105 Essential or Fundamental French Verbs is a bilingual French-English manual which presents an innovative learning method for those who wish to master the French indicative mood. By classing the verbs in terms of frequency of use, both oral and written, the teacher or student is able to progress logically and at his own rhythm. In order to help English speakers learn the correct French pronunciation, a simple color coding has been applied to signal complex sounds and to indicate silent letters. To reinforce a cumulative learning experience, each new element is subsequently recapitulated through diagrams and tables that show how it is used in the different tenses, as well as how these are formed.
What makes this manual unique:
- The verbs are illustrated by two characters, one active and one passive, that are unnamed, in order to allow the learner to appropriate identities.
- The letters are color-coded to improve common pronunciation mistakes made by native-english speakers. There is also a pronunciation table for simple and complex sounds.
- Each verb's page is accompanied by symbols to identify the verb’s group and corresponding auxiliary for forming composite tenses.
- This book is complemented by a mappings notebook and a set of flashcards also available for purchase.
The Indicative Mood: 105 Fundamental French Verbs
Marianne Yayane Verbuyt has a Baccalauréat Scientifique and a Master in Psychology specializing in clinical psychology, with additional studies in mathematics and epistemology. She studied business management in Paris and has an elementary educational degree (Professeur des Ecoles). Marianne has earned a certificate to work with children with special needs. In Paris, she was a jury member for teacher accreditation and is currently a certified examiner for the DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française).
She served as co-author of "Apprendre malgré.... le handicap ou la maladie” in conjuction with Dr. Béatrice Deschamps-Latsha and the celebrated physician emeritus Yves Quéré. Marianne is featured in a major documentary film "Sur La Route Couleur de Sable” which details her teaching experience with two special-needs children.