After bringing to you the Best self Study Books for Level A1, we decided to help you with the next level: A2. These books were recommended based on the fact that they are both useful for people who are preparing for their french exam on their own i.e. Self Study and also for students who just need extra work in addition to their french classes.

If you had started with the books that were recommended for level A1, you will realised that the preparation material is pretty much the same. So if you are preparing for the TEF, TCF or DELF, these books is just what you need.

Where to find these books?

If you are in France, a number of bookstores such as fnac have them available. However, if you are another country please try the online store Amazon. Many Amazon stores ship to different locations around the world. Also remember to compare the different amazon sites as the prices will vary depending on where you are.

Other Resources

Remember also there are other resources that can help you self study for you french exam. We have recommended a few for you such as the best podcast to improve your comprehension as well as apps that were specifically designed for the level A2 exam preparation from both itunes and andriod that can be very useful. There are also free DELF A2 practice exercises for you.

 

 

Self Study Book for french oral expression

Competences niveau 1 Expression orale. written by Michele Barfety and Patricia Beaujouin , CLE national

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 This book very  comprehensive and as a result, is an an ideal book to get you on your way to passing your french exam. IF you have already taken level A1, you will notice that the same book can be used. This is because the Expression Orale or Speaking section of your french exam A1 and A2 are almost identical. In the level A2 of your french exam, especially the DELF exam, you will be asked similar questions, however, you will be required to have longer answers and to make fewer mistakes (short answers and simple mistakes are allowed in the DELF A1 Exam.)

This book is divided into five units of five lessons each ( so 15 lessons in total), each with a theme and specific functional goals. Each lesson is aimed at fulfilling the requirement, for you to attain A2 of your French exam.  There are a great variety of supplement texts.At the end of each unit, an assessment allows you to assess your learning.At the end of the book,we find the corrected transcripts, exercises and activities.This is important as it gives you the opportunity to work on your pronunciation, which is very important in your exam.

All in all I found this to be a great book for learning French due to how focus this book was to the learners needs.

 

Self Study Book for french reading comprehension

Competences niveau 2 Comprehension ecrite. written by Sylvie Poisson-Quisson and Reine Mimran, CLE national

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 This book is for adults and older adolescents false-beginner level learners.It can be used in the classroom,in addition to a manual or self-learning.It includes fifteen lessons divided into five units, each with a theme and specific functional goals.

Each lesson starts by defining the objective of a specific requirement of your exam. This objective shows the grammar, vocabulary, orthography etc and how this lesson relates to the syllabus of your A2 French exam.

There is a wide variety of media texts, as a result, you will get sufficient practice for you exam.At the end of each unit, an assessment will allow you to assess exactly what you have acquired in that unit.At the end of the book,you will also find all the corrected exercises and activities.

 

Self Study Book for french oral comprehension

Competences niveau 1 Comprehension orale. written by Michele Barfety and Patricia Beaujouin , CLE national

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This manual provides guided preparation activities and tests for the listening comprehension of the DELF A2 level. However, the skill level which will be acquired is at A1and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and as a result, can be used for exams such as the TCF and TEF​​.

 This collection of exercise is aimed at adult learners and teenagers totaling at least 80 hours of French. Listening exercises can be used in the classroom,in addition to a manual or for self-learning.

This book includes fifteen lessons divided into five units, each with a theme and specific functional goals.Each lesson provides additional and progressive exercises, as well as lexical and grammatical tools to consolidate your knowledge.At the end of each unit, an assessment allows you to assess your learning.At the end of the book,there is the transcription of recordings and the corrected exercises.

 

Self Study Book for french production oral level A2

Competences : 2  Expression Ecrite by Slyvie Poisson-Quinton and Reine Mimran . CLE

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This self-learning book is for adults and older adolescents false-beginner level learners.It includes fifteen lessons divided into five units, each focused on a specific set of objectives:spelling, grammar, and practice in writing. Each lesson gives an overview of what you will learn in that chapter. At the end of each unit, an assessment allows you to assess their learning.

At the end of the book,you will find the corrected exercises and activities This is great because it allows you to practice different response based on the suggestions which are pretty much identical to what you will see in your French exam.

 

Study Support for Level A2

While for level A1 the grammar is more basic, for level A2 it is a bit more advance.

Grammar progressive du francais: Niveau Intermediate,CLE International

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Grammaire Progressive Du Francais is a grammar text book aimed at foreign language students of French at the intermediate level (A2 to B1).  The format of the book: left page with grammar rules, and on the right page exercises and communication activities. It is completed with useful notes, exercises with numerous illustrations covering grammar points such as (the article, the indefinite,the pronoun“en”,verbs,subjunctive, the relative gerund etc.) The only disadvantage is that the corrections are provided in a separate booklet.

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