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LEARN FRENCH NEWS Vol.1: English & French THIS EDITION: The dual-language text has been organized right into sentences and shorter paragraphs for fast as well as very easy cross-referencing. The resource text is the French language version of Voice of America (VOA). The French content has actually been equated into English for this dual-language task. A technique for obtaining one of the most out of this bilingual format is explained in the book’s Foreword. The primary purpose of this text is to furnish a foreign language student with the capability to start checking out information in the foreign language: to be able to read just in the international language, as well as extract enough understanding to proceed the language learning process fruitfully this way. A reader could like to return to reviewing dual-language news for encouragement and additional development, going back to foreign language only news with a further understanding. By returning to the same ‘old’ news, you are looking at words, word patterns, as well as passages with which you already have a specific familiarity. The procedure of support, finding out or preserving of just what is new, and also exposure to what is unknown, is a lot easier in this manner– although the information could seem a little dated. The objective of notifying the viewers regarding real news is secondary, even more given that the material will come to be much less existing (as well as less pertinent) in time. If you are having difficulty with the degree of difficulty in the content, a suggested path for discovering languages is as complies with: Familiarise on your own with a fundamental language instruction book– or re-read the one you have. As soon as a student has actually studied the basics, a suitable publication regarding fundamental sentence structure could be useful. The suggestion is that any kind of grammar publication be studied much more with the intent of acknowledgment and also understanding, as opposed to memorising and fanatical memorizing knowing. Go through as much of the sentence structure publication you feel you could digest– maybe even the entire publication– missing over just what is not easily understood. Then, reviewed a part of text in a publication called ‘French Sentences’, by 2LanguageBooks, seeking examples of what you have actually picked up (or obtained) in your hopefully not so tough study of grammar. Also repeatedly going to a word that you remember seeing provided as a ‘subject pronoun’ or a ‘third person plural’ verb of some type is a fantastic assistance. After that, depending on your inclination, go back to the grammar publication (or your fundamental French publication), or go on to lengthier bilingual content– like in 2Language Publications texts including information or tales, for instance–, or discover some suitable French content: an easy novel, a French news web site, and so on. Sentence structure publications will likely have some verb graphes. Nonetheless, there are currently good online resources that go even more– thesaurus with a verb conjugation ‘search’ choice. Many basic language books supply some type of audio encourage. Web solutions– primarily news based radio terminals– supply podcasts. Sound from tv is an extra resource, and also could be formatted for usage on different electronic systems. However, if sound is a crucial component of your interest in languages, digital gadgets that assist high quality text-to-speech (TTS) will likely be appealing. With a collection card, TTS technology (in a gadget that sustains the appropriate material), and the above discussed sources (in electronic layout), a whole language discovering system is offered for not much greater than a mug of coffee! There is no substantial monetary outlay to get you started. Furthermore, there are no added continuous charges (and updates), as well as there are no expiration dates on ‘costs’ material and sources. (A Dual-Language Book Task) 2Language Books

Product Details

  • Series: Learn French News
  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (March 22, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1497431190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1497431195
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

Not just for learning a foreign language

9 people found this helpful.
 on April 10, 2014
By John P. DERMODY
If you want a dual-language book, this is the best kind. It uses journalistic French from recent media news. If you are learning a language, you do not want textbook French. You want to read and hear what today’s French people are hearing and really saying. You do not want vocabulary lists and grammar lessons. You want do see EXACTLY WHAT WHOLE PHRASES AND SENTENCES MEAN IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE. The only downside to this book is that it looks hastily done — not edited for attractive page design. But what I love is that I have a bought this first book (from an author besides myself) from the Create Space catalog — hands down the most wonderful self-publishing company of all. I hope the author Nik Marcel continues to write these books. SUGGESTION FOR ANOTHER SERIES OF FRENCH DUAL LANGUAGE BOOKS: Actual conversational dialog from French people in cafes, soap operas, business meetings, etc. Whenever I watch a movie in French, I want to access a dual language script…but no such thing exists.

Audio?

2 people found this helpful.
 on April 2, 2015
By WhoAmI
It’ll be really great if audio clips are available in some way.

Fabulous. This goes way beyond the usual travel stuff …

 on February 1, 2017
By Powell
Fabulous. This goes way beyond the usual travel stuff .
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