Secrets of French Pronunciation 2013 Edition Learn the Rules To Speak with a True French Accent

Secrets of French Pronunciation
Target Level: All Levels
Audio Duration: 3 Hours
PDF Book: 80 Pages
Language: Explanations in English with Examples & Exercises in French
Format: MP3 & PDF Download

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The updated 2013 edition now features an additional 51 minutes of French pronunciation drills, many more in-context examples and exercises and a new clearer and expanded 80 page booklet.

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 your lip, tongue and throat to create the right sound, compare it to existing English sounds, and give you lots of 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’, 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.

Fundamentals

  1. Introduction
  2. Rhythm, Tonic accent, voice pitch
  3. French Vowels: a, e, i, o, u, y
  4. Nasal vowels: in, an, on, oin
  5. Consonants and the French R
  6. Silent letters, liaison and elision

NEW! French Pronunciation Drills

  1. “é” and “è”
  2. Short words in “e” and “é”
  3. Le, la and les
  4. “u” and “ou”
  5. In, an, on, the nasals

IN DEPTH: “ille,eille,aille,euille & ouille – the French Y sound”

  1. Introduction
  2. The sound ill = [ee] + [Y]
  3. The sound eille = [è] + [y]
  4. The sound ail = [a] + [y]
  5. The sound euil = [eu] + [y]
  6. The sound ouille = [oo] + [y]
  7. Some amusing sentences I made up for you to practice
  8. Now let’s mix the sounds [y] and [L]

IN DEPTH: “Mute H or Aspirated H – the 2 French Hs”

  1. Introduction
  2. List of very common aspirated H words
  3. A list of very common aspirated H verbs
  4. A long list of aspirated H words

6 reviews for Secrets of French Pronunciation

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    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.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    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. (-:

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    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!

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    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.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    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.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    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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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 FrenchJohn Luttgens

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 speakingMostafa Abedinifard PhD student, University of Alberta, Canada

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

A talented educator who knows how to engage her students in an authentic language learning experience using technologyAnne Serrel-Jones, Newton Public Schools, USA

Thank you once again for all the marvellous things you've created to keep my French dream alive!Dr B K Green, South Africa