Brush up on your French, improve your reading and listening skills, and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 15 fun and engaging French stories.
Reading and listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning French.
For those of you who can't just slip away from life, travel to France and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Reading and listening to native-spoken French stories is the next best thing.
You have at your fingertips the written word AND an its accompanying PDF that allows you to:
How will this book improve your French language skills:
Each story is recorded in two different ways:
A slow version helps beginners improve their pronunciation and a normal, natural speed for intermediate and advanced learners that trains your ears to understand what is being said.
A vocabulary recap at the end of each chapter allows you to review what you have read and listened to so you don't forget the essential words and expressions taught throughout the lesson.
All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations.
With this audiobook and accompanying PDF you can start improving your French today!
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Frederic Bibard (P)2016 Frederic Bibard
There is a great method to learn usual words in French. The idea of 15 stories is wonderful because even if I am an advanced speaker or a beginner, I need to learn a couple of words that I don't use all the time, so many subject means more to learn.
I was already interested in speaking this language, because I am an advanced speaker, but even like that, I could listen to 2.5xspeed - it's very interesting like that.
There is also a great material for a course eventually. A teacher could easily listen the stories and provoke the students to listen, write, and translate. At the end they could listen the vocabulary in order to verify if they understood correctly. I love the pronouncing of Mr Frederic Bibard, it's very clear and correct, a beautiful French.
Yes, I would highly recommend this audibook for anyone seeking to learn French. I found it a really innovative approach to learning French as I have never used an audiobook before but found the content really helpful in developing sentences and improving my pronunciation of words.
The short stories were fun and kept me engaged and the audibook was really easy to follow.
Really helpful for developing my conversational skills and easy to access via the mobile app which meant I could learn on the go.
No. The idea is great, but the voices are all wrong. The French is read with muttering, very quiet monotonous French and the English part with a sharp and loud American English speaker who overpowers everything,
The story should be read like stories, not by reading a sentence after another without any change in voice. The emphasis in the vocabulary should be the frases and words in French, not in English.
The worst reading performance I've heard on any of the two dozen or so audiobooks I own.
The French speaker reads everything in a dull, halting monotone that makes it much harder to understand what's going on.
It's a bit like trying to read a giant wall of text without paragraphs or punctuation - after a while the brain just gives up.
I was really surprised with this book. As someone who studied French in school and gained only a basic knowledge of the language, I found through the use of stories that I understood them more than I first expected. The repetition of words allowed me to pick up on new words and build on my French. The best thing about this book is that it puts phrases into real dialogue and hearing it as an audio book is an added bonus and allowed me to hear correct pronunciations. I am so pleased with how much this is helping me to learn the French language.
"Great book for starters"
Yes, It helps learning French through daily life topics.
Cooking section. I love food and cooking. Now I can speak a bit of French while doing it.
I always want to learn French but never have the time, being a mom and working, but I do have time during my commute and workouts (yes, half an hour a week counts for working out!). This book works for me because it is about daily life topics, like cooking, hobbies, weather etc. It has short paragraph followed by a vocabulary list. I would pay attention to the vocabulary part and try to repeat the words along with the narrator. Often later on in the day I would encounter things related to the book and try to remember the French word for it. It feels easier to learn new words this way. Highly recommended.
"Amazing and Flexible way to learn French quickly!!"
This is my first experience listening to an audio book in french language and i love it!! Learning french the traditional way of being in a class is not as effective as listening to it because, there is the problem of concentration and trying to keep up with the lesson of each class, but with this audio book- Learn French with Stories for beginners, i can go at my own pace, rewind, go between chapters.It allows great flexibility as i can learn french on the go, in the kitchen, in the car or anywhere because of the different listening options using phone, tablet, notepad or my personal computer.
I love the fact that there is a pause when the vocabulary are been repeated because it allows me to repeat the words to my self. It is also amazing that i can hear the correct pronunciation of the words in phrases and sentences and ultimately i can speak like a french native.
The patience of pronunciation, repetition and variety of stories
Yes!!! because i was learning and it was not boring.
