I’d like to receive some suggestions on how to start learning French from scratch having in mind that my native language is Portuguese and I know some Spanish. I’ve seen some discussions on working with some other beginner’s material before starting with the lessons on LingQ. Do you guys know any good beginner’s book?
Thanks a lot.
I’d suggest “Pronounce it Perfectly” if you run into any pronunciation issues, but I don’t think you’ll have much trouble because you already know Portuguese and Spanish.
You might check out the Amazon reviews for Living Language Ultimate French. Living Language Ultimate is different from the regular Living Language courses. I believe they are more complete. The nice thing is Living Language offers intermediate or advanced courses. At Alibris or Amazon, you can often get deep discounts on language books and recording. There is also the Frenchpodclass, and BBC French classes. BBC classes vary, but they’re free. They also have upper-beginner videos (or did). I haven’t checked the site for a few months. You also might ask at Frenchabout.com.
I wish you the best. You’re a smart guy, you’ll probably do well no matter what route you take.
A lot of people recommend Assimil.
I bought some books coming with audio cds which contain a lot of dialogues and some short grammar explanation. At the beginning I find dialogues the most helpful. But I cannot recommend them to you because they are German-French. I found them searching at Amazon and reading the references.