Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: The French You Already Know 9 Chapter 2: Laying the Foundation: Basic French Grammar 17 Chapter 3: Getting Started with Pronunciation and Basic Expressions 35 Chapter 4: Getting Your Numbers, Dates, and Times Straight 53 Chapter 5: Talking about Your Home, Family, and Daily Routine 67 Part II: French in Action 87 Chapter 6: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 89 Chapter 7: Asking Directions and Finding Your Way 103 Chapter 8: Bon Appetit! Dining Out and Going to the Market 117 Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy 137 Chapter 10: Going Out on the Town 155 Chapter 11: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating 171 Chapter 12: Recreation and the Outdoors 189 Part III: French on the Go 207 Chapter 13: Planning a Trip 209 Chapter 14: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land 225 Chapter 15: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More 239 Chapter 16: Finding a Place to Stay 261 Chapter 17: Handling Emergencies 275 Part IV: The Part of Tens 291 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up French Quickly 293 Chapter 19: Ten Things Never to Say in French 297 Chapter 20: Ten Favorite French Expressions 301 Chapter 21: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound French 305 Part V: Appendixes 309 Appendix A: Mini-Dictionaries 311 Appendix B: Verb Tables 333 Appendix C: Answer Key 349 Appendix D: On the CD 351 Index 353
Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years. Dodi-Katrin Schmidt , Michelle M. Williams , and Dominique Wenzel are highly regarded French instructors and writers. Zoe Erotopoulos , PhD, teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.