This is also great for schoolchildren that have french subject in their coursework because it is easier to commit to memory, also it would be ideal for kids with reading disabilities like dyslexia or blindness.The stories are also educative and interesting.
"GREAT BOOK TO START LEARNING FRENCH"
Very very useful
If i have a subject of French Language, maybe, yeah, i'll be listening to it for whole day or whole week maybe just to pass the subject. French is a good one. But, since i am a beginner. Its really hard for me
book was useful. I think it would make a great teacher than those lecturing about french. also, i think, its better to know how to write in French first before listening to this kind of audiobook. But,overall. It was good. Learning some french expressions and idions in an instant.
Great to learn
With the "principito".. Great book too!
I think that the cooking section. I love to cooki so i now also know french names for the food.
No actually, just enjoyed the learning.
I really enjoyed this short read. I've being in french class for beginners but i was bad at them, then i actually start reading this book and listened it and helped me a lot!! This was perfect,. I learned new words, phrases, correct conjugation. I also appreciate the repetition of words to learn the definition.
"Great way to learn"
It really helped me to learn more about the language. I have tried other routes of learning the language with little to no success. Just by listening to the first couple chapters so far I have found it to be a very effective way of learning French.
I loved how easy it was to listen to and follow along. The best part was the fact that they said the English words and then told you them in French.
Though it is centered around learning french so there really isn't a favorite scene per say the best chapter was 3 where I really felt like I began learning the most and gaining the most knowledge.
It moved me in chapter 3 because I could really feel myself learning along with it.
The book is great for those who are starting to learn French, the content is very cool and helpful, it shows the most important words, it helped me a lot to train the vocabular as I'm starting to learn the language. Words are spoken slowly, making understanding easier!
I really enjoyed the shopping section. It's important for when I travel! =D
I will recommend this book to my friends who want to start learning French.
"I recommend this audio book to everyone"
I love how The author is descriptive, yet not overly detailed. It made
it easier to learn and understand.
I have been interested in learning french
but the courses were just to complexed and expensive,this book is the opposite
the author maintained a vivid and fluent course, which kept me attentive
throughout the entire book.
The easiest way to learn French
I only wished the author wrote a longer book, I
think anyone can learn something from this. I recommend this audio book to
"Great help for the beginners learning French!"
This method of learning is really something refreshing and enjoyable! The concept on which the stories are made keeps the attention and stories are by themselves interesting. Also, the vocabulary after the story gives you better and clear understanding of the phrases, through the repetition and English translation with enough time to repeat words in your head, so it easily brushed up my French knowledge, extended the vocabulary and usage of phrases and corrected conjugation for common, everyday vocabulary. This is definitely a recommendation to all the beginners out there!
"Educational more than what I expected!"
I just want to thank you for creating this french course. It helps me a lot in understanding the meaning of the words and phrases, and learning to pronounce french words correctly.
"Essential Book For Beginners!"
I've been meaning to find a book like this one for a while. Not only is it entertaining but also it is really helpful as ir allows you to learn listening skills, vocabulary, pronounciation, grammar and even a bit of French culture in a fun way.
What I liked the most was the fact that two different versions of each story are available: the slow-paced version which allows you to pay attention to the meaning and pronunciation of each word, as well as how sentences are constructed grammatically, and the normal-paced version is quite challenging for a beginner like me but it is helpful for developing listening skills.
I am an English teacher and I have discovered that what makes my students learn new grammar and vocabulary is a mixture of novelty and repetition, and this book has both. Years of brain studies have proved that novelty is essential when learning because the brain pays more attention to things that are new or unknown. In this book, both versions of the story require listeners to pay attention because they are narrated differently, so it's like you are listening to two stories instead of one. At the same time, nevertheless, there is repetition of the same words and structure, which I also find to be crucial when acquiring a foreign language. The glossaries also ensure that important words are repeated and this is helpful for acquiring them.
"Learn French With Stories For Beginners" is a creative and fun way to learn the language. It is well organized and the accompanying PDF document is helpful when you don't quite understand a word or you have doubts regarding spelling or sentence structure.
I think this book is fantastic and I would truly recommend it!!
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