French Phase 4, Units 1-30

French Phase 4, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442367852
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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.

French Phase 4, Units 1-30

A new 30-unit course designed to be completed after French Phase 3, Units 1-30 (replaces French Phase 4, Units 1-10 course).

Thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken French language learning, plus one hour of Reading Lessons designed to expand your vocabulary, give you practice reading and hearing French, and bring you one step closer to reading French for pleasure.

Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur's French Phases 1-3. You'll be speaking and understanding French with near-fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills. In Phase 4 the pace and conversation moves more rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, and approaching native speed and comprehension.

You’ll learn to speak about your professional and personal life, needs, likes and dislikes, and to create complex sentences discussing the past, present, future, conditional and subjunctive.

A few of the topics included in French Phase 4, Units 1-30

  • Business: Traveling for business, attending a conference, booking and canceling train tickets, looking for and buying a house in France.
  • Personal life: Discussing where you’ve lived, what you enjoy, going through hard times, marriage and divorce, raising teenagers, missing loved ones, moving.
  • Activities: Reading, hiking, gardening, skiing, going to the theater, watching TV, walking around, doing home renovations.
  • Shopping: trying on and buying various items of clothing, asking for colors and sizes, buying gifts and souvenirs, going to the open-air and the flea market, haggling over prices, negotiating a discount, discussing shipping options.
  • Vacationing: going to the beach or swimming pool, sampling foods, preparing a picnic, boating, dealing with crowds.
  • Dealing with Unforeseen Events: feeling ill, calling a doctor, losing or forgetting personal items, being caught in a strike, witnessing a crime,falling in love.
  • The French Character: Learn to think like a French person, using irony and sarcasm, making huffing sounds, showing nonchalance and disinterest, and expressing nostalgia and fatalism.

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.

French Phase 4, Units 1-30

A new 30-unit course designed to be completed after French Phase 3, Units 1-30 (replaces French Phase 4, Units 1-10 course).

Thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken French language learning, plus one hour of Reading Lessons designed to expand your vocabulary, give you practice reading and hearing French, and bring you one step closer to reading French for pleasure.

Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur's French Phases 1-3. You'll be speaking and understanding French with near-fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills. In Phase 4 the pace and conversation moves more rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, and approaching native speed and comprehension.

You’ll learn to speak about your professional and personal life, needs, likes and dislikes, and to create complex sentences discussing the past, present, future, conditional and subjunctive.

A few of the topics included in French Phase 4, Units 1-30

  • Business: Traveling for business, attending a conference, booking and canceling train tickets, looking for and buying a house in France.
  • Personal life: Discussing where you’ve lived, what you enjoy, going through hard times, marriage and divorce, raising teenagers, missing loved ones, moving.
  • Activities: Reading, hiking, gardening, skiing, going to the theater, watching TV, walking around, doing home renovations.
  • Shopping: trying on and buying various items of clothing, asking for colors and sizes, buying gifts and souvenirs, going to the open-air and the flea market, haggling over prices, negotiating a discount, discussing shipping options.
  • Vacationing: going to the beach or swimming pool, sampling foods, preparing a picnic, boating, dealing with crowds.
  • Dealing with Unforeseen Events: feeling ill, calling a doctor, losing or forgetting personal items, being caught in a strike, witnessing a crime,falling in love.
  • The French Character: Learn to think like a French person, using irony and sarcasm, making huffing sounds, showing nonchalance and disinterest, and expressing nostalgia and fatalism.

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

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    • Self-improvement (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Fun (4)
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    4.0

    Audio quality

    By AndrewSanDiego

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

        I think the Pimsleur program is excellent and I wish you had more French instruction beyond the 4 levels currently available - more vocabulary, more practice and review of speaking in complete sentences.

        However, I noticed that for French 4 the audio quality was not as good as units 1-3. Mainly it's the volume. If you play any lesson in units 1-3 vs. a lesson in unit 4 you will hear the difference immediately. Now I have to crank the stereo in my car way up to hear the content, and, even then, the sound quality is not as good.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quite enjoyable

        By Roadkill

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Government employee, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

        I have really enjoyed the Pimsleur courses. I have used French 1 through 3 and am almost finished with French 4. I only regret there are not more. The approach that worked for me was to listen to the lessons over and over until I had almost memorized the dialogue before going on to the next lesson. I will miss the daily conversations when I am through.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great program

        By Nate

        from Baltimore

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement

          Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

          I listen to the lessons while doing chores around the house. The program is very intuitive. I highly recommend the Pimsleur courses. I only wish there were more French lessons beyond Level IV!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          genial!

          By J

          from larkspur CA

          About Me Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • It Works
          • Portable

          Cons

          • No writing component

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

          I have used all four of Pimsleur's French products. During my most recent vacation to Paris I actually received compliments from native speakers on my accent and grasp of the fundamentals of the language. I am nowhere remotely near fluency, but I do have a foundation and am able to easily talk with native speakers. The program is great for basic survival as a tourist in another country, but I was also able to converse about ideas and concepts.
          It would be great if there were a program specific to emotions and personal relationships.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Where It All Comes Together

          By Dedicated Learner

          from Indian Land SC

          About Me Student, Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Need A Phase 5

          Best Uses

          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

          If you want to speak French, you need Phase 4. Phase 4 is not only a good vocabulary builder, it helps you with sentence structure, grammar, idiomatic expressions and even emotions. The pace is quicker than Phase 3 but not so quick that you can't keep up with it. I'm at Unit 20 right now, which I think is so far the most critical lesson of the set. In Lesson 20 you develop a comfort level with the passé compose and reflexive verbs; I really can't see any other method going into this level of detail on one of the most basic and important foundations of the French language. You may not move as quickly through the units in Phase 4, I've played Unit 20 four or five times so far in the past 2 days, but you will build your confidence and ability to speak. Like one of the other reviewers, I just wish there was a Phase 5.

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