Secrets of French PronunciationLearn the Rules To Speak with a True French Accent

Secrets of French Pronunciation Audio Lesson
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Audio/PDF: 3 Hours 41 Min / 94 Pages
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Master Both Traditional and Modern Spoken French Pronunciation

With this French audio book, you will:

  • Understand the rules to read and speak with a true French accent
  • Drill on the particularly difficult French sounds
  • Master the French R
  • Explore the concepts of French silent letters, liaison, elision and glidings
  • Get precise directions on how to form French vowels, consonants, and nasal sounds
  • Practice modern spoken French glidings

Does French pronunciation stump you?

When does a vowel + N become a nasal sound? And what is the difference between the nasals AN, IN, ON? Is there a difference between o, au, aux, eau, and eaux? Can you pronounce without thinking too hard ‘Grenouille’ or ‘accueillir’? What about liaisons and silent letters?


Because you cannot just rely on your hearing

Most students never really learned French pronunciation, and just tried to copy what they heard. But French pronunciation follows strict rules. Once you understand the rules it’s easy to read and speak with a true French accent.


You don’t need to know the phonetic alphabet

I explain how to use place your lip, tongue and throat to create the right sound, compare it to existing English sounds, and give you lots of spoken French practice. It’s that easy. No weird writing needed.


Practice the French sounds that are particularly challenging to foreign students

Thanks to the audio tracks, you will be able to match the sounds to their different spellings, and get plenty of practice with the basic sounds as well as the more challenging ones such as the nasals, the ‘Y’ sounds (eille, euille, ouille…), ‘u’ and ‘ou’, é and è, the French ‘R’ etc….


Unique method built on 20+ years of teaching adults

This audiobook was developed based on feedback from hundreds of my adult students: they mastered French pronunciation, and thanks to my simple explanations, you will do to.


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  1. 5 out of 5

    Excellent resource, highly recommended!

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  2. 5 out of 5

    I also purchased the Secrets of French Conversation and have found it to be extremely helpful, especially sense it correlates exactly to what we’re learning at the Alliance Francaise in Year 2. I am a career interpreter and transliterator of multiple languages, so it is not easy to impress me, but I am impressed! Thank you for making such great learning tools!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Un bon accent est ma faiblesse, mais selon nos amis, ça va mieux – merci

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Camille’s explanations are very thorough and clear. I love all the material I have from her. Being a multi-language teacher myself, I find her approach very relatable to what I consider the teaching of a language should be – more based on real usage than what the book says. Keep up with the good work, Camille!

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  5. 5 out of 5

    I purchased French Today and it is invaluable in my study of French. I am also using Rosetta Stone, which is pretty good. But, Rosetta Stone does not have text and audio lessons that explain the grammatical rules. French Today explains the rules, and provides multiple verbal exercises which reinforce the rules. This enables you to understand why letter combinations make their sounds, which is critical for adult learners. French Today also includes conversation scenarios which are used to improve your pronunciation, each followed with explanatory text and audio to reinforce what you are learning. I also purchased the verb conjugation audio and text files, which are superb.

    When I first started learning French, I felt overwhelmed because it is a language that is spoken mostly with vowels. Although the vowel sounds are very similar to English, the combinations are unfamiliar to an English speaker. As Camille says, consonants in French are used to connect the vowels, as it is a vowel language. This difference is so great that I despaired early on at being able to “get it”. But, after 9 weeks of repetition, I now see that I really can (and do) speak French properly.

    If you begin studying French and feel overwhelmed, rest assured that if you are persistent, that feeling goes away. Everyone who speaks French is not more intelligent than you. If others have learned to speak French, you can learn it, too.

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Well worth the buy.
    This is a French Phonics class. It will guide you through the French alphabet, plus phonemes and morphemes of the French language.

    It is almost impossible to speak any language with muted incorrect sounds, hence the beauty of this French pronunciation course. With this product, you will learn the correct pronunciation of French words, and how to pronounce French words where the sound does not exist in English. This course also covers silent letters and the two forms of the silent letter H. This is a full course such that no other product is needed to accomplish your goals of correct French pronunciation.

    Cheers,
    krn

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  7. 3 out of 5

    great for vowels, but unfortunately not loads of practice for consonants or how to glide a consonant into a vowel, and this is where french people have criticised my pronunciation the most :(

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  8. 5 out of 5

    I have found this Audio Lesson to be invaluable, as it’s very rare to find such detailed attention paid to French pronunciation alone.

