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Bien-dire French Audio Magazine - From France for learners of French
Now you can improve or maintain your French with Bien-dire, the bi-monthly audio magazine for people who love France and the French language.
Published six times a year, Bien-dire not only helps you improve your fluency, it also helps you understand what it is to be French.
Bien-dire - The Printed Magazine
The 52-page glossy magazine is packed full of lively articles and in-depth interviews about France and French culture. There are regular features on a range of topics including travel, business, the arts, cinema, politics, sport, cuisine, popular culture, plus profiles on leading personalities and issues making the news.
Alongside each article in French key words and phrases are glossed into English. Every feature is carefully chosen and graded for difficulty so you can assess your progress. Each article will keep you up to date with idiomatic expressions as well as practical information about contemporary life in France.
Bien-dire - The Audio CD
The accompanying audio CD is the perfect tool for improving listening comprehension and building confidence in speaking French. Put together by a team of professional narrators, each 60-minute CD provides well-paced readings of the key articles from the magazine, together with pronunciation and intonation exercises. The audio component of the subscription will enable you to improve significantly your ability to understand French as it's really spoken.
What's more, because it’s a periodical, your study of French is always maintained and you won’t forget what you’ve worked so hard to learn; this is why Bien-dire has become an invaluable, authentic resource for thousands of teachers and students alike.
Bien-dire Plus - Grammar Support
If you want additional support with French grammar, Bien-dire also produce an optional, interactive, online Study Supplement, Bien-dire Plus, designed to accompany each issue of the magazine. You can add this to your subscription to Bien-dire audio magazine for just £29.99 for a year.
No Quibble Money-Back Guarantee
We think you’ll find Bien-dire to be the best way to maintain or improve your proficiency in French, but if it is not for you, for any reason at all, we'll refund the entire cost of your subscription on a 'no questions asked' basis and what’s more, you can keep your first issue - all we ask is that you let us know within two months of receiving your first issue.
Bien-dire French Audio Magazine - Subscribe Today!
So, don’t delay, order Bien-dire TODAY and we’ll rush you your first issue of this superb French audio magazine.
- Speak French with confidence by learning French as it’s really spoken
- Improve your French vocabulary and listening comprehension with Bien-dire
- Improve your cultural I.Q.
- Enjoy lively, relevant and up-to-date content
- Take advantage of on-going, portable and flexible learning
- The only French audio magazine produced in France
- Excellent learning resource for the DELF/DALF proficiency in French examinations
- The most effective resource for achieving fluency in French
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|Subscription Length||6 issues (one year)|
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Bien-dire: the perfect resource for teachers Review by Sylvie Guillot
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As a French primary school teacher who has been living in the U.K. for 20 years, I was asked 3 years ago by friends and acquaintances if I could do " French conversation " with them . I was struggling a little bit to find the right support to use with them as they are at different levels, when by luck, I came across an advert for your magazine. Straight away I looked it up on line and decided that it was the perfect tool for me to offer them diversity. On top of that the CD is a bonus for those who struggle with pronunciation. So far out of my 5 students, 2 of them have already decided also to subscribe to your magazine for a year and we are now looking forward to the next issue (102) to learn more interesting facts, expressions and discover new places.
Sylvie Guillot, French Teacher
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My students love Bien Dire: it provides them with continuous learning Review by M-A
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I regularly use Bien Dire with my students. It is an excellent learning aid for my intermediate French students. The magazine is well structured and illustrated and it has a clear user-friendly layout. It is well thought out, for example, a colour-coded system indicates the level of each article or exercise. This offers students the option to work through the articles from the simplest to the more complex and in doing so gives them a sense of progress. The content of Bien Dire is both varied and up to date. The articles cover a wide range of themes ranging from tourism, history, food, contemporary life in France, to major political stories and even a little celebrity news. The articles give a really good, up to the minute, snap shot of life in France with all the key words and expressions highlighted in the glossary sections that go with each article. My students love Bien Dire: it provides them with continuous learning in between my 1-to-1 lessons with them. They enjoy the topics and find the vocabulary lists very helpful.
Marie-Ange Danthois, French Teacher (Posted on long)
I love Bien-dire Review by Bellsey
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And, just one more word. I LOVE BIEN DIRE. I am so happy to have found you. Thanks for putting out such a wonderful publication,
Ronda Bellsey, subscriber.
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Perfect for me and perhaps for you too! Review by Sue Davies
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I am totally in accord with the first review.
Being over 70 I have some difficulty remembering but being able to go over each article several times, with and without the CD, my French is definitely improving. I have found all the various articles interesting and the levels at which they are presented are ideal for me ('O' Level) at school + Commercial French in College (1959!) and speaking French (always) when on holiday. I get by but I know my syntax is sometimes poor and vocabulary lacking. Level 2 articles are comfortable, Level 2+ are a stretch and Level 3 are difficult but not enough to prevent me working at it. Already after only three weeks with my first magazine I feel I have made great leaps forward.
I am not connected with the magazine in any way. This review is genuine!
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I am totally addicted to this excellent and enjoyable product Review by Brendan Riley
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I’m really delighted to have discovered Bien Dire. I would strongly recommend Bien Dire to everyone with a knowledge of basic French grammar and vocabulary and who wants to get a real taste of French culture and a chance to really enjoy learning more.
The articles are varied, and interesting, and the high production standards of the artwork and photos make the experience of learning a real pleasure. Most of the articles are far too short to let you get bored, and the more in-depth ones really make you feel you understand fascinating aspects of French culture and history.
After just a week of studying every day with Bien Dire, I found a noticeable difference. I was able to watch programmes on TV5, and follow many more programmes than previously.
I soon found my own way of studying Bien Dire, which is to study 2 pages a day, making notes on all new vocabulary. And the following day, I would revisit what I had learned previously, by listening to the CDs on my MP3 player. This I do on the bus or tube, during coffee-breaks, even when jogging.
I am totally addicted to this excellent and enjoyable product. Each magazine and CD represents many hour's worth of enjoyable study at my own pace, and is a magazine and audio CD I will keep for a long time. And yet each issue is half the price of an hour with a private French tutor.
For someone like me who enjoys being in France and talking in French, it feels literally life-changing. Thanks again. I must also say the staff at Language Direct have been very helpful and friendly.
Brendan Riley (Posted on long)