After six years of English studies, the author of SmartFrench came to America, only to discover that he could t understand much of what was said to him. As a result, he invented SmartFrench to help people learn to understand French, and speak like real French people. ?Having tried a variety of methods, I would have to say that SmartFrench Audio CDs is a breath of fresh air. It teaches you to speak 'real French' from real French people. I enjoyed the variety of voices on the CDs and the incremental teaching approach, which gets you speaking in real conversational French sentences. This builds confidence and is essential to learning to communicate effectively in French.? Claire, student, LA. ?I have three other French courses, and I've learned more from this one than I have the others put together.? Cynthia Stull, writes contracts for the National Cancer Institute, for the AIDS programs around the world.