First they took French. Then they took leave of their senses. They bought a 400-year-old cottage in rural France from an ad on the Internet. Their “completely restored” farmhouse certainly looked charming, but the pool leaked, the walls cracked, and the electricity fizzled whenever they switched on the kettle. This is the wry and witty memoir of les Américains, Eileen and Marty, joined by their chef-daughter Sara. Their dream of being French leads them into uncharted territory where “oh la la” takes on a whole different meaning.Before they can even move in, a freak accident destroys the interior of the house. An ancient wisteria threatens to uproot the kitchen floor. The wildlife continually tries to take up residence, and the pool becomes a watery hole that swallows up euros. And then there’s Jacqueline. The only way Les Américains can salvage their sanity is by adopting a simple, time-tested mantra: “Have a setback, have a drink.” Soon they’re buying rosé by the case.Whether you’re a traveler, foodie, Francophile, or home-improvement veteran, Beginning French will enchant you with its vivid portrayal of part-time life in southwest France. Home chefs will enjoy the 12 Dordogne-inspired recipes, and English speakers will appreciate the interactive glossary of French terms.
Publication date: 06/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
French: Short Stories for Beginners + French Audio: Improve your reading and listening skills in French. Learn French with Stories (French Short Stories Book 1)
Improve your French reading, pronunciation and listening skills. Make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 15 fun and engaging French stories.The French audio is FREE!IMPORTANT: THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE MP3 CAN BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE EBOOK.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 accompanying audio recording that allows you to:
- Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ French words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.
- Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken word by listening to a native French speaker.
- Learn how to pronounce French words properly by comparing the written word to the audio recording.
- Familiarize yourself with a wide range of grammar structures and put them to use today.
- Avoid the monotonous task of memorizing grammar rules. How awesome is that?!
Publication date: 11/27/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages
French Made Simple will help you learn to speak French quickly and easily! An invaluable introduction to one of the most studied languages, French Made Simple is ideal for students, business professionals, and tourists alike. Teaching the basics of grammar, vocabulary, and culture, it guides you step-by-step through the process of learning and conversing quickly. Refreshingly easy to understand, French Made Simple includes: • Grammar basics • Modern vocabulary • Helpful verb chart • French-English dictionary • Reading exercises • Economic information • Common expressions • Review quizzes • Complete answer key
Published by: Three Rivers Press | Publication date: 04/21/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Gain the language skills you want Practice Makes Perfect: Basic French is the proven companion to your French-learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Eliane Kurbegov explains one—and only one—grammar concept and illustrates it with clear examples. These lessons are purposefully short, so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and go at a pace that works for you. You will, or course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills. And this new edition is accompanied by flashcards and audio recordings, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning class, this book will build your confidence in French.
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 02/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
The Ultimate French Language Study Guide Some results you can expect from this book:
- Keep your motivation high: you’ll maximize your motivation while you study until you reach fluency.
- Learn French painlessly: you’ll create a daily habit that will remove the headache from learning a new language.
- Accelerate your learning:you’ll take proven shortcuts and use language hacks specific to the French language. /li>
- Understand native French speakers: you’ll use clear know-how to practice and improve your listening skills.
- Enjoy any French media outlet: you’ll follow a clearly-defined method to read well and appreciate great articles and books written in the French language.
- Sound more natural in French: you’ll have a solid foundation in the language, which will allow you to sound good while speaking it!
Published by: Talk in French | Publication date: 05/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Get up and running with French Easy French Step-by-Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts in order of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess.
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/31/2008Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Learn French with Fairy Tales: Interlinear French to English (Learn French with Interlinear Stories for Beginners and Advanced Readers Book 3)
Learn French with Fairy Tales, where all words are given an interlinear meaning, so you can continue reading without having to spend time looking up words. 140+ pages with every word translated for fast and easy expansion of your French vocabulary.Find the free mp3s here: shop.hyplern.com/collections/french/products/hyplern-learn-french-with-fairytales-free-audio-mp3sThe fastest and most immersive way to learn to read French! Look for our other Interlinear books on Amazon! Beginner Stories, Intermediate Stories, Romantic Stories, and the Masked Love novel by Balzac.Use the following method to attain new French vocabulary. Read the stories and re-read them until you know almost all the words. This is a fast process because there's no lookup time. Then focus on the remaining words that you still don't know by marking those in the text, for example. Because of the literal interlinear text this is the fastest method to learn to read French. When finished with this book, find our other HypLern Learn French books with interlinear French to English translation!
