Beginning French for the utterly confused
Author: Mercado S.
Publisher: McGraw Hill
The main objective of Beginning French for the Utterly Confused is to present the basic concepts of the French language in a clear, easy-to-use format. It is designed to help beginning students of French attain an intermediate level of oral and written proficiency and enable them to understand and be understood in a reasonably short period of time. It begins with a pronunciation guide, then goes on to explain in simple terms, and in a cultural context, the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics of French. High school and university students, as well as business professionals and adults in general, will learn to speak and write in a correct and competent manner.
This practical course of 12 chapters provides simple, clear explanations based on a functional approach. It is designed both to facilitate steady and rapid progress as well as to make language learning enjoyable. Each lesson contains a number of instructional paragraphs which are illustrated by model sentences and supported by exercises (with answers) and word lists.
Conversational dialogues and idiomatic language appear in every lesson. A Test Yourself section developed to help students build confidence and acquire important concepts of the language appears at the end of each chapter.