37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
short but sweet,
This review is from: Teaching-You French 2nd Edition (CD-ROM)
There is a french video in this CD-rom which is great fun and had me enthusiastically returning to my PC for more. The video tells the story of a french farming family preparing for a birthday.
After watching the video, you use an interactive learning section, which involves listening to a section of the video and trying to accurately type the conversation out in french.
I found this very engaging, but it would be impossible for a beginner.
The video is fairly short so, although it was fun, I didnt learn alot from it.
There is another section on the CD-rom for learning basic practical french (for getting around france etc). There is no video, only text and speech. I found this section unstimulating and boring, so now i am searching for other software to stimulate me further.
I've given this CD-rom a generous score, because it is cheap and the video got me enthusiastic about learning french again - I hadn't done any since school.
After buying other more expensive, but very disappointing, software, i now think that it's probably better to learn French by using french text books, french fiction, french newspapers and online resources such as the BBC's french learning resources.