Joe (erebrandir) wrote in linguaphiles,

French reading grammar?

I am a fairly experienced Latinist, presently learning Ancient Greek, and now I'd like to learn French. I'm primarily interested in learning to read French, and have no interest in learning to speak it conversationally. I have really come to appreciate the structural, grammatical method of books like Wheelock's Latin and Hansen & Quinn's Intensive Greek Course (if you're not familiar with them, they teach entire verb and noun paradigms at a time, focusing on grammar, structure, and mechanics as opposed to phrases and responses). The French books I have are phrase- and conversation-driven and are full of cute pictures and cultural flavor; that's not really what I need. I have a German "reading grammar" that focuses on learning to read as quickly as possible, and it has worked very well for me. Can anyone recommend books similar to that for French? Thanks.


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