I have endured a great many language learning courses and suffered through several dreadful textbooks that were meant to help, but were foiled by poor layout, missing elements, or less than ideal organization I was pleasantly surprised by this book, however.I took a summer course with Celia Brickman in reading French for academia and this, naturally, was her textbook of choice I m sure that having the author as an instructor increased my appreciation for this volume, but honestly, compared with other volumes I ve surveyed, this is clearly superior, with cogent explanations, many helpful exercises, a logical organization, and important to me a visually pleasant layout. This Textbook Teaches The Basics Of French Grammar, Reinforcing Its Lessons With Exercises And Key Practice Translations A Systematic Guide, The Volume Is A Critical Companion For University Level Students Learning To Read And Translate Written French Into English For Graduate Scholars Learning To Do Research In French Or Prepping For Proficiency Exams And For Any Interested Readers Who Want To Improve Their Facility With The French Language In Addition, A Short Course In Reading French Exposes Readers To A Broad Range Of French Texts From The Humanities And Social Sciences, Including Writings By Distinguished Francophone Authors From Around The WorldThe Book Begins With French Pronunciation And Cognates And Moves Through Nouns, Articles, And Prepositions Verbs, Adjectives, And Adverbs A Graduated Presentation Of All The Indicative And Subjunctive Tenses Object, Relative, And Other Pronouns The Passive Voice Common Idiomatic Constructions And Other Fundamental Building Blocks Of The French Language Chapters Contain Translation Passages From Such Authors As Pascal, Montesquieu, Proust, Sartre, Bourdieu, Senghor, C Saire, De Certeau, De Beauvoir, Barthes, And Kristeva Drawn From Than Two Decades Of Experience Teaching French To Students From Academic And Nonacademic Backgrounds, Celia Brickman S Clear, Accessible, And Time Tested Format Enables Even Beginners To Develop A Sophisticated Grasp Of The Language And Become Adept Readers Of FrenchThere Is An Answer Key For Translation Exercises And For Non Copyrighted Translation Passages Available To Professors And Teachers Who Have Assigned This Title In A Class Please Provide Your Name, Title, Institution, And Number Of Students In The Course In An Email To Coursematerials Columbiauniversitypress This book is designed for a course with instructor, and therefore no answer is provided for the exercises the author presupposes that having answer keys would lead students to read the solution without trying themselves So it may not be the best book for self learning.It offers some points e.g easily confused suffixes potential mistakes which is specifically for translation, and I find them very useful It doesn t offer vocabulary the closest being a list of number Overall if you have no prior knowledge to French and you don t have a tutor to guide your through the course, you might want to try something else. I found this very helpful and effective I feel like I ve gotten better at translating since I started it. I m missing French already Not as good as French for Reading
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- 264 pages
- A Short Course in Reading French
- Celia Brickman
- 04 May 2019 Celia Brickman