Ideal for school, business, travel, or simply personal interest
Great Program BUT could be a bit more user friendly
Okay, I've been trying a lot of French programs lately, and I have to admit, this one (probably) has the best programs and resources. HOWEVER, it is not user friendly--it has a bunch of inexplicable little icons scattered here, there, and everywhere--and unless you go into the "user's manual" and print it out like a handbook, you are going to be stuck and unable to explore all the possibilities this program might offer. Unlike Learn & Speak French, which is so intuitively designed that a child can operate it and proceed without much instruction, this program, however well-organized, is NOT for those souls who prefer to skip over instructions and therefore waste several frustrating hours trying to figure things out on their own. IF you print out the manual, or at least the pages to those sections you are utilizing, you will be pleased. The flashcards are fantastic and speech recognition and interactivity is superb. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
Excellent even for independent studying
I started teaching myself french and used this cd package as a supplement. I personally think it doesn't work well alone if you're teaching yourself., but it really does help. It comes with two different programs., one is A+ french, which i think is O.K., but then it has "french before you know it" which contains tons of different lists of words in different categories, and has different types of flash cards to help w/ your vocabulary..I really love this feature especially. I honestly haven't gotten very far in mastering french, only b/c of time and lack of discipline..but if you have both of those, then this cd will work really well in helping you. I recommend though to invest in some sort of beginner's french textbook as well.
you are not limited ....
That's right! You are not limited by this disk as the flash card program allows you to creat your own list of flash cards. My daughter is in school taking first year French and it is great that we can add lists of words that she is now covering. And the flash cards they do have usually have all but two or three words that are already on her list. It is easy to use and you will see your student in French definately improve her grade.
I Can Speak French is the ideal program for beginner level French. It contains 15 useful and superb lessons that are designed to build your French skills quickly. MY favorite feature is the flashcard program which is quite good for building your vocabulary up quickly. It also teaches you the French alphabet and French grammar. For $...this product can't be beaten and I am amazed that it is so inexpensive. Don't be afraid to buy this, in my opinion I really see no reason why anyone would be disapointed with this.
This program is really good for language learning. I can't get enough of the flashcard game, it is such a good way to review what I learn. The lessons are all very useful and are easy to keep up with. This program is the best for learning French.
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