116 of 122 people found the following review helpful
C'est formidable, et aussi un peu extraordinaire...!,
This review is from: Learn French with Paul Noble (Audio CD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Programme (What's this?)I have been quite a collector of French language courses over the years, and I would place this product at the top. This is an extremely approachable course, and constructed to make it easy to learn the fundamentals of French. Learning is made simple, but indeed never simplistic. The discs are broken down into small lessons, none over 7 or 8 minutes long, some much shorter. Very easy to pick up and put down, with never a sense of losing your place in the scheme of learning. The clever, intuitive style of the course, and the empathic style of speech from the author, with his unique strategies for learning, and constant revision, is quite a delight.
Having just completed the final 2 revision CD's, I was impressed that it just seemed natural for me, and the answers came out correctly and spontaneously. I am impressed by how quickly the course enables the student to talk in quite long sentences. Paul Noble certainly has the unique knack of explaining points of grammar which are so different from any other method I have encountered. This chap knows how to communicate.
Tracked by 6 customers
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-5 of 5 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 11 May 2012 18:21:58 BDT
S. O'Brien says:
His strategies are by no means unique
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2012 16:24:59 BDT
Mr. D. Koschalka says:
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 14:26:31 BDT
It's just a rip-off of Michel Thomas, surely!
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 17:06:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2013 17:07:06 BDT
Mr. D. Koschalka says:
People shouldn't be voting my earlier comment down!
It's not a random attack on his intelligence. He makes seemingly impressive claims about his IQ and his linguistic abilities, and I have seen no reason to believe him in either case. Perhaps I should leave comments on all of his products to ask him to prove he can really speak 6 languages. That might encourage him to prove his claims aren't baloney.
Posted on 2 May 2013 10:02:04 BDT
Dennis Pallis says:
Somebody referred to the Michel Thomas course; after a lifetime of learning and buying French courses I found this to be a vastly over-rated product. Who wants to spend time listening to two English speakers struggling to put a sentence together? A complete waste of time and I am amazed that celebrities endorse it. I traded it in pronto! And lost a great deal of money in the process.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›