Fluent in French

Author: Frederic Bibard
Publisher:
ISBN: 1635872804
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Whether you are: - a complete beginner - an intermediate-level student facing difficulties in your studies, - an advanced learner beginning to notice the signs of a plateau in your motivation This study guide has original, helpful techniques, hacks, and tips you can use to enrich your vocabulary and get you on track.

Fluent Forever

Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780385348102
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Fluent in 3 Months

Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007556755
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Meet the man who makes the mission of learning any language possible! The all-you-need guide to learning a language.

Language Hacking French

Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781681441023
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Foreign Language Study

It's true that some people spend years studying French before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of French, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak French through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in French from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Learning French

Author: Gail Stein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781429526463
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

You're no idiot, of course. You appreciate wine and brie, can pronounce "croissant," and know that "bonjour" means hello. But when it comes to actually learning the language, you feel stranded on the Eiffel Tower with no way down. Dont strap on your parachute just yet! The Complete Idiots Guide to Learning French, Second Edition makes mastering French fun and entertaining--instead of bogging you down with verb tenses and vocabulary lists. Youll feel confident about "parlaying" your new proficiency into conversations with native speakers.

Easy French Step by Step

Author: Myrna Bell Rochester
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642218
Release Date: 2008-10-31
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Get up and running with French Easy French Step-by-Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts in order of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess.

When in French

Author: Lauren Collins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698191075
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier—a surprising turn of events for someone who didn’t have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn’t understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue? Does “I love you” even mean the same thing as “je t’aime”? When the couple, newly married, relocates to Francophone Geneva, Collins—fearful of one day becoming "a Borat of a mother" who doesn’t understand her own kids—decides to answer her questions for herself by learning French. When in French is a laugh-out-loud funny and surprising memoir about the lengths we go to for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages—and what they say about who we are. Collins grapples with the complexities of the French language, enduring excruciating role-playing games with her classmates at a Swiss language school and accidently telling her mother-in-law that she’s given birth to a coffee machine. In learning French, Collins must wrestle with the very nature of French identity and society—which, it turns out, is a far cry from life back home in North Carolina. Plumbing the mysterious depths of humanity’s many forms of language, Collins describes with great style and wicked humor the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of learning—and living in—French. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 9788180320217
Release Date: 2016-12-14
Genre: Self-Help

'How to Win Friends and Influence People' is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. Just after publishing, it quickly exploded into an overnight success, eventually selling more than 15 million copies worldwide, and pioneering an entire genre of self-help and personal success books. With an enduring grasp of human nature, it teaches his readers how to handle people without letting them feel manipulated, how to make people feel important without inspiring resentment, how win people over to your point of view without causing offence, and how to make a friend out of just about anyone. Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life. (How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, 9788180320217)

Upgrade Your French

Author: Benjamin Houy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1503009653
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Do you want to speak French fluently? Upgrade Your French shows you exactly what you need to do to successfully learn French on your own. This is the book I wish I had when I started learning foreign languages. Back then, I was convinced I would never speak another language than French, my native tongue. I thought I simply didn't have the "language learning gene". Call me silly, but I didn't know that there was no such thing as a language learning gene at that time, I didn't know that a few tools and techniques could make language learning much easier and fun. Upgrade Your French gives you all the information you need to successfully learn French on your own using the same techniques and tools polyglots use to learn language after language. It shows you how to practice the four core language skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) and make the whole learning experience fun and addictive. You will discover: The most common mistakes French learners make and how you can avoid them. The three simple ingredients you need to successfully learn French. How you can get a native-like French pronunciation and master French grammar without going crazy. How to master the four core language skills. The little-known method polyglots use to learn French words and never forget them. How you can learn French from any location and create a virtual immersion environment. The best resources to learn French And much more... This book is for you if: You want to learn French, but don't know where to start. You already speak French, but feel you are not making as much progress as you would like. This book isn't for you if: You are looking for a magical way to speak French fluently in one month. You are looking for an effortless way to learn French. Scroll up and Upgrade Your French now!

Foreign Language Learning with Digital Technology

Author: Michael Evans
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441134622
Release Date: 2009-02-07
Genre: Education

While digital technology is endlessly innovating and improving itself as a tool to support teaching and learning, the cognitive process of language learning itself remains perennially the same. However, digital technology has created new learning opportunities and introduces new elements into the cognitive process of foreign language learning. The contributors of this well-edited collection examine foreign language learning primarily from a user perspective and explore these underlying questions: How does digital technology support existing foreign language learning needs and processes? What new learning experiences does it entail for the learner? The book situates new insights into the value of digital technology for foreign language learning within the context of evidence from prior research and of educational policy-making and examines key pedagogical uses of digital technology in relation to effective foreign language learning by pupils. It provides an in-depth description of the use of a range of digital media and combines practical ideas for teaching and learning with critical analysis of evidence drawing on an analysis of technology-focused language learning across different sectors and in different anglophone contexts.

Out of Sheer Rage

Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 9781466869868
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD "In the spirit of Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot and Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject in widening loops and then darting at it when you least expect it . . . a wild book."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times Geoff Dyer was a talented young writer, full of energy and reverence for the craft, and determined to write a study of D. H. Lawrence. But he was also thinking about a novel, and about leaving Paris, and maybe moving in with his girlfriend in Rome, or perhaps traveling around for a while. Out of Sheer Rage is Dyer's account of his struggle to write the Lawrence book--a portrait of a man tormented, exhilarated, and exhausted. Dyer travels all over the world, grappling not only with his fascinating subject but with all the glorious distractions and needling anxieties that define the life of a writer.