Easy French Reader Il Fait Beau I [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Il Fait Beau" is a romantic and thrilling comedy written for beginning and intermediate Francophones. You'll be amazed at how quickly you'll be able to learn French fast. Part of the reason behind that is the fact that you're doing more than trying to translate words. You'll be following dramatic action, identifying with characters and wondering what is going to happen next.

When your entire brain is engaged, the language becomes a holistic experience. Instead of just memorizing words, you’re creating images ...
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Easy French Reader Il Fait Beau I

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Overview

"Il Fait Beau" is a romantic and thrilling comedy written for beginning and intermediate Francophones. You'll be amazed at how quickly you'll be able to learn French fast. Part of the reason behind that is the fact that you're doing more than trying to translate words. You'll be following dramatic action, identifying with characters and wondering what is going to happen next.

When your entire brain is engaged, the language becomes a holistic experience. Instead of just memorizing words, you’re creating images brought about by the music or story, understanding what those words mean and coming to understand how many different meanings a word can trigger emotionally. The French language is famously complex and does not lend itself well to memorization and rote learning. However, experts have called “Il Fait Beau” a fascinating, exciting way to learn.

You'll be immersed in the french language and if you get stuck, you click on the numbered end note by the word or phrase. It takes you to the translation. Click on it again, and you're back where you left off.

Dramatized audio version is also available. Details contained in book.

Language and Lyrics – French has received rave reviews and is endorsed by the French Cultural Attaché in Houston.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012811011
  • Publisher: Dunham and Dillingham Pub. LLC
  • Publication date: 6/22/2011
  • Language: French
  • Series: Easy French Ready Il Fait Beau , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 102,667
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Dennis Dunham received his PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. His dissertation focused on the benefits of language learning anchored in situation and stories. He has spent much of his career focused on second language acquisition and international education. A former member of Peace Corps in Korea, he has written three best sellers in the Korean language. He is the co-creator of the Language and Lyrics-French series--which teachers language through entertainment, music and song.

Kyle Dillingham, editor of "Easy French Reader -Il Fait Beau", is also the co-creator of "Language and Lyrics French." Kyle has been called a world class violinist, performing in over 30 countries for ambassadors, royalty, congressmen, congresswomen and governors. Besides adding his french expertise to this project, he wrote all the music and songs for Language and Lyrics -French.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Sample too small

    Free sample only has 4 pages! You can't read any of the story •

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    So satisfying to read and understand in French!

    French is my second language. Speaking and comprehension are my forte. The Il Fait Beau easy French reader has been amazing, because it is so easy to follow...especially since you can also listen to the dramatized story with their audio method. Bravo!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2011

    Best and Easiest way to learn French!!

    Finally, a reader that isn't monotonous and boring. I am really a beginner and it was a cool feeling to get involved in a story and characters in another language.  If I ever got stuck, I would just click on one of the little end notes that took me to a little translation and kept me going. French is tough, but  Marie-Anne, the rich lady in the story is hilarious and I want to find out what's going to happen.   I need that kind of motivation.  Fun and entertaining way to learn.  I recommend it.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    I really enjoyed this!

    This is a wonderful story. I love how you can click on the number next to a french word and it takes you to a page with a glossary. This would be a great stand-alone reader. However, I've had the chance to listen to Il Fait Beau and it was so much fun! Really brings the story to life. I recommend it to anyone interested in studying french, but you don't even need to know french to enjoy it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    I was a little skeptical at first, but the story really did get

    I was a little skeptical at first, but the story really did get my interest. WIthin a short time I was really reading in French. Okay, in the beginning I would push those little buttons that would give me the translated word or expression, but after a few times, I really did get it. I think part II is about to come out. Very nicely done. Highly recommend.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Very cool

    Best reader I've bought. Keeps my interest. Recommend highly.

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    Posted December 25, 2012

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