Four levels are available to lead you to mastery of French. Once completed you will be able to understand spoken and written French; it will also allow you to actively engage in conversations with an abundant vocabulary of several thousand words.
Designed by professors so that diplomats could learn French completely this version of the Foreign Service French was remastered for better audio quality. This is a modern course, revised by Monique Cossard and the FSI staff. It follows a format of learning, practice and progress at your own pace, which is standard to these courses.
Each unit presents a situational topic introduced in a dialogue, and usually five grammar points. Each grammar point is preceded by grammar notes which generally are expressed in non-technical terms. Planned in four volumes, the French Basic Course was designed to help students reach a level of proficiency which will enable them to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations. The complete course comes with four books and 101 CDs, and is now available in a Digital Edition on MP3 and PDF formats!