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  • French for Beginners

  • Part 1: Lessons 1 to 13
  • By: Alexa Polidoro
  • Narrated by: Alexa Polidoro
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31

This is the first part of Alexa Polidoro's famous French for Beginners course. After many years of developing and harnessing her language-teaching skills with The French Ecole and Lingomania, Alexa has now created an audio treat for people who wish to learn a new language from scratch, without any pressure, in fun, relaxed and manageable chunks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ca va bien.

  • By Olga on 07-30-08

too little French, too much English

out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-09

Where is the abridged version? If one could do a word count of the transcript of these lessons, one would probably find that it's 95% in English and 5% in French. In terms of duration, the French parts in total are only slightly longer than the advertising at the end, and definitely shorter than all the musical episodes. Many English episodes are completely unnecessary, for example, explaining the idea of first, second and third persons, and the idea of conjugation and where one finds that in English.

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