French Phase 2, Units 1-30

French Phase 2, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442308046
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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.

Can learning another language be as easy as speaking your own? Yes with Pimsleur it’s that easy. Learn on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you choose. French Phase 2 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completing Phase 1.

  • In the first 10 lessons of Phase 2, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Conversations become fuller, and learners are able to discuss business and social activities, manage shopping situations, and express their interests. As you progress, vocabulary is expanded and fluency increases.
  • The next 10 lessons of Phase 2 allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You learn to bargain with shopkeepers, deal with business situation, get and give medical information, and discuss the weather.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 2, you’ve doubled your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll gain experience asking for assistance, finding a location that is some distance away, and using relative structures – faster, slower, etc. Sports and leisure activities are explored, as well as shopping, changing money, and future travel plans. By the end of Phase 2, you’re speaking at a midintermediate level with nearnative pronunciation, and you are comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading French, and to provide you with some insight into French culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you’ll see when visiting a Frenchspeaking country. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.

Can learning another language be as easy as speaking your own? Yes with Pimsleur it’s that easy. Learn on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you choose. French Phase 2 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completing Phase 1.

  • In the first 10 lessons of Phase 2, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Conversations become fuller, and learners are able to discuss business and social activities, manage shopping situations, and express their interests. As you progress, vocabulary is expanded and fluency increases.
  • The next 10 lessons of Phase 2 allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You learn to bargain with shopkeepers, deal with business situation, get and give medical information, and discuss the weather.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 2, you’ve doubled your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll gain experience asking for assistance, finding a location that is some distance away, and using relative structures – faster, slower, etc. Sports and leisure activities are explored, as well as shopping, changing money, and future travel plans. By the end of Phase 2, you’re speaking at a midintermediate level with nearnative pronunciation, and you are comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading French, and to provide you with some insight into French culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you’ll see when visiting a Frenchspeaking country. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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(based on 24 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (23)
  • It works (22)
  • Portable (22)
  • Perfects accent (16)
  • Fun (14)

Cons

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

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  • Self-improvement (20)
  • Travel (20)
  • Fun (18)
  • Business/work (7)
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5.0

The best course to be able to speek

By Johnny

from New York City

About Me Business person, Traveler

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about French Phase 2, Units 1-30:

    I have studied French in High School, Collage, Language School and could pass grammar test with flying colors, but could not carry out a conversation. I studied Pimsleur Swedish and when I went to Sweden I carried out conversations and knew what was being said around me. Now it is French and I getting there...speak fluently. This is the best course on the market today.

     
    4.0

    Easy way to get accent

    By emmie

    from Missouri

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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!

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