Published by: Bermuda Word | Publication date: 12/25/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Do you want to learn French?This book walks you step by step through the basics you need to know in order to communicate in French, taking full advantage of your existing knowledge of English.- "How is English relevant?"The English language uses over 6,000 French words, words like "important", "table", "description", and thousands more. If your English is reasonably good, it's a safe bet that you already know about 3,000 French words. You don't know which ones, though. And it's not just vocabulary. French grammar is very similar to English's grammar. Learning French should be a breeze, but usually, it's not.This book validates your existing knowledge of French - a knowledge you didn't know you had - to help you Learn French, The Easy Way!All roads lead to Rome... but some are easier and faster!- How long does it take to go from London to Paris? Most people would say, "about 1 hour", because that's how long it takes if you take a direct flight out one of London's airports. Or if you're driving, it will take 6 hours on the shortest route. But on foot, without a map and traveling at random? It could take years and years, going through Moscow, LA, Uganda, Nicaragua, Brazil, Quebec... A lot of people wouldn't make it at all.Learning a language is a lot like that. You think you are on a straight path but chances are, that's not true. Most people end up lost along the way and never actually learn more than a few set phrases, in spite of years of language studies in school. Going from London to Paris can take about an hour, but only if you take a direct flight.Most students think, "Ok, I'm going to learn French", and in their mind, it is all about how hard they study and how smart and how talented they are. It seldom occurs to them how big of an issue what they are studying is. Mostly, they just blame themselves, "well, I guess I am just not good at languages."Of course, you have to study, and some people have an easier time than others, but:Are you on a direct flight from London to Paris, or are you on foot and lost in the middle of some jungle with a lousy map and a compass that doesn't work properly?You could spend years studying French without ever learning to communicate in French. Case in point, the average English speaker knows thousands of French words... and yet the average English speaker sure can't speak French. Studying at random isn't going to help much. As long as you are missing the keys fundamentals of the French language, you will get no closer to speaking French.This book is designed to help you navigate through the fundamentals of the French language, step by step, in plain English. Buy this book and you will Learn French, The Easy Way!
Publication date: 07/19/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 189 pages
French Grammar Practice for Ambitious Learners - Beginner’s Edition I, Basics (French for Ambitious Learners)
Step by step practice for beginners or for a fresh start!This book offers:=> beginner’s knowledge, explained step by step;=> exercises with solution keys;=> a gradual increase in difficulty in each chapter; and=> translations of the examples and translated vocabulary for each exercise.=> Written and proofread by native speakers, French teachers and graduates in Romance languages and literature.Choose yourself which exercises suit your level!A. = Basic explanations, easy exercises.B. = Explanations and exercises that build on the explanations in A., a bit more difficult.C. = Even more difficult.And so on.Are you a real beginner?This book has been written for you. Use it in addition to your course to practise on your own – choose the exercises that suit your needs.You are not a beginner, but you want to make a fresh start?You have forgotten a lot and you want to reactivate your skills? This book has been written for this purpose too.Are you an advanced learner?You want to review your knowledge of French and prefer a book in one volume? In this case, have a look at French Grammar Practice for Ambitious Learners – Advanced Learner’s Edition. It contains a proficiency test to determine which topic to improve first, a complete overview of the fundamentals, additional paragraphs to extend your knowledge and lots of exercises along with their solutions.Already available in this series of books:French Grammar Practice for Ambitious Learners – Advanced Learner’s EditionA large volume that offers a proficiency test, a complete overview of the fundamentals, additional paragraphs to extend your knowledge and lots of exercises along with their solutions. (ASIN: B00G4F28Y6)In progress:French Grammar Practice for Ambitious Learners - Beginner’s Edition II, Tenses and Complex Sentences=> Follow-up to Beginner’s Edition I covering the remaining fundamental yet more advanced topics. Review of basic grammatical structures allows learners to use it independently of Beginner’s Edition I. Intended for anyone who has started to learn the imparfait.When books are available, they will be listed at http://ambitiouslearners.jimdo.com; there you can also sign up to be on a mailing list to get notified about new releases.
Publication date: 10/19/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Easy French Stories for Beginners - Le Pendentif: With French-English Glossaries (Easy French Reader Series for Beginners t. 1) (French Edition)
Why suffer to learn a language? This refreshing short novel will delight beginners, or those who wish to refresh their knowledge of the language. No more long searches in the dictionary! Small French-English glossaries placed under each paragraph save you valuable time. A dictionary at the end of the book allows you to easily find the vocabulary of each story. More time saved! These stories, specially designed for non-French-speaking learners, use everyday vocabulary, uncomplicated sentence structures, and especially no past historic! We're not here to tackle Proust or Balzac right now! We simply want to read an interesting story, immerse ourselves in French culture and language while learning, without even realizing it, useful vocabulary.For students at level A2-B2
Published by: Editions Le Français C'est Facile | Publication date: 02/06/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 60 pages