Shone, the co-creator and publisher of
French Essentials, a five-year French
program specifically written for home-
Essentials different from other French
that it has both downloadable and online
features. The core lesson is downloadable
from our website. Once the lesson is on
so there’s no need for the Internet. A
student;can;work;right;from;their;desk-top. Within that downloadable lesson,
the student can access all the audio and
all the video right from the lesson page.
are CD-based and DVD-based in that
word and get the audio. When you are
instructed to do a video exercise, you
There;is;also;a;workbook;for;the;writ-ten component. These can be downloaded and printed off as many times as
parents need for different numbers of
There are some online features that
online exercises and lesson tests. These
are exercises with audio that students
reinforce everything they’ve learned.
There are also different things on French
culture, called Savais-tu?, that students
ferent aspects of French culture, not just
in France, but around the world in places
like Quebec, Switzerland, or French-
ture, add more multimedia content to
this section such as podcasts and differ-
Along with the online exercises, there
is an online lesson test. It has options
for parents to set it up in different ways
in depth they want to test. It can be used
on as many computers as the family has.
The only restriction that we have in our
by one family, not by multiple families,
because the pricing is designed for sin-gle-family purchase.
TOS: What are some of the advantages
of a student learning French? Where is
French gets overshadowed by Spanish.
French is one of only two languages