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TPRS Book Bucky Va a Paris!

Bucky Va a Paris!

Learn Conversational French The Way It Is Spoken In France...
The Easy Way!

If you are interested in learning how to speak conversational French, and you want the learning process to be as easy as possible, then Bucky Va a Paris! is for you!

Modeled on the innovative TPR Storytelling® method, Bucky Va à Paris! is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn conversational French and "get around in France" vocabulary.

It can also be used to supplement learning outside of class. Students with extended absences, or accelerated students, can use the Bucky program to learn on their own.

Memorization is not used. Bucky is a repetition-filled text. Over seven hours of travel structures are presented on 6 CD’s. Each structure is repeated in the form of a barrage of multiple, non-stop, similar questions. As you answer each question, you internally acquire the travel terms.

If you compare your brain to a computer, memorization places French structures on the desktop (the pre-frontal cortex). But to truly learn the language, the structures must be placed into the hard drive (the posterior cortex and the cerebellum). This is what the repetitive process of the Bucky program accomplishes.

Each selection is written in a way to allow you to grasp the meaning of the words from context only. A dictionary is not needed. Some facts may seem distorted or exaggerated. This “catches” the attention of the mind and facilitates learning.

At the end of each selection, a series of questions based on learned vocabulary, but in the "I" form, is presented. This key section allows you to practice speaking in the first person, after having first listened to the main text in the third person.

It is easiest to first learn French in the narrative (third person) form, but then those forms have to be transferred to the first person, since that is the form you must master to be able to get around in French speaking countries. Luckily, it happens that in the French language the two forms are often identical in sound and so are easily acquired.

What about grammar? By doing the work on this CD you learn structure. Structure is grammar, and once learned in this way, you can enjoy self-expression in French. The study of grammar is not needed to learn a language. It can be studied later, once the language is learned, if desired.

At the end of the program, basic French expressions, greetings, numbers, etc. are presented. These selections, again, offer repetitive practice. In addition, there are also sections on French pronunciation and grammar for those interested. There is also a list of words in English which are derived from the French. This list is useful to high school students preparing for the verbal portion of the SAT examination.

The copyright for Bucky Va à Paris! may be purchased by individuals or schools in order to provide multiple copies to students for independent learning outside of the classroom.