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Learn French with Victor

Did you just get home from an after party, but don’t feel like going to bed? Are teletubbies and late-night infomercials just not doing it for you? Do you want to learn French along with a cartoon boy and a menacing disembodied interrogator who forces him to watch videos of French people performing dull tasks?  Yes? Well then, “Learn French With Victor” is for you.

In my brief quest (i.e. two pages of google search results) to find out the origins of this chef d’oeuvre, I came across the following description:

“The well known language learning method is now finally arriving in America! Using an enjoyable audiovisual technique, the learning experience is made both quick and pleasant. The method taught by the Victor Ebner Institute has proven itself for millions of students.”

The date of this arrival was 2009.  That’s right, 2009. I don’t know when this was filmed (the 70s perhaps?), but this is how I imagine Victor finally made his way across the Atlantic:

Victor braving the waters

(apologies to Kon-Tiki)

I looked up the Victor Ebner Institute to see what other amazing products they offer. These happy stock photo people sure seem to be enjoying themselves:

happy Elber people

Learning is Fun!

The bottom of the page includes a sample of their “anglais américain” series. That animated opening is money well spent indeed. Enjoy!

Sadly, we can’t produce such hi-tech, hi-budget, professionally acted, video goodness. Maybe some day. For now, we only have our 223 page interactive beginning and intermediate iBook What The French?! (for $9.99 on the iBookstore). Once you’re lucid again, check it out. Or read our FAQ section right now to learn more. We also liked to be liked on our Facebook page.

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