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Assimil French without toil vs New French

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John_2009
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 Message 1 of 23
19 September 2009 at 7:29am | IP Logged 
Hi all

I was thinking at having a look at the Assimil programs for French. I was wondering what was the difference between Assimil French without toil and New French with Ease. Which of the two was better if I need to make a choice between the two.

Thanks in advance
John
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staf250
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19 September 2009 at 10:30am | IP Logged 
Take the more recent one: New French with Ease.
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maaku
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19 September 2009 at 11:25am | IP Logged 
staf250, really? I thought the general thought here was that the old editions where better. I'm working through the old edition (1940 printing) and loving it.
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staf250
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19 September 2009 at 11:38am | IP Logged 
Just that the newer books are more up to date on some slang*. The older versions surely are more classic. French
does not much change tough.
* I used older and newer versions of Italian. It really is very interesting.
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John_2009
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19 September 2009 at 12:43pm | IP Logged 
Thanks a lot....But are the lessons in the 2 the same or different? I mean does the new version have more lessons in addition to the old lessons?

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staf250
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19 September 2009 at 1:44pm | IP Logged 
The lessons, the text is different. When I'm back at home I'll see how many lessons you will find in the newer and
the former book. I don't have the oldest one. There are three different Assimil books for beginners, to learn
French.
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draoicht
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19 September 2009 at 4:08pm | IP Logged 
French Without Toil has 140 lessons and was published in 1940 so the language might be a bit dated but I don't think this would be too much of a problem.

New French With Ease has 113 lessons and I think was published in the 1980's and is the most recent version for English Speakers.

Rout, a member here, has uploaded the audio for French Without Toil, so if you choose to use this you would only need to get the book.
The book can be got fairly cheap online, have a look at Abebooks.com.

Edit: According to Amazon, New French With Ease was published in 1998

Edited by draoicht on 19 September 2009 at 4:13pm

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19 September 2009 at 5:53pm | IP Logged 
I've seen the 1940 one for download somewhere


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