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Learn French with Paul Noble – Part 1

French Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Written by: Paul Noble
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Collins French with Paul Noble combines an exciting new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a ground-breaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.

Part 1 of the course covers:

  • Language ground rules
  • The use of the past tense
  • Finding French words used in English
  • Asking questions
  • Essential vocabulary to use when booking into a hotel, taking a taxi, and eating out.

A native-speaking French expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress.< /p>

Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. (Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool.)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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An excellent interactive learning aid.

Warning: This book is interactive and will require you to consistently speak aloud. Not for passive learning, so it may not be the best thing if you plan on learning in a public space.
The author takes a really unique and effective approach. The book includes some clever tips and tricks and has a perfect pace to keep you engaged and on your toes. Highly recommend in combination with other methods.

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You will learn survival phrases within the hour

I can honestly say I learned how to speak more French with the three chapters in this book than I have during months of Duolingo. If pronunciation and real world phrases are your weak points, then you'll find this book VERY productive.

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Easy to follow

I am not a beginner to French, but I wanted to start with the very basics to get back into it. This audio book and lessons were very easy to follow.
I will be purchasing the next set of lessons and can't wait to dive in!

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Great way to refresh your French.

Explanatory and very in depth. Great way to learn conversational French and the proper use of grammar.

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Great teaching tecnhique-simple and effective

He uses a great pace so that it is not too fast, but fast enough so it is not boring. And he comes back to each phrase and concept for reinforcement. He does not waste energy on complicated grammatical terminology, but rather gets to and reinforces the point quickly and effectively.

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Perfect for Beginners

I have taken french classes in high school for 5 years straight and came out only knowing how to say my name is and I am sorry. This book is very clear and concise. I would have preferred if audibles did not break it up into three parts as it seems to be one book and the parts are separate chapters. With this being said you would have to purchase books 2 and 3 as well.

I've listen to each book twice and boy let me tell you I am 10x better than I was when I started. You will need other books, movies, songs or whatever may help you to build your vocabulary because this certainly wont lol.

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New to learning French

So far this is by far the best language teaching program I have come across. Enjoyable to listen to and he makes it easy to remember the vocabulary. Loved it. I just wish there were more books in the series!

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Excellent

Very enjoyable and well done. I Am remembering a lot. Clear and crisp and concise.

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Great French Intro

This is a great introduction to speaking French. Noble is clear in explaining basic concepts and getting you started in the language. He also focus on expressions one would use as a tourist visiting France.

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So far its effective

Because I'm busy, I need to expose myself to French Language via audio books. To that end, I think this one is laid out nicely and easy to follow along. The fact that I can repeat it and go over it makes this format compatible to my learning style.

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  • 2018-01-26

Cut off words

First I’ll say I love the way he teaches French. But when the recording was done or when it was produced many of the words or cut off as if there is a bad connection. It would be like trying to read a printed book that someone had taken a meat cleaver and chopped off 1/16 of the page on one side. You can still muddle through it. But when some of the French words are cut short it makes it very difficult to make since of it. Fortunately the words are repeated so I’m able to get through it. I just can’t believe it was released in this state. If it’s just my cope I sure would like a replacement

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  • martin
  • 2016-04-05

GOOD BUT POWER FRENCH IS WAY BETTER

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I sincerely like Paul Noble. He is a good traditional French teacher and I learned something from his program “Learn French the Natural Way”. However, it is dry. Very dry and somewhat boring. I really prefer Mark Frobose’s “Power French Accelerated” series because he is so upbeat and I learned so much more and far more quickly with Mark and his native French speaker.

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  • omar
  • 2019-01-16

A very effective way for learning a language.

Being a language teacher myself, I initially had some doubts with regards to Paul's way of teaching a language. But after listening to it and becoming able to speak chunks of French sentences, I can confidently say that his courses are worth the money. I may actually adopt his approach in my classes.

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  • John W. Tintinalli
  • Grosse Pointe, MI
  • 2016-11-22

as terrible as his other titles. refund!

by far the worst language program I have ever witnessed other than the other programs by the same author

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  • Lacee
  • 2016-05-16

Not Worth The Money

The narrator rambles, his female french speaker speaks much too quickly, there are pauses where there shouldn't be (almost seemed like they were filling space, which doesn't make sense? The thinking portions could have used those pauses, since they were too short). I never made it past chapter two because his lessons moved too quickly. I would recommend finding an alternative learning source and not use this series.

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  • Dan
  • 2013-12-30

No regionality Mentioned

What would have made Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1 better?

DIY Language packs are usually a great idea. French, however, is problematic. There are 2 main vocabularies for French, Canadian and UK. Book is not identified as either, and my French Wife looks at me stupid when I try this guys works. I'm sure it's just a dialect issue, but would it kill the market to help someone learn Canadian French?!

Would you ever listen to anything by Paul Noble again?

Maybe...

Have you listened to any of Paul Noble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1?

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Any additional comments?

Please specify nationality for international languages. Dialect is of huge importance when learning a language. Now I gotta scrub everything I learned because it does not match my Nations use of the language

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  • dachi
  • 2015-10-14

poor performance

the content was good, but the French pronunciation was too fast... i had trouble to follow her and unbeatable pronunciations

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  • Yutong Huang
  • 2016-05-31

good for something you listen over daily commute

I have had French lessons before and I find this more useful when you have a least some encounter with the language before. I also listened the one in the same series for Italian, which I had no previous knowledge of whatsoever. I often find it a bit more struggling with that. but granted, i am more of a visual learner.

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  • North
  • 2018-09-02

Naah

Words cut off, boring, and slow moving. Not the method I would use to learn french.

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  • newton
  • 2016-05-20

Prefer Power French Accelerated

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Paul Noble’s programs have a nice memory technique that he talks about ad nauseum in his introductions. Learn French the Natural Way did teach me some useful French, but at a cost.
The cost was not monetary because this program is dirt cheap and therefore probably worth the money. The price you pay is in time and frustration with a painfully slow and tedious British English instructor with a thick accent.
Still, I did learn, and I did not pay much money for the program, so I will reluctantly give it 4 Stars.
However, I really prefer the approach Mark Frobose has with his Power French series because he is American and is quite enthusiastic and I am thus encouraged to practice and learn. His programs are slightly more expensive though, but are well worth the extra money in my opinion.

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  • kraktom
  • 2017-02-25

C'est facile et clair pour apprendre le français.

C'est un vraiment facile méthode pour apprendre le français. Si vous le écoutez tout le jour un peu vous pouvez avoir un première contact très intéressant avec ce langue.

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  • audda+chennaiaudt3stacday2112
  • 2015-09-29

Good

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