Fluent in French

The Most Complete Study Guide to Learn French

Author: Frederic Bibard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635872804

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 210

View: 463

Whether you are: - a complete beginner - an intermediate-level student facing difficulties in your studies, - an advanced learner beginning to notice the signs of a plateau in your motivation This study guide has original, helpful techniques, hacks, and tips you can use to enrich your vocabulary and get you on track.

Fluent in French

The Most Complete Study Guide to Learn French

Author: Frederic Bibard

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781515000143


Page: 216

View: 2717

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! Whether you are a beginner struggling to find a suitable learning method to use, an intermediate-level student facing difficulties in your studies, an advanced learner beginning to notice the signs of a plateau in your motivation, or a long-time learner close to losing interest in learning French, this study guide has original, helpful techniques, hacks, and tips you can use to enrich your vocabulary and get you on track. Get your copy now!


Be Fluent in French Life and Culture

Author: Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

ISBN: 1854184938

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 295

View: 2226

A guidebook can show you where to go, a language guide what to say when you get there. But only "Speak the Culture: France" will lead you to a nation's soul. This easy to use cultural companion considers how it feels to have grown up with Flaubert, Cezanne and Bardot; it captures the flavours of French regional cuisine, paints the colour of festival life and delves deep into the Gallic psyche. Through exploring the people, movements and the lifestyles that have shaped the French experience, you will come to an intimate understanding of France and the French. This is not a travel guide or a manual on living in France. It's a superbly designed, informed and engaging insight into French life and culture and who the French really are

Dreaming in French

The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis

Author: Alice Kaplan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022605487X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

View: 3633

Looks at how the magical city of Paris, France, changed the lives and outlooks of three notable American women. By the author of The Collaborator: The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 8534

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 3058

Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 1250

It's true that some people spend years studying German before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

Lessons in French

A Novel

Author: Hilary Reyl

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451655045

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3167

It’s 1989, the Berlin Wall is coming down, and Kate has just graduated from Yale, eager to pursue her dreams as a fledgling painter. When she receives a job offer to work as the assistant to Lydia Schell, a famous American photographer in Paris, she immediately accepts. It’s a chance not only to be at the center of it all, but also to return to France for the first time since she was a lonely nine-year-old girl, sent to the outskirts of Paris to live with cousins while her father was dying. Kate may speak fluent French, but she arrives at the Schell household in the fashionable Sixth Arrondissement both dazzled and wildly impressionable. She finds herself surrounded by a seductive cast of characters, including the bright, pretentious Schells, with whom she boards, and their assortment of famous friends; Kate’s own flamboyant cousin; a fellow Yalie who seems to have it all figured out; and a bande of independently wealthy young men with royal lineage. As Kate rediscovers Paris and her roots there, while trying to fit into Lydia’s glamorous and complicated family, she begins to question the kindness of the people to whom she is so drawn as well as her own motives for wanting them to love her. In compelling and sympathetic prose, Hilary Reyl perfectly captures this portrait of a precocious, ambitious young woman struggling to define herself in a vibrant world that spirals out of her control. Lessons in French is at once a love letter to Paris and the story of a young woman finding herself, her moral compass, and, finally, her true family.

When in French

Love in a Second Language

Author: Lauren Collins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014311073X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8595

"When New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins moves to Geneva, Switzerland, she decides to learn French--not just to be able to go about her day-to-day life, but in order to be closer to her French husband and his family. When in French is at once a hilarious and idiosyncratic memoir about the things we do for love, and an exploration across cultures and history into how we learn languages, and what they say about who we are"--

A Useful Guide for English Speakers Wanting to Communicate in French

Author: Paul Lessig

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480965723

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 7983

My first introduction to the French language was in the spring of 1962 when under the GI Educational Bill I enrolled, along with the other required courses, in French 101 at the College of Marin. Regretfully, employment pursuits required that I drop one course. To my lifelong regret I opted to cut French, since my eventual 40 year old professional career in International Advertising, Marketing, and Sales Promotion, as well as a 5 year tour as a Commercial Attaché with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service, led me into numerous environments where being able to speak and comprehend French would have rendered my career even more successful. With a decision to join my eventual spouse’s business in Belgium during 1977, I inherited a Belgian family, most of which had a sound understanding of English and were more interested in improving on my language than on insisting that I improve on theirs! During the ensuing 35 years I was somewhat successful in this respect, but managed to make only marginal progress in my attempt to obtain fluency in the French language, despite a 3 year residency in Belgium and ultimate 8 retirement years in France. Still, during these periods I managed to observe segments of the French language that at least could be considered survival methods. For example, having enrolled in several French courses in both Belgium and France I noted that teachers tended to over-complicate French grammar; especially when tutoring ‘English’ students. Over the course of my 78 years I noted that the basics of all languages are rooted in knowing how to address the “Who, What, When, Where, and Why” of a language. After more than 10 years of procrastination I decided to make a small contribution to help rectify this educational oversight! The result is this guide; the contents of which, while not a substitute for learning to speak and write fluently in French, will at least offer one the ability to ‘communicate’ their desires, objectives, and needs when confronted by situations wherein only French is spoken and understood. I hope the user of this guide will find its contents as informative and useful as I did in preparing it. -Paul S. Lessig

