Learn to speak French like a native with this essential guide Now you can teach yourself how to speak, write, and read French in just 15 easy-to-follow lessons. Perfect for students, travelers, and Francophiles, this new and revised edition of French: A Self-Teaching Guide helps you master the language at your own pace by taking the mystery out of grammar, common usage, and pronunciation with updated lessons and plenty of self-tests. Focusing on the most frequently used words in the language, this fascinating volume shows you how to enrich your French vocabulary by over 2,000 words--without having to resort to monotonous memorization exercises.More than just a language guide, French: A Self-Teaching Guide provides intriguing information on French culture, local customs, and current trends. It also features a special computer section, which includes a drawing of computer parts accompanied by their names--in French and English.
Packed with review tests to measure progress, special drills to reinforce new material, and exercises to help you practice your newfound skills, this is the ideal companion for anyone who has ever wanted to learn French--or brush up on their skills--the easy way.
SUZANNE A. HERSHFIELD-HAIMS, Ph.D., is a French native and an independent language consultant. She has extensive experience teaching French and has trained foreign language teachers and developed many French language study programs for univeristies. She earned her Ph.D. in French and African Literature from Syracuse University.
Basic Expressions. Au Restaurant (At the Restaurant). Au Grand Magasin (At the Department Store). A L'Aeroport (At the Airport). La Famille (The Family). A L'Hotel (At the Hotel). Une Fete D'Anniversaire (A Birthday Party). L'Epicerie Du Coin (The Corner Grocery Store). A La Banque (At the Bank). A La Gare (At the Railroad Station). Les Parties Du Corps (Parts of the Body). A La Pharmacie (At the Drugstore). La Voiture (The Automobile). L'Ordinateur Et Les Peripheriques (The Computer and the Peripherals). Mots Apparentes Et Faux Amis (Cognates and False Friends). Appendices. French-English Vocabulary.