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Power French 2 Accelerated

8 Hours of Intensive High-Intermediate French Audio Instruction
Narrated by: Mark Frobose
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Languages, French
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Summary

Want to break free of beginning-level French and really learn to communicate effectively with native French speakers at an entirely different level? Welcome to Power French 2 Accelerated!

  • Interactive approach that requires your direct participation so you learn faster
  • High-frequency vocabulary that is used most often by native French speakers
  • Introduction to multiple verb tenses used in native-context original sentence creation
  • Templates so you create your own intermediate-level French sentences like the natives do
  • Built-in periodic memory retrieval technique that ensures you remember and are able to speak & use what you learn
©2014 Mark Frobose (P)2014 Mark Frobose

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Only 2 hours of material repeated and repeated

Some boring lessons repeated four five or six times. Does the publisher know that we have the technology to go back a chapter. Also... very random selection of items covered. Okay for tourism possibly.

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too much filler

Where does Power French 2 Accelerated rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The orator is excellent, a confident fun American, with some convention-breaking chat with the native speaker.

When the audio started it very quickly went into reflexive verbs/pronouns, something which I thought was of high value and made me excited for the rest of the product. Unfortunately there were not many more expositions over grammar concepts and when 7 hours deep I was STILL repeating "I eat, I am going to eat, I am going to eat now" I gave up hoping for something more substantial. Perhaps this level is not appropriate for me. I will try Power French 3 for sure anyway

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Repetitive - but good for learning in the car

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It takes a while to get used to the authors style and the audiobook has been criticized for too much repetition and lack of content. However I listen to audiobooks in my car during my working day and don't want to be continually hitting the pause and rewind buttons so the style suits me fine. I'm probably not a natural when it comes to learning languages and I found the book a useful step up from beginner level books to a more intermediate level.

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A good introduction to the French Language

This is a easy and interesting way to learn French , but a booklet to go along with it would make it so much better, you need to recognise the written word also.

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Customer service non existent

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The author describes himself as America's most trusted language teacher. However, altho his website promises to respond to queries within 48 hours I sent in two queries weeks ago (an initial query and a follow up) and both were completely ignored.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Frobose again?

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Great Audiobook

It’s engaging, doesn’t get boring but repeats often enough to stay in the mind. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Christi
  • 11-09-15

Made For Simplicity and Retention

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I loved Power French 1 and found it to be amazing because I actually learned to speak and understand a huge amount of French from it.
I expected Power French 2 to be a bit of a “letdown” but was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s every bit as effective as Power French 1.
This system seems to be designed so intelligently that even small amounts of grammar, common words and phrases, can all be used in different orders and sequences (you get to pick the sequence – that’s the cool part) and you come off sounding like you’ve spoken French for years.
It’s like “Cliff Notes” on steroids for wannabe French learners.
Great program series. Highly recommended

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  • nicholas
  • 29-11-16

Intelligently organized for fluency & simplicity

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Power French 2 is so intelligently organized that even the smallest addition of new vocabulary, a phrase or a new verb greatly magnifies your fluency. I am amazed at the simplicity of Mark Frobose’s approach, and I applaud him for the fluency in French that I am finally reaching. I suggest beginning with Power French I Accelerated before attacking Levels 2 and 3.

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  • william
  • 23-02-16

Organized for Fluency

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I would describe my ultra successful past month of intensive and enjoyable learning of French from Mark Frobose’s Power French 2 Accelerated as follows:

“The intelligent and efficient organization of French, presented in an interesting and engaging fashion, designed to stimulate within the listener, original and spontaneous French fluency and using only the most useful words, phrases, expressions and tenses in a fun, non-grammatical way”.

It’s tough to do this excellent program justice, but I just tried.

In plain English …. It’s a heckuva great program and it has pushed me towards near-native fluency in French.

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  • alex dickie
  • 11-10-18

Re-awakening of my FRENCH.

I haven’t spoken FRENCH for almost 35 years, until recently required to do so in a new job. Mark Frobose’s Power FRENCH 2 Accelerated Intensive Audio Instruction has proven to be the perfect tool to quickly revitalise my ability to understand and speak French.

I recommend the Frobose French series to anyone in a similar situation. In fact, I wish I had had the Frobose audio recordings when I was starting to learn French years ago. The teaching method of combining a native English speaker with a native French speaker in rapid, repetitive succession focused on specific learning goals is perfect for my needs.

French is one of six languages that I have needed to learn during my career. Shifting gears between languages can be very difficult, especially after years of disuse. The Frobose method of instruction makes it so quick, easy and fun to re-kindle one’s ability to speak a language that it’s almost like magic. Now that I am aware of the audible set, I am happy to recommend it to others.

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  • Harry
  • 16-07-15

Intelligent Organization & Method

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What I really like about Power French 2 is the clear presentation. In fact, the entire Power French 2 program is so intelligently organized that even a small amount of intermediate French vocabulary can be used to speak hundreds of sentences that you create yourself. This gives great confidence to continue learning.
The native French speakers that I work with think that I'm in some kind of high-priced language school because my French is now sounding so good and natural.
Power French 1 really worked for me. Now Power French 2 is a clear winner.
I'm looking forward to getting Power French 3 once I've mastered all of this great material.

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  • cjg
  • 11-02-18

need a PDF

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Because this book centers on colloquial and slang French, which most learners are not familiar with, listeners really need a PDF so that they can study the words and phrases. without a PDF, which facilitates memorization of phrases and spellings, the heard phrases just slip in and out, no matter h ow many times repeated.

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  • Jannie
  • 18-05-17

need a transcript to see how words are spelled

These tapes are wonderful to get you talking but I would love if I could download the transcript to double check if I am hearing everything correctly. It was available for French I and I would love to have it for the Rench 2 and 3 series

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  • M.J.
  • 04-09-17

This is pretty fun!

Where does Power French 2 Accelerated rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I moved to France without speaking French, and have learned experientially. This book was a great complement to use on the go. Mark does an excellent job of bringing in and repeating new ideas in a way that's engaging and interesting. I looked forward to listening to this again, and have enjoyed bringing new words into my French conversations with friends!

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  • Patrick O
  • 22-05-19

Repetitive But Helpful

I really enjoyed the audiobook and learned a lot but I found it to be very repetitive (more so than the first one in the series). I wish more new material had been covered rather than constantly hammering home the same 15 “slang” phrases that Mark goes over a million times.

Nonetheless it was very useful and helpful in learning French on the go, while driving home from work.

For anyone looking to learn French I would highly recommend using Glossika over the Power French series. The paid membership allows you to download sessions to your phone to go over them on the go, similar to this audiobook.

Glossika is more modern and I really like the way they slowly increase the complexity of sentences and tie in old concepts from
previous sessions into new phrase from current sessions. I’m not affiliated with Glossika in any way but it’s one of the best tools I’ve found for learning French so I thought I’d share it for anyone else looking to improve their French.

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  • stuffs
  • 29-02-20

Timing could be better

Really liked this for the most part, but it had way too much audio time where the native speaker answers before you have a chance to. Also, it’s not really clear how harsh or crass some of the slang words and phrases are (e.g., “I don’t give a darn” and “she is p o’d”). How are we to know how that comes across unless he tells us? I also wish done if the slang phrases were spelled out or broken up into words—I had to look them up online to try to figure out exactly what words they were saying (e.g., “Il me tape sue les nerfs”).