Colloquial French: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Routledge, Jan 25, 2013 - Foreign Language Study - 287 pages
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This new and extensively revised edition of Colloquial French is easy to use and completely up-to-date!

Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or classroom use, the course offers you 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 new exercises for regular practice, focussing entirely on up-to-date everyday language
    • clear – structured progression, concise explanations and grammar notes
    • practical – useful vocabulary and simplified pronunciation guide
    • complete – including answer key, reference grammar, glossary and index

By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in French in a broad range of everyday situation.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.

 

 

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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 (2013)

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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