Copyrighted in 1954 and manufactured in 1955 by Language Institute, Inc., of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Learn French by Playing Cards is a marvelous educational tool devised to teach the French language to youngsters and adults alike. This vintage product is composed of five unique games: Animals, Comparisons, Synonyms, Opposites and Occupations. Each game is comprised of two decks of French language cards and an instruction booklet written by Dr. Anthony S. Corbiere of Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. In addition, a French phrase booklet, “Getting along in Gay Paree,” offers a different dimension for learning French.
Overall, Learning French by Playing Cards is in great vintage condition. The covers of the instruction and phrase booklets are a bit discolored with age, as are some of the card deck boxes. The cards themselves are in wonderful condition, generally free of bends, tears and frayed edges. The exterior box cover has bright color graphics, but some of the box corners are marginally worn. The blue box bottom has one small spot where the colored paper has been torn away for its cardboard frame. Please see all accompanying photographs for condition issues.
If one of your children (or even you or a friend) wants to learn French, though vintage, Learning French by Playing Cards provides a unique and entertaining system of doing so. It also makes for a great gift for a French language teacher.