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My French Coach Level 2(Nintendo DS)

by Ubisoft
Nintendo DS
 Ages 3 and Over
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Play with words and letters with 6 Core Training Exercises: Missing Letter, Split Decision, Pasta Letter, Block letter, Word shuffle and Safecracker.
  • 3 difficulty levels.
  • 4 different personal coaches to choose from.
  • Save the data of 3 people so the whole family can play.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B000UVNKWO
  • Release Date: 23 Nov 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,986 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

My French Coach: Improve Your French allows you to improve your French vocabulary and develop your ability to express yourself with confidence and persuasion.

  • Over 16,500 words and definitions using the Official Cambridge Dictionary
  • 3 difficulty levels
  • 4 different personal coaches to choose from
  • Save the data of 3 people so the whole family can play
  • 6 Core Training Exercises:
  • Missing Letter - Find the missing letters. In harder levels words have an incorrect letter, replace it with the correct letter.
  • Split Decision - Choose the correct definition for a given word.
  • Pasta Letters - Spell out words from letters sinking in a soup. In easy levels, letters are displayed in the right order before being mixed in the soup. In harder level, only the definition will be displayed and you will have to figure out the word which needs spelling.
  • Block Letter - In this Tetris like exercise spell any of the listed word with the blocks. When a word is correctly completed, it's blocks are removed.
  • Word Shuffle - Choose the correct definition for a given word. You will then be given a new list of words and must find the correct word for the definition.
  • Safecracker - A word is the code to a safe. Using the definition you must write the correct word as fast as possible to beat your opponent.

Manufacturer's Description

The âEurooeMy CoachâEuro series of games will allow players to improve themselves and learn in an interactive and stimulating way. My French Coach âEuro" Level 2 is a game that allows you to improve your French vocabulary & develop your ability to express yourself with confidence & persuasion.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
129 of 131 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Quelle déception! 19 Dec 2007
By A. B. Mcmullon VINE VOICE
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
If you are thinking of buying this to improve your French then you need to be aware of a few shortcomings:

First of all this is Level 2 - make certain this is what you want! This is a French version of My Word Coach which is a vocabulary builder NOT something to teach you the basic mechanics (grammar) of French. If you want to learn French on your DS then you will need to at least start with Level 1 which teaches you how to put French together and build phrases and sentences.

Second, even for what it is, this doesn't work as well as it should. Sure it will build your basic vocabulary with its rather large glossary of words but it has some FATAL flaws. One of the hardest things about French for beginners is that nouns have gender. This is completely left out of this glossary so having learned a word using My French Coach you'll still have to have recourse to an ordinary dictionary to pick up its gender. This could have easily been acheived by using le/la or l' before nouns in glossary or by using colours, eg blue for masculine and red for feminine.

The next major let down here is that My French Coach doesn't help at all with pronounciation - perfectly possible on the DS and, in my opinion absolutely vital for extending vocab in French.

Finally the games themselves won't hold your interest for very long. On the easy modes you'll quickly find yourself getting good marks but move up to the medium level and they are almost impossible to do within the allocated time.

