This story shares short, simple French “stories” in dialogue format. Stories include simple situations like homework and a day at school. First listeners hear a simple conversation spoken in French by native speakers. The next chapter includes a translation in English. French chapters are spoken in a speed that is quick enough to remain interesting, but slow enough that learners will more easily understand. This is a great title for “in the car commuting learning”. Download this book on Hoopla with your library card!
French Short Stories for Beginners
by Learn Like a Native
Published in 2020
This title is set up much like the one above but each book in the series increases in difficulty, allowing listeners to become more practiced in speaking and listening. Download this book on Hoopla with your library card!
French: Proven Techniques to Learn and Speak French
From Blackstone Audio (2020)
This book takes a more traditional approach to beginning French, but it is one that works! French phonics are well-spoken, making it simple to hear and repeat. This book could be used for the entire family to learn French. Download this book with your library card on Hoopla.
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget it
by Gabriel Wyner
Published by Harmony on August 5, 2014
This book offers valuable ideas on learning languages, plus an appendix called “The Toolbox” which shares flashcard techniques and phonetical information. The author is fluent in six languages himself. Of this title Kirkus Reviews explains, “The author’s program does make use of many sensible and even revolutionary methods for learning languages..” (2014). Read this book with your library card on Overdrive or Libby by Overdrive.
You are What you Speak: Grammar Grouches Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity
by Robert Lane Greene
Published by Delacort in 2011
This author of this title speaks nine languages! This book details how languages are shaped by politics, economics, and history. Kirkus Reviews calls this title, “An insightful, accessible examination of the way in which day-today speech is tangled in a complicated web of history, politics, race, economics and power”. Download this title with your library card on Overdrive.
I Love to Share: J’Adore Partager
by Shelley Admont
Illustrated by Sonal Goyal & Sumit Sakhuja
Reading bilingual books like this one helps youth develop vocabulary , improving early literacy in both languages. Download and read this book with your library card on Hoopla.