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Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate Collection

Here is a list of the best Beginner French books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Living Language French, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning (2010)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionComplete French is a unique multimedia program that takes you beginner to advanced level in one convenient package.  At the core of Complete French is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts. Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it’s your turn.    •   46 lessons, additional review exercises, culture…
Author(s): Living Language

2. Easy French Step-by-Step (2008)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionEasy French Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts in order of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess. #2,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #8 in Grammar Reference (Books) #1 in French Language Instruction (Books) #3…
Author(s): Myrna Bell Rochester

3. French for Beginners: The COMPLETE Crash Course to Speaking French in 5 DAYS OR LESS! (2017)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate Collection★ ★ ★ FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY ★ ★ ★Buy the Paperback and Get the eBook for FREE!French for Beginners – Speaking French in 5 Days or Less!If you’re thinking of travelling to France, want to gain a basic understanding of the language or simply have an interest in Europe’s finest culture, then you’re in the right place. This book will show you how to speak basic French, right here and right now!Learning a new language, as we all know, can be an extremely daunting task and seem impossible to accomplish. That’s exactly why we’ve written this book – because we want to help you learn to…
Author(s): Bruno Thomas, Émile Dubois

4. Practice Makes Perfect: Basic French, Premium Second Edition (2017)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionGain the language skills you wantPractice Makes Perfect: Basic French is the proven companion to your French-learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Eliane Kurbegov explains one―and only one―grammar concept and illustrates it with clear examples. These lessons are purposefully short, so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and go at a pace that works for you.You will, or course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills. And this new edition is accompanied by flashcards and audio recordings, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension…
Author(s): Eliane Kurbegov

5. Ultimate French Beginner-Intermediate (Coursebook) (Ultimate Beginner-Intermediate) (2009)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionDeveloped by the experts at Living Language, this course has everything you need to learn French from scratch or to revive the French that you learned years ago. Ultimate French combines conversation and culture in an easy-to-follow, enjoyable, and effective format. It’s the perfect way to learn French for school, travel, work, or personal enrichment. In this book you’ll find:• 40 lessons with lively dialogues including the most common and useful idiomatic expressions.• English translations and explanations of French grammar and usage, pronunciation, vocabulary, and cultural notes.• Quizzes and review…
Author(s): Living Language

6. French, Grades 6 – 12: Middle / High School (The 100+ Series™) (1999)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionA top-selling teacher resource line, The 100+ Series(TM) features over 100 reproducible activities in each book!Help your student form a solid understanding of the French language! Building on the basics, this book covers common phrases, functional vocabulary, conjugation of verbs, basic grammar, and sentence structure. Over 100 pages of reproducible activities get your students started on the path to speaking and writing French. The activities provided offer fun and varied exercises to practice concepts and vocabulary. Students learn to tell time, formulate sentences, conjugate verbs, pose and answer questions, and make…
Author(s): Danielle Degregory

7. French Grammar For Beginners: The most complete textbook and workbook for French Learners (French Grammar Textbook) (2019)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionLearn beginner French grammar painlessly with step-by-step lessons that focus on the essentials and help you build a learning habit. Inside “French Grammar For Beginners” you’ll find:   If you’re tired of your usual boring French textbook, grab your copy of this book and start learning French grammar the un-boring way today!   #7,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #89 in Test Prep & Study Guides #4 in French Language Instruction (Books) #105 in Education Workbooks (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Frederic Bibard

8. French: Short Stories for Beginners + Audio Download: Improve your reading and listening skills in French (2017)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionInside French Short Stories for Beginners you’ll find: ✔ Simple (but not boring) stories written with the most useful French grammar structures and common French vocabulary.✔ Improve your listening comprehension with the two versions of the audio. One version is recorded at a normal speed and one at a slower pace.✔ Follow the narrator’s speech and mimic the correct pronunciation✔ One version has a glossary between each paragraph. But if you aren’t confident enough for that yet, start by reading the dual French and English translation and use it as a…
Author(s): Frederic Bibard