Flirting with French

Author: William Alexander

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715650238

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 991

William Alexander is not just a Francophile, he wants to be French. It's not enough to explore the country, to enjoy the food and revel in the ambience, he wants to feel French from the inside. Among the things that stand in his way is the fact that he can't actually speak the language. Setting out to conquer the language he loves (but which, amusingly, does not seem to love him back), Alexander devotes himself to learning French, going beyond grammar lessons and memory techniques to delve into the history of the language, the science of linguistics, and the art of translation. Along the way, during his travels in France or following his passion at home, he discovers that not learning a language may be its own reward.

The Story of French

Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau,Julie Barlow

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307370496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 6000

A fascinating exploration of the historical and cultural development of the French language from the bestselling authors of Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong. Imagine a language that is watched over by a group of forty “Immortals,” a language with rules so complex that few people ever completely master it, whose status as the world’s lingua franca has been declining for two centuries, whose use in global institutions is waning and whose speakers are so insecure they pass laws banning the use of other languages and spend millions of tax-payers’ dollars to make sure it gets used in literature, music and film. Now imagine a language that is second only to English for the number of countries where it is spoken officially, surpassing both Spanish or Arabic, a language that is the official tongue of two G-7 countries and three European nations, that is employed alongside English in most international institutions and that is the number-two choice of language students across the planet – a language with two million teachers and 100 million students worldwide, and whose number of speakers has tripled in the last fifty years. This paradox is the backdrop for The Story of French, in which bilingual Canadian authors Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow unravel the mysteries of a language that has maintained its global influence in spite of the ascendancy of English. Mixing historical analysis with journalistic observation, and drawing on their experiences living in and travelling to French-speaking countries, they explore how the French language developed over the centuries, how it came to be spoken in the Americas, Africa and Asia, and how it has maintained its global appeal. From the Hardcover edition.

The Everything Kids' Learning French Book

Fun exercises to help you learn francais

Author: Dawn Michelle Baude

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605501735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9952

Fun exercises to help you learn français! Bonjour, mon ami! So, you want to learn French but don't know where to start? Start ici, with The Everything Kids' Learning French Book. Inside, you'll find simple exercises, fun facts, tips on pronunciation, and popular phrases that enable you to read and speak French in no time at all. You'll learn how to: Address your family ("Ma famille") and pets ("Mes animaux familiers") Describe holidays and birthdays ("Fêtes et anniversaires") Ask "What time is it?" ("Quelle heure est-il?") Tell your friends, "Let's go outdoors" ("On va dehors") Express your feelings ("Exprimer mes sentiments") Talk about school ("Mon école") and your classes ("Mes cours") Dozens of puzzles and activities--plus an English-French Dictionary--make learning this exciting new language easy, fast, and fun!

Get Fluent in Arabic!

Why Some People Attain Fluency Faster Than Others....

Author: Moniur S Rohman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483512967

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 185

View: 3745

Imagine if you could learn Arabic in a fun, engaging and entertaining way? What if there was a way for you to become truly fluent, without having to spend hours on end imprisoned in your room, studying hard, memorizing from a grammar book, or a skyscraper list of vocabulary? A way which makes learning Arabic easy, pain and stress-free? So, is there an easier way? Get ready to laugh! Get ready to be entertained! Get ready to have some of your preconceived ideas challenged! Such as, Arabic can only be taught in your native tongue. Or, the more grammar and vocabulary you know, the more fluent you'll become. You'll learn how to memorise vocabulary quickly and easily. You'll be able to know how to approach Arabic listening and reading materials, and quickly understand how to become strong in these skills. You'll also be exposed to listening, speaking, reading and writing activities that you can use straightaway. You'll know how to conjugate from the past, present and order forms of verbs easily and effortlessly. You'll learn what type of teachers to hire. You'll discover an easier way to approach Arabic grammar and balagha. You'll even find out how you can learn Arabic without actually trying hard. Great, don't you think? By implementing the techniques and lessons in this book, you too can become fluent in the Arabic language. This will allow you to ditch Arabic subtitles, Quran translations and dramatically increase your job prospects worldwide. In this EPIC, THRILLING first EVER self-help-guide you'll be taken on a mad, crazy, whirlwind of a journey. A journey that'll allow you to uncover quick–fix skills & techniques that many do not know about. And few EVER discover. Wanna know what they are?

