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French Phrases For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7202-9
216 pages
July 2004
French Phrases For Dummies (0764572024) cover image
An easy-to-tote communications road map-French to go!

France is the world's #1 tourist destination, with 2.2 million American visitors in 2002, and French the second most popular foreign language among U.S. high school and college students. This handy little phrasebook fits easily into pocket, purse, or bag-and helps tourists and students make themselves understood right away.

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Introduction.

Chapter 1: I Say It How? Speaking French.

Chapter 2: Grammar on a Diet: Just the Basics.

Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds.

Chapter 4: Making New Friends and Enjoying Small Talk.

Chapter 5: Enjoying a Drink and a Snack (or Meal!).

Chapter 6: Shop ’Til You Drop!

Chapter 7: Making Leisure a Top Priority.

Chapter 9: I Get Around: Transportation.

Chapter 10: Laying Down Your Weary Head: House or Hotel.

Chapter 11: Dealing with Emergencies.

Chapter 12: Ten Favorite Expressions.

Chapter 13: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound French.

Index.

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Dodi-Katrin Schmidt has been a writer, a translator, and an editor for almost ten years. Aside from translating German, French, and English text of various kinds, including linguistic handbooks, film reviews, travel guides, and children’s books, she has also been involved in developing language textbooks, language courses, teachers’ handbooks, and grammar companions for video language courses. Dodi has been teaching for more than two decades at high school, adult education, and college levels in Europe as well as the United States. She also writes test items for various national language tests and recorded textbook and test material. Together with her husband, she travels a great deal, and they continually house and entertain foreign students and former students in their home in Princeton, NJ.

Michelle Williams is an editor at a major educational publisher. A former French teacher, she has taught students ranging from two years old to adults, in both the public and private sectors. She is currently a private French tutor to a young Olympic-hopeful figure skater. She is a firm believer in making language fun and accessible to all who want to learn. Her most rewarding experience, however, is in watching and listening to her son, Nathaniel, learn to speak and sing in French.

Dominique Wenzel has been a freelance teacher of French and translator for 15 years. Born and raised in France, she received a Master’s degree from the University of Paris-Sorbonne and studied at the University of Chicago on a postgraduate Fulbright scholarship. Her students include business professionals, children, and adults of all levels and interests. She travels regularly to France. Dominique raised two bicultural, bilingual children who are both active in the international field.

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by Dodi-Katrin Schmidt, Michelle M. Williams, Dominique Wenzel
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