9. French: Short Stories for Intermediate Level + AUDIO: Improve your French listening comprehension skills with seven French stories for intermediate level (2016)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionImprove your reading and listening comprehension and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 7 French short stories. WITH FREE AUDIO Introducing: a fun and effective method of learning FrenchWhen you can’t slip away from daily life to immerse yourself in a French-speaking country, reading and listening to French stories is the next best thing.By learning this way you will be able to: Improve your listening skills with the FREE audio!Familiarize yourself with spoken French. The over two hours of audio recorded by a French native speaker will drastically improve your pronunciation as well.Each story is…
Author(s): Frederic Bibard, Manuela Miranda

10. French I, Grades K – 5 (Skill Builders) (2011)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionSkill Builders are great tools for keeping children current during the school year or preparing them for the next grade level. A variety of fun and challenging activities provides students with practice and helps introduce basic skills to new learners. This full-color workbook contains appropriate passages and exercises for elementary French language learners. Skill Builders combines entertaining and interactive activities with eye-catching graphics to make learning and reviewing fun and effective. The compact 6″ x 9″ size makes this book perfect for…
Author(s): Carson-Dellosa Publishing

11. French Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn French & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way! (Easy French Stories) (French Edition) (2018)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionFinding PROPER reading material that they can handle…which is precisely the reason we’ve written this book!Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the reader and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes — it’s not entertaining, useful or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning at all!In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to…
Author(s): Lingo Mastery

12. Short Stories in French for Beginners (Teach Yourself Short Stories) (2018)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate Collection“I love Olly’s work – and you will too!” – Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for NumbersShort Stories in French for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly – enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading.What does this book give you?· Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from…
Author(s): Olly Richards

13. 30 French Short Stories for Complete Beginners: Improve your reading and listening skills in French (Learn French for Beginners) (Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis collection of 30 very short stories is a fun and painless way to learn high-frequency French vocabulary and give you a good grasp of French grammar structures naturally. At only 300 words in length per story, it is specially created for complete beginners with little to no previous experience in learning French.Learn New Vocabulary NaturallyGrow your vocabulary naturally with natural dialogues and frequently used French words and expressions. After each story, you will find a list of words used in the story, together with their English translations. This…
Author(s): Frederic Bibard

14. French: Learn French For Beginners Including French Grammar, French Short Stories and 1000+ French Phrases (2018)

 Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate CollectionMost people don’t have a huge amount of extra time to spend learning a new language. Could you be one of them?You see, most people make the same mistakes when learning French and this is causing their progress to stagnate. The problem is that they are only sticking to one way of learning French.But now, you can maximize your chances of learning French in less time compared to reading boring textbooks. Introducing: French: Learn French For Beginners Including French Grammar, French Short Stories and 1000+ French Phrases. Not only will you learn grammar, but you’ll also increase…
Author(s): Language Learning University

Best Beginner French Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some beginner french books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Country French Cooking: French Cookbook for Absolute Beginners

Author(s): Carla Hale
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2234406

LANGUAGE HACKING FRENCH (Learn How to Speak French - Right Away): A Conversation Course for Beginners

Author(s): Benny Lewis
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2574851

French for Beginners: The Best Handbook for Learning to Speak French!

Author(s): Getaway Guides
Publisher: CreateSpace, Year: 2015, Size: 199 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1412807

Colloquial French: the complete course for beginners

Author(s): Valérie Demouy, Alan Moys
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2015, Size: 38 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1682901

French Revolutions for beginners

Author(s): Michael J. LaMonica, Tom Motley
Publisher: For Beginners, Year: 2014, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2083958

Keep Talking French Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence: Advanced beginner’s guide to speaking and understanding with confidence

Author(s): Jean-Claude Arragon
Publisher: Teach Yourself, Year: 2013, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2121924

Ultimate French Beginner-Intermediate

Author(s): Living Language
Publisher: Living Language, Year: 2004, Size: 88 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 514038

Ultimate French: Beginner-Intermediate: A Complete Textbook and Reference Guide

Author(s): Annie Heminway
Publisher: Living Language, Year: 2004, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 803919

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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