New Year Review! BBC Active Quickstart French

bbc-active-quickstart-frenchGoing to France this year? Or, another French-speaking country? We asked one of our volunteer reviewers, Becky Delalandre, to review the BBC Active Quickstart French language course. Becky had some knowledge of the French language from her school days but wanted to brush up on her skills to help her feel more confident speaking French during trips to France. So, we introduced her to the BBC Active Quickstart French language course and, this is what she had to say>>

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BBC Active Quickstart French Language Course Review

bbc-active-quickstart-frenchAn independent language advantage course review by Becky Delalandre – Worcester, UK

I have some knowledge of the French language from school and I also did a recreational GCSE French course around 8 years ago.  I wanted to brush up on my skills and to gain confidence to speak more French while in France. I tried the BBC Active Quickstart French language course and think that it is good value for money at £13.99. As a beginner, I found the course easy to follow. Each section used reflective learning methods where a conversation took place in French, after an introduction in English. This conversation was then broken down into multiple sections and there was time for you to repeat each sentence and to answer the questions relating to the phrases.

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New Review! Michel Thomas Method: Polish Introductory Course

michel thomas method polish introductory courseDo you fancy learning Polish? This review of the Michel Thomas Method: Polish Introductory course is by Imelda Michalczyk of Surbiton, UK who has wanted to study Polish for years. She struggled to learn French during her school years as she didn’t really enjoy the teaching process. So, we introduced her to the Michel Thomas Method: Polish Introductory course so that she could learn Polish on her own and, this is what she had to say>> [Read more…]

Michel Thomas Method: Polish Introductory Course Review!

An independent language advantage course review by Imelda Michalczyk –Surbiton,  UK 

michel thomas method polish introductory courseI’ve wanted to study Polish for years and much of my hesitation stemmed from not enjoying my experience of learning other languages at school. Despite passing my French exams, I always felt like lessons were such a struggle and that I never fully understood what was going on. I’ve even bought a ‘teach yourself’ style programme for Polish in the past, with a CD and book, but just felt daunted and never quite made a start. So, I was very intrigued by the Michel Thomas Method, which claims to teach a new language “the way you learnt your own”.

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New Review! Think French Online Audiomagazine Review

think french july 2012 issueThe reviews from our international panel of reviewers keep rolling in! This review of the Think French online audiomagazine October 2011 issue is by Ali Gibbs of Brighton, UK.  She wanted to develop her French language learning skills so, we introduced her to the Think French audio magazine and this is what she had to say>>

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Think French Online Audio Magazine Review!

An independent language advantage course review by Ali Gibbs – Brighton, UK

Keen to develop my language learning skills in French, I sometimes search the internet for ideas about where I can next take my language learning journey and how to best use my time and energy to further my learning in French. Even though I speak some French, it is easy for me to feel overwhelmed by the wealth of resources out there, and I’m often left feeling frustrated and de-motivated by the seemingly low quality and unstructured nature of some of the resources available online.

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Latest Reviews! Michel Thomas Start Language Courses

michel thomas method start greek language coursesOur intrepid panel of international reviewers has done it again! Andy Dunhill from Huddersfield, UK and Sue Gooch from London, UK both took on our request to review a Michel Thomas Start language course. Andy tried the Michel Thomas Start Spanish course and Sue tried her hand at the Michel Thomas Start Greek course. Both are interested in learning languages for different reasons. We introduced them to the Michel Thomas Start language course and both had very different things to say about their particular course>> [Read more…]

Michel Thomas Method START Spanish Language Course Review

An independent language advantage course review by Andy Dunhill – Huddersfield, UK

michel thomas method start spanish language courseI wanted to learn Spanish to be able to speak it on holiday. I have previously tried to study at evening classes and using “teach yourself” books, but with no real success other than picking up a little vocabulary. Using the Michel Thomas Start Spanish CD has certainly improved my ability to speak the language. [Read more…]

Michel Thomas Start Greek Language Course Review

An independent language advantage course review by Sue Gooch – London, UK

michel thomas method start greek language coursesThe Michel Thomas method of learning promises that you can learn the Greek language in just a few hours without the need for note taking, grammar learning, homework or memorising. It is particularly good for language learners who lack confidence in their ability to learn another language as it builds up very gradually and slowly, starting with what you already know by introducing many of the words in the target language that are already common in the English language. [Read more…]

New Review! Think Spanish Audio Magazine

think spanish november 2011We’re thrilled to put up the first review from our new panel of international reviewers! Rosemarie Goonewardene from Indiana, USA, answered our recent call for volunteers to write reviews of a range of language courses. Rosemarie’s review is about the Think Spanish audio magazine November 2011. She became interested in learning Spanish when she wanted to visit friends in Mexico and also after travelling to Costa Rica and Guatemala. We introduced her to the Think Spanish audio magazine and this is what she had to say>>

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