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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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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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An excellent French Language instruction

Excellent instruction with ample opportunity for practice and application. Helpful tips are also provided. A great resource.

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Very simple, recommend basic knowledge

Lesson; run away from "Tu". It was a breeze. Finished in one sitting. Best $7 I spent this year!

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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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  • martin
  • 2016-04-05

GOOD BUT POWER FRENCH IS WAY BETTER

Any additional comments?

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • Preston S. King
  • 2019-01-15

Not a first time speaker, 1st time audio book.

I took several years of French in high school, but never used it. Planning a trip to France as an adult, this book has been very helpful! I find that someone speaking French for the 1st time, will enjoy this .

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  • Kevin D.
  • 2018-12-26

There is NO better resource I have found

First of all, for those who are saying there are words "cut off".... that is due to you using Bluetooth. I've had the same issues over Bluetooth in my vehicle, but only occasionally. There are NO words cut off in Paul's entire series. I have Part 1, 2 and 3.

Now, on to the review. There is virtually NO better resource I have found for learning French. Paul Noble is said to have copied Michel Thomas, but I have listened to Michel Thomas and I am telling you, he is confusing. Listening to other students constantly make mistakes is a pain in the butt and is VERY confusing, not to mention a time waster. Paul Noble has truly refined the Michel Thomas method. He has perfected it. I cannot believe how much French I am learning in such a short amount of time. I'm actually in the process of taking his recordings/cd's and putting each and every word and sentence into Anki, to truly solidify what I am learning.

I've tried SOOOOOO many other language programs, for years. I had given up on thinking there was a truly great method for learning a language. Not anymore. I am 100% sold on Paul Noble's method, and I will shout it from the rooftops.

THANK YOU, Paul, for making such an amazing French learning program.

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  • Megan Bertsch
  • 2018-12-14

Awesome method, by far the best!

I've tried so many French learning books on Audible, and so many just don't understand how language works. They'll just list French words. I could've just googled that! This method however, is just awesome! It teaches you how to put words and phrases together, and how to apply French conversationally. It also gives some great cultural context. I think this is especially great for those who have already taken some French but have trouble putting it all together conversationally.

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  • Klaus Earl Loft
  • 2018-11-11

You will know a good teacher when you have one

As one who is relearning French I must admit I wish I had know this teacher many years ago....
lots of great way to learn the words and use of words
#tagsgiving #sweepstakes, #back2school

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  • Tinica Ion
  • 2018-11-01

very easy to listen to understand and simple

it.s very easy to learn and it.s created soo logic an easy and useful. great

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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?

No

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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  • 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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  • 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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