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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  • Fun (9)
  • Perfects accent (9)

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    • Self-improvement (10)
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    • Fun (9)
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    5.0

    Pimsleur - It's merit and worth

    By Tom Grayson

    from Champaign, Illinois

    About Me Traveler

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    Pros

    • Fun
    • It Works

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

      Over the past 3 years, I have purchased Pimsleur French I, II, III, IV (10 Units), and the current new French Phase IV. All are excellent listening & repeating language lessons. They are clear, functional, relevant, and fun. The courses are designed carefully. You take a gradual trip of learning the language with listnening & repeating key words and phrases through repetition. The scenarios are relevant. Using Pimsleur is an excellent way to supplement a formal in-class language program where the emphasis is on reading and writing. If you want to hear/understand and speak the language, then Pimsleur is one of the best, if not the best, ways to go.

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      5.0

      GREAT!

      By CabinGirl

      from PA

      About Me Traveler

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      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 4, Units 1-30:

        I'm not a real techie kinda person so the first time I tried downloading the digital version I made an error. I called customer service and reached someone right away who walked me through the download and copying to CD. Wonderful, friendly, patient customer service! And the program works great. I love it. I much prefer the Pimsleur method over Rosetta stone. Rosetta stone is very limiting for many reasons not the least of which is that one must be glued to the computer screen in order to use it. I much prefer the flexibility of Pimsleur as I can learn anytime anywhere. I put it on when I'm traveling by car. Being stuck in traffic is no longer a time of frustration, but a welcome and useful learning time. The conversations are realistic. The accents are easy to understand and duplicate. They've done a great job of balancing repetition of learned material with the introduction of new material. I highly recommend it.

         
        4.0

        Highly Recommended

        By William H

        from West Palm Beach, Florida

        About Me Self Learner

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Initial Dialogs Too Short
        • Initial Dialog Too Short

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement

        Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

        Phase 4 builds on the lessons from the previous units, seemlessly. I like the continuity from the previous unit. Phase 4 adds to the intensity of the listening and speaking requirements and there is much new vocabulary and syntax. The quality of the audio is excellent for the voices are clear and understandable.

         
        5.0

        This is a wonderful way to learn

        By Toby

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Ordinary American Francop, Ordinary Francophile, Traveler

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        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable
        • Progresses Gradually
        • Teaches Vernacular French

        Cons

        • None Of These

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Intellectual Stimulation
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about French IV, Comprehensive:

        I have used Pimsleur French CDs for almost 2 years. I listen to them nearly every day. I just received French IV and am enjoying each lesson thoroughly. For one thing, the lessons are humorous: Every one of them has a gotcha" phrase! Also, the lessons are extremely practical. I am learning to understand and speak French that I can use in everyday ways. I couldn't be more pleased with my progress. I highly recommend French study with Pimsleur to any motivated student interested in a very lively and engaging way of learning.

         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By guest

        from NJ

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Family background/Heritage
          • Just for fun
          • Travel

          Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

          - Cycle through the audio lessons a few times, if done once already; a second time one will be able to hone in one some of the nuances and subtleties that
          one might have missed first time around

          Excellent way to improve your French

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