Item description for Berlitz Rush Hour Express French: Learn a New Language in Just One Hour (Berlitz Express) (French Edition) by Howard Beckerman...
BERLITZ RUSH HOUR EXPRESS FRENCH
Take the fastest route to a new language
Have you ever noticed how you still remember words to a song you haven t heard in years? Berlitz Publishing knows that putting words to music makes the words easier to remember. Learn a new language in just one hour! Rush Hour Express presents the words and expressions you need to know in order to begin to communicate in French. Plus, original music engages you, so you remember what you learn.
Effective and Entertaining!
*Great low price
*No books needed
*No rules to memorize
1 CD includes:
*Track 1: numbers, greeting, introductions, telling time
Reviews - What do customers think about Berlitz Rush Hour Express French: Learn a New Language in Just One Hour (Berlitz Express) (French Edition)?
Fell in love with the woman's voice - talking and singing Dec 27, 2007
Although I have been studying french for many years, I can only impress people who do not know french, and when I am in france I can get any of its citizens to speak impecable english - after only 2 of my french sentences.
Now that we know I am not the one to ask for advice ...
This is a great tool - especially for singular, plural, masculine, feminine and basic communication opposites - all delivered enjoyably.
I bought the $10.00 single CD and within two weeks I ordered the 3 CD version with the book which includes the transcript - for only about $8.00 more and I am pleased I did - so the 5 stars apply to it also.
This has been more fun than any of my CD's and when I wake up early and cannot sleep I play and listen and learn - especially pronunciation.
Berlitz Rush Hour Express French Jun 27, 2007
An easy and excellent way to learn very basic French greetings and words for someone who has never ever taken French in school. For those who have had any French language lessons, it's too easy, so they should purchase a more intermediate cd.
The best! Apr 7, 2007
As opposed to another reviewer, I found the scenarios on the CD to be a helpful and fun way to learn about various situations I'd run into. The words and phrases learned in the "date" scenario work equally as well for any meal situation. And I LOVED the music! It seemed to make the words "sink in" more quickly for me. I listened to this multiple times before I went to France last Fall (my second trip) and felt very comfortable using the few words and phrases that I had learned. I'm headed to Greece soon and just wish they had one for Greek (they don't).
Fine if you use a book or another CD... Dec 13, 2006
While I have a few gripes about this CD--it's too short, not enough of the basics, and while the date idea may be cute, it's not the only scenario you'll face while traveling :). The music was way too cutesy for me...
*However*, I did find that it's an inexpensive way to get back into speaking French. I did go to Paris after listening to this and was able to use some basic phrases. The music I found cheesy was probably a good way to memorize some of these phrases.
All in all, not a bad way to begin, but if you want to be able to count above 10 or ask more questions than name and where are you from, then you'll need another CD.
Good Value...Fun! Aug 29, 2006
This is another very reasonably priced language entry from Berlitz. It's just one CD. You can print the script from their website, but it's not necessary because the material is repeated clearly throughout the hour-long program. The strategy here is to set the key phrases to music over a sketchy narrative. It's like listening to a loony musical. You will find yourself singing the phrases and some will loop through your mind. Good idea. I have a little difficulty with the promise on the CD box: "Learn a new language in just one hour". Hardly. However, beginning students will hve fun learning some useful words and phrases.