Adrienne's key to teaching a language is to eliminate the boring repetition of inane exercises. She emphasizes vocabulary, and lots of it (grammar will then come naturally); frequent tests (indispensable if you want to learn the language in less than ten years); and writing right away, maybe describing your house or job. Jump in! The Gimmick Books are based on the author's many years of successfully teaching languages to tourists, business people, diplomats, and other international travelers.
Adrienne is the author of The Gimmick Series language books for Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Claire Bechet is a French novelist and playwright. She won the Premier Roman prize in 2001 for her novel Entre Parentheses.