Countdown to French
Author: Gail Stein
Publisher: McGraw Hill
When time is of the essence, trust Countdown to French to help readers master the language quickly and effectively. Organized into 24 units-each of which is designed to take no more than one hour to study-this self-instruction book presents material in a “countdown” fashion, from Hour 24 all the way down to 0, allowing learners to gauge their progress along the way.
Go from being feckless to flawless at French in only 24 hours
So you’re leaving for France in a few days and you don’t speak a word of the language? What will you do if you get lost in Paris and have to ask for directions? Or your rental car acts up and you need a mechanic? Or your flight from Nice is delayed and you want to reschedule? Believe it or not, it isn’t too late! With Countdown to French, in just 24 hours you’ll learn to speak like a native in all sorts of everyday situations.
This unique and efficient countdown self-instruction is organized into 24 units, each designed to take no more than one hour to study. Beginning with an introduction to basic pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, the units move quickly to practical conversational skills for both vacation and business travelers. By the time you count down to 00:00 hours, you’ll know how to:
Sound like a native, from syllable stress to nasal vowels
Recognize and properly use nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs
Ask and answer any type of question, in person or on the phone
Get help anywhere, from the auto shop to the post office to the dry cleaner’s
Cope with travel needs at the airport, hotel, or train station
Conduct business effectively
Neither a daunting textbook nor a flimsy phrase book, this unique language system combines grammar and vocabulary instruction into manageable, highly effective 60-minute lessons. Once you’ve completed the lessons, you’ll be ready try out your newly honed skills on the beaches of the Cote d’Azur. You’ll be amazed at what a difference a day makes!