French Phases 1-4
Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
- This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
- Lessons: 120
- ISBN: 9781442367845
- Availability: Available for immediate download
List Price: $450.00
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Learn a new language while commuting, while cleaning the house, or working out. Like millions before you, discover the power of the scientifically sequenced and portable Pimsleur Method.
Includes 120 lessons and reading instruction (64 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.
The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete French course includes all of Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding French. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French.
At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out French, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. You’ll be reading French with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.
French Phases 1-4 includes the new French Phase 4, 30-unit course, that replaces the French Phase 4, 10-unit course.
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I have had the product about a month and just finished Lesson 22. I already have a background in French - some high school courses and other experience. So I know a lot of the vocabulary when it is introduced in the lessons. The biggest thing Pimsleur helps me with is pronunciation. Those "r"'s are still tough for me sometimes! It also helps with grammar a lot. I like the English explanations of some of it, but they also repeat various phrases to highlight differences in context. The reading lessons are great too, especially since I am more of a visual learner usually and seeing the words helps me remember them. However, I do wish that the vocabulary covered in the main lesson was then incorporated into the corresponding reading lesson to reinforce and visualize new words. Overall, I would recommend to anyone, but especially to people who might already have some background in French and just want to learn, or relearn, how to speak!