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French for Beginners

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About this book

Languages for beginners
French for Beginners

  • Humorous illustrations demonstrate hundreds of everyday phrases with tips on pronunciation and grammar.
  • Includes recommended websites to interactive lessons, pronunciation guides, quizzes and exercises
  • Also available with audio CD with recordings of the words and phrases on each double page of the book.
  • Ideal for complete beginners.

Humorous illustrations demonstrate hundreds of everyday phrases with tips on pronunciation and grammar. Arranged by topic from introducing yourself to asking directions and eating out. Ideal for complete beginners and includes internet links to websites with video clips, activities and downloadable puzzles. Also available with an audio CD of recordings of all the words and phrases.

See the other books in this series.

Reader Reviews

French as a Foreign Language for expats of all ages
As a teacher of FFL to English-speaking expats in France, I have used - and recommended - this great little book time and time again, and not only for youngsters ! A lot more fun than language books to start off and make any beginner feel confident and want to know more.

Régine Beber, 20th March 2009
Usborne Internet Linked FRENCH For Beginners
Going abroad is much more fun if you can speak a little of the language. The book shows you that learning another language is a lot easier than you might think. It teaches you the French you will find useful in everyday situations.

Ahmed Aarif Mahadik, 28th March 2008
French for Beginners
The Usborne book "French for Beginners" is an excellent book teaching basic and everyday words to children starting French. I picked up one of these books when I was struggling with French at school and now I look and learn a couple of new words every night! It teaches you phrases like "Where are the toilets?" or "What time is it?" etc. So if you need help in language buy this book or another book by Usborne in the language you are learning!

emma smithers, 18th December 2007

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