Pros and cons of Power-Glide Ultimate French? Breaking the Barrier French?
Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:38 PM
Posted 09 April 2008 - 10:11 PM
I am unfamiliar with the other program you mentioned, so unfortunately can't compare the two.
Hope this helps a little!
Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:13 AM
I've heard good things about Rosetta Stone, but from what I've heard, I wouldn't say that is high-school level, either.
Cleo in Quebec speaks French fluently, and she might be a tremendous resource for you as you look for a good French program. I can't remember the name of the French books we used in college.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:51 AM
You are supposed to be learning the language through hearing spoken conversations, i.e., inductively, and eventually figure out the differences between a male and female speaker and other subtleties (French uses one -e for the masculine ending and two -ee's--one with an accent mark---for the feminine ending) through listening. I just don't think it's enough.
No experience with Power Glide but I wanted to note that I personally would be challenged by this methodology. My son and I are using French in Action which has listening and reading components. I have found that my old ears have problems distinguishing some of the sounds and thus I must rely on the written word. This is not true for my son who can distinguish between certain subtle differences.
On the topic of learning languages inductively, Parisarah had a rant on the general board. Here is her blog post addressing the issue on the importance of teaching grammar.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:59 AM
So, just another thought for you:001_smile:
Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:23 AM
Thank you for this suggestion.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:48 PM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 07:02 PM