Books

If you are visiting France, or learning French, or volunteering with us and want to improve your French, these books will help.

They are written by Pam Bourgeois who has long been associated with creative and effective language learning methods. Her techniques are based on years of experience running language schools for an international clientele and creating language study materials in Europe and Africa. Pam has lived and worked for over 25 years in France where she established language schools and has created a series of practical guides to lifestyle, manners and language. The guides highlight the import of cultural awareness when learning a language or visiting another country.

We can offer these books at greatly reduced prices due to a deal we have done with the publishers. Stocks are limited. If you wish to order any of these please email rsrromain@gmail.com.

Pocket Guide – Keys to France

Was £9.95 Now £5.00

The all-in-one travel and language guide to France. Make the most of your trip to France with essential language help, hundreds of travel tips and cultural insights.

Travelling to France? Slip this Pocket Guide into your bag

From the moment you arrive, Keys to France will help you with essential information about staying in French hotels, asking for directions, using public transport and driving in France. There’s also lots of information about French food and wines, French markets and eating out.

If you don’t know much French or are a complete beginner, you will learn how to avoid language difficulties and how to get by in lots of different situations with just five powerful French verbs. Discover also the art of kissing on the cheek and how to make a good impression.

Keys to France will also help you if your car breaks down or you need a doctor, or simply want to ask for the toilet. There are even some swear words that you may hear, but of course shouldn’t use!

Organized for easy reference with fun quizzes that will help you memorize key points, Keys to France is an essential companion for your trip to France.

Pocket Guide – Food & French

Was £9.95 Now £5.00

The all-in-one culture and language guide to French food. Find hundreds of tips, anecdotes and insights about French cuisine plus the essential French words and phrases.

This unique Pocket Guide is packed with information about French food. Discover how to serve food the French way, pick up tips from French housewives and learn about favourite ingredients and culinary trends.

There are amusing anecdotes about classic French recipes and their origins, and you’ll discover French dishes with literary, bizarre and even violent associations. You’ll learn about French idioms and superstitions related to food and will gain insights into the dos and don’ts when eating in France.

Whatever your level of French, in Food and French you’ll find the words and phrases you need, including key cooking terms, the names of the courses in a French meal and how to express food preferences.

There’s practical information too. Learn about French table manners, food festivals and how to eat certain food. Find help also with reading French menus and matching food and wine.

Organised for easy reference with fun quizzes to help remember key points, Food and French will enable you to understand the importance of food in France, improve your French and enjoy French cuisine to the full.

Eating and Shopping in France

Was £15.95 Now £10.00

 

Discover everything you need to know to enable you to eat well and do your shopping in France.

Cultural tips, historical anecdotes, useful words and expressions, amusing idioms, quizzes and key information help you understand the French way of life.

  • Discover the polite way to cut French cheeses.
  • Know how to order when eating out.
  • Learn why Marseille is associated with soap.
  • Find out what is the difference between a Parisian brasserie and a bouchon in Lyon.
  • Learn key vocabulary for talking about wine.
  • Prepare yourself for shopping in French markets with key information.
  • Know what to expect when you go into traditional French food shops.

The audio CD, included with the Practical Lifestyle Guide, will help you with pronunciation and intonation so you will feel confident when talking with French people.

Eating and Shopping in France will help you prepare your trip to France and will be a unique souvenir when you return home.

Life in France

Was £15.95 Now £10.00

Discover everything you need to know about daily life in France.

Cultural tips, historical anecdotes, useful words and expressions, amusing idioms, quizzes and key information will help you understand the French way of life.

  • Discover the inside story on everyday life in France.
  • Learn what the French do first on arriving at the office.
  • Understand what is special about the route nationale 7.
  • Discover how French audiences applaud.
  • Find out what determines the price of an apartment.
  • Understand why schoolchildren may repeat a year.
  • Gain insights into how the French bring fashion to the street.

The audio CD, included with the Practical Lifestyle Guide, will help you with pronunciation and intonation.

Meeting the French

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Discover everything you need to know when meeting French people.

Cultural tips, historical anecdotes, useful words and expressions, amusing idioms, quizzes and key information will help you understand the French way of life.

  • Find out what to expect when you are invited for an apéritif.
  • Know when to use tu and vous.
  • Understand regional differences.
  • Learn how to greet people in formal and informal situations.
  • Discover when to faire la bise.
  • Obtain tips on keeping up a conversation in French.
  • Be prepared if you are invited to a French wedding.
  • Gain insights into the French sense of humour.

The audio CD, included with the Practical Lifestyle Guide, will help you with pronunciation and intonation.

Meeting the French will help you feel confident when talking to French people and when invited to French occasions.