With Ease [beginner to intermediate]
Available for more than 40 languages, Assimil's flagship series enables beginners to acquire an average vocabulary of 2,000 to 3,000 words*, learn the basic grammar rules, and gain a command of everyday conversation. The With Ease Series takes you to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
* It is commonly agreed that an adult speaker uses about 1,500 words.
Advanced [intermediate to advanced]
This series is intended for learners with a good grasp of grammar and vocabulary in the target language. The Advanced Series focuses on the idiosyncrasies of the most commonly spoken European languages. It introduces you to the idioms of business, politics, and the media, to regional accents, and to highlights of each language's literature. The Advanced Series takes you to Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The Business Series is designed for people who need to learn a language for work – employees of multinational firms, frequent business travelers, people attending meetings in a foreign language and so on.
On the Road
An "On the Road" guide is a must for getting a better grasp of the local culture and coping with everyday situations. These original pocket-guides offer: keywords, common expressions, insights into local customs, and a glossary of more than 2,000 words*.
To prepare your trips efficiently, the Conversation Kits offer an essential extra: the power of speech! Designed to complement the phrase book, the kit contains an audio CD for conversation and comprehension practice. All the useful sentences from the phrase book are recorded in both languages, so you can hear, understand and repeat the main vocabulary before your trip, in the car for example.
The earlier you learn a language, the better. Your children are also more likely to remember what they learn for the rest of their lives. Based on songs and games, the "For Kids" series is an exclusive early-learning series for three-year-olds!