They are funny and easy to read—an ideal selection for the beginning French
student. ... My favorite book was Mastering French Vocabulary: A Thematic Approach (Barron's Foreign Language Guides). ... Le Plouhinec, this vocabulary
treasure comes with ten hours of MP3 audio, which, of course, is essential to
getting the pronunciation right. ... Then I went back and drilled on the highlighted
Author: Allen Johnson
To make a friend is a joy. To make a friend in another country is a wonderment—a small miracle. Pardon My French follows the lives of an American couple who have embraced a daunting mission: Not to be spectators in France, but to be absorbed by France. Amidst the minefields of linguistic faux pas, the perplexities of French gestures, the exquisite and often exotic cuisine, and the splendor of Christmas on the Mediterranean—see what it is like for an occasionally gruff American to be adopted into a new family. Witness the hugging, the teasing, and the laughter that follows, when nothing on earth could be more perfect. Experience what it is like to fall in love with the French. Follow the adventures of the author as he pits his rather staid and conventional driving skills against the French speed demons of Languedoc. Step into his sneakers as he tests his basketball prowess against the young French bucks adorned with backward ball caps and over-the-knee Chicago Bulls game shorts. Watch how he frolics in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time with a French topless companion. Marvel as he sits in with a world-class French jazz band. Observe him overcome his shyness in talking to the beautiful nude model from his painting class in the studio atop the village police station. Envision how he learns to dance the tango with his head upright, his chest expanded, and his strides befitting a newly adorned French god—one with sensuality on his mind.
Learning German doesn't have to be boring and agonizing! Here you have 100 entertaining and interesting German short stories for beginners and intermediate learning level. German for beginners can be challenging, but not with this book.
Author: Christian Stahl
Publisher: Midealuck Ltd
Category: Literary Collections
How is it possible to learn German easily and effortlessly by yourself? The most effective way to learn German is reading interesting German short stories. Learning German doesn't have to be boring and agonizing! Here you have 100 entertaining and interesting German short stories for beginners and intermediate learning level. German for beginners can be challenging, but not with this book. All German short stories are unique and hopefully entertaining in content, and new vocabulary is gradually added at a manageable pace so you won't get overwhelmed. Towards the end of this German book you find the stories slightly more complex, but still comprehensible for beginners. The stories are followed by learning questions and a English-German vocabulary section, so you can use this short story book also as a German workbook. Also, this German language learning book offers you a wide range of culturally important information you can use when you travel to Germany or study there, and frankly, this book is not only for German language learners but also for anyone interested in German culture in general. Included is an audiobook in one MP3 file which contains the first 40 stories of this book.