This updated, high-intensity language learning program is intended to teach students who already have some command of spoken and written French. It's an ideal follow-up program for students who have completed the Mastering French Level One program, also available from Barron's. This new edition of consists of a set of audio compact discs, supplemented with a textbook. The book covers rules of grammar and instructs in the spoken and written language on an intermediate-to-advanced level. Approximately 15 hours of conversational training in French are presented on the compact discs, which replace the previously available cassette tapes. Foreign Service Institute language programs are the same as those used by the U.S. government to train diplomatic personnel. The book and compact discs are packaged in a sturdy vinyl box.