- Suitable for beginners or those who would like to revise and build on their existing knowledge
- By working through this course you should reach a level roughly equivalent to GCSE or NVQ1
- 17 units each with a particular theme
- French sounds, together with 2 practical exercises
- Over 5 hours of interactive video and audio
- Study Tracker so you can set your own pace and monitor your progress
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- Platform: Windows 95 / 98 / NT
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
The BBC's French Experience is an extremely comprehensive two-CD-ROM language learning course for beginners, and should soon have you speaking French with ease. This multimedia course is neatly broken into sections and combines video and audio learning techniques.
An inbuilt audio test makes sure all system requirements are met and equipment is working and ready for you to begin--it's then up to the user to determine how much to cover each session. After an introduction covering the basics and course outline ("Bienvenue") there are 16 units (such as "Famille" and "A Toute Vitesse") with clearly specified objectives neatly divided into two to four sections per unit (for example, "Talking about your job and workplace" and "Numbers 70-100"). Each unit also has a section dealing with pronunciation, a series of video sequences and activities to develop and enhance your language learning. A Study Resources section on the Course Menu that can be accessed at any time for a glossary, language summaries, verb tables, reference lists and interesting "Culturoscopes" (articles about the country, its culture and the people) and the extensive Help menu is only ever one click away.
Course guidelines suggest it will take between six months and two years to reach a level of French roughly equivalent to GCSE level (depending of course upon the amount of time you can commit to study and any previous knowledge). A study tracker means you are in complete control of your learning and you can monitor your progress throughout the course. You can print much of the reference material to enable additional study away from the PC, and assessment exercises every four units will test to see how well you are progressing. Bonne Chance! --Melannie Pring
This is a course for beginners or those who would like to revise and build on their existing knowledge. It combines the sound educational principles of the French Experience TV programme with the fun, involvement and realism of learning through multimedia. By working through this course you should reach a level roughly equivalent to GCSE or NVQ1.
There are 17 units each with a particular theme and each section within a unit comprises; an audio visual presentation, a vocabularly list, information showing key language structures, a bank of activities and a simple visual presentation giving background information about France and the French.
Each unit comprises a short section providing information on French sounds, together with 2 practical exercises and an interactive video-based role play which is based on the unit theme. There are up to 4 sections on specific topics relating to the unit theme.
This CD-ROM is based on an approach that has been proven to work effectively with both independent and classroom learners. It emphasises: clearly-identified objectives, manageable learning 'chunks', language content relevant to both beginner and more advanced learners, activities to help users put new language in to practice and frequent opportunities to recycle language and check progress.
Top Customer Reviews
The inter-active software provides a participative experience for students who wish to expand their vocabulary and improve their accent.
The emphasis on speaking and listening skills (without too much grammar!) makes this a practical and enjoyable method of achieving a level of competence that will increase confidence to a level that enables the user to at least "get by" in the most frequently encountered situations they will experience on a holiday in France.
For those who want to tackle the associated grammar, the sister publication The French Experience text book is valuable.
I am looking forward to the availability of the second set of CD ROMS "French Experience 2" to take my skills to the next level.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This could be an excellent product - however, it seems to be designed as a support package to the BBC's French Experience course books. Read morePublished on 12 Jan. 2003
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