French II, Comprehensive

French II, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743506212
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

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.

Comprehensive French II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

* engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
* combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
* create with language and function in informal situations,
* deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
* meet social demands and limited job requirements,
* begin reading for meaning.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

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.

Comprehensive French II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

* engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
* combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
* create with language and function in informal situations,
* deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
* meet social demands and limited job requirements,
* begin reading for meaning.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

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4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • It works (21)
  • Portable (21)
  • Perfects accent (15)
  • Fun (13)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • No writing component (6)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (19)
  • Travel (19)
  • Fun (17)
  • Business/work (7)
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4.0

Easy way to get accent

By emmie

from Missouri

About Me Traveler

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about French II, Comprehensive:

I listen to tapes in my car. I think it is a good way to begin learning pronunciation of many words.

 
5.0

Ecellent follow up to French 1.

By Grace

from MA

About Me Traveler

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Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Travel

Comments about French Phase 2, Units 1-30:

This was an excellent follow up to French 1, a bit more difficult, but manageable. I did find myself repeating a lesson now and then as new forms, such as past tenses of verbs, were introduced. But more and more of the French I learned years ago kept coming back to me. I purchased this to prepare for an up-coming first trip to France and anticipate being able to speak some French once there. I do wish, though, that more vocabulary was shown in the reading lessons, especially the spelling of the past and future tenses of verbs. I am looking forward to French 3!

 
5.0

This helped me converse in Tahiti

By Jeanne

from Dresden NY

About Me Traveler

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Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about French Phase 2, Units 1-30:

I had studied French in school and did well, even winning awards, but could not talk to any French people. This course helped me converse with people in French Polynesia, although I continue to be hesitant and intimidated. My only problem is that I have also been trying to learn Greek (maxed out of the Pimsleur course on that) and sometimes think of the Greek phrase instead of the French one.

 
4.0

Learn a New Language While Driving

By Angelique

from Miami, FL

About Me Business person

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about French Phase 2, Units 1-30:

After joking that I could learn a new language while driving to and from work, I found Pimsleur. Now I spend a half an hour of my driving time learning French. I don't have to study ... just listen and repeat. The lessons are very practical and are geared to actual conversations that adults would have. I finished French I and am almost half way through French II.
Just love it!

 
4.0

Speak Easy!

By Jordan the Language Sponge

from Seattle, WA

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Does Not Allow Quite Enou

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about French Phase 2, Units 1-30:

I was a bit skeptical purchasing the first Pimsleur program, French unit 1. However, I;ve found that I can recall vocabulary and speak properly much more easily than an in-class environment.

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