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Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 | [Paul Noble]

Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1

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. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.
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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Language ground rules
  • The use of the past tense
  • Finding French words used in English
  • Asking questions
  • Essential vocabulary to use when booking into a hotel, taking a taxi, and eating out.

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.)

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    William S Koehler 03-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding"

    It does teach in a usefully repetitive way. I learn languages well, but this way of learning is very easy.

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    Irene sims 02-12-15
    Irene sims 02-12-15
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    "Excellent!"

    So far so good, my husband is first language French and thinks after listening to this book twice, that I am coming along nicely with the language!
    I'm on to Level 2 now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lambro 02-08-15
    Lambro 02-08-15
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    "Brilliant"

    Best course in French I've encountered so far. Very encouraging approach to a daunting task.

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    Coralia C. 01-31-15
    Coralia C. 01-31-15
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    "Very good"

    Although it seems to start slow and he repeats some information unnecessarily, I like how he explains the differences in the languages, that is French/English and it's similarities.

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    Blain, 01-12-15
    Blain, 01-12-15
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    "Natural, Easy, Fun"

    What a great way to learn. Natural, easy to understand and of cause....fun! I can't wait to start part 2

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    PME Arizona ,USA 01-08-15
    PME Arizona ,USA 01-08-15

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    "Great method"

    I am trained in teaching other languages, and this course follows a lot of the best practices I studied in school. The only irritation is that the teacher refers to some kind of companion guide and additional recording "at the end" that is not included. Not sure where to find that.

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    Stephanie 10-13-14
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    "Best one there is by far"

    I've listened to a couple of French audiobooks, but luckily started off with this series. It's the best from all the ones I've listened to. Paul explains the concepts extremely well and gives ample time to respond. He says in the beginning that you shouldn't focus on memorising, it will come naturally through repetition, and that's exactly what happened.

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    Dan 12-30-13
    Dan 12-30-13
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    "No regionality Mentioned"
    What would have made Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 better?

    DIY Language packs are usually a great idea. French, however, is problematic. There are 2 main vocabularies for French, Canadian and UK. Book is not identified as either, and my French Wife looks at me stupid when I try this guys works. I'm sure it's just a dialect issue, but would it kill the market to help someone learn Canadian French?!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Paul Noble again?

    Maybe...


    Have you listened to any of Paul Noble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    Please specify nationality for international languages. Dialect is of huge importance when learning a language. Now I gotta scrub everything I learned because it does not match my Nations use of the language

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MusicAccent 11-27-14
    MusicAccent 11-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The French language concepts somehow make sense!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is trying to learn from scratch or refresh their French. While the initial instructions provided by Paul Noble seemed long and "a given" to me I find that the more I follow his advice the more I learn, grasp the concepts, and remember what and how to say it. I am in awe of his method. Thank you!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1?

    One of the most memorable moments for me was the first time actually did what Paul Noble said: not worry by trying to memorize words, phrases, verb conjugations, etc. The fact is that he is constantly creating scenarios and encouraging the listener to remember. This repetitive act of remembering facilitates learning and retrieving the right word in the right order just like I do in my native language.


    What does Paul Noble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His approach, his voice, his method. It all seems simple.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I am quite surprised that I feel confident with everything I learned Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1. I started Learn French the Natural Way, Part 2 and am experiencing the same positive impact.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait to start Learn French the Natural Way, Part 3. I recommend this book to anyone who wants or needs to learn French.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marlene 04-19-14
    Marlene 04-19-14

    Love to read, learn languages and play music.

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    "Understanding so much more on the radio!"
    If you could sum up Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, interesting, varied


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1?

    The dining and reserving moments.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Noble – was your favorite?

    When he was the hotel clerk.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there are more after the 3rd one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Nikkie
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    "Finally"

    The penny has dropped with this one, after trying a few courses,this makes so much sense and I am making progress.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    9/5/14
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    "I see me in Paris, on Champs-Elysee....yeee"
    Where does Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This method makes so much sense to me and I find that Paul's unhurried speech actually plays a key role in the entire experience. After one hour's lesson, I am able to remember with such clarity.


    What other book might you compare Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 to, and why?

    In the past, I have tried the Pilmseur approach but gave up after the first lesson.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    Essex UK
    9/6/13
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    "best French learning course~"
    Where does Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    highly ranked among all the audiobooks I’ve listened to so far.


    What about Paul Noble’s performance did you like?

    best for beginners.


    Any additional comments?

    if you want to travel France, it really worth listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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