- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 4 edition (30 Jun. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340913045
- ISBN-13: 978-0340913048
- Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 1.8 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Facon de Parler: French for Beginners 4th Edition Paperback – 30 Jun 2006
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Façon de Parler 1 is the first part of the two-volume, highly illustrative and communicative best-selling French course designed to take adult beginners step by step through all the basic language skills needed for holiday, business or exam purposes.
About the Author
Angela Aries has many years' teaching experience in French and EFL at Colleges of Further Education and Adult Education Institutes, in London and Essex. She has been an examiner for both written and oral French.
Dominique Debney is a former lecturer at Seevic, Essex FE College. She has taught evening classes preparing for the Intermediate Diploma of the Institute of Linguists. She also has many years' experience teaching at secondary level and as an examiner for French GCSE (writing) and A level (oral).
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Top Customer Reviews
No worries,You will not sound like Mr Rene if you decide to learn French with this great course.
Yes, "Facon de parler" is a great french textbook and will definitely give you a decent knowledge of French by the time you ve reach its last page. The course comes in 2 volumes.. bringing up from level zero up a decent GCSE level at the end.It comes with CDs and self study guide..i would definitely recomment that you get the whole package, specially if you re learning French on your own free time.
what to expect along the way ?
a clearly structured approach of the terryfing french gramnmar... (serious.. it does make it easy to understand)
Loads of words that can be used in everyday colloquial French giving you a knowledge of French that will be accurate and will sound close to what you will hear in the streets, when people are talking among themselves.
If you want to grab a decent knowledge of french without having that dreadful feeling of struggling for nothing over endless lists of verbs or God knows what kind of grammatical nightmares.. go for it .
buy the book and what comes with it and have a great time..
If you do have the chance, also, tune your radio on some french stations (france Inter, Europe 1, RTL )are all availables on LW, and even if you don t understand what is being said, this will Tremendously help you to grasp the specific french pronunciation.
But remember, la pratique aide a la perfection . practice makes perfect.
La langue francaise n est pas si difficile que cela..and that book REALLY does make the learning task easy and pleasant.
Amicales salutations a tous
et bonnes etudes
I espected the book to come togheter with CDs, even if the common sense suggest that the higher the price the "richer" the product.
If I knew that CDs were not included I would have chosen the most expensive one between the two.
I suggest that the description of the book should be reviewed in order to make clear the difference between the one with CDs and the one without.
It's also a lot of fun, I found myself turning off my laptop and doing this instead. 5 stars!
You have to memorize a bunch of made up people. You are expected to learn how Henri is related to Clare, where they live, what they live to drink, what they drive etc. So the memory space you had reserved for French is filled with this nonsense.
Then you come to the exercises, for which no answers are present. You have to wonder what the author was thinking. I don't want to solve French anagrams. The words still look like valid French to me. I want to know what the answer is.
I am not sure who the intended audience is. If its adults they must be sorry examples of adulthood. Not for me, I rate it poorly, and I am a true beginner in French.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good but the CD and answer book version is so much better.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
If it had a few more phrases, with the English translation after each chapter as revision, that would be useful.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Do not like the format of the book, it also came without the cd discs and was scribbled on nearly every page ( the answers )Published 10 months ago by Steve B
The description failed to show it was book 1. I was unaware that there was a book 1 and 2 therefore did not spot the 1 on the cover. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Janet Gould