So all in all a major disappointment - could and should have been so much better!
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A missed opportunity 14 Jan 2008
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game hoping it would help to improve my spoken french, anticipating the creative use of the multi-media DS platform. I was sadly disappointed.
Firstly, the things I thought were good:
The games were easy to grasp and I appreciated the range of methods used to reinforce the vocabulary (anagrams; selecting a word based on its definition; selecting a definition for a specified word; correcting spelling mistakes etc). I liked the fact that there was a daily goal of the number of words to learn and that progress was rewarded with new tasks and increased levels of difficulty. I also thought the glossary review at the end of each task was valuable to reinforce the correct spelling and definition.
However, as the previous reviewer reports, the fact that there is absolutely no grammar (no gender for nouns, no tenses for verbs - even in the glossary) seriously limits its value, as you cannot confidently use the new words without checking them out first in a conventional dictionary. I was also concerned to find that there were some either highly dubious definitions for a small proportion of the words (eg "pension = boards that have been fastened to each other" instead of board/lodging)or obscure definitions for words that have much more common meanings.
Those were the serious concerns, but I also found it very disappointing that the makers had not made more use of the capabilities of the platform, particularly the use of sound for pronunciation (bizarrely, the only use to which the microphone is put is for you to blow on it to raise letters that have sunk in the pasta soup game!). This is a real shame as it would have made it so much more useful and engaging. I would really love someone to do this again properly.
It's still a lot more fun than reading through a dictionary, but not as much use.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vocabulaire 9 May 2008
By Gillian Jack VINE VOICE
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Perhaps the title of the game is a little misleading: this is a simple vocabulary builder and does lack any aspect of grammar. Another reviewer complained that there is no pronunciation guide and while this is true, I would expect that at Intermediate level, most learners would be able to work out pronunciation for themselves. This game isn't aimed at complete beginners and that's made perfectly clear on the front of the box.

The games start off pretty simple on Easy mode and as you progress, Medium is unlocked. The games are challenging on Medium but by no means impossible within the time limits given. Surely the whole point of a game like this is to challenge, though?

Overall, I like it. It's not perfect- there are many areas which could be improved but I am aware that my French vocabulary has improved in the short time I've been using it. Therefore, for me, it's a definite success.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars it doesn't get much worse than this 28 Mar 2008
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Before I begin please note that I am french and have bought this to help my english girlfriend improve her french.

I have not "played" with this game as such but have looked into it enough to come to the conclusion that it is the worse thing you can buy if you want to learn french.

The main problem is that the translation of the words is in many cases not the most common you would expect. In a few occasions the translation has proven to be completly wrong and as a result I believe this game is misleading.

In fact it is so bad that I am wondering whether there has been any signifcant input from a french person.

Stay well away from it if your goal is to learn french.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful entertainment 19 Jan 2008
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
pity there was no pronunciation, I expect like word coach there will be a spelling 'game' using sound when you have graduated that far but apart from that it is lacking in most of the french principles ie gender and sound. It is useful to see how many words are similar to the english for word recognition but not to learn the language.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars These are great, you can play games as you learn another ...
These are great, you can play games as you learn another language, so its fun and you seem to learn quicker, brill.
Published 2 months ago by Tracy Miller
1.0 out of 5 stars Vocabulary trainer let down by inaccurate translation
I bought this to supplement my current study of French and was initially happy enough using it as glorified flashcard system. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kat Orphanides
4.0 out of 5 stars My French coach
My French coach Level 2 is a fun way to help remeber some of the words you my have forgot from school
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars easy peasy for the mature person
easy for the elder person wanting to learn a new language quick easy to carry with you when travelling to new country
Published 11 months ago by mrs j m smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected
A mature french student - who likes 'toys' / 'games' to aid learning. It is ok, but not quite what I had thought it would be. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jopickle
5.0 out of 5 stars A ok
Cest manifique je parle francais tre bien ,monsieur LE Brune parle francais tres bien, I hate word spell on I pads
Published 21 months ago by nige
3.0 out of 5 stars My French Coach Level 2
Totally different from Level 1 - not as good no dictionary which was the most useful part of level 1, was hoping to extend my vocabulary and be able to use when out and about.
Published 22 months ago by Pamela Pelleymounter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun learning tool
Great fun learning tool for all the family. Interesting games that help greatly with the basics of French. Great value.
Published 24 months ago by vivpowney
3.0 out of 5 stars Je ne parle pas Francaise!
I didn't find the learning in this game to be all that fun. I think there are probably funner ways to learn languages. I think this game is best for younger children maybe. Read more
Published on 10 Dec 2010 by Ms. K. M. Gourlay
2.0 out of 5 stars French Language teaching CDs
I was disapppointed that although it had reasonable sound it did not have pictures to accompany the script. "A picture is worth a thousand words" when trying to learn something
Published on 3 Jan 2010 by Mr. N. ALLBEURY
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