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Façon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED

Course Pack

By Angela Aries and Dominique Debney

  • Mixed media product
  • £39.99

The course pack for the fifth edition of Façon de Parler 1, the first part of the two-volume, highly illustrative and communicative best-selling French course designed to take adult beginners step by step through all the basic language skills needed for holiday, business or exam purposes.

Façon de Parler 1 is the first of a two-volume, highly illustrative and communicative course, specially designed for the adult beginner. Angela Aries and Dominique Debney guide you step by step through all the basic language skills you need for holiday, business or exams and there is plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learned as you go along.

The Course Pack contains a full colour Façon de Parler 1 Coursebook, three audio CDs and a Support Book with answer key and recording transcripts.

Now in full colour, each of the units contains the following:
- lively, illustrated dialogues and comprehension questions
- structured pair-work and group-work activities
- basic vocabulary and useful expressions
- grammar notes
- listening comprehension (for work with the recordings)

There are also regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points, while a useful reference section is followed by a French-English end vocabulary.

Façon de Parler 1 is ideal for group work and can also be used for individual study and revision purposes.

Biographical Notes

Angela Aries has many years' teaching experience in French and EFL at Colleges of Further Education and Adult Education Institutes, in London and Essex. She has been an examiner for both written and oral French.

Dominique Debney is a former lecturer at Seevic, Essex FE College. She has taught evening classes preparing for the Intermediate Diploma of the Institute of Linguists. She also has many years' experience teaching at secondary level and as an examiner for French GCSE (writing) and A level (oral).

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444168419
  • Publication date: 29 Jun 2012
  • Page count: 360
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton

This book has made learning so much easier and more fun. I have the CD on my laptop and can listen to the short dialogues in between other work. The units are also of a manageable length and so I tend to dip in and out of them throughout my working day.
... I can heartily recommend this publication.

— Amazon user June 2011
It has a nice broad outlook and progresses slowly but surely. Grammar inserts are also helpful. For adult groups it is an excellent book, as always solo learners need incentives to continue. — Amazon user June 2010
This French course is very well known and highly effective: it is widely used in adult education classes ... I recommend it unreservedly. — Amazon user June 2010
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Authors:
Virginia Catmur, Michel Thomas

Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Portuguese and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.How does it work?During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Virginia Catmur and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing.Why is the method so successful?The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.Where do I go next?Start Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method is an hour of essentials taken from Total Portuguese with the Michel Thomas Method. After you finish your Start course, you can move to the Total Portuguese course, which includes 8-hours of audio and a practice CD-ROM. Perfect Portuguese follows on from the Total course with 10-hours of audio and a practice CD- ROM Learn anywhereDon't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.