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Learn French: A Fast and Easy Guide for Beginners to Learn Conversational French

Narrated by: Angus Freathy
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
Categories: Languages, French
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Summary

Are you looking for the best way to learn French? Well, look no further. This book is, simply put, the best on the market for learning French. Why do I say that? Because this book does what language books should do - teach you the mechanics of the language, not a bunch of tourist trap phrases that you'll forget the second you leave the country.

If books don't do that, then they make the critical mistake of going into far too much detail and boring you half to death spending a lot of time going on about three different kinds of articles. I don't do that either.

What this book does do, and does very well in fact, is set you up with the knowledge that you want and need of French in a very short time frame, so that you can blast through this book and already feel like you're set up for success.

This book isn't a reference, nor is it a crash course on the French language; it's both. You'll listen through this book and understand, then you'll apply what you've learned (and inevitably look back at this book down the line to rehash your memory), and you'll grow even more as a French speaker.

Don't waste your time and money on a subpar French book. Go with the best from the get-go.

©2017 Ryan Zeman (P)2017 Ryan Zeman

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An excellent audio course

This is an excellent audio course that gets you speaking French right away. It is geared for the traveller so expect to learn phrases you may need while visiting France or any of the Francophone countries around the world. With this course, you'll learn enough French to function with it. Native speakers will be impressed and warmed by your efforts to learn their language. By far the best of the foreign audio languages I've ever used. This really does work.

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Lovely

Wonderful and accessible! The author is interesting, informative and his process really works! I've been writing with a tutor, and using Duolingo. This book is a great companion and has really catapulted me into being able to day things without forgetting my vocabulary. I love it.

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Well presented

Very easy to learn, the material is well presented and easy to digest. A must-have for any student.

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Gained confidence to speak

I immediately started feeling confident and understanding of the French language and gained confident to speak and say common things that I say about everyday. I used Rosetta Stone and got somethings from it, and tried a Doulingo which I also got something from but nothing as quick and confident as this.

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Context of realistic conversation

I've started to learn a second language countless times, but gave up. The old routine of learning tenses, pronouns, days of the week doesn't work! Oliver Robichaud builds confidence from the start by using our inherit knowledge of French words from English. He uses the context of realistic conversation to build understanding and practice of common verbs, tenses and vocabulary. It is an enjoyable and effective format. I'm shocked at my rapid progress in understanding and speaking French.

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Highly recommend

The best french teaching audio i have come across, i highly recommend it. The author has a unique way of explaining how the language works and comparing it to English language.

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Great help

I loved this because it requires me to hear and repeat. It felt good being reminded not to memorize. I listened to it twice and actually feel ready to move on to the next course. Great help even for those who have tried other methods.

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Fantastic!

Simply a fantastic way to learn a new language. I'll be seeking out more of Oliver Robichaud's work on the future.

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Very helpful

I found this recording very helpful as I am an intermediate French speaker and it was a great review of some of the more basic verbs like pouvoir, avoir and vouloir. It would also be helpful for beginners who want to grasp some of the basics before travelling.

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Useful!

Very useful French teaching audiobook! I was speaking it within the first hour, I will recommend this to everyone I know.. Oliver Robichaud is truly a genius!

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  • Sonya Upchurch
  • 31-08-19

Great French learning tool

Very easy to grasp and full of useful information. a great learning tool. awesome & fun

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  • Anthony Thacker
  • 31-08-19

Nice!

The practical explanations as you go through this are great. I felt that at sometimes I did not have enough time to think and repeat the phrase on occasion. Format is good for conversational French.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-19

Wonderful teaching!

I appreciated Oliver Robichaud's approach. It was very helpful to go straight into speaking sentences without worrying about remembering everything you just learned. It helped me feel more comfortable using the vocabulary I already know. Thanks!

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  • Laura Hunter
  • 31-08-19

Great beginners guide

Great audio book to learn french in your free time, you won't regret. he will remind you a lot of time, in order for us to remember witch is very good.

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  • Lillie Etheridge
  • 31-08-19

Highly recommended!

Really helped learning the basics. Better than books or class even. I do recommend! Thank you

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  • Wanda Outten
  • 31-08-19

Worthy listen!

Excellent - especially for auditory learners. Well worth it because you learn to speak, and this is crucial for a beginner - to overcome the fear factor.

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  • Justin Glenn
  • 31-08-19

Excellent!

This is by far the best language course I have ever taken. It is easier to understand why certain French language rules exist, as well as how to problem solve when you’re speaking. I grew up with French in school for all 12 grades and it was never presented in such a logical format. Excellent!

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  • Bradley Hall
  • 30-08-19

Great introduction to French

I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons. Great introduction to French. I am moving on to part 2

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  • Norris Morehead
  • 29-08-19

Immensely helpful!

It has been helpful for written French the techniques used in this book goes so much farther to learn and UNDERSTAND French. To learn rules like the "for luck" and the ne- pas sandwich, are immensely helpful. The many words you learn immediately by some basic rules!! I can't express enough how much more helpful this has been as compared to anything I have used. Thank you

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  • Norris Morehead
  • 29-08-19

Very effective

I've tried French before with other methods, but never with one as effective as this. Even for me, a non native English speaker, I have been able to follow perfectly the pace of the course, with the constant satisfaction of really learning, not memorizing and always eager to learn more.