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
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 found it to be annoying to the ear. The French speaker sometimes speaks under his breath, whisper-like; so much that you can't even make out the word. The English and French narrators seem to have been recorded at two different volumes and, as I am trying to make out the French word, the English narrator comes back in loud and in a tone that is not pleasant to the ear.
Frustration and more frustration. I enjoyed and learned a lot from Paul Noble's series, but he doesn't have another level I can get. I was trying to find something to build on that foundation and Frederic Bigard's lessons are not it. I still have 22 hours and 57 minutes left of it and I cannot stand to listen for another minute. A waste of time and money.
"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.
"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.
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