Complete High Frequency French

9781893564039: Complete High Frequency French

Some words, phrases and structures are used much more than others in any language. When you learn these most common forms first, you greatly increase your communicative ability in French in a minimum of time. Complete High Frequency French an exceptionally complete, fast and easy to understand guide to mastering the reading, writing, and speaking of practical everyday 'high frequency' French. This book quickly takes the reader from beginning to advanced level French by teaching the reader a maximum amount of useful and practical high frequency French in a minimum of time. Research shows that most foreign language learners spend over half of their time looking up meanings and guessing at answers instead of learning the language. Complete High Frequency French is an exciting and effective 'learn on your own' book that literally 'takes the foreign out of language by providing clear English translations, explanations, and answers for all French exercises. This time saving element completely eliminates guesswork and frustration so you always quickly know and understand what you are learning. Futhermore, clear and concise answer keys allow you to check your own work throughout the book providing you with immediate feedback as to your progress. This marvellous text also provides you with a pronunciation guide, notes on culture, complete answer keys, English translations, a complete verb list, diagrams, illustrations, as well as writing and conversation practice sections to enhance the learning of French even more. Suitable for all levels and ages, Complete High Frequency French ideal for travelers, businesspeople, students and language aficionados of all levels and backgrounds. Why high frequency language? How would you feel if someone taught a foreign exchange student at your house the word 'antidisestablishmentarianism'? You would say 'Why did they teach you that word?' 'It isn't even English.' 'No one even knows what it means.' The fact is that it is English, but it is a low frequency word. All languages are literally cluttered with tens of thousands nearly useless low frequency words and structures that the average student must stumble over. The problem is that many foreign language authors and teachers love to teach their students such words because they think they sound neat, and as a result their students never learn to really communicate in a second language. Fortunately for us, all languages also have little gems called 'high frequency' words which are used thousands of times more often than other words and structures and are therefore much more valuable to the language learner because they increase communicative ability in a minimum of time. Complete High Frequency French contains only high frequency language in its more than 420 pages.

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Mark Frobose is nationally published foreign language author, teacher, and speaker with over twenty foreign language titles currently in print. Mark is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese and is the founder of Language Dynamics Inc., a foreign language training and publishing company. He has lived and studied throughout Latin America and Europe and holds numerous degrees and certificates from foreign and American universities. Mark has studied and/or taught languages at the Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City, Universidad Cat--lica in Quito, Ecuador, L'Universit de Grenoble, France, Illinois State University, University of Illinois, and the University of New Mexico. Mark has received numerous awards and was rated as an excellent instructor by his students at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

To put it simply, I believe in simplicity. My philosophy of language learning is that it is a natural, human process that we all automatically possess. The problem is that many teachers, linguists and academics make this naturally simple process too confusing. In all of my teaching and writing I attempt to take the foreign out of language by explaining to you in English what it is you are learning, and by always teaching the most authentic language possible. Other works by this author include: Practicamos Espaol, Practicamos Ms Espaol, Rcits Divertissants, High Frequency Spanish/Tape, High Frequency French/Tape, Aprenons le Franais I, Spanish Grammar Through Analogy, French Grammar Through Analogy, El Espaol Ilustrado, Le Franais Illustr, El Espaol Para Principiantes/Tape, Le Franais Pour Dbutants/Tape, Escribamos en Espaol, Ecrivons en Franais, Complete High Frequency Spanish, Complete High Frequency French, Complete High Frequency Italian, Complete High Frequency German, Ingls Americano Para Hispanohablantes

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Mark A. Frobose is a well known foreign language author, accomplished linguist and teacher, foreign language speaker and scholar who is fluent in Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese. Frobose holds degrees and certificates from a number of prestigious universities in the US and abroad where he has lived, studied, and taught. Mark, who holds an MA from the University of Illinois where he was rated as an excellent instructor by his students, later went on to found Language Dynamics Inc. which produces some of the nation's best in rapid, easy to learn foreign language courses and books. Mark has been invited to speak at a number of foreign language teacher conferences as a keynote speaker and has successfully written over 20 foreign language learning titles which are currently sold nationwide and abroad. This text is the fruit of his 23 years of language learning and teaching experience.

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