The best way to learn to speak a foreign language is to start using it right away. This is exactly what you will be doing with 3 Minute French.
With this book, you will learn useful words and phrases that will get you speaking from the very first lesson. You will learn quickly how to form your own sentences without feeling like you're never going to use what you learn.
I created the 3 Minute French methodology after trying lots of different courses, books, and CDs. I noticed that most French courses start out with a long list of pronunciation rules using weird symbols that you won't understand unless you've studied phonetics. I also noticed that a lot of French courses fill their first few lessons with pages and pages of rules for the language: how to pluralize nouns, how to recognize the gender of a noun, how to use the definite, indefinite, or partitive articles! While this information will become useful eventually, for the complete beginner, it can be extremely confusing and very often overwhelming, especially when baffling grammatical terminology is used. This is what leads to most students giving up.
With 3 Minute French, what I have done is put the most useful things first. You will learn words and phrases that will allow you to speak right away, and you will get an instant feeling of success from the very first lesson. Furthermore, I have made sure that I explain everything in a way that assumes you know nothing about language learning. I don't use any tricky terminology, and I don't give you an endless list of rules; we learn as we go along, adding small bits of information here and there and practicing until you can use it confidently.
Each time you learn a new word, I tell you exactly how to say it with a small pronunciation guide underneath it. And you don't need to worry about remembering the words, either; the way the course is set out means that you will automatically internalize new vocabulary without even trying.
The methodology behind this book is the same methodology I use in my classes and online courses, and the results my students have had are exciting and thrill me just as much as them!
People who have spent years unsuccessfully studying French have tried this book or one of my courses and have been amazed at how much they've learned and understood in just the first lesson.