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Keys to France, A Kolibri Languages Pocket Guide

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Keys to France, A Kolibri Languages Pocket Guide by Pam Bourgeois

Paperback, 96 pages. Level: A1/A2 (Common European Framework)

The all-in-one travel and language guide to France. Make the most of your trip to France with essential language help, hundreds of travel tips and cultural insights.

Travelling to France? Slip this Pocket Guide into your bag as you prepare for your trip. From the moment you arrive, Keys to France will give you essential information about staying in French hotels, asking for directions, understanding French signs, using public transport and driving in France. Of course there’s also lots of information about French food and wines, French markets and eating out. If you don’t have much French, or even if you are a complete beginner, you will learn how to avoid language difficulties, how to greet and thank people and how you can get by in lots of different situations with just five powerful French verbs. As for understanding the French, you will discover the art of kissing on the cheek, what you should avoid doing if you want to make a good impression and what you need to know about French culture. If your car breaks down or you need a doctor, Keys to France will also help you cope. There are really good things to know too, such as how to ask for the loo. There are even a few common swear words that you may hear, but of course shouldn’t use! In each section, fun quizzes will help you memorize key points.

Organized for easy reference and attractively illustrated, Keys to France is the all-in-one travel and language guide that will ensure you really make the most of your trip to France.

Keys to France, A Kolibri Languages Pocket Guide - 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.

Keys to France, A Kolibri Languages Pocket Guide - Readership

Suitable for French Beginners (A1 of the Common European Framework), French Advanced Beginners (A2)

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Product Description

Keys to France, A Kolibri Languages Pocket Guide by Pam Bourgeois

Paperback, 96 pages. Level: A1/A2 (Common European Framework)

The all-in-one travel and language guide to France. Make the most of your trip to France with essential language help, hundreds of travel tips and cultural insights.

Travelling to France? Slip this Pocket Guide into your bag as you prepare for your trip. From the moment you arrive, Keys to France will give you essential information about staying in French hotels, asking for directions, understanding French signs, using public transport and driving in France. Of course there’s also lots of information about French food and wines, French markets and eating out. If you don’t have much French, or even if you are a complete beginner, you will learn how to avoid language difficulties, how to greet and thank people and how you can get by in lots of different situations with just five powerful French verbs. As for understanding the French, you will discover the art of kissing on the cheek, what you should avoid doing if you want to make a good impression and what you need to know about French culture. If your car breaks down or you need a doctor, Keys to France will also help you cope. There are really good things to know too, such as how to ask for the loo. There are even a few common swear words that you may hear, but of course shouldn’t use! In each section, fun quizzes will help you memorize key points.

Organized for easy reference and attractively illustrated, Keys to France is the all-in-one travel and language guide that will ensure you really make the most of your trip to France.

Keys to France, A Kolibri Languages Pocket Guide - 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.

Keys to France, A Kolibri Languages Pocket Guide - Readership

Suitable for French Beginners (A1 of the Common European Framework), French Advanced Beginners (A2)

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Additional Information
Book Genre Travel
Book Format Illustrated
Binding Paperback
Publisher KOLIBRI LANGUAGES
Number of pages 98
Dimensions 20.3 x 10.9 x 0.5 cm
ISBN 9791091624121
Date of Publication November 2013
Language French
Level Beginner
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Learn key French vocabulary with this stylish, pocket-sized book
  • Of appeal to both beginners, intermediate and advanced French learners
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HANDY GUIDE
Kolibri Languages has published the first in a new series of pocket guides. Keys to France is a handy and informative travel and language guide to help you make the most of your time in France. The book is divided into sections on transport, shopping, language tips, and understanding the French. Each topic has key words and phrases, as well as language exercises to practise useful vocabulary. The guide is packed full of cultural, practical and language tips in an easy-to-digest format.
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Review by Living France, March 2014 / (Posted on 14/04/2014)
Keys to France offers a wealth of portable information for travelers
Smartphones and tablets are great tools, but when you're traveling, nothing is quite so reassuring as a book that never needs to be recharged, nor hidden from potential thieves. Pam Bourgeois's Keys to France offers nearly 100 pages of travel tips, cultural insights, and essential phrases to help you make the most of your trip. Each of the five parts includes eight sub-sections, many of them "top 10" lists.
1: Getting Around covers lodging, asking for directions, transportation, and the enticingly named "Things you will notice in France."...
2: Shopping for Food and Wine describes the French style of shopping and the basics of bread, cheese, and wine...
3: Essential Language Tips explains how to avoid language difficulties and provides essential verbs and phrases related to greetings, saying thank you, and making conversation...
4: Understanding the French covers what to do and what not to, including compliments, bises, tutoiement, and gestures...
5: Good Things to Know includes asking for help, explaining problems, complaining, car troubles, and illness...
The Bottom Line.
With color photos throughout and a short quiz at the end of each part, Keys to France offers a wealth of portable information for travelers. Bon voyage !
Verdict: 5-Stars

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Review by Laura Lawless, About.com / (Posted on 14/04/2014)
Packed with useful information
For a travel-friendly language aid, Kolibri’s new pocket guides are packed with
useful information and can be slipped easily into a handbag or backpack. The
first instalment is Keys to France (£9.99), which has advice on staying in
hotels, shopping, public transport and driving in France. Handy phrases and
vocabulary are accompanied by language tips, quizzes and cultural insights.
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Review by France Magazine, March 2014 / (Posted on 14/04/2014)

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