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on 7 October 2014
I love the Colloquial series and have used a number of them. I hovered between four and five stars for this book, feeling it should lose half a star for a few omissions such as an English-French vocabulary list at the back, some words from the vocabulary lists in each unit, and a few grammatical points for constructions or phrases used in the dialogues that were left unexplained. In the end I decided to round it up to five, as I felt it really was an excellent course.

I felt the book was a perfect mixture of functional and traditional grammar and that it went at just the right pace for an adult learner studying alone. The choice of vocabulary and the grammatical constructions covered were well selected to be the most useful they could be for a learner, in order to quickly get them independently using the language in everyday situations. 'Independently' is an important word here, as it distinguishes the course from those 'quick fix' courses that teach whole phrases without giving much information on how to use them.

Another problem with some language courses is that they will teach you one way of saying something so it feels nice and easy but when it comes to using the language for real the learner encounters other constructions and becomes confused. Naturally no beginner's course would cover every tiny detail and possibility but the Colloquial books, including this one, do well at covering a number of possibilities one may use or might encounter. Also, as the name suggests, the course covers formal and informal usage - not slang, but certainly natural everyday spoken French.

Highly recommended.
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on 7 December 2015
2 CD's came in a plain (see through) case, and white insert, so looks nothing like the cover shown on the website. It looks more like a good counterfeit copy although I can see the CD's are actually genuine. I really think you need the book as well as the CD's so it looks like I am now going to get the book too.
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on 10 May 2015
Excellent audio course; however if you don't already know basic French it would be difficult, especially as there is no booklet with the pack.
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on 30 October 2009
This is an excellent book for self learner of French. The content of itself cover quite intense for daily conversation.

The structure of the book couple with the CD is a good aid of learning French.
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on 27 July 2014
Really quite basic. I was expecting sayings and phrase you might encounter in France, but its a just another French CD.
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on 14 January 2010
The service was excellent - item was received as described and on time to be given as a Christmas gift. Thank you fery much.
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