French I-IV

French I-IV

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9780743557832
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Description

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 Phases 1-4 includes the new French Phase 4, 30-unit course, that replaces the French Phase 4, 10-unit course

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete French course includes all of Levels, I, II, III, and IV – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding French. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French.

At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out French, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. You’ll be reading French with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.

Description

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 Phases 1-4 includes the new French Phase 4, 30-unit course, that replaces the French Phase 4, 10-unit course

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete French course includes all of Levels, I, II, III, and IV – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding French. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French.

At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out French, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. You’ll be reading French with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.

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      5.0

      Practical Learning

      By Peter The Fisherman

      from Hartford, CT

      About Me Regular Person Worker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • It Workseasy To Useport
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about French Phases 1-4:

      During my work outs at the gym, drinking coffee at the coffee shop, driving, waiting in line, walking in the park are places I take advantage of listening to product approach to learning French.

      Hear the words spoken by a native speaker and repeat it is the easiest way for a practical approach when learning French. French words are broken down and pronounced clearly, which increase the ease in understanding French words. The meaning is given in the scenario in English prior to hearing the French dialogue.

      I would love to have a spoken glossary where the most useful vocabularies are used in french along with the conjugations. The real life scenarios are fun to learn and practice. Learning the words we use regularly would enhance the product approach more effectively.

      Reading and writing program is expensively costly for students and for the general use. I wish the cost for the total approach would be far less expensive.

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      I would suggest an addition to the listening portion where the most useful French words are use to be included in a separate section. Perhaps the 2000 most useful French words along with the conjugations and used in a sentence would build a further interest in learning French from Pimsleur.
      This method of learning another language works well and is far easier when one is not tied down to a laptop. The empowerment of this approach is the freedom it offers when learning a language while on the go. I wish a section was included that has much more verbs that are commonly used.
      Sincerely,
      Peter The Fisherman

       
      4.0

      Yes I would recommend Pimsleur French

      By Susan

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Expensive

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        Comments about French Phases 1-4:

        I have completed unit 1 and am starting unit 2. I did take French in high school and college but did not remember much beyond the typical 'bonjour' and 'comment vas-tu'.

        I generally use the product while driving to work as I can practice repeating out loud while driving. I've tried both free and paid language learning products and while Pimsleur is somewhat 'old school' (no fancy apps here) I believe it works.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent for pronunciation and grammar

        By JT

        from St. Paul, MN

        About Me Just Interested

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

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            Comments about French Phases 1-4:

            I have had the product about a month and just finished Lesson 22. I already have a background in French - some high school courses and other experience. So I know a lot of the vocabulary when it is introduced in the lessons. The biggest thing Pimsleur helps me with is pronunciation. Those "r"'s are still tough for me sometimes! It also helps with grammar a lot. I like the English explanations of some of it, but they also repeat various phrases to highlight differences in context. The reading lessons are great too, especially since I am more of a visual learner usually and seeing the words helps me remember them. However, I do wish that the vocabulary covered in the main lesson was then incorporated into the corresponding reading lesson to reinforce and visualize new words. Overall, I would recommend to anyone, but especially to people who might already have some background in French and just want to learn, or relearn, how to speak!

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