Life in France, A Kolibri Practical Guide to Lifestyle, Manners and Language

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Life in France, A Kolibri Practical Guide to Lifestyle, Manners and Language by Pam Bourgeois

Paperback, 98 pages + 1 Audio CD

Learn French with Kolibri Languages Practical Guides, written especially for Francophiles who want to understand the French way of life in depth and to speak French with confidence.

The Practical French learning Guides are based on creative and effective teaching methods that highlight the need for cultural awareness when learning French. Understanding what is going on, knowing what people will say, being able to react and respond appropriately are the recipe for successful conversations and contacts with French people.

Dealing with key topics including travel and daily life, Kolibri Languages’ Practical Guides will help deepen your understanding of French culture as you progress in the French language.

This third book in the Kolibri Languages Practical Guides series will give you the inside story on everyday life in France from daily routines to leisure time and lifestyle. Discover what makes the French tick. Find out why the French love the month of May, what they do first on arriving at the office and what is special about the route nationale 7. Learn how French audiences applaud, what determines the price of an apartment, why school children may repeat a year and how the French bring fashion to the street.

The audio CD, included with the book, contains all the key French vocabulary from the book and will also help you with French pronunciation so you will feel confident when talking with French people.

Life in France will help you prepare your trip and will be a unique souvenir when you return home. Order your copy today!

Life in France - About the Author

Pam Bourgeois's name has long been associated with creative and effective language learning methods. Her techniques for learning French and other European languages are based on years of experience running language schools for an international clientele and creating language study materials in Europe and Africa. She has worked as a consultant in business French for the BBC and co-authored OBJECTIFS: ASSIGNMENTS IN PRACTICAL LANGUAGE SKILLS (Cambridge University Press).

Pam has lived and worked for over 25 years in France where she established language schools, created and was editor-in-chief of several language magazines and developed a series of over 30 audio learning guides in three languages.

Her expertise in language acquisition and passion for cultural understanding inspired her to create Kolibri Languages and publish a series of practical guides to lifestyle, manners and language. These Learn French audio book guides highlight the importance of cultural awareness when learning a language and visiting another country.

Life in France - Readership

Suitable for French Beginners (A1 of the Common European Framework), French Advanced Beginners (A2), French Lower Intermediate Learners (B1), and French Upper Intermediate Learners (B2).

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    April 2013

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    60 minutes

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    Lingua Productions

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  1. Attractive and well-presented publication
    Life in France is an attractive and well-presented publication for those keen to deepen their knowledge of the French way of life. Each topic talks in English about an aspect of French culture. These short articles are accompanied by ‘useful phrases’, ‘language tips’ or ‘idioms’ all most helpful to intermediate or advanced students of the French language. The choice of French terms, expressions and colloquialisms is particular pertinent and of great value to English learners who wish to ‘sound more French’ and add a little je ne sais quoi to their vocabulary. The layout of Life in France is well designed to make an easy read. Finally, the appearance of the publication is enhanced by good quality photographs often shot at interesting angles. I will be recommending this audio book to my French students.

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