Since the launch of iBooks for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad we’ve been steadily repurposing our existing content for this new platform. However, we have also been working on some new content, pushing the possibilities of the format as far as possible. We’re very pleased today to announce that the first in the series of Focus on French is now available in the iBookstore. This first ebook features the basics of French conversation and is aimed primarily at learners of French in secondary schools. The content will, however, be useful to all learners of French. Best of all, Focus on French Conversation is a free download in the iBookstore!
Each chapter of the book begins with a short video presentation by our bilingual presenter Anaïs. Anaïs grew up speaking French but has lived in Scotland for the past few years so she has perfect French and English. Every phrase in the book is accompanied by an explanation, pronunciation tips and an audio clip, giving learners the chance to practise their own pronunciation. At the end of the chapter there’s another video in which Anaïs tests your understanding of what has been covered.
Future books in the series will cover grammar and common vocabulary areas useful for exam revision. These books will be launched in the coming months and we intend to have a whole range of titles available by exam time 2012 to help students prepare effectively for their exams.
iBooks can be viewed on all iOS devices including iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. You need to have the iBooks app on your device, and the title is downloaded directly through iTunes.
Focus on French Conversation can be downloaded from the links below:
- US: FREE | iBookstore link
- UK: FREE | iBookstore link
- Germany: FREE | iBookstore link
- France: FREE | iBookstore link
- Canada: FREE | iBookstore link
- Australia: FREE | iBookstore link
Please note that because of the audio and video files included in the book it is 269mb and must therefore be downloaded via a wifi connection.