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About the Product
- Adapted to any level, from beginner to advanced
- Regular evaluations on improvement
- Learn French through mini-games and competition
- Write your answers with the stylus on the Touch Screen
- With DS portability, translator and glossary features can help a traveler in any situation
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- 8 touchpad mini-games to sharpen your mastery of the language at your own pace
- Track your progress with charts showing your performance learning the language
- Simple touch screen interface
Top Customer Reviews
I was doing "OK" but then I heard about this title. I ordered it from Amazon and I have to say I am IMPRESSED! This is exactly the type of study program I needed. Unlike listening to straight audio (Berlitz Rush Hour French) the DS makes the process interactive. You get ranked (from enfant on up) based on your completion of the levels. The title has an excellent recording feature to let you record a word or phrase and then either listen to it alone, or play it back in unison with the French audio.
The many games you must play to master words to unlock the levels are challenging, somewhat addictive, but fun. I try and play all of them on the DIFFICULT level as they make me work harder.
But, it's not perfect:
One glaring thing missing is they do not list the masculine or feminine identifiers for the verbs. That would have made this a perfect tool because the M Vs. F tense is still a killer for me as I try to weave sentences together.
Also, they make a very strange error in that "Tu" or informal version of "You" is listed as "Formal" and the formal version "Vous" is listed as "Informal." That's a very blatant error.
The dictionary is very limtied. For example, while it has the word for "puppy" there is no word for "dog." It also does not provide definitions, so you'll need a dictionary to ascertain the exact meaning of a word because as in English, a single word can have many different meanings.Read more ›
Nevertheless, activities that assit with spelling, sentence building and conjugations are an invaluable addition. Having a conjugation chart is helpful and players can find themselves using the charts initially and then replaying the game without the chart. This is where real learning takes place. TRES BIEN!!
The game is also entertaining. What is nice is that being "conversational", this reivewer did not start with lesson one. Upon commencing, the game gives a "pretest"; based on those results, the player will start at a level that is right for them. For example, I started around lesson 18. It's worth mentioning, however, that one can go back to the initial lessons and it is good to do so for review.
For the price, it's a very good way to either learn a language at least conversationally and/or even sharpen language skills for those who are conversational or for those who took the language in school in years past. The reference section is very helpful for looking up both words and phrases.
EXCELLENT tool for the cost!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter has been using this for the summer. Not so much her idea of fun :). I wanted something that would introduce her to the language without it being "school... Read morePublished 1 month ago by DK
I just started taking French and this game is great. I play this on my 3ds and I really enjoy it. The vocabulary building games and methods they use are very helpful. Read morePublished 15 months ago by another pretty face
I actually found this really educational. I learned as much through this game as I learned through high school language classes, and I learned it faster. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amanda W
It reminded me what I already knew, didn't teach me much more, but I also got bored with it.Published 18 months ago by K. Rolen