French Essentials provides a fun, engaging and interactive environment where you can master the vocabulary and pronunciation skills needed to communicate in French. Transparent French's Declarative First approach provides a proven path to initial French acquisition. Each lesson incorporates the key elements necessary to successfully learn French including useful words and phrases, pronunciation practice and grammar. Transparent French Essentials will help you prepare for typical everyday conversations. Each unit contains several lessons made up of a series of engaging and increasingly challenging activities that enable you to understand and convey the basics for survival and to participate in practical communication.