Living French
Living French  -     By: Jean-Claude Arragon
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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Hodder Education
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1444153978
ISBN-13: 9781444153972
Series: Living

Publisher's Description

This 7th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.

Do you want to learn French or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.

The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:
- clear grammar explanations
- vocabulary lists
- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter
- questions for speaking practice
- exercises
- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.

There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.

The accompanying audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in French, together with model answers.

Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.

Author Bio

T W Knight, Revised by Jean-Claude Arragon.

Jean-Claude Arragon, who has updated T.W. Knight's original course, was Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Huddersfield. Educated in France, he has taught French in English schools and universities for over 30 years. He was Chief Examiner for French A/AS Level Speaking Examinations for AQA from 1988 until 2001. He has also been a member of the inter-board development team for the new generation of AS and A-level language examinations and was responsible for the recruitment of students from French institutions within and outside the ERASMUS SOCRATES scheme. He has written French course materials for the Open University and dramatic material for the BBC television French Beginners' course 'Ensemble'.

Editorial Reviews

"I have recommended [it] to everybody who has asked me for advice on learning to speak French ...and still do"amazon.co.uk user review
"an excellent course, giving a well-organised, in-depth background to the French language"amazon.co.uk user review
"Living French gives one that basic knowledge in a very clear and easy to understand way"amazon.co.uk user review

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