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on 20 September 2006
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.

Update:
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.
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on 12 April 2009
Very different focus from the previously released version. Grammar more structured. Perhaps some interactive practice on grammar points in the reference section would reinforce. Immersion is great. I would prefer more topics.
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on 16 November 2010
This package is not bad actually. I wasn't expecting alot, but I've been pleasantly surprised. Easy to install, easy to use. The flash cards are good, the 'immersion' bits are good. I will probably need to get something more advanced after a year or so, but till then it will keep me busy on my commute on the train.
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on 2 November 2015
Thought it would be like 1st edition , OK for price , needed something more basic actually .
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