12 top books and 2 films to learn French quickly

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Entre Amis (World Languages)

It contains grammar, words, activities and cultural content. It provides a program for the students to make them developing their interpretive, interpersonal and communicative skills, which is a very good to improve the comprehension of the language and to learn french fast. They study and repeat situations we all experienced in the real life. It is based on a progressive approach with a strong emphasis on oral communication, it gives a lot of examples to follow. This book is easy to understand which makes the learning faster. 

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Exercises in French Phonics

It helps to get the right accent with many french phonics exercises to practice. You can fastly improve your oral comprehension. It is well thought, for example, the author makes the link between the two languages, he uses words which are in the two languages, french and english (ex : moustache). 

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Easy Learning French Audio Course: Language Learning the easy way with Collins

It is nice for your holidays and business trips in France, in a french speaking country. It gives clear and easy to follow section with simple repetitions. The scenarios are interesting enough so you keep up your attention, and the conversations are clear, with a lot of explanations, which help to learn fast. You can listen to it wherever you want, for example in your car on your way to work, or in the bus going to school. It gives immersion-like situations.

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Conversational French Quick and Easy: For novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Speakers

It is thought as a method to give you the ability to hold conversations, in a trip to France or in a french speaking country. A method to become fluent in french while communicating in the present tense. The most important thing when you are learning a foreign language is to be able to understand and to be understood by someone else fastly. It contains the 350 words that are the most likely to be used in the daily life. The idea is that you will be able to understand native speakers the fast as it is possible. It covers all of the necessary sentences, adjectives and the verbs to help you to speak properly. Some people say it is a very easy way to learn french fastly. 

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Among the textbooks

15 Minute French: Learn in Just 12 Weeks (Eyewitness Travel 15-Minute)

It comes with a free audio app to download for Apple and Android as you can listen to the words and phrases of native french person. 12 chapters to go through in 15 minutes per day. In each chapter there are explanations on grammar. A short period of time everyday is very efficient to learn fast. It is user friendly, each courses combines grammar and words with pictures, and this is an easy guide to follow. Some people say that they understand how the letters and the sounds are connected, the french language has so many silent letters ! The subjects are : eating and drinking, making arrangements, travel, getting about, accomodation, shopping, work and study, health, at home, services, leisure and socializing, with a menu guide and a two-language dictionary. 

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Easy Learning French Idioms (Collins Easy Learning French)

It helps peopletodiscover expressions and idioms to enrich their french. For all ages and several situations : learinng at school, in evening classes, for business or to go on holidays. It contains 250 french expressions, related to different themes, given with phrases to learn them in context. Learning in context is one of the key to learn the french language fast. Notes give the meaning of some idioms. It is well organized, for example, the masculine nouns are on one page and the feminine nouns on the facing page. 

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French Flashcards(Usborne)

It provides 200 simple words. There is a picture on each card with the word underneath and the translation of the word. It is a very efficient way to learn french fast because of the picture, you make an association between the picture and the word, that is how the memory works. The cards are sturdy which make them more durable. 

eeBoo French FlashCards

It contains 56 cards, there is one word on each card with an illustration and the word used in a sentence. Putting the word in a context is very efficient to learn french fast. The word is in french on one side and in english on the other side. 

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I introduce you here 2 movies made from books. These 2 stories are for children as they are very easy to understand so it helps to learn french fast. One of these movies is

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The book of Charlie et la chocolaterie

By Raol Dahl :  Mr Willy Wonka is the most incredible inventor of chocolate of all time. His factory, the Wonka chocolate factory, must be a truly magical place. The extrodinary story of Charlie Buckets begins when he wins one of the five gold tickets to visit the mysterious confectioner’s factory. But he is far from imagining the crazy adventures that await him. The film was set up by Tim Burton, the actor Johnny Depp plays the role of Willy Wonka. A lot of people says it is amazing, so you can improve your french with a nice film.

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The book La belle et la bête

A young woman named Belle sacrifices herself to save her father, sentenced to death for picking a rose in the domain of a terrible monster. The Beast spares Belle and allows her to live in his castle. She realizes that animal’s features a man suffer from a spell. 

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Among the textbooks

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar

It is very clear and easy to follow, it is very well organized. The grammar and conjugation points are divided in different topics as it is very efficient to go through it : the passe compose with the verb etre, translating -ing into french, how to use quand (when) et si (if), the use of definite articles, how to use the pronoun,… It contains as well example sentences to illustrate and clarify the grammar. You can train with a variety of many exercises.     

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French Easy Stories: 10 Topicsfrom Everyday Life, With Hundreds of Useful Words and Phrases

For the readers who like stories. It contains useful words and over 1300 translated words and phrases. Stories are a very efficient and fast way to improve the language and to have the immersion-like feeling in the french language, and to build confidence when you are talking to someone. You don’t need to have a dictionary because the important words are listed under each paragraph and their english version is related to the context. Each story is thematic. At the end of each story you will find some extra phrases that can be used in real life.

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French-English: Eau-Water, Short Stories

This book is for you readers ! It contains short stories in French with their transcript into english. Here are some examples : C’etait tôt le matin, et toutes les personnes de la cuisine furent réveillées comme d’habitude par l’arôme du café tout juste préparé = It was early in the morning, and all the kitchen people had awakened as usual from the aroma of the just brewed cafe / Je suis celui qui réveille les gens le matin et leur donne l’énergie pour toute la journée = I am the one who wakes people up in the morning and gives them the energy for the whole day. 

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