After spending many hours reading up on the ancient history of the Roman Empire you have decided to visit France to see all the monuments and cultural heritage for yourself. You will find out that it might be a good idea to learn the local language!
The first thing you will notice on arrival is that French people are very proud of their language! So it would be a good idea to at least get a grasp of what people are talking about. With the ability to speak French you will enjoy your stay so much more. Tour Guides at important archaeological sites usually speak English well, however if you approach them in their own language (don't worry about not speaking French perfectly and making mistakes) you will see a different, more positive attitude towards you.
French is a fun language to learn and because there are many ways how to do it (by book, course, online, etc.) we thought it might be helpful to collect some interesting and useful information regarding how to learn the French language.
Learning French with Books
|This self-study workbook provides a wealth of exercises to develop French-language vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing skills. Puzzles, games, and other activities build mastery through fun-filled challenges and cultural insights.||This very good French Language Book is suitable as language teaching book for adults as well as for older children. The french course instructs beginners in the basics of reading, writing, understanding, and of course speaking French.||Whether you're learning French for fun, school, or work, Berlitz Self-Teacher: French makes everything simple-conjugations, tenses, irregulars, and even conversation. More than 100 practice exercises.||This book is for anyone who wants to learn and enjoy the french language. This edition includes two new quick references, two new appendixes on French synonyms and popular idiomatic phrases as well an updated money section.||This book is alphabetically organized from l'arbre (tree) to le zebre (zebra), these French "lessons" consist of delightful illustrations your child can bring to life with all the colors of the spectrum. With culturally rich illustrations.|
French (French: franšais) is the third of the Romance languages in terms of number of speakers, after Spanish and Portuguese, being spoken by about 67 million people as a mother tongue, and altogether by some 128 million people, which includes second-language speakers who use French for daily communication. French is thus the 18th most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers, and 9th in terms of daily speakers. It is an official language in 29 countries. It is also an official or administrative language in various communities and organisations (such as the European Union, IOC, United Nations and Universal Postal Union). Before World War II, French was considered the international language, particularly in such fields as diplomacy, trade, shipping, and transportation.