Berlitz Self Teacher – A Quick Review

Learning French was never an easier task to anyone until they lay their hands on the Berlitz Self-Teacher: French by Berlitz Editors. It is told by many users that it is one of the best books for a beginner to learn French. If the learner is going to follow all the instructions given in the book he/ she will be able to speak French effectively and with more and more practice this learner can gain command over the language.

There are a total of 41 lessons in the book and each lesson must be read out loud by the learner so as to learn and correct while making mistakes. The nouns that are covered are very basic for the beginners to understand. Grammatical concepts are explained in a very simple way to help learners. At the end of each lesson there is a column called the “Think in French” exercise for practice that contains practice questions from the preceding lesson. If a learner works on the exercise with sincerity one can get hold of many grammatical concepts with ease. The answers for the exercise questions are given at the back of the book.

This book was first published in the year 1949 and can even today make beginners learn the nuances of the language. By learning French with the book a person will be able to pick up French conversations quickly and without any grammatical errors. The phonetic pronunciation system that is used in the book helps learners learn the language with ease especially for those who are more used to English language.

However few people say that the book follows ancient styles and visual layout throughout the course material. This book makes a learner learn a most formal speech form of French. This book is suited for beginners to get their sentences and basics correctly.