Best French Text Books

Strømmen has the very best language teachers and tutors, over the last 15 years we have used our experience to select the very best French text books. These French textbooks can be used with your Strømmen French teacher, or used for self study. Our French teachers use many approaches.

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Best French textbooks for all levels

Motifs: An Introduction to French, 4th Edition

From the very first chapter, you will learn the structures, vocabulary, communication strategies, and cultural background that allow you to interact with your peers in the classroom and with French-speaking people in a wider context.

Best French textbooks for beginners

E-Z French (Barron's E-Z Series) Bilingual Edition

Easy French Reader 2nd Edition

Suitable for raw beginners to intermediate-level language learners, this popular title features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow you to rapidly build your comprehension.

  • Find out what unfamiliar words and phrases mean with the book’s helpful glossary
  • Discover the nuances of French language and culture as well as the country’s history through engaging texts
  • Get a feel for authentic French society with readings from contemporary literature

Alter Ego Level One Textbook with CD (French Edition)

Grammaire Progressive du Francais Pour Les Adolescents: Debutant (French Edition)

Ouvrage de Grammaire en français langue étrangère (FLE), dans la collection Progressive pour jeunes adolescents, niveau débutant.

Cette grammaire de systématisation et de renforcement toute en couleurs s’adresse à des adolescents en début d’apprentissage du français. Elle suit les progressions des méthodes actuelles et les complète par une reprise et une explication claire des point grammaticaux abordés, ainsi que par des exercices et activités en contexte.

Discovering French, Nouveau!: Student Edition Level 1 2007 Students Edition

Best intermediate French textbooks

Grammaire Progressive Du Francais: Avec 600 Exercices (French Edition)

Une nouvelle edition de la Grammaire progressive, 600 exercices pour connatre les secrets de la grammaire francaise. Cette nouvelle edition, revue et corrige, s’est enrichie des remarques et des suggestions proposes par les tres nombreux utilisateurs de cette grammaire dans le monde entier.

Communication Progressive du Francais - 2eme Edition

Practice Makes Perfect: Basic French, Premium Third Edition

Practice Makes Perfect: Basic French is the proven companion to your French-learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, the author explains one―and only one―grammar concept and illustrates it with clear examples. These lessons are purposefully short, so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and go at a pace that works for you.

You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills. This new edition is accompanied by flashcards and new audio recordings, available online and via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning class, this book will build your confidence in French.

Discovering French, Nouveau!: Student Edition Level 2 2007 4.1.2006 Edition


Best advanced French textbooks

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar, Second Edition

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar helps you take your French skills to the next level by targeting those key grammar points that may give you trouble. This reference/workbook guides you through each grammatical issue using concise, easy-to-understand language, helping you understand the nuances of the language and keeping you focused on achieving your goal of fluency.

Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced French Grammar puts you on the path to French-language mastery with:

● Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point
● Dozens of exercises, increased in this new edition, that are suited to your learning style
● A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks

Discovering French, Nouveau!: Student Edition Level 3 2007 3rd Edition

A textbook for students who are getting farther in learning French offers instruction in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing the language.

Best French grammar workbooks

Easy French Step-by-Step 1st Edition

Easy French Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts in order of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess.

French Grammar Drills 2nd Edition

If you want to be proficient in French, you eventually have to master its grammar. The best way to perfect your grammar skills is through drills, drills, and more drills. Covering all facets of French grammar–from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses–French Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics through hands-on experience.

This edition features:

  • More than 175 exercises that demonstrate how the French grammar system works
  • Authentic examples that illustrate correct grammar usage
  • A new review section to reinforce your learning
  • An answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept

    Topics include:
    Indefinite and definite articles * Demonstrative adjectives * Possessive pronouns * Conjunctions * Imparfait and passe compose * Verbal expressions and idioms * and more

French Verb Workbook Paperback – April 1, 2006

This all-new workbook makes a fine textbook supplement for high school and college-level French courses. It focuses on French verbs and their correct usage within the context of written sentences and spoken dialogue. Verbs are presented with fundamental conjugation information and illustrative examples in spoken and written French. The exemplary verb forms are presented in a second color to help students understand the verb formation process. Learning features include grammar tips, crossword puzzles, notes on verb usage, and much more.