breaking your back(pack)! In one compact package, The Concise Blue Pocket Book of French Verbs provides 333 of the most important verbs in French in full conjugated form. Each verb is illustrated by example sentences, showing the verb in action. The top 33 verbs are broken down into groups according to key meanings, use with prepositions, and key idiomatic expressions. In addition, the Verb Index links over 2,300 verbs to the verb conjugations. Online you will find a companion website that provides you with extensive bonus content--more than 100 exercises that give you a dynamic way to build your mastery of the French verb system. Features - A diagnostic test - Audio exercises to improve your listening comprehension - Additional exercises that focus on your idiomatic usage of verbs - Audio recordings of example sentences to show the Top 30 verbs is use - Traditional verb conjugations combined with online exercises + audio Topics include: French Tense Profiles; 333 Fully Conjugated Verbs; English-French Verb Index; Irregular Verb Form Index; French Verb Index
Langenscheidt Pocket French Dictionary
French Paperback ISBN: 3468981341
Value priced, durable, and easily portable, this dictionary is ideal for students and travelers. • 50,000 references • All main headwords in blue for quick reference • Comprehensive vocabulary with many idiomatic expressions • Useful appendices with grammar information • The ideal compact reference work for everyday use
First French Reader
A Beginner's Dual-language Book
Paperback ISBN: 0486461785
This excellent anthology introduces newcomers to fifty great writers. Beginners can get their first taste of Voltaire, Rousseau, Balzac, Baudelaire, and Proust with passages from The Red and the Black, Les Misérables, Madame Bovary, and other classics. Original French text plus English translation on facing pages. Introduction, new English translations, and notes by Stanley Appelbaum.