French Short Stories for Beginners

  • by Frederic Bibard
  • Narrated by Frederic Bibard, Mariem Nouni
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Improve your French pronunciation, and listening skills. Make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 15 fun and engaging French stories.
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!
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.


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Customer Reviews

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Entertaining and valuable book

Having studied the basics of French several years ago, I decided to revive my interest in the language by listening to French Short Stories for Beginners. Overall, this audiobook has been a very positive experience and has aided me greatly.

The main advantage I have found is that the audiobook keeps you interested. I’m sure there are many people out there like me, who have attempted to learn a language through traditional textbooks and other resources only to become bored, frustrated and lost. As the French language is primarily a hobby for me, I wanted something enjoyable yet worthwhile. I have found that this product has fit this role nicely as the stories are entertaining enough to keep you listening and develop your French skills at the same time. Furthering from this, I believe the role of stories has helped me memorize phrases and vocabulary. I find it easy to forget new words, however, the added context of a specific story has helped me to retain information.

The format of the book is as such. It is split up into various topics such as school, holidays, and hobbies. In each topic, a story segment is read out fully in French – allowing more advanced listeners to translate in their head. The story is then broken down line by line and read out in both French and English. This allows you to listen to small snippets whenever is convenient. In some chapters, I would recommend beginners to adjust the audio to a slower speed so that they can follow along better and attempt to translate some sections in their head before it is read out line by line.

Taken as a whole this audiobook has been a fantastic resource and I encourage both beginners and more advanced speakers to give this book a go as I am sure you will learn something new.
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- Jack

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!

Definitely recommend!
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- Rares Ciornei

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-02-2017
  • Publisher: Talk in French