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French Volume 1

Speaking French with Miss Mason and François

Volume 1 contains 42 series each of which forms the basis for 3-4 initial lessons at the teacher’s discretion. Students learn more than 145 verbs. Volume 1 presents series primarily in first person indicative, e.g., I open the book. The second half of the volume introduces series in the third-person singular (he/she) and plural (we) cases. Likewise, how to say series for “yesterday” and “tomorrow” is presented in the second half of the volume.

All students would benefit from the presence of a French/English dictionary to find nouns to make new sentences, e.g., I can open my book and my backpack. What else can I open? Once they have begun learning new cases and tenses, advanced students should revisit earlier series and figure them out for those different cases and verb tenses. 501 French Verbs can be an excellent resource for completing that exercise. High school students who complete that exercise throughout the volume and ask questions of each other using the new cases and tenses will know more of the language than is covered in a traditional high school course.

French Volume 1 Books

Speaking French with Miss Mason and François, Volume 1
Speaking French with Miss Mason and François, Volume 1
  • Hardback
  • 96 pages
Price: $30.00
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Speaking French with Miss Mason and François, Volume 1 eBook Edition
Speaking French with Miss Mason and François, Volume 1, eBook Edition
  • PDF eBook
  • 96 pages
  • 1.8 MB
Price: $20.00
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French Volume 1 Audio Files

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MP3 French audio files to accompany Speaking French with Miss Mason and François, Volume 1
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  • 135 MB
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Should I order the hardback or eBook format?

The hardback volume has a linen cover with an inlaid, gold foil design, and it is printed on high quality paper. It is printed in the spirit of high quality books preferred by Charlotte Mason. The hardback volumes are typeset so when the book is opened, the English series and Spanish series are presented as mirror images on opposite pages. This allows your eye to glide easily from the English verbs to the Spanish verbs–from the English sentences to the Spanish sentences.

The eBook is a cost saving option (lower in price, no shipping cost) with the same content as the hardback format. The eBook does not maintain the mirrored display of the two languages but is typeset for readers that generally display one page at a time. The eBook is designed to be used as an eBook, e.g., a user navigates through the eBook with icons and links; there are no page numbers. A series can be printed out, if desired.

Should I order the accompanying audio files?

The audio files are not essential to the method. If you have no experience with Spanish or you wish to hear a native speaker, we recommend that you purchase the Spanish Volume 1 audio files. Please note, the audio files are not a replacement for the book. Charlotte Mason’s method cannot be taught with the audio files alone.

Cherrydale Press license policy for digital eBooks

Purchase of a digital eBook gives the customer a non-transferable right to use the eBook. The eBook is watermarked with the customer name, address, and email address. The license for the eBook allows members of an immediate family to make copies of the eBook. The eBook is not transferable to non-family or extended-family members. eBooks cannot be resold. An eBook may be exchanged for a physical book within 30 days of purchase if the customer first orders a hardback book and notifies us for a refund. An eBook may not be refunded apart from the purchase of a hardback volume in its stead.

Technical Specifications for downloading and reading digital PDF eBooks

Digital eBooks are delivered to the customer via direct download by A+ Download Digital Goods Delivery Service. The eBook can be downloaded immediately after purchase. Alternatively, the delivery service also emails the customer a download link with a password. The link will expire after two weeks. After two weeks, a new download link can be sent on request, but links are not renewed after six months.

This eBook can be downloaded and read on all desktops and laptops (Mac and Windows). It can be downloaded directly onto most non-Apple mobile devices. It cannot be downloaded directly to Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Apple only allows direct downloads to its devices via iTunes or other approved providers. Customers must first download to a computer and then synch to an Apple iDevice via an app such as iTunes or Dropbox.

The eBook is a PDF file and may be read on a Kindle, but the file must first be transferred from a computer to the Kindle. You can transfer the file via USB cable. You can also email the file to your Kindle account.

Cherrydale Press license policy for MP3 audio files

Purchase of the MP3 audio files gives the customer a non-transferable right to use the audio files. The license for the audio files allows members of an immediate family to make copies of the files for multiple devices. The files are not transferable to non-family or extended-family members. Digital audio files cannot be resold. Refunds are not given for the digital audio files.

Technical Specifications for downloading and using digital MP3 audio files

Audio files are delivered to the customer via direct download by A+ Download Digital Goods Delivery Service. The MP3 files are transferred as a single ZIP file. The ZIP file can be downloaded immediately after purchase. Alternatively, the delivery service also emails the customer a download link with a password. The link will expire after two weeks. After two weeks, a new download link can be sent on request, but links are not renewed after six months.

The ZIP file containing the audio files can be downloaded and unzipped on all desktops and laptops (Mac and Windows). It can be downloaded and unzipped directly onto some non-Apple mobile devices. It cannot be downloaded directly to Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Apple only allows direct downloads to its devices via iTunes or other approved providers. Customers must first download to a computer, unzip the file, and then synch to an Apple iDevice via an app such as iTunes or Dropbox.