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Conversational French in 20 Lessons

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Step By Step, these twenty lessons, with charming and helpful illustrations, will enable you, regardless of previous language training, to read, write and speak French in the shortest possible time.

The Cortina Method has been time-tested and is the quick, easy and natural way to learn a language. It has received the approval of teachers, students, schools, colleges and bus
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Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 15th 1990 by Cortina (first published 1895)
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Pork C. Fish
Jul 07, 2016 Pork C. Fish rated it it was amazing
I have these books in French, German, Italian, and Russian. I am a huge fan of these books and prefer them to many other methods out there (and I have used a lot of them).

Granted, this was more helpful back when there was no Internet which can provide myriad French language courses (check out http://www.openculture.com/ ) but the book begins with an extensive discussion of French pronunciation. For an English speaker, French can be like jabbering with a mouth filled with gumballs. The accent is
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Roland
Apr 08, 2008 Roland rated it really liked it
These Cortina language books contain some of the most idiotic dialogs commited to paper. Nobody speaks like the characters in these books do, but that's not the point. They're jammed-packed with vocabulary and grammar, which are slid easily into your head as you read them. I recommend it, but be warned that its looks like something that was used in the 40s and hasn't been updated since.
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