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Learn French: Fluenz French 1+2+3+4+5 for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad & Android Phones, Version 3

Platform : Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X
4.3 out of 5 stars 121 customer reviews

Price: $368.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • We will coach you every step of the way to fluency. Amazing tutors in hundreds of videos, helpful explanations, and the most immersive platform to practice your speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Follow the full program on your iPhone, online from your computer, or install it in your hard disk from the DVDs included in the red box. Additional audio CDs allow you to practice in your car, additional comprehension MP3s and access to our digital Flashcards make for the best possible learning experience.
  • 150 sessions of up to two and one-half hours each -- the most comprehensive software application covering the first five levels of French anywhere. This program will guide you in English through the challenges of French with a proven system.
  • Fluenz blends a video tutor with a range of engaging, interactive workouts to improve your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in a unique approach that is currently being used by the US Navy, senior personnel at the UN and UNICEF, executives of Fortune 500 companies, students at Harvard Business School and other leading universities.
  • DO NOT BUY THE PROGRAM FROM THIRD PARTY SELLERS. Older versions of the program are unlikely to work on Mac Lion OS, Mac Mountain Lion OS or Windows 8. Fluenz cannot support programs purchased through third-party sellers. To guarantee that you're getting the latest version make sure your shopping cart indicates "Sold by Fluenz", whether it is fulfilled by Amazon or directly by Fluenz.
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Product Description

ACCESS FLUENZ ONLINE AND FLUENZ MOBILE WITHIN HOURS OF PURCHASE

Access the full Fluenz program online, on iPhone, iPad, and Android phones with the link we'll send you to your Amazon account within hours of purchase.

Real explanations
We'll break down French into parts and explain how they work together--nothing like good, common sense explanations.

Every Step of the Way
Our tutors will be there every step of the way with the tips, tricks, and motivation that will make a difference.

No Games, just Real Learning
Our workouts aren't simple games but real practice tied to our step-by-step explanations. Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Reading to success.

Buy a Red Box, get full access within hours of purchase
Install the program on your computer with the included DVD. In addition, get access to the full program online, or follow the whole thing with our iPhone, iPad, and Android phone Apps.

Ready for Fluency
Learning French takes real commitment. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. A game or a pen pal won't take you very far. If you're willing to put in the hours there is nothing like Fluenz to power your fluency.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • ASIN: B004CRNACW
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 121 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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By J. Roe on June 13, 2011
I've been shopping on Amazon since 1999 and have never written a review, because I've never felt especially motivated to. But I've never had as positive an experience with a product as I have with Fluenz French, and I wanted to tell my story.

About a year and a half ago I started dating a girl who was studying for her PhD in French, so obviously that language was her life. When I started thinking about proposing, I decided I wanted to learn French for her and be able to propose in French (with several sentences, not just "will you marry me"). After researching various options I picked Fluenz as my method of learning (the free demo on their website is what sold me). At the time only French 1 & 2 were available, but as they've released extra discs I've added 3-5 to my collection.

Different people learn in different ways, but I can say the Fluenz style worked very well for me. I took one semester of French in college about 7 years ago, but lost interest and quickly lost what I had learned. With Fluenz, I feel like I enjoyed learning more and that the learning "stuck." Rather than being thrown in the deep end and being expected to figure things out for myself, I liked having an on-screen tutor explain grammar rules and vocabulary. I also liked the various techniques used, and I'll get into that more after my story.

As I started approaching the date when I wanted to propose, I had completed Fluenz 1 & 2 and about half of disc 3. I was very happy with how far I had come, but I knew I wasn't quite comfortable with translating and pronouncing a proposal all on my own. So I posted on Fluenz's online message board to ask for help.
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As I thought about what I would write in this review, I realized I would sound like I worked there, because I have so many complimentary things to say. But the truth is I'm a regular user who has been thoroughly impressed with the product.

First off, Fluenz is fun! I always look forward to a lesson and consider it a treat. The program is filled with jaw-droppingly beautiful photography with background music to set the mood.

In addition, the program is neither dumbed down nor too intense. And, most gratifyingly, as you go through the lessons, old vocabulary and grammar structures are presented to you repeatedly. You get the chance to review what you've learned over and over again, but not tediously so, until the elements become second-nature to you. It's almost as if the creators of the program are reading your mind, and they know just how much of a refresher you need at just the right time.

I will keep this short, but I will finish by saying that the customer service is friendly and first-rate, and the love of languages the Fluenz team has is obvious, which results in a contagious enthusiasm. I've been having a great time with the program and would buy Fluenz 6-10 if such a thing existed.
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I selected Fluenz based on the information on their website, after reading reviews of the major language programs. I was preparing for a vacation in Paris, and wanted to be able to communicate rudimentarily. I worked on French 1 & 2 through a four month period and was very surprised at my level of fluency! The DVD program, combined with the audio and podcasts (which I listened to and practiced while commuting) really created a powerful three step learning process. I especially valued, in levels 1 & 2, the focus on the types of situations a traveler or business person would encounter: directions, ordering in a restaurant, numbers, simple everyday dialogues that prepared you to communicate essentials. On a trip to Quebec, I could be understood and I could understand in a variety of situations. The teacher/coach, Sonia Gill, created fun and informative tutoring session on the DVD, as well as informal practice and discussion on the podcasts, and more formal exercises in the audio component. It may sound silly, but I really looked forward to the tutorials and felt like Sonia was a helpful friend. When French 3 was issued I immediately ordered, and have been working through the sessions which are certainly more intense and challenging as the material becomes a bit more complex. I have French 4 & 5, and will be moving on to those levels in the coming year. The tutor for French 3 through 5 is a native French speaker, and while I occasionally miss Sonia on the DVD, Caroline is just as effective and pleasant. I definitely recommend French 1 & 2 for travelers who may want to learn enough of the language to get by on a single vacation to a Francophone area, and once you experience Fluenz 1 & 2, you will no doubt be inspired to carry on your learning with 3,4 & 5.Read more ›
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I like Fluenz as much as a finely cooked gourmet meal. Ultimately, the requirements to learn a language as subtle, complex, and beautiful as French are not that far from what makes for great French cooking. First of all, a chef who knows not only the language, but all the ingredients, proportions, and temperatures that make it unique. Sonia Gil in the first levels and native Parisian Carolyn Janin afterwards, are true masters when it comes to showing how French works, and how English-speakers should best approach its many nooks and crannies.

To me Sonia is the Julia Child of French learning--someone not French who could see, unlike anyone before her, how to make the language intelligible to everyone else. Someone as passionate and knowledgeable as anyone about everything French, but who doesn't lose sight of common sense explanations or of the simple tips that bring it all together. Before Julia Child most French cookbooks wouldn't provide exact measurements because people "should know those things." Before Sonia Gil most commercial language learning wouldn't provide explanations since they assumed that "adults learn languages by simply listening to them."

Even today some pretend to sell frozen French food and still call it gourmet. Fluenz's competitors, most notably Rosetta Stone, insist on not explaining anything and even forbid their online tutors to offer any clarifications since the method relies on the strict matching of words and images. Just as with frozen food, the Rosetta Stone method promises vast profits for its makers: French is taught with the same images and the same words as every other language in their catalog, erasing all its beauty and complexity. Not to be eaten under any circumstances!

Let me offer a brief overview of the program.
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