Bilingual Book – The Canterville Ghost
Le Fantôme de Canterville – Bilingual English – French
Lord Simon Canterville has haunted the castle for hundreds of years and soon sets about trying to pull his best scare tactics on the new residents, an American minister, his wife, and their children. To his dismay, however, these modern Americans have no use for the traditions of a proper, British haunting. It’s a funny, not too creepy story which can also be read together with children.
This book can be used in many ways. On the one hand, you can sit back and relax, read French and, from time to time, let your eyes wander to the translation and brush up your French this way. In this case, you can skip the chapters about tips for quickly building up your vocabulary, the L-R method and those with many more tips.
Alternately, you can first get an initial overview of the proposed learning methods for effective language learning and the variety of bonus material offered with this book. Try the techniques! You’ll be surprised how quickly your reading and listening skills will improve!
Here’s an example of the text arrangement in the book. The translation stands next to each other, sentence by sentence. For a better orientation when reading the Kindle, every second line is highlighted in colour. The translation can be found so easily, quickly and without a dictionary.
Bonus material offered in this bilingual book, Download link for Free MP3
If you send us an EMail, you will get the following free material:
- Download link for the French audiobook
- Download links for an Anki – Deck to learn the most important French vocabulary
- The original text and the literary translation are placed in parallel vertical columns side by side.
- Therefore you can check almost instantly whether you understand or not. This is ideal to increase your vocabulary significantly very fast.
- So you can truly enjoy the story since you need only a split second to check the translation.
- Rich, alluring language
- Quick vocabulary expansion
- For advanced learners (advanced vocabulary)
- With language learning strategy
Extensive reading and learning French with bilingual books: Why?
Extensive reading means reading a lot in a foreign language. It is not essential to understand every word. You continue to read to find out what happens next. The pleasure of reading is what increases language abilities. Kato Lomb was a Hungarian interpreter who spoke several languages fluently. She described in her book “How I Learn Languages” how she used extensive reading to increase her vocabulary fast.
The American linguist Stephen Krashen has said that free voluntary reading is “the most powerful tool we have in language education”.