Category Archives: French Language

Do-It-Yourself Language Learning: the Good and Bad of the Pimsleur Method

The goal of the Pimsleur  method is to teach the spoken language without an accent.   The method claims that you learn to speak as a baby learns the native language. I think it is a worthy goal to learn … Continue reading

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Benny Lewis: The Irish Polyglot updated part 1

Benny Lewis calls himself as the Irish Polyglot.  He, like Kato Lomb, got nothing out of conventional language learning classes, but beginning with Spanish, he became self taught in a number of languages.  His website is here. I first came … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Learning: French Through Pictures

Here is the French edition of the “Through Pictures” series.  I bought this book used recently  from Amazon to compare it with the Spanish book.  It was published in 1974.  You can see, if you click on the cover, that … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Learning: A huge aid to learning French using the Lomb method

Much to my delight, as I was looking for “a” solution to the problem of how to bridge written French to spoken French, I found “the” solution for my choice of  books using the Lomb method.  Youtube poster MrRudyLopez2000 posted … Continue reading

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Do-It-Yourself Learning: The Lomb Method in French.

  The best way to start out in a language would be with a simple book, perhaps  a children’s book either in English translated into the target language or a book in the target language translated into English.  In French, … Continue reading

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