Today I was back in my favourite book shop, The Works.
As I mentioned in my Spanish Language Learning post, The Works sell some great foreign language learning books. Although it can be a bit hit and miss because they change stock so regularly, it’s always worth a look.
At the moment, my primary focus is learning Spanish, and I’d also like to learn Dutch too. However, when I saw this book, I knew I had to buy it.
Published by DK, this book is worth £7.99 at retail price, but today I bought it for £1.99. There are also Spanish and Italian versions. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the Italian book and I don’t need the Spanish one, but I thought I’d give French a try.
As the title suggests this is a 12 week course that you study for 15 minutes a day. Each weekly chapter has 5 sections, 4 for learning at one to revise and recap material. There’s also a menu guide and a dictionary in FR>EN and vice versa.
Table of contents
I’ve never really used a “quick start” guide to learn a language. Since this book has no listening content, pronunciation might be tricky. Also it says there’s no written content, which is usually what I use to learn and revise, so I may not go along with that bit. I studied French for two years, once a week in Secondary School, so I hope I can remember some of it.
Although it’s a twelve week course, I think I’ll try and give three reviews during learning – weeks 4, 8 and 12 and a final review at the end.
Also, the last time I tried the multiple language learning method, it did not go well for my learning. Maybe going at my own pace will work better?
I’m aiming to start on Monday 18th. Wish me luck! If you have any advice for multiple language learning or for French, please leave me a comment below, or tweet me on @amjscorr.