From A to Z

I was looking for an alphabet book to support a friend who’s trying to learn to read French.

First of all, it has to be said that learning French is a nightmare; the pronunciation create countless traps for the poor learner who get crazy trying to find a sense in that mess.

Then, the point is that alphabet books are generally directed to children, and to children who already know and speak well the language. But an adult knows animals’ names in his own language and not in French, therefore that option is not practical.

Not even the alphabet book I drew for my nephews was a possible choice, as the drawings are not clear enough, and the words sometimes too difficult.

Therefore, I created a personalised book, with objects the learner know, see and use everyday: car’s logos, publicity of beer, soap and other trivial entries.

Of course, some letter presents a challenge. Below is the X.

One thought on “From A to Z”

  1. Hi Paolo,

    Sorry I haven´t been in touch for a few weeks. I moved house and then had problems getting an internet connection.

    I hope everything is ok with you.

    Here are my corrections:

    From A to Z

    I was looking for an alphabet book to support a friend who?s trying to learn to read French.

    First of all, it has to be said that learning French is a nightmare; the pronunciation creates countless traps for the poor learner who gets crazy trying to find a sense in all the mess.

    Then, the point is that alphabet books are generally directed to children, and to children who already know and speak well the language. But an adult knows animals? names in his own language and not in French, therefore that option is not practical.

    Not even the alphabet book I drew for my nephews was a possible choice, as the drawings are not clear enough, and the words sometimes too difficult.

    Therefore, I created a personalised book, with objects the learner knows, sees and uses everyday: car?s logos, beer adverts, soap and other trivial entries.

    Of course, some letters present a challenge. Below is X.

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