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Learn French with Paul Noble for Beginners – Part 1

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

With Paul Noble’s simple, relaxed approach you will learn in a way that suits you – without having to memorise long lists of words you won’t use, scribbling notes as you listen, or feeling frustrated. Instead, Paul will introduce you to the basics of the French language and guide you through over 3 hours of everyday scenarios that are practical, fun, and applicable. Just listen, interact, and learn wherever you are.

Whatever your experience with languages, whether you’re an absolute beginner or someone with basic knowledge who wants to improve their ability, this is the course to get you speaking French quickly, confidently, and with no chance of failure. 

A native-speaking French expert will help you to perfect your pronunciation as you progress through the course. You will learn a huge range of vocabulary in no time at all, and be able to quickly make your new knowledge work for you in a variety of everyday scenarios. A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool.

Paul Noble left school unable to speak a language – having found that the traditional learning methods left him feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. Determined that there must be a better way to learn, Paul spent years devising his own unique method of learning languages which cuts out all the grammar, all the memorisation, and all the stress. He began using his method to teach in his Language Institute and, thousands of students later, he prides himself on never having had a student fail.

This download is Part One of a three-part course. Once you’ve finished Part One, download Learn French with Paul Noble for Beginners – Part Two.

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

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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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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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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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Amazing

Paul's explanation of history and language unlocks thousands of French words. I'm looking forward to book #2.

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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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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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yeh its good

very efficient for learning french. i hope they make more audiobooks like this one. although i also hope i can get the physical copy of the book as well.

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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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  • Laurie
  • 2019-01-18

Amazing tutorial!

It's just like sitting at a table having a conversation with friendly French speakers and learning a lot about the language!

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  • Julia O
  • 2018-10-08

REVELATORY!

I highly highly recommend this series (Go ahead and buy the complete course!) - I have attempted learning French multiple times over the years. Paul Noble's approach is revelatory. He immediately gives you insight into the language to deliver hundreds of words in the first session. I really really really cannot recommend this highly enough! C'est extraordinaire! Really.

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  • GlennaOctober
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bob Cirino
  • 2019-01-05

my favorite approach to learning my third language

I found myself feeling aware and confident in performing the language, not just knowing it.

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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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  • 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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  • 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

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