Anyone looking for a study guide that makes learning French language easier and faster will benefit from this book. Ideal for both teachers and students of all levels, it can be used in a classroom or for self-directed learning. French for Students is a useful reference guide for beginning learners or more advanced learners in need of review, for tutorial, homework practice and exam preparation. The content has been specifically designed to address the language structures commonly expected in standard undergraduate French courses. French in a Flash combines concise grammar and vocabulary lessons that are written in English and explained at a level appropriate for non-linguists. A simplified pronunciation guide specifically tailored to English speakers is provided. There is also a chapter on Spoken French for more advanced learners. To facilitate comprehension and memorization, the fundamentals of the French language are explained in accessible and simple terms, with helpful tips, clear summaries, visual shortcuts and charts that encapsulate everything one need to know in less than a page. Each lesson is also combined with helpful review exercises and answer keys to evaluate progress and fast-track language acquisition. French in a Flash is an indispensable and practical reference guide that makes even the most difficult structural parts of the French language easily understandable and accessible.
Barbara Boyer is a native of France with twenty years of experience teaching all levels of French language in American Universities. She is now associate professor of French at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where she teaches French Language, Literature and Culture.