Reviews

Hundreds of resources to help you teach yourself

The Keys to French?

4 French, Books

This book by Annie Heminway contains lots of grammar drills, offering excellent opportunities for practice to people seeking to refine their skills. I’ve used Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar twice. Right after I went through it…

iPod Nano with Pimsleur French

5 French, Audio Lessons, Multimedia

Pimsleur is my favorite self-study language-learning product to date. It offers a series of interactive audio lessons, roughly half an hour each, in which the student is cajoled, prodded, encouraged, etc., to speak a foreign language in response to brilliantly…

3-5 French, Books

This book by Véronique Mazet is full of grammar exercises, and I love grammar exercises. I also usually love grammar explanations, but Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar wore me out. The sentences explaining grammar in this…

The French Subjunctive Up Close: For an Intimate Look at the Subject

4 French, Books

This book begins with the following question: “Are you ‘subjunctophobic’?” The author herself is obviously not. “Verbs conjugated in the subjunctive make up a wonderful and captivating tribe,” writes Annie Heminway, “rich in mysteries, nuances, and conundrums, a wandering tribe…

French Pronouns and Prepositions: For Help with Those Short Little Difficult Words

4-5 French, Books

I haven’t consistently liked McGraw-Hill’s Practice Makes Perfect books on pronouns and prepositions (which are offered for multiple languages), but I thoroughly enjoyed this one for French. The exercises were helpful, and the vocabulary used…

Textbook with Accompanying Exercises and Answer Key (Must Be Purchased Separately)

4 French, Books

This is the textbook from a three-piece set (also including an exercise book and answer key) that I used in a French Institute Alliance Française course here in New York City. Nouvelle Grammaire du Français<…

Exercises for Nouvelle Grammaire du Français

4 French, Books

This is the exercise workbook accompanying the textbook Nouvelle Grammaire du Français, also reviewed in this directory. Please see that review for more details on both the textbook and this workbook. Since this workbook does not…

Part of a Three-Book Set: The All-Critical Answers

4 French, Books

This is the answer key to the workbook Grammaire. 350 Exercices Niveau supérieur I, which is an exercise book accompanying the textbook Nouvelle Grammaire du Français. Both of those books are included…

You Can Speak the Word You Want Translated...

5 Arabic, Dutch, English, French, General, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Yiddish, Apps, Dictionaries

I have a tendency not to get around to downloading iPhone apps onto my iPhone, but fortunately I have a husband who will take my phone and do it for me. I’m very glad he stuck this app on…