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Learn in Your Car: French, a Complete Language Course

Written by: Henry N. Raymond
Narrated by: uncredited
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Language Learning, French
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Listeners learn pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of French without the need of a textbook.

  • Level 1: Key words and phrases, basic grammar skills, emphasizes travel needs
  • Level 2: Expands vocabulary, new grammar concepts, more day-to-day activities
  • Level 3: Broadens vocabulary base, more advanced grammar skills, enriches conversational ability

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

©1993 Henry N. Raymond (P)2014 Penton Overseas, Inc.

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Learn French while you doing anything

My mother language is Arabic, so I'm now working to update my English and French in the same times. I love it, about 550 pages for $14 only if you have a credit, my advice to you to hear it many times.
best wishes

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  • absteele
  • 2016-06-07

Better With Power French

Any additional comments?

I really like Henry Raymond’s Learn in Your Car French 1 with reservations. Here are my reasons for liking and disliking this program:
1. Good native French speaker but talks much too fast. Listen to the audio sample on this page and then shoot over to Power French Accelerated by Mark Frobose and compare the two native speaking voices. You decide.
2. Relevant vocabulary. This is perhaps the strongest point to be make in favor of Learn in Your Car French 1. Very good choice of vocabulary.
3. Clear English translation before French is given. I like this and it helps me to learn French. But listen to Paul Noble’s and Mark Frobose’s French teaching. They explain more and interact more with the student. I personally like this involvement.
4. Both Noble and Frobose have good memory techniques built into their programs. Pimsleur French is excellent for this too. I have not found any memory technique being used with Learn in Your Car French Level 1. This doesn’t mean it isn’t a good program. It does mean you have to go back and review on your own.

Conclusion: I gave Learn in Your Car French 4 stars because it is a solid French program without the bells and whistles you get with other courses. I would venture to say that Learn in Your Car French would be perfect if you were to use it along with Frobose’s Power French or with Pimsleurs French 1. Just my opinion, but this combination worked wonders for my French.

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  • KN
  • 2016-12-09

What just happened?

Would you try another book from Henry N. Raymond and/or uncredited?

I was looking forward to learning useful words, phrases by listening and repeating. I had my doubts based on the fact that I really need to see the words to really get them, but this course promised success without that. This is a sad compilation of stuff! No wonder Americans think the French don't like us. This course teaches the listener to bitch about broken showers, haggle for rooms with toilets and ask for cheaper hotel rooms. With modern technology and the way travel is booked in advance and everyone speaking English is any venue where either travel takes place or currency gets exchanged, this is pathetic. If your introduction to the French language makes you think that asking for the exchange rate is more important than introducing yourself and asking how the person you are talking to is doing, they sure will hate you just like you might have expected. The stuff this course is teaching is outdated and useless since the logistics of your travel should be taken care of before you get to your destination these days. Also, google takes care of the where is the nearest ATM and other banal bs.If I was to whip out my new French knowledge based on what I learned here on my next trip, but could not have a polite conversation about everyday stuff, I would expect to be kicked in the butt. I do speak multiple languages, so it's not like I don't entirely know what I am talking about. This course could only be worse if it taught the listener how to ask " Do you people really don't shave your armpits?"

Has Learn in Your Car: French, a Complete Language Course turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I will just be more careful with my selections.

Which scene was your favorite?

The part about bitching about the broken shower in your hotel.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Still looking.

Any additional comments?

Don't do it.

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  • mary
  • 2015-12-14

Best one out there....absolutely!

I found the fact that I had already had a little French helpful for this book. But each lesson builds logically from the last and the scope is very thorough.

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  • christal
  • 2015-07-25

Definitely not for beginners

There is now way this audiobook will be of any help to you if you're brand new to the french language. You'll need a wide vocabulary and a decent amount of grammatical training first.

As an intermediate however, this helped me immensely.

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  • Raffoni F.
  • 2019-03-03

not very interesting

do you want to repeat words and phrases over and over? this is all this book does

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  • Mr d
  • 2019-02-11

do not download

unless you took french in school or know how to speak a foreign language similar to french do not download. teaches you sentences not what words mean.