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Collins French with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a groundbreaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language. Part 2 of the course covers:

  • Useful vocabulary at the tourist office 
  • Asking for directions 
  • Where you are from and what you do 
  • Pronunciation 

A native-speaking French expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. (Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool.)

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Nice job

Gives a lot of practice on the practical of getting around in a French speaking country. I asked my daughter, a high school student who is very smart and has been taking French for five years, a few of the questions from this series and she couldn't come up with the answer. She said it was too complicated from the French she learned well in school. So that made me feel justified in spending the time. Feel if I get through the third and fourth series of four - which I believe is equivalent to the 12 CDs- I will be very prepared to interact on a basic level in a French speaking place. This series was a bit over three hours, but it probably took at least six for me to get through. However, I have limited time and would have to go back a few minutes each time because I had forgotten the last things where I left off. (He does say to go back if you are struggling a lot with something because the more you hear it, the more it gets reinforced.) Great teacher if you do as instructed and stop and think before you speak instead of letting it tell you the answer.

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Paul Noble is a wonder.

By far these language courses made by Paul Noble and put out by Harper Collins are the best I imagine possible in a strictly audio format. He is so bright and at the same time so calm and reassuring. The native female helping him with examples complements him wonderfully. This is the easiest way to learn a language. Pair this with online drills like Duolingo and a video-chat tutor, as well as some French TV and you'll feel competent in the language in relatively very little time. I can't wait to move on to the other languages in this series. The prospect is not daunting now at all, but rather something I'm addicted to like my favorite rock band's new album.

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excellent french starter course

this is my second product of Paul's that I've used to learn french, I use it in the car everyday and I'm super happy with my ability to speak and understand french after only two weeks. I'm buying the next one right now.

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tried them all. . . . this was by far the best

In anticipation of a trip to France, where I'd never been before, and because I had never attempted the language, I tried all the French language learners available on Audible. This was by far superior to every other method. It was both substantive and accessible, providing practical information with a reasonable explanation of the grammatical points necessary to speak competently in French. It provided invaluable as I spent a month in France and was, after making some adaptations for Provence, understood by the locals 99 prevent of the time. I was never in a situation where I couldn't convey the basics of what I needed or wanted. Highly recommended.

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Great approach!

Paul noble does a fantastic job of teaching languages. I love the approach he takes. We learn by being constantly exposed to things instead of deliberately trying to memorize. I grew up in a Spanish speaking household and learned English at a very young age. I don't remember learning English at all. I just remember being in front of other English speaking kids and I started speaking it. I can relate to this approach because it's how I learned English very young. I know a child's developing brain is different of that of an adult. But the approach for learning a language is, in my opinion, the perfect way to learn a language. I recommend Paul noble to any friend trying to learn a language.

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The best language learning Audible out there!

Noble and his co-teacher are excellent teachers! This is hands down the best way to learn for me. I wish there were more Audible books out like this; it really feels like you are being taught by a tutor that is listening to you.

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Best I've Ever Tried

I have no free time. I work 3 jobs and come home to my wife and our 11 month old child. But with Paul's audio books I was able to practice my French in my car on my way to and from work.

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FANTASTIC! It Works!

If you want something different from the norm, that you can count on working, this is pretty reliable. The only reason I gave it 4 stars on performance is that I feel Paul should have the narrator say longer sentences slowly and also at a normal pace. The narrator is fantastic and Paul is fantastic -- but sometimes when a sentence is long and you have to say "why" with a negative and an irregular verb and omg your mind is trying to put it all together.... lol.... it would be helpful if everytime, the narrator said the sentence slowly (pronouncing every word) and at normal pace. That way we can see we got it right, or see what words we forgot. Otherwise, it's friggin fantastic!!!!! Even with the fast translation I still got it after listening to it a couple of times.

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Refreshing , Easy to Learn Approach

I had two years of high school French and loved it. 50 years later Paul Noble’s conversational approach makes it easy to remember. I’ll try his Spanish Audible books too. There is story in the sense that the method is cumulative. Each chapter and book builds on the previous one.

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Best language audible yet

I have tried multiple language software and books. Paul truly understands how to slowly apply what you have learned so that you are not overwhelmed.

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  • Jon
  • 06-29-18

Well worth doing the course

Paul really has helped me on my way to learning French, things like the FORLUCK rule and have stealing the pronouns you don't get with other courses make this audio book well worth the money. Merci

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  • Moose
  • 08-15-20

Wish I’d been taught this way in school.

