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- Ideal for all levels; quickly move from beginner to advanced
- Straightforward software for learning French at home or on the go
- Total immersion; multimedia learning; flash-card system; speech analysis
- Complete French course on 4 audio CDs for learning while on the road
- Practice vocabulary using iPod or other MP3 player; innovative exercises
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Berlitz French Premier helps you learn French more effectively, with the language tools that have helped other for over a decade. If you need to learn French fast, and learn it well, here is a guaranteed solution. This unique, time-proven learning system offers 3 ways to learn French at your own pace: Watch lessons on your PC or Macintosh, listen in your car, or load them up to an iPod or media player. These lessons help you make yourself understood, wherever you travel. Communicate with people from around the world, easily and effectively.
From the Manufacturer
Now you can learn French the easy way with the straightforward software thats been helping people learn foreign languages for more than a decade. Berlitz French Premier is fast, easy, and effective. Guaranteed! With this unique, time-proven learning system, weve provided three powerful ways for you to learn French: (1) on your Windows PC or Macintosh, (2) in your car, and (3) on the go using an iPod or other mobile listening device.
Learn on Your Computer
Engaging Activities Mean You'll Learn Faster.
- Total immersion: learn by listening to actual conversations.
- Multimedia learning: enhance your knowledge by watching videos.
- Flash-card system: reinforce your learning with this proven method.
- Speech analysis: improve your pronunciation with practice conversations.
A Comprehensive French Course on Four Berlitz Audio CDs
Learn in your car with a complete French course on four audio CDs. Berlitz makes it easy to improve your fluency while you're on the road.
Learn on the Go
Innovative iPod Exercises... and More
Practice your vocabulary using your iPod or other MP3 player. Test your proficiency with word lists that match the software.
- Flash-card software for your Palm or Pocket PC
- Vocabulary-building screensaver
- And much more!
Beginner: get comfortable as a new learner by starting with the basics.
- Meeting and greeting
- Basic travel terms
- Numbers and money
- Asking for directions
- Ordering a meal
- At the hotel
- Office conversation
- Speaking on the phone
- An evening with friends
- Survival phrases
- And much more
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In my opinion, Berlitz is HORRIBLE. I received Berlitz one-on-one tutoring, on-line training software, 2 CDs and print materials for free from my employer. All of it was actually worse than useless because it distracted me from spending time on an effective program. The insistance on giving all instructions and explanation in the foreign language was frustrating and wasted my time. Even in the foreign language, the explanations of concepts and presentation of information was inadequate. For example: nouns were presented in the vocabulary exercises without identifying the gender. Then the exercises would mark you wrong if you responsed with no gender (as it was presented in the Berlitz software) or with the wrong gender. Incomplete verb conjugations were presented in the instruction -- for example, maybe they'd only give you 1st person singular, 3rd person singular and 3rd person plural -- then in the exercises they would ask you for 2nd person plural. The online software was glitchy and got hung up. In listening exercises, the speech was very fast and there was no way to slow it down. Even the fonts and screen sizes were frustrating. In the online product, if I set the zoom so that I could view the entire page without scrolling, the font was teeny-tiny, like 5 point Courier or similar. If I set the zoom so that I could read the font, I could only view a little portion of the pictures being presented - It was like looking at an elephant through a paper towel tube from 3 feet away.
You know, every video you buy comes with a language option. If "immersion" without actual teaching or explanation were effective, I could just set my CDs to French language and watch some movies. It doesn't work, does it? So WHY does the whole foreign language teaching world seem to think that "immersion training" is a good thing? Actually TEACH me, please!
I think Duolingo is much better and it is free. The problem with Duolingo is that there is no conversation and not enough speaking involved. Duolingo + a conversation partner would be the best thing, I think.
Oh, and another thing: it would have been helpful if there had been an a written translation of the audio CDS somewhere in the package. Sometimes there's a word I just don't get in the audio version and there's no way to find out what that word is.
Lastly, notice that this might not even be a Berlitz product--it may be that the name has been licensed by another software company. Not that this makes it better or worse. My feeling is that Berlitz itself may need to readdress its own mission. At one point in time there may have been no great alternative to in-person instruction, but these days the vast majority of language learners are probably going to learn with a computer program, at least through intermediate levels of language learning, and Berlitz really hasn't addressed that. If they don't they may go the way of $800.00 encyclopedia sets.