French in 10 Minutes A Day
The BEST Book for French Language Beginners
- Great beginning introduction to the french language
- Excellent France travel preparation
- Includes flash cards and other fun learning materials
- Terrific gift for anyone traveling to France
French in 10 Minutes a Day is a terrific place to start for absolute French language beginners. Its fair price, portability and utility make it the standout resource for the beginning French learner. Consider it strongly over a phrase book or a text book, as well as over computer software or classes. It also makes a GREAT gift for anyone planning a trip to France.
Who, What, When, Where, How?
What is special about French in 10 Minutes a Day? It quickly teaches you how to get around in French. The secret to rapid foreign language learning is gaining a facility with relative pronouns. Beginning right away on page three, this book presents "Seven Key Question Words", in French; these are the counterparts for who, what, why, where, when, how and how much?. Learning these words early and then combining them with several nouns and a few useful verbs allows the learner to begin making useful phrases almost immediately. The program then builds on that knowledge by presenting a range of words and concepts for day-to-day communication, such as places one might need to visit while on vacation (bank, train station, hotel, the days of the week, colors, numbers, etc.).
Book Jacket Comments
French in 10 Minutes a Day® will walk you through learning French in 23 easy Steps. Almost automatically, you will acquire a large working vocabulary that will suit your needs. As you work through the Steps, use the sticky labels following page 48. At the back of the book, you will also find cut-out flash cards to make learning French fun. When you have completed the book, cut out the menu guide at the back and take it along on your trip.
More Than Just a Book
Additionally, this book offers two important additional features. And these should not be overlooked when considering its price. First, it includes dozens of flashcards, which the reader may cut out for study on the go. Second, it also includes dozens of gummed labels; these stickers are designed to be adhered to the items they represent, including a sticker labeled le table to stick to a table, la chaise for a chair, and one labeled jaune to stick on something yellow. Especially charming, it even includes sticker labels for le chien (the dog) and le chat (the cat).
Economical and Convenient
Consider acquiring just the basic book, without the audio CD. What can be easier to use than a lightweight book that you can take anywhere? Ease of use eliminates a major barrier to study, so it reduces procrastination. (For those who want to spend a little more on their early French education, the publisher also offers an edition with an audio CD and computer CD-ROM.) But, before anyone spends a bundle on french language software, or classes, if they want to just test the waters, there is no better place to begin than with the basic French in 10 Minutes a Day book.
The Best Book for French Travel Preparation
French in 10 Minutes a Day is especially great for anyone looking to learn enough French, in a short time, to get around in a french-speaking country. The "Seven Key Question Words" arm the traveler with a key tool for navigating a new city in a new language. Approaching French people with a little French language is a great way to ingratiate oneself, and differentiate oneself as a thoughtful visitor.
The Best Gift Book For Anyone Going to France
French in 10 Minutes A Day is a terrific gift consideration for a graduate about to visit France, or anyone going to France that has not invested in any French-language learning. The format is friendly and fun, not intimidating. And the material is extremely practical for travelers, as described above.