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Berlitz Self-Teacher: French Paperback – March 6, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0399513237 ISBN-10: 039951323X Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (March 6, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039951323X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399513237
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, French

Customer Reviews

I never buy anything without a 'see inside!'
Anomi.LS
This book is excellent for beginners as well as those who have advanced exposure to the language.
Joe Saylor
An old fashioned french text book-- easy to understand and follow.
M J Smart

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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2002
Preparing for a recent trip to France, I bought several books and audio tapes on French. The Berlitz Self-Teacher was by far the most helpful resource. By spelling each French word out phoenetically each time its used, it eliminates the tedious cross-referencing time required by other books. The quizzes at the end of each chapter (along with corresponding answers for each question) were extremely well-executed and helpful in learning the language. The illustrations were also very useful for the more visually-minded among us.
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Gunner on September 6, 2002
I have used the Berlitz Self Teacher and lot's of other books to learn French. I must say that the Berlitz Self Teacher is the best book out there.
If you follow the instructions provided you will be able to speak French well, and with more practice become pretty fluent.
But you have to speak out loud and at the end of each lesson, finish the Thinking in French exercises and form more questions on your own based on the material in the preceding Chapter.
If you do that, and it will take some time and effort, you will discover, that this method works!!!!!!
This book uses a better method than French Made Simple, Living Language French, Express Track to French and many others. I have used them all.
After I finished this book I went to Europe on vacation, and I was able to communicate very well in the language.
This book actually teaches you to become fluent in French, not just to speak Phrasebook French.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Gerald Davis on January 21, 2005
This book is wonderful. Even if you know no French and are willing to work diligently and speak out loud, (which admittedly isn't easy!) you will find sooner rather than later, you'll be able to converse, en francais as it were. The lessons are simple and direct, well structured and the answer keys are accurate, I would also recommend parents to buy this for their school kids and a copy for themselves and join the fun. The structure of the book will also help you when you have completed it and ready to move on to an intermediate level of reading and speaking!

Amusez-vous bien
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Joe Saylor on January 17, 2003
I have a minor in French. My love of the language began in elementary school, leading to three years of French classes in high school and continued study in college. This book is excellent for beginners as well as those who have advanced exposure to the language. This book is visually appealing: it complements any formal course of instruction. It serves as excellent "reinforcement" review for those who wish to 'come back' to the language after years of disuse.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ron on February 5, 2010
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Just the steak....without the sizzle!!!! I agree with a previous reviewer that there is a reason why a 60 year old text has held up so well over the years. The instruction is intuitive and builds logically. The pronunciation is transilliterated to facilitate pronunciation. Each leçon is approximately 3 pages long. A certain activity is described in about 50 sentences. Each sentence is in French, transilliterated French, and English. Subsequent sentences build upon the prior ones. At the end of each leçon is a self test of about 15 questions, with answers. Each leçon might take 10-15 minutes, depending on your skills. Effective study sessions can be multiples of that duration of time. Each chapter also has a "Note to Student", where important explanations are given. Concise...convenient....easy...and fun!!!!
This text is also a wonderful adjunct to any other French course(s) you might be using. I believe that there is a tendency to use the latest, most expensive, most hyped language course methods out there. While we all learn differently, a daily, conscientious approach is required, regardless of the course (or cost). My experience with Amazon has been that the most highly rated products do not disappoint. Many of the popular language courses today harp on immersion, as opposed to vocabulary and conjugations. They claim that your first language was learned that way. While I do not disagree, and concur that throwing you in the deep end will force you to learn to swim, the adult brain does learn differently than the child's. Sometimes we need to know WHY it was said like that. Buy, use and enjoy this gem!! You will not be disappointed. Bonne chance!!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bruce D. Wilner on August 6, 2008
This is great stuff! I developed better-than-decent proficiency at both French and German, starting from ground zero, working with these books for only a week or so. I would prefer a few more rules frankly stated as such: I found that I had to infer rules from what at first seemed like irregularities or surprises in a sample text. I don't know how the author(s) managed, but the odd assortment of dialogues is evidently sufficiently ingeniously chosen that one builds a strong practical vocabulary--certainly to make oneself clearly understood and to have educated foreigners truthfully tell you that they're most impressed with the extent of your command of language X. Warning: German will prove somewhat more difficult than French, as the conjugations are more detailed, the genders are more numerous (three versus two), and the declensions of adjectives and nouns will definitely present an onerous burden that one never fully gets used to. (BTW, the older printings were preferable--I'd rather have an honest green overcoat with the German or French text than have a black-and-white overcoat with an arrow pointing to it that says in English, "Um, er, pretend that this thing here is colored green.")
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