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  9. 5 out of 5

    I’m very grateful to Camille for the great lessons. They really helped me to be better understood when I speak French. The explanations are crystal clear. I noticed I have a big progress in my pronunciation now ))
    Thanx a lot, Camille! Your work is priceless )

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Very helpful lesson. This audio is very helpful to train your ear and your pronunciation. Great drills.

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  11. 5 out of 5

    excellent material..i purchased this after using your free beginners audio book/novel A Moi Paris.Well thought out and easy to use..will purchase more in the future…thanks

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  12. 5 out of 5

    The verbal descriptions along with the written text are excellent. It takes practice, but it’s so easy to do! thanks!!

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  13. 5 out of 5

    I’ve purchased both Secrets of French Pronunciation and French Verb Drills. They’re an excellent resource and easy to follow. Camille has a great understanding of the pitfalls and difficulties of learning French and there are always little helpful tips in pronunciation and usage.
    These products have been a great help to my French skills and I will be buying more eventually. I’ve also recommended the FrenchToday website to my friends.

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Great pronunciation guide, good excercises, informative explanations.

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  15. 5 out of 5

    Very helpful.

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  16. 5 out of 5

    I love Secrets of French Pronunciation. It is very clearly presented, in writing and the audio, and the distinctions are easy to understand. After all the drills, also they may also be possible to master! The lessons have made a real difference to my pronunciation already. I used to feel that there are way too many nuances for me to hold in my mind, and use effectively, but no longer. I see improvements in my confidence after going through the lessons once and I plan to repeat the them at intervals, just to make sure :). I thoroughly recommend Secrets of French Pronunciation.

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  17. 4 out of 5

    Bought the Verb Drills Bundle and Secrets of French Pronounciation to brush up on my long forgotten schoolboy French. Found them to be clear, concise, and very easy to understand – especially the thorough explication between book and street French. Would highly recommend them to anyone.

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  18. 5 out of 5

    I was highly impressed with the detail of the pronunciation guide which is certainly extremely useful for all levels of students of French as a foreign language. I’ve not seen this sort of thing anywhere else so I’m very pleased with my purchase

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  19. 4 out of 5

    I was dubious about this. Having listened to 4 chapters of it, I can assure you that it did for me what it is meant to do: is has obviously boosted my confidence in speaking

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  20. 5 out of 5

    If you want to speak French with confidence this guide is essential. I have reached intermediate level French but still found the guide very useful and corrected mistakes I didn’t even know I had! I refer to it constantly to refresh my memory

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  21. 5 out of 5

    The content is excellent. The printed pages gave me a quick reference to go back to, but the audio examples of various sounds were great. Camille gives distinct differences for pronouncing sounds that are similar. I still listen to the audios as a refresher. It helps me maintain the exact pronounciation of sounds we do not find in speaking English.

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  22. 5 out of 5

    I had become quite frustrated with my inability to correctly pronounce French words when reading.
    When I came across Camille’s site and considered making this purchase, I thought “what was there to loose?”
    Well that attitude very quickly changed as I became immersed in my studies with Camille’s adio & workbook. I have found using my MP3 player a better tool for hearing than using the computer speaker, especially when working on the nasal sounds.
    Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your knowledge with me.

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  23. 5 out of 5

    Learning a new language is always a difficult undertaking, especially if you don’t live in a native speaking country. The pronunciation lessons and drills are extremely helpful for gaining confidence in how you say new words.

    After going through only a few sections of this course, my French tutor remarked that my pronunciation had markedly improved since our previous lesson; so, yes, it works if you commit yourself to it.

    I would definitely recommend following along in the study guide while Camille goes through the audio lesson, at least the first time you listen to it.

    Prior to my purchase of this product I wondered if it would be worth it. If you have this same doubt, please accept my assurance that it is. Repetition is the key! Thank you!

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  24. 4 out of 5

    After only one practice run with Secrets of French Pronunciation, words like accueillir, écureuil, and feuilleter no longer stump me.

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  25. 5 out of 5

    I just bought this and whilst I have spent the last 4 years learning French, I have already benefited from the 1st two chapters and now understand why some of my French friends kids laugh at the way I have said things! Merci une fois de plus. (-:

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  26. 5 out of 5

    An extraordinary and sensitive guide on how to speak French. The author is exceptional in her ability to understand the pronunciation of French from the point of view of the non-native speaker and her challenges while initiating us into the perspective of the native speaker and the nuances that separate us. Quite an accomplishment and quite unique.

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  27. 5 out of 5

    In a short period of time I was able to correct mistakes that I had not been able to figure out even after a year of college level French.

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