Effortless learning, really enjoyable. Pick up on phone, tablet, Alexa and carry on where you left off. Paul has devised some easy little rules to help you remember grammar and pronunciation. Highly recommended.

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  • Eleanor Rose Anne
  • 07-16-20

At last something I can understand

I'm not great at formal grammar in English never mind in French so traditional book learning has never allowed me to progress, as I would have hoped, in learning the French language. With this audio course I found it was pitched at my level in a way I was able to understand, at a pace I could control and with explanations I that made some sense to me. I was able to make my own notes, for reinforcement of learning, and I was able to rewind back in the unit to check my progress. It was also great to be able to hear the language spoken by a French person so I could practice my pronunciation. I downloaded this audio course onto my phone so it was convenient for me to control when and where I chose to learn. In summary, for me an excellent buy.

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  • Cheryl
  • 09-08-16

Insightful learning

What did you like most about Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 2?

This is the best French audio I've used - it's really clear and easy to follow. Paul anticipates some of the stumbling blocks typically found with learning French and explains these really well. This is a really good platform for further study - I only wish I'd bought the complete course at the start.

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  • Tikkerberg
  • 12-30-15

just great

i have studied French for years and these lessons made everything at last come together.

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  • Andy
  • 12-07-15

An effective way to learm

A step by step approach with lots of revision as part of the course. This works very well for me.

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  • Ida Louise Gilbert
  • 10-31-15

Very useful course

Great for revision of French grammar and sentence building. Excellent explanations and great with the authentic French lady for the correct pronunciation.

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  • Steve
  • 01-31-15

Great

Great way to construct sentences !

Very fast way to learn French , easily explained.

Must listen to volume 1 first then this volume reinforces it!

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  • Chloe
  • 04-11-14

Good BUT

Any additional comments?

I feel like I have learnt a lot from listening to these audiobooks BUT there are some things which have made it frustrating and detracted from the experience which would be really easily remedied. I am writing this review in the hope that the publisher will take note!

1. There are occasions when the gap between Paul asking a question and the answer being given is non existent - seriously frustrating when you want to think it through and try to answer for yourself but don't even have time to reach for the pause button before she has blurted out the answer. REALLY ANNOYING!

2. I really resent the few occasions when Paul asks a trick question so I formulate an incorrect answer as I feel like I am reinforcing bad information by formulating that answer. I would prefer an explanation of the exception and then to be asked a question.

3. Most importantly, what I would give for a workbook or a transcript, or anything?!!? To me to learn a language you might as well also learn how to read it, write it etc or at least have a vague understanding of what it looks like e.g. the different verb endings, if you have just listened to the recordings you will be virtually unaware of all of the different verb forms. It will only help not hinder you. I gather if you buy the CDs you get a book of some description but no one seems to have thought through selling the book separately so that those of us living in digital 2014 can also participate.

3. There are a few moments when things are not explained. Someone who is not intimately familiar with either french or with the recordings needs to listen as a lay person and point out the loose ends.

To any would be french speakers I do recommend this but would suggest you don't give yourself any grand ideas about listening in the car, whilst washing up etc and becoming a fabulous bilingual multitasking have it all kind of human. I tried that but found it totally ineffective. I have made about a thousand times more progress by actually sitting down and giving it 100% of my attention with a notepad, pen and most importantly google (to sort of bodge compensation for the lack of supporting text).

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  • Maria
  • 04-07-13

Learn French with Paul Noble

The logic behind the method of learning is good. Slowly it introduces and familiarises you with new useful phrases and sentences that you can start changing depending on your needs. It works if you are using it as a backup for learning.

CONS: the tone of the book is far from interesting, it becomes very mechanic. Additionally, there's only one french speaking person throughout the whole CD.

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  • Carlin
  • 08-08-19

Very highly recommend

Extremely helpful for beginners, an excellent and very intuitive way to learn. This has been the most helpful resource I've found for learning French so far. Definitely listen to part 1 first though if you're a beginner as it follows straight on from that.

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  • Derrick Olivier
  • 11-13-17

After years of on and off French, it's finally sinking in.

Je l'ai trouvais plus útil! I found it very useful. It has helped me to overcome my challenges with the French past tenses.