About the Program
Instant Immersion French Deluxe 2.0 contains three mini-packages in one. It combines some of the best elements of Tell Me More Premium's previous French multimedia CDs with new material geared toward travelers and students to make up the Talk to Me beginner, intermediate and advanced level CDs. In addition, this package contains a French-English dictionary on CD. Finally, the program contains the best elements of Topic Entertainment's previous French audio CDs.
It is an excellent program for students, businesspeople, and travelers alike. It's designed for people short on time who need to learn basic to fairly advanced French phrases for use in typical travel or living situations abroad. It covers greetings, directions, hotel reservations, and general travel. In addition, the intermediate and advanced CDs have new material on shopping in France, using the phone, dealing with medical emergenies and doctors, going to the post office, paying bills and taking out money. It further appeals to travelers and students by having a unit on holding your own at a French beach. Interspersed after every four lessons, there is a section on cultural activities that provides necessary cultural background to communicate more effectively in a foreign setting.
This program does not have the variety of learning modes that one finds in the Tell Me More Premium French software package or the Instant Immersion French Platinum package. Instead, the multimedia CDs are all set to the Guided Mode to streamline and simplify the learning process for users of this package. A study planner is also included to help users organize their learning time.
The other notable absence (a most welcome one for many language learners) is any grammatical explanation or deliberate grammar instruction like you will find it in the Tell Me More and Instant Immersion Platinum programs. If you want to travel around France or a French-speaking country with enough confidence to accomplish basic tasks and do not want to spend time learning verb conjugations and grammar rules, this is a very good software choice for you. In short, Instant Immersion French Deluxe 2.0 has all of the amazing pronunciation, speech recognition, vocabulary building, and listening comprehension exercises of the other two packages, minus the grammar. In addition, some very practical units on buying, banking, and beach hopping are included in this package.