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Essential French Dialogs

Be A Savvy & Confidant Tourist In France

4.94 out of 5 based on 31 customer ratings
(Rated 4.94 on 31 Customer Reviews)
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Duration: 3 hrs 6 min (+ 79 Pages)

Target Level: Beginner

Gain confidence in everyday interactions

These realistic conversations cover situations any tourist is bound to encounter while traveling to France: ordering in a restaurant, buying in a shop, booking a hotel room, asking for directions, renting a car, buying a train ticket…

Recorded at 2 different speeds

The dialogs are recorded at two speeds (slow and normal) and use modern French glided pronunciation: this will help you understand the French natives and boost your confidence in conversation.

Be a savvy tourist in France

On top of the information present in the dialogues, the accompanying tips cover factual and cultural points to help you fit in, avoid faux-pas and feel prepared when traveling to France. These tips are full of useful vocabulary and are entirely recorded, so you can listen and train with them everywhere, in the car, at the gym etc…

Fit in and avoid nasty surprises

  • Each chapter covers essential themes such as asking for directions, buying in a market, ordering in restaurants, booking hotels…
  • Realistic dialogs feature essential conversations, and really useful vocabulary
  • the tips are both cultural and factual: credit cards in France, shop schedules, interaction with the merchants, what to look for and avoid…
  • Use the slow recordings to improve your pronunciation
  • Use the normal recordings to train your ear to understand modern spoken French

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Asha Swarup, DUbai, UAE

    It is very nice, extremely helpful and I am sure that the week in France in July would be real fun and most enjoyable along with improving my French.
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    Donal Goggin. Ireland

    I studied French in school, many years ago. I never mastered the language, but given that I visit France two or three times a year, I have always kept up an interest in the language. Over the years, I have bought many different courses, many of which have been helpful. I happened on the “Frenchtoday” website sometime ago and bought a number of their products.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    April Gomez – USA

    I really like the option of slowing down the dialogue to allow for better comprehension.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Mark Stocks. Springfield, Missouri

    I have been working on learning, internalizing the French language now for four years. I have yet to venture into an immersion experience for several reasons but my efforts are encouraged and enjoyed in your audio series. I hope.had 2doyears in the classroom and I have used several different series, training methods including Pimsleur, mango, and tango, all of which help but do not give the specific information and activity that you employ. I am older (70+) and I have some dreams of fluency and residency in France or Canada. Time will tell but I use your method consistently and find hope. Keep it coming. Mark Stocks

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Per Kjørslevik, Oslo Norway

    Very useful lessons from the most common daily life situations, spoken at different speed and supported by a pdf document with translation and additional, useful, information. Strongly recommended to those who want to learn the most used dialogues in French.

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  7. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    For me, I would prefer the whole audio to be in French. This is for me. I understand that many others would like the English explanation. I am far along enough in understanding spoken French that I learn more when I hear only French. So I get impatient spending the time to listen to the many explanations in English. Even so, my spoken French needs a lot of work, so the dialogues are very good for me.

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    Down to earth help and advice. I haven’t completed the whole book because of some heath issues but what I have done was really so helpful and I cannot wait to get down to some serious studying in the next few weeks. I have classes too but I find the methods on your books really easy to follow and you seem to understand the differences between our languages and how we can learn better. Happy New Year to you all

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    Ken – Florida

    Excellent.

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    Barbara

    Highly recommended. I have purchased a number of Camille’s audios and I have really enjoyed them all.
    After relearning Italian, my next goal was to learn enough French to feel comfortable with at least the basics when in France. I find it really helpful to use my commute to work as a time to listen to the language I am learning and Camille’s audios are perfect, exactly what I was looking for. I really enjoy listening to Camille, so much nicer than the many tedious language audios available, and I really appreciate that Camille uses contemporary French, rather than text book, so much better to be exposed to what we will actually hear when in France. Thank you Camille, listen to your audios has really improved my comprehension, vocabulary and confidence to speak French.

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Garry Davey – CAN

    Le livre est très claire, et je peux presque comprendre a la vitesse normale, mais pas tout les mots, maintenant. Je suis tres heureux de pouvoir utiliser cet outil, maintenant, et j’espère voyager en france un jour dans le futur.

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  12. 5 out of 5

    Grace – Bainbridge Island, Washington USA

    Thank you for This really helpful recording. I am preparing for a month long trip to France and these conversations are perfect to help me feel ready to practice my french when I arrive. The tips and vocabulary sections in English are great. So useful and fun!! I found Camille on
    About.French.com and now am a regular reader of her posts there and on French Today. I feel like I have my very own REAL french friend!

    Thank you for all the ways you are helping me fulfill my life long dream of becoming fluent in French.

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    I’m enjoying Essential French Dialogs greatly. I’ve completed eight of the 11. The pace and level are just right for me and I can check that I’m making progress. I listen at normal speed, to test how much I can understand, then work through the text with the audio at slow speed. The information and tips are very valuable. I have several of the French Today products and they are consistently high quality, friendly and stimulating.

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    Essential French Dialogs has been an excellent review for me. I especially appreciated the slow versions of the spoken French when I first started. Well done!

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    I am heading to France shortly, and I’ve found the Essential French Dialogues very useful for vocabulary, dialogue simulation, and Camille’s terrific tips and warnings. I’m a bit nervous about facing native French speakers in their own country, but these lessons give me confidence that I am prepared to face ordinary daily interactions.

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    The five-star rating is well-deserved. Camille has set forth an excellent product, recorded in two speeds, that will help the beginner know what to say and how to say it properly. It will help the advanced beginner understand what is being said back to them, avoiding confusion and embarrassment It will also demystify a lot of the small rules of French interaction that cause tourists to stand out as tourists.

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    A great way to practice those interactions that you really want to be able to get right – being confident in making simple bookings/enquiries/arrangements is such an uplift! The two-speed approach also helps to make sure you’ve got it syllable perfect. Allez les étudiants!

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    A truly remarkable collection of dialog occurrences, tips, and advice on navigating everyday situations, avoiding cultural errors, and even side-stepping scams. Despite several previous visits to France, I discovered many tidbits that will be highly useful on my next sojourn.

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    This is an excellent way to learn the real French you would use everyday. The two-speed approach is very helpful to really concentrate on getting the basics right; so you don’t give away the fact that you are still learning when you try this out in the market/shops etc.!!

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