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Paul's Pronunciation

chris666

chris666

I think it is a bad idea to have Paul pronounce french words "in an English way" when speaking English because the (wrong) English pronunciation may get stuck in one's mind. The words should be pronounced in perfect french. For example, in lesson 1.5 Booking a Room when explaining the word forms "tout" and "toute" he pronounces the "ou" like the "u" in "tu". But even when he is supposed to speak French, his pronunciation is off in this lesson: He pronounces the "ou" in "Combien coute" again like the "u" in "tu".
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Hi Chris, Thanks for your post. I will certainly pass on your feedback to our Product Development Team to see what they think. Merci, Marie-Claire
setaki-dasgupta

setaki-dasgupta

Hi, After reading the above mails, I feel that Paul's presence is a MUST since even if he is pronouncing words in an english style (as per the original mail), it is enabling us to differentiate between the native french style (Claire's) and the style that many of us (english speaking) might involuntarily follow even after this course. I think Paul's pronunciation plays a great role in making us more alert and perfect.
Karen-S2

Karen-S2

I agree with Setaki D. It's good to hear a non-native speaker along side the native speaker. There is definitely a difference to be aware of. In addition, he adds fun to the lessons.
Larry-H

Larry-H

I like the way Eric pronounce his words, it is clear and precise. Eric and Anne is my favorites. I also agree with Setaki!
petra-d

petra-d

I also agree with everybody, except Chris. Chris, try to see the good part of your problem: you became such a good pupil that you can see (hear) the mistakes of your teacher :) Marie-Claire, please do not change Paul and Claire. They are wonderful!
Robert-A2

Robert-A2

I agree. Paul really helps me when I am not reading alongside online. When just listening, you may never get the idea what the word is until Paul says it. That is why he says it first-for good luck-but then insists "Practice WITH Claire", or "Repeat after Claire" and not himself. Paul stays.
jeena--

jeena--

this is a great tool.i had learnt french before,but my pronounciations sucked.now i can speak slowly. listening to paul helped too.thanks.

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