From the very first page of Book 1, students-and adults, too-can begin speaking French. They meet Alan, an elementary school student, and Simone, his new classmate from France. As the entertaining story of these two children unfolds in English, Alan finds himself speaking more and more French. There are no boring grammar lessons, no lists of verb conjugations to memorize, no endless drills. There are questions and activities in each two-page chapter, and each has a complete answer key for the teacher. Students meet Alan and Simone, Alan's new classmate from France, and begin learning French with Alan. After a while, they join Alan when he has a typical French dinner with Simone's parents. They follow Alan home, where he tells his parents about dinner.