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A good start
on March 24, 2014
This course bills itself as "Beginner to intermediate." It did a fine job of that for me. Although I had gone through another popular and more extensive French course, I became much less hesitant to use the language after this one. Michel is a fine teacher, encouraging and patient with the "class." His classifications and comparisons of common words in English and French and the explanations of when to drop and when to add ending consonants simplified my ability to absorb a feel for the language. I look forward to the next course, "Perfect French," ( which I have purchased) and am thinking ahead to perhaps the "Master Class."
The one feature that I had difficulty with was the two discs on vocabulary. The eight others all use the gentle voice of Michel, easily understandable in my moderate hearing disability. The vocab disc narrator is a female with a high pitched voice and who speaks rapidly with a clipped accent. The responders don't answer clearly enough for me.
Aside from the vocab discs I am delighted with the course.