Next Steps in French with Paul Noble for Intermediate Learners – Complete Course

French Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Take your French to the next level with Paul’s tried and tested method, guaranteed to deepen your understanding of the language with his easy-to-follow approach. 

Next Steps is an intermediate course, for nonbeginners, which follows on from the Complete French Beginner’s course. 

Building on your existing knowledge, Next Steps is designed to teach you the essential tenses and grammar you need to independently construct sentences in a simple and logical manner. 

This is the perfect audio course for those looking to develop their French and further their fluency, containing the complete eight hours of audio and a handy downloadable booklet to help you revise and reinforce your learning. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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profiter du livre

I have completed half the book. Definitely learning more!!! A great continuation to the previous 3 books.

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Great expansion on the course

This was just what I needed after finishing the previous course and keeping sharp with Duolingo. This next level took me to the conversational level.

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This is an excellent learning tool.

There is no story, but I gave that part of the review 5 stars. Why? Because Paul is so good at building layers of useful dialogue to learn French. Coupled with his style of repetition, and his explanation of confusing concepts, I find this my favorite tool so far for learning french!

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Merci Paul

I've thoroughly enjoyed learning french with Paul! His lessons are genius. When I started, I barely knew 2 verbs in French, now I can string whole sentences together. I feel more confident and will continue my lessons ro become fluent.

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Paul's pedantic persillade for perfecting french!

The approach used is to point out the similarity of what you know from English and by repitition drill in the simple changes required to use French. It works amazingly well.
I wish I had Paul when I was an undergraduate taking 6 semesters of French at Tufts.
I listen in the car and I have advanced my knowledge and gained back a lot of my confidence to speak in French.
Download the PDF for practice.
Merci Paul

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Excellent book

Once again Paul Noble publishes an outstanding book for language learning. I have tried several other authors, no-one in anywhere near.

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Excellent!

Paul is excellent. Nice calming voice to listen to, and the pace was just right.

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Best asset for learning French.

Paul Noble has a genius for teaching language, in my case French. I've tried everything, nothing is better.

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This will honestly not make you a French speaker

When I first bought this audiobook I read all the reviews and I really thought I could reach a conversational level after finishing, but that is not what happened. Don't get me wrong, this is really good for intermediate learners but I don't think it will help you achieve an advanced level of understanding.

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Excellent delivery by Paul Noble

Love it, makes conversations in French simple and fun. will gladly recommend it to anyone aiming to speak French

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  • Fingers
  • 02-25-19

Impressed. Very thorough.

I hadn’t listened to the beginner course before this as I’m already at an intermediate/advanced level of French but I do like to make use of different resources as I often find there’s things of use. Whilst I already knew the vast majority of what was covered I thought there were some really good tips and his explanation of how to think about the two tenses covered here (imparfait and passé composé) was really good. There is a lot of repetition, as there should be but this was done in a clever way which I think will ensure it stays with the learner. The biggest positive is that it leaves enough time after asking the question for you to think and say out loud your answer without pausing which is so often neglected on these types of courses. I don’t think you could have too many complaints with this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-19

Amazing book

I listened to the book before this and i loved it, and this one is a continuation of the first course :)

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  • happygolucky
  • 04-27-19

Great way of teaching

Paul cautions you not to overthink what you’re learning but just to go with it naturally and it works - you’ll be surprised at what you’re retaining - I’m in the early stages of an open university degree in French and this is really helping with my accent too

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  • P S WHISSON
  • 02-25-19

Worthwhile: sound (but unexciting).

If you have made your way successfully through First Steps, you will probably agree that the programme has guided you into a kind of comfort zone of extracting responses from you that are for the most part 'determined' to be correct by the prompts of the coach.
Next Steps continues with this method, which is why I would sum up the experience as being sound but unexciting. And in some respects Next Steps makes for easier practice than First Steps in that there is nothing as tricky in the selection of language points as the lessons on the placement and order of pronouns, which make up a large part of First Steps.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-26-20

Une experience agreable

Maintenant j'ai finis le livre, je suis tellement content. J'ai aime etudier le francais. Merci.

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  • james curley
  • 07-19-20

Excellent

Excellent and very enjoyable, easy to follow. throughoutly recommend. The repeative nature makes it easy to learn

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  • Timothy Walters
  • 07-12-20

Best French programme I’ve ever come across

Please, please build an Advanced French course - your methods are exceptionally effective. I’ve tried countless courses over decades, but found this disciplined thoughtful and practical course easily the best

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  • Lorraine O Dwyer
  • 07-09-20

Really fantastic!

Good carry on from the first part, can't stress how much these courses have improved my french in only a couple months, really wishing there was a third part though! Would recommend them to anyone wanting to get a good, useful foundation in French : )

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  • Elaine Drummond
  • 07-08-20

Too basic for intermediate level

This book is targeted at intermediates so from the outset it was annoying that the author did not deem it necessary to explain his method. His assumption is that you have bought his beginners book but why would you if you’re not a beginner.
I do appreciate the benefits of constant repetition and the building block approach to sentences was effective in as much useful phrases were impressed on ones brain. However the monotone and laboured delivery and lack of variety made this approach extremely boring and the endless droning sleep inducing.
It would be helpful to have the chapters announced within the audio as there was no way of referencing specific sections if you wanted to revise certain elements.
Then finally the author decides to quickly run through things like days of the week, months and seasons which is certainly not intermediate.
I might recommend this book for someone who wanted to move on from very basic french but would not recommend for intermediate standard.
This is a great lesson in how to make something last 30% longer than necessary. Disappointing

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  • S A Calder
  • 07-03-20

Excellent!

These courses are always easy to use, Paul has a way of teaching grammar and tenses without making you feel bogged down in them. I feel that my french will be improved!

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  • Least Weasel
  • 02-12-19

disappointing

Very disappointing. I have just completed the previous 3 CDs and purchased this one assuming it followed on. It does not. He keeps referring to words and work not yet covered. WIsh i had read the reviews before purchasing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-20

4th in a series. Makes learning easy with helpful ways to remember

I have loved this series. In the first book, Paul starts by telling you to relax, that you will forget things, but when you listen again, you will find it easier to remember. This tip, and the way the courses are presented, takes the stress out of learning a French and helped me feel like I was progressing well through the lessons, rather than feeling overwhelmed. He has a nice voice too!

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  • Carlin
  • 09-20-19

Outstanding

Can't recommend Paul Noble highly enough. His course is fantastic if you want to learn the language but don't know where to begin. He will convince you that you are actually able to do this and show you that it isn't really that hard. Next time I start a new language his course will be the first thing I use. I recommend obviously doing the beginner course first as this follows straight on. Enjoy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-24-19

Missing parts

I’m not sure if I’m just missing some other vital audiobook that isn’t available on Audible, but I finished the initial parts 1, 2 & 3 and thought this was the next one but I am obviously very behind as there are many words I do not recognise, but I cannot find any mention of a book that goes between these ones. I’m so disappointed! It’s going to be a lot harder to learn without those vital parts!

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  • Hugh
  • 02-07-19

bit slow at first then great

i love Paul noble and smashed through his part 1 2 and 3. i found this book more repetitive and slow for the first 33% compared to part 3 and 2 then got harder which i liked valuable stuff.