Vendor: French Essentials
Product received:Full Access Online Program (one full year, all modules, of their French lessons)
Price:Their pricing page can be found here. For what I received the cost is $149.95. Currently, Modules 1-4 are available, with Module 5 coming very soon. You do have options to getting the full program. For instance you can get one module at a time for $69.95 with 90 days to download it. You can learn more about pricing here.
Age Range: This is ideal for grades 3-8, but other ages can use it.
Pre-highschool - Grades 4/5 - 7/8 Modules 1 – 5
Middle school (junior high) - Grades - 8-9 Modules 5 & 6
High school Grades 10-12 Modules 7-10
When you sign up for French Essentials, you have access to multimedia PDF downloads, and various online materials (lessons, tests, culture). The PDF files are multimedia, which means that if you click on highlighted words, you get an audio file, videos are also embedded within the pages.
We did not take the online placement test as my son has never been exposed to French before, so I didn't see the point in it. :)
It was rather bonus,... this past week we spent sometime with friends of ours. We mentioned that the lad was learning French so our hostess immediately started talking French with the lad. He was able to manage Salut and Au Revoir... but was lost with everything else. Mind...he doesn't know a whole lot of French so I was pleased he remembered that much. :) AND he recognized the alphabet when she quickly rambled it off for him. :) It will be good to have someone else he can practice his French with. :) But it shows that he is learning. :)
"I say it more like that boy right mom"?
"Yes you do lad". was my response :)
It was so good to start our french language lessons using French Essentials and the staff are VERY helpful. I recently needed to "kill" my computer (I think the official term would be to reinstall it?).. anyways, I couldn't get the program to work so I fumbled my way through explaining the problem and the very helpful staff got me quickly back on track.
I am trying to think of negatives.. and I honestly that this point.... haven't discovered any. It just seems to be a very complete program that covers all the bases for learning a new language. Oh.. just thought of one... would be nice to be able to download one whole module at a time... or even just 4-5 lessons at once. Not sure how possible that is though. Just would be nice to group them.
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