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Linguaphone French Complete is a suitable course for anyone who wants to learn French for the purpose of real-life communication, whatever their special interests may be.
The course is spread over three levels; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each level includes two course books and the accompanying audio (CD and online formats) That’s a total of 6 books, 12 audio CDs and online audio for tablets, smartphones and PCs. Online subscription is included in your purchase. By logging-in, you can access the course audio anywhere in the world and play the audio tracks on any internet enabled device such as a computer, smartphone or tablet.
The full-colour coursebooks present all the key language and grammar, as well as providing objectives, instructions, commentary and explanations in French to support and motivate the learner. English instructions are provided throughout the first five CDs of the course to help you gain confidence in your language-learning ability. As you progress through the course the level of English support decreases and you begin to work more and more in the new target language. It’s an enjoyable, yet highly effective way of learning French.
Don’t worry if you haven’t been studying for some time. It’s very easy to follow and geared to help you progress rapidly. There’s no pressure here. You’ll learn French at your own pace and in your own time.
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For your complete peace of mind, Linguaphone offers a 21 day money back guarantee on all CD courses. So, in the unlikely event that you are not happy with your course after 21 days, you can return it to us.
This French language course is suitable for beginners as no previous knowledge of the French language is necessary. It’s also a popular choice for students who may have learned some French in the past and want to refresh and improve.
The course covers Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in the French language . It’s important to remember that a Linguaphone French course does not simply teach you handy words and phrases. The course is designed to teach you how the language works and how to use it effectively in multiple real life situations. So whether it’s for work or pleasure, Linguaphone will give you the confidence to speak French freely and with flair.
As you encounter new vocabulary (more than 2,000 words) you will also be taught structures that will allow you to understand and be understood in many other situations. You'll be speaking French in no time. For example:
- Expressing your opinion e.g. Talking about yourself / making light conversation / socialising
- Dealing with hospitality e.g. Hotels, restaurants, bars etc
- Travel and transport e.g. directions, public transport, car hire, etc
- Everyday French – e.g. shopping, post office, bank and local authorities
- Emergencies – e.g. doctor, dentist, hospital, police etc.
+ many more practical topics and everyday situations encountered by English speakers in France
A word of advice in choosing any language course; don’t worry too much about just learning vocabulary and phrases, if that’s all you want, just buy a phrasebook. If you really want to know how to speak French, how to freely express your thoughts and feelings, how to comfortably understand native French speakers and how to call yourself a French Speaker – then choose Linguaphone. It’s like having your own private tutor, at home.
The Linguaphone method is based on two simple principles:
- You learn faster when you enjoy what you are doing.
- You make progress if the sort of language you learn is useful and presented in a believable, familiar context.
Speaking French is an active skill - something you learn by doing, not just studying. This is the practical approach taken by Linguaphone to language learning. You will start to speak French during the very first lesson. The course begins simply, building your confidence session by session. Soon after, longer sentences are introduced to enable the expression of more detailed and complex thoughts. But the course always concentrates on useful, authentic everyday words and situations. The result is that, after completing a Linguaphone Complete French course, you will have a thorough understanding of the French language and be able to converse with and understand real people speaking the language.
The study sequence, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND and SPEAK, used in Linguaphone courses is fundamental to the Linguaphone method of learning.
Listening to native French speakers is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read. The native French speakers in this course begin by speaking slowly (but without distorting the intonation of the language) and, as the course progresses, speak at normal speed.
By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the French language will improve.
Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone's method makes sure that you start speaking French from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation. Imitating the voices of the native French speakers on the course will help you get used to the intonation and accent. Later on in the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in conversations. Each lesson introduces new themes featuring useful French words and phrases thus developing your conversational skills and confidence.