French - Serial and Oral - First Course - Lesson 1
The Serial and Oral French Course is a unique French course, structured in such a way that you are never overburdened with information, and through constant oral workouts, you make steady progress.
The reader, Evan der Millner, is not a native French speaker, but has a degree in French. His pronunciation is as good as the next French teacher's.
Right from Lesson One, you will be speaking French. Each new unit of information is given an oral workout, called a 'mouvement' in which you actively participate.
There is no printed textbook provided with this course - you need to buy a lined workbook, and take notes as they are dictated (dictation is spelled out, both in English,and in French). The vast majority of the work is oral. You are given the option of writing out your answers by hand, if you do not want to respond orally, when requested to by the tone of a chime.
The act of writing out the words by hand helps you internalise them, and slows the process down so that you have a better chance of retaining the vocabulary, and learning how to spell in French.
The serial and oral method only introduces one item at a time - each new word or grammatical point is given a workout in a graded series of questions, which you are expected to answer. These begin very simply, and slowly, almost imperceptibly, increase in complexity. At the end of the lesson, you will really feel you have learned something about French, and indeed you will have started to gain confidence right from lesson one.
You will not be expected to memorise tables of verbs, or lists of vocabulary.