French III, Comprehensive

French III, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528757
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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 III includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Levels I and II. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level III will increase your vocabulary and grammatical structures and triple your spoken proficiency. Upon completion of a level III, you will be able to:

  • participate in most informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and some semi-professional topics,
  • form longer sentences while maintaining the target language syntax,
  • be understood even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners,
  • handle increasingly difficult grammatical structures,
  • enjoy fluent conversations with a variety of strangers,
  • have a near-native accent, and the subtleties of the language will be apparent in your speech,
  • read at the same level at which you speak.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I + II language programs before proceeding to the Level III 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 III includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Levels I and II. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level III will increase your vocabulary and grammatical structures and triple your spoken proficiency. Upon completion of a level III, you will be able to:

  • participate in most informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and some semi-professional topics,
  • form longer sentences while maintaining the target language syntax,
  • be understood even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners,
  • handle increasingly difficult grammatical structures,
  • enjoy fluent conversations with a variety of strangers,
  • have a near-native accent, and the subtleties of the language will be apparent in your speech,
  • read at the same level at which you speak.

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

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PimsleurFrench Phase 3, Units 1-30
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • It works (7)
  • Perfects accent (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

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  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Travel (6)
  • Fun (4)
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5.0

Good intermediate conversation builder

By Dedicated learner

from Indian Land SC

About Me Student, Traveler

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 Phase 3, Units 1-30:

    French III had excellent focus on strengthening conversation skills and gaining more comfort with expressions and idioms. Each lesson started with a review of concepts learned in the previous lesson and progressed from there with new idioms and vocabulary. I practiced with each lesson at least two, sometimes three times before moving on to the next one. The final lessons were good in that they presented real situations, such as booking a hotel, opening a checking account, with realistic simulated dialogs. I would have liked to see even more vocabulary but the emphasis on sentence structure use of informal/formal "you" was definitely helpful. I supplemented the lessons with a separate grammar workbook and live classes.

     
    5.0

    I like it a lot

    By Bill

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Business person, Close To Retirement, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • It Works

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about French Phase 3, Units 1-30:

    I finished all three levels and am going through the second time. (Yes, you learn more the second time through.) I'm looking forward to Level IV, when I can save up enough to buy it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it the best way to learn a language

    By Rakesh

    from Chicago

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about French Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      I love this as it builds confidence and teaches you to learn a language that you to begin with will help you with daily conversation.You have to stick to it everyday to make progress.If you are committed to spending half an hour a day then go for this and dont waste your time on other products.You must also remember that this is not the only mode of learning you will at some point want to read books(I started with nursery books and comics) and newspapers to supplement your learning.

       
      5.0

      really helps real-life fill-ins

      By JCT

      from Detroit, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement

        Comments about French Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        Great product! For those of us with traditional classes - together with some dyslexia, this is fantastic. Listening and speaking works. Daily use is the best.

         
        4.0

        Good For The Soul

        By Bill

        from Pinehurst, NC 28374

        About Me Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use

        Cons

        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement

        Comments about French Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        I love the program, but am not sure if I am bright enough to get everything out of the individual chapters in only 1/2 hour of listening to the text. I have to admit for me I always go back to the previous days lesson before starting the new lesson of the day. It helps with getting my hearing in tune with the new lesson. Also I find sometimes that there are phrases incorporated that are not translated and that always confuses me a little. I just wish I knew if I am progressing properly or not. I certainly cannot speak as fast and as proficient as the people speaking who introduce each lesson and that makes me feel very inept. I still love the program. Part of my problem may stem from knowing the grammar and I fall back on translation instead of just depending on the listening. I am also 80yrs old and that may have something to do with it. regards Mr. Sheehan

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