How to Drink French Fluently

A Guide to Joie de Vivre with St-Germain Cocktails

Author: Drew Lazor,Camille Ralph Vidal

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399580301

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 7850

A cocktail book celebrating French conviviality with recipes featuring St-Germain liqueur. Bring an effortless French sensibility to any occasion with the transporting flavor of St-Germain, the captivating elderflower liqueur beloved by bartenders everywhere. How to Drink French Fluently contains more than 30 cocktail recipes by some of the top names in the bartending world including Jim Meehan, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, and Julie Reiner. Organized by time of day, with suggestions for brunch, aperitifs, and nightcaps, How to Drink French Fluently also includes information on pairing cocktails with food, the low-proof cocktail movement, and other entertaining tips and anecdotes sure to stimulate joie de vivre. Recipes include the ethereal East of Eden (an elegant brunch drink with gewurztraminer syrup and egg white), the refreshing and tropical Nudie Beach (a daytime sipper with honeydew and passionfruit), and the cozy Turn Down Service (a soporific pairing of scotch and tawny port).

Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth

The Taste of the World

Author: Vincenzo Cicchelli,Sylvie Octobre

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319663119

Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 6089

By examining cultural consumption, tastes and imaginaries as a means of relating to the world, this book describes the effects of globalization on young people from an aesthetic and cultural perspective. It employs the concept of aesthetico-cultural cosmopolitanism to analyse the emergence of an aesthetic openness to alterity as a new generational "good taste". Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth critically examines the consumption of cultural products and imaginaries that provide genuine insight into social change, particularly in regards to young people, who play the largest role in cultural circulation. This book will be of interest to students and academics across a wide range of readers, including cultural theorists, and students engaged in debates on cultural consumption, the globalization of culture and transnational aesthetic codes.

How to Learn French in Canada

A Handbook for English Canadians

Author: Victor E Graham

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487597762

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 2628

It is well known that even after several years' exposure to high-school French, most English Canadians remain unable to speak the language. It is equally well known that many French Canadians are bilingual. One of the more obvious explanations for this relative deficiency on the part of the English Canadian is his lack of opportunities to use the French language in day-to-day situations, and, conversely, the French Canadian's need to know the second language, too often perhaps for economic reasons. Professor Graham's book gives useful and practical suggestions on how to go about becoming fluent in French. It offers not a course of instruction, but a listing of practical ways of applying oneself to a study of the language. There is specific, up-to-date information and advice regarding services provided by the governments of Quebec and France, courses offered in various Canadian communities, clubs and societies, correspondence courses, universities and summer schools, and language laboratories. A feature which will be especially helpful for those in remote areas is the listing of publications (books, newspapers, and periodicals), music and songs, records, films, and radio and television programmes which provide instruction in French. The reader will quickly see that the available means are much more varied than he realizes, and it is in providing this concise, convenient enumeration of them that Professor Graham performs a great service. Any adult who is reasonably proficient in French, but wishes to improve, will find this a practical and useful guide to ways of making a personal contribution to bilingualism in Canada. This study has been prepared under the sponsorship of the Canadian Association for Adult Education.

The Everything Learning French

Speak, Write, and Understand Basic French in No Time

Author: Bruce Sallee,David Hebert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440528683

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 500

View: 2152

Learning a foreign language can be both challenging and intimidating. Lucky for you, The Everything Learning French Book (Enhanced Edition) makes it simple. Featuring easy-to-follow vocabulary lists, along with complete instruction on written and spoken grammar, The Everything Learning French Book (Enhanced Edition) will have you learning how to follow everyday language and carry on basic conversation in a matter of days. Features easy-to-follow instructions on: The French alphabet and pronunciation Greetings for strangers and people you know Proper usage of nouns, verbs, pronouns, and articles The easiest ways to ask questions Day-to-day language when traveling, dining out, conducting business, and shopping French etiquette and style Also, this eBook is enhanced with audio icons throughout which allow you to hear correct pronunciation or participate in various exercises so you can perfect your French pronunciation and understanding with ease! Including many helpful exercises, self-tests, and an English to French dictionary, The Everything Learning French Book (Enhanced Edition) will have you speaking and understanding French in no time.