Colloquial French: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 278 pages
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COLLOQUIAL FRENCH is easy to use and completely up to date!

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken French. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes COLLOQUIAL FRENCH your best choice in personal language learning?

Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice

Clear – concise grammar notes

Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide

Complete – including answer key and reference section

Whether you're a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday - if you'd like to get up and running with French, this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-34013-7 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs:978-0-415-34014-4

eBook: 978-0-203-46220-1 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

MP3s: 978-0-415-47091-9 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

Pack: 978-0-415-43163-7 (paperback and CDs)

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Pronunciation guide
5
First contacts
10
In town
22
Eating and drinking
35
Meeting people
48
Holiday plans
60
Shopping
72
Memories
146
Appointments and invitations
157
A weekend spent cooking
168
Clothes and shoes
180
Looking for a house
193
Talking about the house
204
Negotiations
215
Reference grammar
223

Planning a business trip
84
What a journey
97
We are enjoying ourselves
111
In Paris
123
Health problems
134
Key to exercises
236
FrenchEnglish glossary
261
Grammar index
277
Topic and functions index
279
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About the author (2006)

Valérie Demouy completed her M.A. in teching French at the University of Pau in France. While teaching French in various British institutions, she developed a strong interest in beginner and intermediate levels. She is currently a Lecturer in French at the Open University, UK, where she has contributed significantly to the new beginners course.

 

 

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