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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.

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    Lindblad Handen, Sweden 08-06-11
    Lindblad Handen, Sweden 08-06-11
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    "At least ok for brushing up"

    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.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Whitebridge, Australia 03-21-12
    Simon Whitebridge, Australia 03-21-12
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    "A nice place to start!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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! :)

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 03-09-13
    Cindy 03-09-13

    Cindy

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    "Great approach to learning French!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    John 11-18-13
    John 11-18-13
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    "The Only Way To Learn French"
    What made the experience of listening to Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 the most enjoyable?

    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.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jaimie Virginia beach, VA, United States 10-29-13
    Jaimie Virginia beach, VA, United States 10-29-13
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    "So easy and perfect!"
    If you could sum up Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 in three words, what would they be?

    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!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mitchel Swampscott, MA, United States 06-18-13
    Mitchel Swampscott, MA, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "He got me to relax."

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    mario United States 03-27-14
    mario United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2013

    Professor and Consultant in Strategic Project Management

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    "Learning French made easy"
    What did you love best about Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1?

    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joy T. Pa 04-27-12
    Joy T. Pa 04-27-12 Member Since 2013

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    "best language teacher EVER"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


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    marie 05-24-15
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    Wow. Can't wait to do the following volumes. Ready to follow. Really feel like I'm learning. It works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 05-24-15
    Linda PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 05-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Different and outstanding"

    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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  • John Costigan
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    5/12/15
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    "Excellent"

    This is a great way to learn or refresh French. The use of a native speaker is great for proper pronunciation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cazza
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    5/12/15
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    "Easy listening and learning"

    I have finished the first audible book today and have quite enjoyed it. I do need to go over it again but I it's sinking in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jayneylonglegs
    Lancashire
    4/20/15
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    "Brilliant! French made easy!"

    Really enjoyed this first course, rules are easy to follow. Had me speaking in French very quickly. Looking forward to part 2.

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  • Adrian Shaw
    4/16/15
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    "Great introduction to French -"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this audio because Paul Noble has such a compelling style. He teaches the easy stuff and quickly moves to (useful) complex phrases. I wish he had been my teacher at school. I learnt more in the 6 hours (Vol 1-4) than I did in 6 years. I feel more confident and now understand how the French put present, past and future tenses together. Magnifique!


    What about Paul Noble’s performance did you like?

    Great presenter - moves at a manageable pace and covers a lot of ground


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Magnifique


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nikkie
    Christ Church, Barbados
    1/4/15
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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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