Synopses & Reviews
The Francophone culture is rich and enchanting. Youll want to explore the cities, dine on local delicacies and shop at outdoor markets. This clever language guide is packed with the most essential words and phrases youll need, and brilliantly organized so you can find it all at a glance. With the French language right at your fingertips, shopping along Rue Saint Honoré or exploring historical Provence is much more fun. Interact with locals, order your meals, and find your way around town, all en français.
Take FRENCH a language map®
on your travel adventures and experience la joie de vivre
in the Francophone world!
Hundreds of words and phrases youll need most
Divided into key categories such as Asking Questions, Dining Out, Meeting People, Shopping, Sightseeing, Transportation and much more
Unique snap-open and fold design
Pronunciation is easy with simple phonetics
Ultra-thin (barely 1/8” thick) and light-weight (under two ounces)
Laminated for durability
Folds up like a map to slip easily into your pocket or bag
Full color, original artwork
These unique Language Maps "TM" are a must for anyone traveling abroad. As the first phrasebook ever to appear in a "map" format, what better guided tour could there be through the experiences of traveling in a foreign language? These attractive, flip-style Language Maps "TM" are also the perfect stocking stuffer, bon voyage gift, thank-you or party gift.
A patented lamination process allows these handy Language Maps "TM" to fold and unfold in a snap without tearing. Each Language Map "TM" contains over 1,000 words and phrases split into important sections covering the basics for any trip. The phonetics are based on American English making foreign words and sounds easy to pronounce. The Language Maps "TM" are so beautifully illustrated that all travelers will be proud to use them in any setting, whether dining in an expensive restaurant or buying tickets to a museum. Travelers will love these Language Maps "TM"!
Each Language Map contains over 1,000 words and phrases split into important sections covering the basics for your trip to France, Tahiti or Senegal. This unique Language Map is a lightweight phrasebook, but in a durable, laminated, fold-out format.
The unique Language Maps are phrasebooks in a laminated, fold-out map format. That means they are durable. You can spill your Italian cappuccino on them, accidentally sit on them while riding the train through Europe, dribble soy sauce on them in Japan, and still use them. Each Language Map contains hundreds of the most important words and phrases a traveler will need. When you are sitting in that charming French outdoor cafe and want to order but can t decipher the menu, pull out your Language Map. When you need a telephone, a post office or want to ask the price of a postcard and the words fail you, pull out your Language Map. This is your indispensable travel language guide! Available in 16 languages.
About the Author
Kristine K. Kershul blends her experience as a teacher, world traveler and language scholar to create a playful, innovative way to learn and use a new language.
Teacher: As an expert linguist, Kristine spent ten years teaching German at universities in the United States and in Europe.
World Traveler: An adventurous spirit, Kristine has explored more than 100 countries, from Bhutan to Zimbabwe, and almost every exotic locale in between. She understands the problems that all travelers encounter, regardless of which country they are visiting. She knows first-hand how languages can open doors to new adventures, new friends and different cultures.
Language Scholar: Kristine completed her undergraduate and graduate studies while living in Heidelberg, Germany. She then received a second Master's Degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and subsequently, did her Doctoral studies in Medieval German Languages and Literature. In addition to German she also speaks a number of other languages ranging from Arabic to Swahili.
A Colorful Background: Kristine's fascination for languages began as a child growing up in a tri-lingual household in Oregon, where Croatian, Danish and English were spoken.
Kristine's natural gift for languages opened doors outside the academic world. She worked as a bilingual travel guide in Europe and later, as a translator at the U.S. Embassy in Germany.
On A Personal Note: Kristine's passion for travel, foreign languages and new cultures continues to take her around the world. One never knows where she'll venture to next - Namibia, Kiribati or Guyana. Kristine is a licensed pilot, a certified diver and an avid downhill skier. She enjoys competitive horseback riding and playing the piano. She makes her home in both Seattle, Washington and in Cape Town, South Africa.
Table of Contents
Sightseeing and Museums
Life's Little Emergencies
Hotels and Room Service