Saturday, April 12, 2014

Let the French Begin!

I kick-started my French studies with the Berlitz French Vocabulary Handbook (RM29.90). I was reading the newly-bought book today in the LRT. Well, actually, I started learning French about two days ago but it was sporadic. A little bit of the (free) Kindle Onboard French here and For Dummies French Grammar there while I was at the airport in a flight home to Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Today, I made a random decision to go to Kinokuniya KLCC to source for more French materials. Kino is my favorite bookstore and I KNOW I would be able to find great books for whatever it is that I am looking for.

At Kino, I found the Berlitz book I was talking about in the first paragraph of this post and also my go-to material, the Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) series. I first used the PMP for my Italian studies so I'm already familiar with the format. The only difference is this time, I chose the seven-in-one, Complete French All-in-One. It's a whopping 644-page book. I'm so looking forward to start using it as my main study material. During my Italian studies, I used to take the PMP with me during weekend lunches and studied at the cafeteria until coffee break (four hours of solid studying!).

Tomorrow, I plan to start my first dose of French for Beginner course 1.