Starting Out in French is a beginner-level program that includes short and simple lessons and dialogues. It covers all the basics, with plenty of repetition and practice, making it ideal for audio-only learning.
Starting Out in French is perfect if you want to learn while commuting, running errands, or at the gym - or if you want to learn at home and simply prefer an all-audio course. If you want to refer to written material, you can go online to download the audio script.
Would you consider the audio edition of Starting Out in French to be better than the print version?
The book has a print transcript of the audio, and to get the most out of the audio, one should also consider investing in the full version with the transcript.
Any additional comments?
If a person pickes up this book expecting to learn French, he will be disappointed. However, the authors don't pretend to be teaching the French language. The book offers minimal rewiew one lesson to the next, and each lesson is presented as a new entity; that said, latter lessons do use words presented in earlier lessons.
After reviewing this free lesson, I borrowed the book from the public library. It's not a good book for learning the language but it is good for a review of words and phrases needed to enjoy a trip to a French speaking country.
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