Are you bored with the traditional methods people tell you to use to learn French? Are you bored with all those dusty grammar books that make everything look so hard? What if we told you there's a better, more enjoyable way to learn French and grow your vocabulary exponentially? Well, guess what? There is! The best way to learn French is by listening to short stories. The problem? You might feel like you don't know where to start. And that's exactly why we created this book. We know how difficult it may seem to learn a foreign language from scratch, let alone trying to put all that learning into practice. But what you might not realize is that it's fairly easy to fully incorporate the essentials of a language once you frame that learning into a certain context (for example, a short story). Short stories allow you to put what you've learned so far into practice, allowing you to expand your vocabulary quickly, make sense of ideas, understand new concepts, and overall get a better grasp of the French language. Short stories work because they eliminate the stress of forcing yourself to learn. Instead, when you listen to the captivating short stories we've prepared for you, you will learn French without even realizing you're learning it! Your goal is to simply focus on a single story at a time. The stories comprise multiple genres, including adventure, fantasy, mystery, romance, just to name a few. We wanted these stories to be fun, interesting, and appealing, motivating you to keep on listening to find out what happens next. That's the very best way to learn, don't you think?
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The stories were interesting & easy to follow. I would recommend this audio to students who are at the intermediate level.
The vocabulary used in the book is not too difficult and also very useful in all kinds of situations.
The voice of the narrator is clear and understandable.
French vocabulary words are boldly listed for your convenience so there's no backtracking and each short story has a multiple choice test for you to complete to see how well your learning the material. The material is diverse for different situations so you'll cover more ground and never get bored.
I found this audiobook thoroughly enjoyable and very, very useful to improve my French and actually to find a new stimulus to continue studying it. It's a good audio with great stories, well performed in both languages and I bought the kindle e-book too.
Easy to follow and enjoyable to listen. Narrator is great. The stories are fun and entertaining yet very helpful for learning.
If you have a basic understanding of French vocab and a little grammar, this book “tricks” you into learning by teaching you in nine stories.
The stories are great for learners and lovers of the French language. The narrator's pronunciation is very clear and precise.
The reader reads too fast. I have it set to 0.75x and some words are still does through so quickly I cannot possibly read along with it. "... de la même ..." ... 0.001 seconds. Impossible. Good material, but ignorantly read by the narrator. Also, so much "uh" sound in the reading, which I barely hear from native speakers. I cannot establish a good read g rhythm with that (reading along with the narrator to improve my intonation and pronunciation). Incredibly frustrating. Guess I need to look for another reader + audio book to use.
definitely. It is more enjoyable and more effective fr me. I'm not sure if others think the same but I prefer audiobooks when you are trying to learn a new language :)
I hope they create more language though. they are good! I mean the publishers :)
I recommend this book to all because this is an effective and interesting way to learn the language through the stories.
The 4th story is really interesting.
Yes I like it
The author has done a great job in this book that it can help the reader to improve the vocabulary while reading the interesting stories. I just love this book.
I have no idea, but I would have done better without the long and boring explanation. also, the narrators had zero emotion and practically no intonation. I was simply bored and put off. Being a linguist who also teaches languages, I am quite familiar with methodology, and this approach is widely used, but used incorrectly and poorly. Quite disappointing.
This book is utterly useless and boring. Go for the natural method and save your money. Listen to real French.
Is it really necessary to go on for such a long time trying to explain why the presentation is what it is? As a linguist, I was quite annoyed by the presentation. It seemed more like this was a sales pitch than an explanation. after awhile, it became so redundant that I got so bored I did not even want to get to the stories.By the time we FINALLY got to the stories, they were told in such a boring and listless manner that I simply could not go on. Again... Listen to real French. The translation method is also old hat... There are too many other engaging approaches to learning language today... Sticking to translation is absurd. The introduction also says to compare English and French and study their similarities. Really? English is a GERMANIC language, and while there is some vocabulary which is similar, this is the encouragement of accidentally learning FALSE FRIENDS and also trying to compare conjugations with that of English, which are NOT the same. The structure of English is NOT the same as the structure of French - it is not even close. This statement is misleading and will lead to many issues and an inability to advance properly. If this book were presented with a methodology like ESA or the communicative approach, it would have been more on point. DO NOT make the mistake of comparing two languages with such huge structural differences. In fact, do not make the mistake of comparing ANY language to English when learning a second or even third language.
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