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Publisher's Summary

Learning French couldn't be easier! This language course will have you speaking French in just 2.5 hours. Use Paul Noble's relaxing method to learn the key language skills that you need to speak French with confidence. You will finally be able to say what you want to say - just sit back and listen!

  • Ideal for learning a language for travel
  • Learn and remember the essential phrases you need
  • No need to write notes or try to remember
  • Thousands of Paul Noble's students can attest to the success of his method

©2013 Paul Noble (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for other titles in the Paul Noble range: "More than I ever managed in five years of French at school." (Tom Meltzer, The Guardian)

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great way to learn French!

loved this! Good for anyone starting to learn French. I can book a hotel room now.

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This is the best audiobook I've found for learning quick French language skills. I found his teaching approach very effective.

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Love this.

I feel like I did learn quite a bit in a short amount of time.

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  • Jon
  • 11-18-15

Great Course

I found the course very easy to follow and soon started to feel confident. As with anything regular use of the audio book is needed.

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  • antoinette
  • 09-27-14

Destination French

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book especially to those who have very little or no French and are due to go to France on their hols. Also useful for those who lack confidence that their 'school' French is actually still there in their memory. However I went on to buy 'French' by Paul Noble volume 1 which seems of have much of this book in it.

What about Paul Noble’s performance did you like?

He has a calm and reassuring voice. His French speaking counterpart speaks slow French then again at a more 'normal' pace - useful for practising yourself.

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For me I found this book mostly 'reassuring'. I do actually remember my French from my schooldays and won't be making a fool of myself in France! As I have already said though Paul Noble's French volume 1 does contain a lot of this book's information - so worth thinking about before buying.

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  • vlenters
  • 03-03-20

fabulous and logical

Systematic and useful french in a short time. My 11 year old son and I listened and participated in the car on the school run.

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  • sanda c.
  • 10-15-19

Easy to follow

very easy to follow, did it all in one go. I do have some basic french but this helped as well. I will buy the complete french as well.

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  • Conor
  • 02-28-19

clear and concise, very useful

detailed enough to get through almost all customer interactions, concise and short enough to listen to multiple times before heading on your holiday to a french speaking country

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  • David Burrows
  • 11-13-18

David Andrew

Love this! Even I can learn,it’s so easy. Well worth the money just buy it.

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  • Doreen Hill
  • 01-25-17

Basic language skills in French.

Lots of practice and repetition done, has given me confidence as a new learner. Thanks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-01-21

C’est Fantastique!

The Paul Noble collection of languages is just fantastic. His method is simple and very effective. NO pen or paper required at all (I promise you). Simply press play, listen and start speaking French! Definitely follow this 2 hour course up with the “full course” and then the “next steps course” - you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!

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  • Melli jane
  • 05-16-20

Living in France

This book along with Paul is fantastic, I am a very slow learner due to a learning disability, however listening to this book 3 times, I feel ready to progress. amazing and thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-25-20

Just what I was looking for

Really easy to follow and remember, useful phrases for a visit to France. The repetition is just right.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-18

excellent

Great help to understand French in a simple way. I will continue with the next book.