Collins French with Paul Noble combines an exciting new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.
Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a ground-breaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.
Part 1 of the course covers:
A native-speaking French expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress.< /p>
Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. (Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool.)
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I studied French in school for many years but then never used it. I bought this to brush up and it does a decent job of helping you with that at least. I cannot really assess how practical it would be for someone who is completely unfamiliar with the language.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. In fact, I already have. I like the way it is structured, and it is easy to listen to.
This is a great audiobook, although I believe it's important to be able to see the text as they say it: I advise anybody listening to this to have a French dictionary at hand! (Although I used a translation app on my iPhone which I found to be effective).
I also believe that this should not be the sole purpose of learning; i am taking beginner French classes at uni. The best way to learn is to immerse yourself in French...this is one extra thing to aid you in your journey to become a fluent French speaker.
Au revoir! :)
This method presents French in a very accessible & rational way. He starts with some basic vocabulary and sentence structure and builds on it with (mostly) words that both French & English have in common. (The French-English words only vary by pronunciation and slight spelling differences.) He also gives helpful connections between words that are not of shared origin. This makes for learning through 'absorbing' rather than memorizing. And all of the vocabulary feels relevant. You can tell there was a lot of thought put into the material presented. The author narrates in a nice friendly voice and all of the French is spoken by a native speaker. I've bought the other audiobooks in the series and am finding them very beneficial.
Learning a foreign language should be fun. Paul Noble makes it fun. You get an immediate rush of accomplishment. Be kind to yourself. Buy Noble's series if you actually want to learn the language instead of wasting money.
So grateful for finding these books. I can't wait to start the 2nd in the French series. I am constantly doing long drives and have taken up learning French to make use of my time spent in the car. This teaching style is so effective, I'm so excited!
Paul Noble spent so long talking about how important it was to forget what you were learning so that you go on to remember later, that I totally relaxed. And by god, after forgetting everything he taught me, I started to actually be able to speak french! Sounds crazy but it was quite wonderful. Highly recommend this method.
Professor and Consultant in Strategic Project Management
This series of books (Parts 1, 2 and 3) are a very good start to master French. I liked it a lot and it helped me to improve my French a lot.
Mom of five
This is the most easy, incredible way to learn a language that I have everrrrrr experienced. I bought all of the french language learning courses sold here on audible, and there is no competition AT ALL. My husband, who has struggled to learn another language for years, said, "I want to marry Paul Noble and have his babies!" (he was Just joking :) but he loves loves loves this course. And it is for the true beginner, BUT it is also great for those who took this in high school years ago, AND anyone needing any refresher. He is absolutely brilliant in his method! Better than Pimsleur BY FAR (yes, we bought Pimsleur too. With pimsleur, after HOURS you still can only speak about 50 words at most). The best! France, here I come this summer, and I am NOT going to sound like an AMERICAN idiot! Hooray!
Paul explains how French related to the way English speakers would say things. This is rare, and tremendously helpful. I do want some theory, such as how is this verb conjugated, but that is easily available elsewhere to supplement this course.
I've already downloaded the 2nd part, and am eagerly looking forward to listening.
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