Bien Dire Essentials
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The Bien-dire Essentials – a growing range of CDs and booklets that target a specific theme or skill area for learners of French.
16 rue Calliet
Tel: +33 (0)478 308 849
50 key expressions to use to sound really French. Help with pronunciation, an explanation of usage and a short dialogue to understand the expression in its context. CD and booklet.
Master French Numbers
Do you ask shopkeepers to repeat prices? Do you have difficulty noting a telephone number? Learn to feel confident when giving and understanding numbers in French, and learn a few tricks! CD and booklet.
Bon appétit !
Learn how to order food like a French person. With this CD, you'll find out how to compliment your hostess, talk about food and wine and feel at ease in even the poshest French restaurant. CD and booklet.
Attune your ear to the rhythms of natural speech as you learn what to say in a variety of everyday social situations. You'll be surprised how much vocabulary you'll acquire as well as essential language structures. CD and booklet.
The Good Pronunciation Guide
From the French alphabet to tongue twisters! Learn how to pronounce French sounds correctly with this easy to follow CD. CD and booklet.
How to congratulate somebody, say you're sorry or give your opinion as politely as possible. What to say in both formal and informal contexts when being polite is essential. CD and booklet.
Why would you cut a pear in half unless you're intending to eat it? These amusing articles from Bien-dire's archives, based on frequently-used idioms, will help you learn and use the expressions yourself. CD and booklet.
C'est la vie... en France !
Learn about cultural differences, when to use tu and vous, and why the French argue so much! CD and booklet.
A Practical Guide to Learning French
Find out how to acquire more vocabulary, communicate better and understand what French speakers are saying. Ensure you make the most of the time you spend learning French. Booklet.
Les Mots Croisés
Improve your vocabulary with this selection of 25 crosswords from Bien-dire magazine. Booklet.
Bien-dire magazine with CD
A 52-page magazine to improve your French that you'll enjoy reading! Full of interesting articles on France and French culture, Bien-dire helps you understand what it is to be French.
Each article is graded for difficulty and has keywords translated into English. You'll acquire idiomatic expressions and up-to-date vocabulary, receive news and practical information from France and even learn some slang. For intermediate and advanced learners, Bien-dire is also valuable, authentic teaching material for teachers. The Bien-dire CD (optional) includes over 60 minutes of articles from the magazine read by native speakers as well as pronunciation and intonation exercises. Published every two months in Lyon, France, Bien-dire is a complete and enjoyable French learning experience for learners of French.
Bien-dire magazine has subscribers in over 40 countries.
Visit www.biendire.com for payment in euros or www.languageroutes.com for payment in dollars. You can also sign up for the Bien-dire newsletter to find out the latest news and specials.
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Poiron Bonjour French language courses
Le Poiron Bonjour French language courses follow a structured programme in a relaxed environment and stunning location. Going back to school can be fun, so read on to find out more ..
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Tel: +33 (0)251 692 027
Our residential language courses are designed to give you maximum exposure to the French language and culture.
During your stay you will have approximately 20 hours of lessons following a structured programme of tuition to your level, However we know that there is more to learning than sitting behind a desk. So we incorporate various activities and outings to reinforce your lessons . They are all designed to give you listening, speaking and understanding practice. We are sure you will enjoy the trip to Niort Market, an opportunity to take in the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of a traditional French Market. Here you will be given some pocket money and a list of items to buy. A string of garlic or a dozen snails are among the favourites.
Cooking with Marie Paul is another favourite. You will cook a traditional Vendéen dish, so you will need to follow all her instructions. However she cannot speak English and you will be eating your creation for dinner. This is a great way to learn and give you listening /speaking practice.
Our courses are fully residential and all your lessons, activities and outings are included in the price. We cater for all levels and you will have a maximum of only six students on your course.
You can find us at Le Château du Poiron deep in the heart of the Vendée region. This is a beautiful area with easy access by road, rail and plane. Francoise will be your tutor and hostess, she is a native French teacher with many years experience both in the UK and France.
To finish a testimonial from two of our wonderful students...
Francoise is an exceptional teacher, offering the perfect combination of high expectations and individual support. Lessons were challenging, engaging and fun. She and Mark are also most generous hosts and their lovely home was the perfect venue. Our return booking(s) reflect how inspired we feel to continue to improving our French’
Thanks Howard and Liz, UK, 2009
We have more information on our website please feel free to take a look or contact us by email
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