Attention: The novice in French should start with our SmartFrench - Introduction to French, Vol.1 and Vol.2 first, to study the basic grammar, conjugation and vocabulary that we observed you need in order to get a perfect foundation.The horse - in French, is - Le cheval -. Would you like to be taught to say: - luh shuhvahl -, as taught by most products listed (which is correct only when you read), or: - luhsh fahl -, the way it will sound in a regular conversation and the way SmartFrench teaches? This difference is true for most words.Learning French requests that you learn to speak French and that you learn to understand it. Vol.1 and Vol.2 will teach you to speak and these SmartFrench Audio CDs Beginner will teach you to understand and be understood.If you enter a conversation in French with no training to listen to it, you will not be able to get what is coming back to you. Then your French studies will be worth nothing. On the other hand, even if you feel hesitant to speak French, you can have a conversation saying just “yes” or “no”, as long as you understand the other person. That’s why to develop listening skills is so important. With SmartFrench you will develop two-way conversation skills.The audio CDs can be played anywhere. The CDROM - also available on amazon.com, is for the computer. It contains all three levels and some extras, as well as the videos of the interviews on which the lessons are based (to see people when they speak always helps.)Also available: SmartSpanish, SmartItalian, SmartFrench for Travelers.