This course is designed to familiarize you with the
situations you are likely to encounter abroad, and to provide you
with the language skills you need to cope effectively with those
situations. The Metropolitan French FAST course is ideal for the
long term visitor, student, or permanent resident of France. Forty
lessons include finding an apartment; an automobile crisis; calling
a doctor; taking the Metro, train and taxi; and ordering in a
restaurant. Cultural notes on contemporary French personalities,
driving laws, price comparisons for clothes, important telephone
numbers for the American visitor, and a glossary of useful words
and expressions are included.
The Sub-Saharan French FAST course presents cultural and
functional information useful to you in French-speaking areas south
of the Sahara desert. The course provides background information,
samples of language that you may hear and reproduce, exploration of
relevant grammar, supplementary vocabulary, and communicative uses
of language for real or simulated purposes. You learn vocabulary
and structures for everyday usage. The course is recommended for
those seeking a functional knowledge of the language.
The course presents topics including ordering a meal,
registering at a hotel, meeting neighbors, asking directions,
hiring staff, and getting one's car repaired.