Get up and running with French
Easy French Step-by-Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts in order of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess.
Hello. I have had this book for a few months now. I would like to say that it has been a big help. First of all, I’m a junior in high school who’s taking French and desperately needed a study guide. Well this was it. What I love about this is all the exercises that it comes with. Every chapter has around 12 sections of exercises where you get to practice what you have acquired the few pages before. Thanks to this book (and summer tutoring), I have learned enough French that I was able to skip second year of French at my school.
Some important notes:
If you don’t know anything about the French language, you’ll find this book a hard one (Even though it’s a Step-by-Step self study guide). For one thing, there is not a book in the world that can ever teach you the pronunciation needed. As for me, I had my French teacher give me a whole summer of French tutoring for free. That really helped with correct enunciation. I would recommend to the absolute beginner (especially those who are monolingual) to get in contact with mentor to help explain the difficult part of prounounciation. As you may or may not know, 80% of French words have mute endings that might or might not get pronounced depending on the next syllable. You really want someone to guide you if you’re a beginner. Also, before you dive into this book, understand these few concepts:
– Verbal Aspects
– Verbal Tenses
– Verbal Moods (especially the subjunctive)
– Direct Objects
– Indirect Objects
– Relative clauses
– Verb Valency
I recommend it highly to everyone, both beginners and those wanting to perfect his or her skills.
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