Start speaking French in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Ultimate Getting Started with French Box Set, a completely new way to learn French with ease! Ultimate Getting Started with French Box Set will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your French friends. This Box set includes our Learn French - Introduction to French and Learn French – Gengo Beginner French audiobooks.
Why are the audio lessons so effective?
You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach French and French culture. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! Listen to the preview now!
This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:
The first course in this box set is "Learn Language - Introduction to Language". This audiobook will take you through the basics of French with "Basic Bootcamp", "All About", and "Pronunciation" lessons. The five "Basic Bootcamp" lessons each center on a practical, real-life conversation. At the beginning of the lesson, we'll introduce the background of the conversation. Then, you'll hear the conversation two times: One time at natural native speed and one time with English translation. After the conversation, you'll learn carefully selected vocabulary and key grammar concepts. Next, you'll hear the conversation one time at natural native speed. Finally, practice what you have learned with the review track. Repeat the words and phrases you hear in the review track aloud to practice pronunciation and reinforce what you have learned.
In the 15 All About lessons, you’ll learn all about French and France. Our native teachers and language experts will explain everything you need to know to get started in French, including how to understand the writing system, grammar, pronunciation, background on culture, tradition, society, and more - all in a fun and educational format!
The five Pronunciation lessons take you step-by-step through the most basic skill in any language: How to pronounce words and sentences like a native speaker. You’ll go from basic concepts to advanced tips and will soon sound like you’ve been speaking French your whole life.
The next course in this box set is Learn French – Gengo Beginner French. The course consists of lessons centered on a practical, real-life conversation.In each lesson, first, we'll introduce the background of the conversation.Then, you'll hear the conversation two times - one time at natural native speed and one time with the English translation. After the conversation, you'll learn carefully selected vocabulary and key grammar concepts. Next, you'll hear the conversation one time at natural native speed at the end of the lesson. Finally, practice what you have learned with the review track. Repeat the words and phrases you hear in the review track aloud to practice pronunciation and reinforce what you have learned. Before starting the lessons, go to InnovativeLanguage.com/audiobooks to get the lesson notes for this course and sign up for your FREE lifetime account.
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It's the best French audio course I have ever taken.
This course is designed for people looking to learn French, but who need to do this primarily via audio. While the instruction guide is very good, they do an excellent job of teaching the content effectively through the audio instruction, giving the listener essential vocabulary that is spoken at both the speed of a native speaker and a slower speed the learner can digest. Excellent job!
I recognize the program from a podcast I listen to, a very good one. The narrators are excellent and informative, and I've always wanted to purchase more of their lessons.
However, when it comes to the lessons Innovative Language Learning chose to include in this "ultimate getting started" box set, I was very disappointed.
A huge chunk of these 55 lessons (I'd say somewhere around ~20, very rough guess) don't actually include ANY lessons on speaking French, but rather information like French pop culture icons, French politics, etc. The program starts off well with lessons about pronunciation and grammar, then for some bizarre reason all you end up learning is how French government works etc.
This isn't "Learning French"--it's helpful but it's not at all what was advertised.
If you want to learn how to speak English with a rather cute French accent, this is the audiobook for you, but if you want to start your journey learning to speak French this wiil not help you much. After 13 chapters I have learnt to greet and to count and have had to listen to dialogue in English; interesting snippets about France and French society but nothing to set my on the road to SPEAKING French.
Yes, perhaps the advanced lessons are better.
Narrators are fine, if only they spoke more French.
The long English dialogues.
Really not enough FRENCH text.
Yes. I found it very useful. I haven't studied French for many years, and this helped me to quickly re-learn much that I had forgotten, and more.
The story covered many situations that a visitor would encounter.
Pleasant conversation. Serious, informative and playful at times - not overly so.
Does really apply...
Great for beginners and intermediate speakers. Great way to review stuff you learned previously or learn for the first time. Very clear and well done/
No, it would be too much to take in if you tried to do it all in one sitting.
My only issue was that not all words in the dialogues are reviewed. I would have preferred that every word and phrase be dissected and explained.
Virginie and Eric do a great job of interacting back and forth while teaching the material clearly. Her voice is perfection.
This is the only audio language book I've listened to.
Honestly, I could listen to Virginie speak in any language on any subject.
It helped me learn a great deal about the French language and culture.
"Not what I was looking for"
If you are interested in learning about French culture and listening to two people flirt in English for a few hours with a tiny bit of language then this is for you.
If you want to learn to speak and understand French there are much better products around such as the Collins French series and the Michel Thomas series.
"Yadda Yadda get on with it will yer..."
Chit chat and pod cast magazine style got a bit slow after a while.
I was keen to learn conversation and actually get to grips with things. This was a frothy Magazine format that deals as much with the relationship between the presenters, as it did with the language.
I guess it's more of an introduction to the French culture and entry point language for a distant US audience, I live more local to France and know they like to strike and eat snails, I didn't need a nice American man to be surprised at the very notion. Apart from the political insecurities of right wing America I didn't dislike the book but just lost patience waiting for the language learning to start.
I apologise if this is much later in the book as I didn't get to the end, life is too short, I just want to go to France and it would be nice to say a few words.
The couse is very good, the only thing I found uncomfortable is that there are some sentences you are supposed to repeat that are too long, they should brake them in pieces. For the rest it is an excellent course.
"TOO MUCH SMALL TALK AND FRIENDLY CHIT CHAT"
so much small talk. Amazingly frustrating. The american guy grates after about 1 minute and it becomes fairly torturous.
TRY PAUL NOBLE.
"Excellent language course and cultural information"
The course is thorough, professional, enjoyable and informative. I particularly appreciated the relevant and challenging conversational dialogues, the explicit, slow, repeated pronunciation and the clear and concise grammatical explanations. The language notes, which accompany the course, look very good. I will be studying these too. I also enjoyed the natural, friendly and fun interaction between the presenters. I would very much recommend this course to others learning French.
"Perfect for the podcast generation"
This audiobook has a very podcast feel to it, it's interesting and informative while also entertaining! I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to it as I learn! If you like podcasts and want to learn French, this is for you!
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