'Our son is using the product (as complement for GCSE preparation) and making leaps of progress already after years of frustration and struggling. Probably the best seller we have ever dealt with. Huge thanks. Recommend unreservedly. 20 February 2010' D. CRASS 'J Linn' Gt Britain
The novice in French should start with our SmartFrench - Introduction to French, Vol.1 and Vol.2 first, to study the basic grammar, conjugation and vocabulary needed in order to get a perfect foundation.
The horse - in French, is - Le cheval -. Would you prefer to be taught to say: - luh shuhvahl -, which is correct when you read but not exactly when you speak, or: - luhshfahl -, the way it will sound when French people speak, and which is the way SmartFrench teaches? This difference is true for most words. The revolutionary idea behind SmartFrench is placing comprehension first and foremost--before speaking.
Learning French requires that you learn to speak French and that you leran to understand it. If you enter a conversation in French without any training to listen to it, you will not be able to get what is coming back to you. Then your French studies will be worth nothing. On the other hand, even if you feel hesitant to speak French, you can have a conversation saying just 'yes' or 'no', as long as you understand the other person. With SmartFrench you will develop a two-way conversation skills. Vol.1 and Vol.2 will teach you to speak. This CD-ROM will teach you to understand and be understood.
The difference between the CD-ROM and the audio CDs - also available, is that the CD-ROM contains all three levels, and the videos of the interviews on which the lessons are based (to see people when they speak always helps and it is fun.), but it is only for the computer.
'I saw online that many native French teachers recommend this product'. Erika Huang
SmartFrench for Travelers is an application on the iphone.