French for Dummies

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Author : Dodi-Katrin Schmidt, Michelle M. Williams, Dominiq
ISBN 13 : 9788126507153
Pages : 356
Type : Paperbound
Remarks : Exclusively distributed by UBS Publishers Distributors

Whether you're taking a business trip and need to pick up a little French quickly; you're cramming for your high school French final; or you've always wanted to learn a new language but don't have the time to drag yourself to a class once a week, French For Dummies can get you well on your way to becoming fluent in no time. French For Dummies also comes with a CD that has audio transcriptions of all the exercises in the book, so that you can actually hear the French pronunciations.


Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little French.

Chapter 2 : The Nitty Gritty: Basic French Grammar.

Chapter 3: Bonjour! Hello! Greetings and Introductions.


Part II: French in Action.

Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.

Chapter 5 : Bon Appétit! Dining Out and Going to the Market.

Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy.

Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town.

Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation.

Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone.

Chapter 10: At the Office and around the House.


Part III: French on the Go.

Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money.

Chapter 12: Where Is the Louvre? Asking Directions.

Chapter 13: Staying at a Hotel.

Chapter 14: Transportation.

Chapter 15: Travel Abroad.

Chapter 16: Handling Emergencies.


Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Pick Up French Quickly.

Chapter 18: Ten Things Never to Say.

Chapter 19: Ten Favorite French Expressions.

Chapter 20: Ten Holidays to Remember.

Chapter 21: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound French.


Part V: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Verb Tables.

Appendix B: Mini-Dictionary.

Appendix C: About the CD.



Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for over 120 years.


Dodi-Katrin Schmidt has been translating German, French, and English texts of various kinds, including linguistic handbooks, film reviews, travel guides, and children's books. She has also been involved in developing language textbooks, language courses, teachers' handbooks, and grammar companions for video language courses. She also writes test items for various national language tests and recorded textbook and test material.


Michelle M. Williams is an editor at a major educational publisher. A former French teacher, she has taught students ranging form 2 years old to adults, in both the public and private sectors. She is a firm believer in making the language fun and accessible to all who want to learn.


Dominique Wenzel has been a freelance teacher of French and translator for 15 years. Born and raised in France, she received a Master's degree from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and studied at the University of Chicago on a postgraduate Fulbright scholarship. Her students include business professionals, children, and adults of all levels and interests.




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