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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PimsleurFrench Phase 4, Units 1-30
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (11)
  • It works (11)
  • Portable (11)
  • Perfects accent (8)
  • Fun (7)

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    • Self-improvement (8)
    • Travel (8)
    • Fun (7)
    • Business/work (3)
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    4.0

    Highly Recommended

    By William H

    from West Palm Beach, Florida

    About Me Self Learner

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

       
      5.0

      Great program

      By Aspiring French Speaker

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about French Phase 4, Units 1-30:

        I listen to Pimsleur in the car. I have been to France several times on vacation, and have done French 1 - 3 multiple times, each time picking up something new or relearning something that got lost from my memory banks. I went through French 1 with my son (while waiting for the bus) and he has retained some basic French ever since (10+ years). French 4 has been wonderful - I particularly like the practice with direct and indirect objects. I'm hoping that a French 5 will come along soon. I use other products too - one can never get enough practice - but I find that Pimsleur produces the best results, and is fun too.

         
        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.

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