French, Basic

French, Basic

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9780743550673
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  • List Price: $24.95

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Description

Includes 10 lessons on 5 CDs

French is an official language in 44 countries. It is spoken by 55 million people in France, 3 million in Belgium, 1.5 million in Switzerland, 6.5 million in Canada, and 5 million in former French + Belgian colonies. It is also an official language of the U.N.

French, Basic

  • Ten 30-minute lessons of spoken French language instruction (the first ten Units of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program).
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary that teach you greetings, numbers, how to order food and drinks and to give and ask for directions. Learn to speak with near-native pronunciation.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.

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PimsleurFrench, Basic
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • It works (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Fun (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun (3)
    • Self-improvement (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business person (4)

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    5.0

    Excellent!

    By Elysian

    from San Francisco

    About Me Business person, Student

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement

      Comments about French, Basic:

      Would like to know what the next step is after completing 'Basic'.

       
      5.0

      Confidence Builder

      By Paris Bound Paul

      from Jackson, N j

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Not Overwhelming
      • Removes The Fear

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about French, Basic:

        Using the program while I commute. Lessons are productive and I really feel as if I'm beginning to grasp some of it. I've had to go back and listen two or three times but that often proves that I am grasping the subject because during review, I am familiar with a large part of the lesson.

        I have noticed though that my retention away from the program is not that good.

         
        4.0

        Very pleased, great value

        By Cardioqueen

        from FL

        About Me Business person

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about French, Basic:

          I listen and speak out loud as I walk my dog in the morning, I really like the learning methodology. Well done!

           
          1.0

          Bad Idea - no paperwork, just fine print

          By wasted money

          from Ontario

          About Me Business person

          Pros

            Cons

            • Expensive
            • Not what I expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about French, Basic:

              ultra fine print, paperwork says $0 invoice with no details of actual cost. stay away

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good

              By Lilly the Francophile

              from LA

              About Me Student

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • It Works
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • No writing component

              Best Uses

              • Business/Work

              Comments about French, Basic:

              I use it a lot, and it has helped. It isn't REALLY learning it in ten days, however this has become one of my favorite gifts. More advanced options would help, and seriously, you can't read?

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