Listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning French. For those of you who can't just slip away from life, travel to France, and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Listening to native-spoken French stories is the next best thing.
Expand your vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1500+ French words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.
Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken French by listening to a native French speaker.
Learn how to pronounce French words properly.
Familiarize yourself with a wide range of grammar structures and put them to use today.
Avoid the monotonous task of memorizing grammar rules. How awesome is that?!
All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations.
Start improving your French today!
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By Rares Ciornei on 22-03-17
Good way to start learning French
I liked the fact that the narrators speak slowly and sometimes repeat the words/phrases so you can fully understand them. I also liked that they use a simple but really commonly used vocabulary, having the proper French accent.
Now I feel more confident in my abilities to speak French, a language I always wanted to learn. I am currently a bit closer to my dream of going to France and only talk in French.
The stories are interesting because they are contemporary and the narrators talk about very common topics, which is a very good way to learn the most used words.
Overall, it’s a very efficient and easy way to start learning French. I can listen to it whenever I want: while cooking, driving, before going to bed, etc. It’s a game changer!
26 of 26 people found this review helpful
By John Ayad on 12-03-17
Just what I needed!
Would you consider the audio edition of French Short Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?
Yes, because now I can learn how to properly pronounce the words instead of just reading them. You can easily find out how to words are spelled online, but you can't always find proper pronunciation for these words, which is quite useful in real life
What did you like best about this story?
What i liked best was the vocabulary flash cards in midst of the stories which helped me stay on track and not lose attention.
What does Frederic Bibard and Mariem Nouni bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
What they brought to the story in my opinion is the sense of understanding how to tell a story as if it's a real story that happened. It's not as apparent as one might think if a book was just read.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Francais pour vous
Any additional comments?
When I was school, French was my third language.. We didn't focus that much on learning it in school, so by the time I finished, I had the basics covered but not much else. I recently had a trip to France, during which I was even more sure that my French was disastrous. This is why I took a decision to improve my French, I started off by Googling for resources and translating as I went but it didn't take me far. However, this audible book was a saviour! The amount of stories included was more than enough and the idea of the "flash cards" in the story helped me keep track of my vocabulary and following through the story as it's being told. I believe this resource is great for people like me with previous basic knowledge in French. It can also be quite useful for people who are still learning at the beginning but are eager to pursue their goal in learning French. C'est une langue tres magnifique!
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By B. Melo on 09-03-17
Great audiobook to start your french learning
What made the experience of listening to French Short Stories for Beginners the most enjoyable?
A very friendly material that helps to improve your vocabulary and the first listening steps
Who was your favorite character and why?
Fred because is very gentle and demonstrate good values
Have you listened to any of Frederic Bibard and Mariem Nouni ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
I had been enrolled for french classes for a month. It was great but at the same time tiring because the school is quite far from my home. However, due to the importance a give to the french language for business and arts ( in this 21st Century you should handle at least 3 languages to be competitive) I decided to take some practice form other sources. (Additionally, I have my daughter enrolled in an international school where french is the main language. )
I was willing to practice some words and frases with my princess but is difficult to find something good online. I decided to do a search here in Amazon to see what can help me and I found this wonderful audiobook. Not only I practiced my french but I help my daughter with a wider vocabulary since I played the audio while we are at home.
The speakers are very good, the voices are clear and the stories are nice and very interesting. After every new word there is a translation to english so you can know what they are talking about. I would recommend this material to anyone who is willing to perfect the listening and also the speaking( you could repeat after the narrative ). Once you complete this book you start to improve your french language skill considerable. I have listened this book many times and the words and phrases are very solid in my mind.
38 of 38 people found this review helpful
By Kelly on 06-03-17
Closest Thing to Complete Immersion
I have been trying to become fluent in French for years. I studied it all throughout high school and two semesters in college, but I still have never felt like I 'got' it. This audiobook was perfect for me. I walk for about half an hour to work, so this is perfect to listen to during my commute. I bet it would be great in a car too. Even just playing it in the background while I do other things makes me feel like I'm getting used to the French language being spoken around me. It's a super long book, so if you keep it playing, it's not like it's going to end abruptly.
The book begins with short stories told in half French, half English. I have always wanted something like this because it doesn't really feel like a lesson. It feels like you're really just listening to a Franglais story. The reader will stop and repeat phrases, translating them. Much later on in the book, the reader stops translating everything. But by that time, you're sort of ready to just listen to some French. The stories aren't super complicated, so any basic knowledge of vocabulary will carry you through. The readers (there is a man and woman) don't speak too quickly either, so it's definitely made to teach French in an effective way. I think I really was learning new words right away and realizing I understood what I was hearing. It's fun to repeat what you hear out loud, too. Très bien!
34 of 34 people found this review helpful