The French Word-A-Day book is a useful resource for learning the language... while losing oneself in the beauty of France: there is a full size photo on every other page!
Click on the "Preview Book" icon, and have a look at the second edition--now with even more photos!
By learning French words in context, along with Kristin—and with the help of her French family—you will enjoy a warm initiation (or advancement) into la langue française.
Other books by Kristin: "Words in a French Life" (2006, Simon & Schuster)
"Each short chapter (some are just one page) is inspired by a French word [and] shares a brief anecdote about French life (incorporating French words into the text)." With its innovative and entertaining way of teaching the finer points of French, Espinasse's memoir will be popular with travelers and expats alike."
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Kristin Espinasse is the creator and writer behind French Word-A-Day (www.french-word-a-day.com), a "thrice-weekly" word journal that began in 2002. She is the author of "Words in a French Life" (Simon and Schuster) and the photographer for her latest venture, Cinéma Vérité: an online photo vernissage that is updated each Saturday morning. American-born, Kristin has lived in France since 1992, where she helps her husband, a French winemaker, harvest the grapes each year on their farm, Domaine Rouge-Bleu, in Provence. The work is made joyful thanks to the presence of their children, Max (14-years-old) and Jackie (12), and their two Golden Retrievers, Braise and Smokey. Visit them each M-W-F at the word-a-day blog.