Learning a language or improving your skills with BBC Active
As I took my GCSEs almost five years ago, and have not continued with French since, I felt it would be good to refresh my memory and remind myself of how interesting the language is.
BBC Active French enabled me to learn in short bursts if I did not have the time for a longer lesson, working around everyday life.
Talk 2 French is very easy to use and understand using either a laptop or or CD player. The step-by-step book creates a straightforward guide to learning the different topics, letting you repeat subjects and sections as many times as you wish, at a pace you can manage.
I found Talk 2 French stimulating and interesting, focussing on everyday situations and conversations, which are useful and contemporary. The topics are easy to identify with and each one provides different sections to help you fully understand the topic, tenses and circumstances.
The guide's information is set out in structured units, improving speech, writing and reading skills. It has helped me to express myself more confidently, clearly and correctly.
At the end of each section you have the opportunity to join in an interactive conversation; there is a pause for you to answer the question before the answer is provided for you to check yours with. One can do this repeatedly by yourself or even as a pair, taking on different roles and checking each other's answers.
The programme encourages you to experiment with the French language, pushing you to new levels of understanding and increasing confidence.
BBC Active French also provides online resources.
Talk French 2 is available from Amazon.