Based on real French course curricula, Novus Language can help anyone learn to speak French fluently.
Forget the games and gimmicks! We use proven language learning techniques that have been used to teach millions of people to learn a second language.
Let's face it - learning a second or third language isn't easy. But whether this is your first time trying to learn French, or you're picking up where you left off years ago - our program allows anyone, of any skill level, to learn a new language.
For beginning students, the twenty-four units are designed for a six-month intensive training program of six hours of class per day. Each unit presents a situational topic introduced in a dialogue, and usually five grammar points. Each grammar point is preceded by grammar notes which generally are expressed in non-technical terms.
Units include materials of the following kinds:
1. A dialogue to provide a body of natural French conversation as a source for subsequent drills and exercises
2. Useful words to supplement the vocabulary with a limited number of additional words, usually related to the topic of the dialogue
3. Vocabulary awareness to enable the student to better identify the elements of the utterances learned as a whole and to regroup and review vocabulary
4 . Drills of six different kinds, each type designed for a specific purpose: lexical drills to manipulate already acquired vocabulary and improve fluency; learning drills to introduce new grammar points (with reference corresponding grammar notes); practice drills to give the student an opportunity to illustrate in sentence s the grammar point he just covered; Question/Answer drills to prepare the student for normal conversation; review drills
5 . Situations to improve comprehension and serve as a basis for questions and elementary conversation
6 . Narrations to provide reading material and introduce a very limited number of vocabulary items
7. Written exercises to offer to the student opportunity to relate the spoken language to the writing system
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