Pimsleur English for French Speakers Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur English for French Speakers Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand English as a Second Language with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442332669
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn English
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning English will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading English designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.

In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.

In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the English language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading instruction is included beginning in Lesson 9 to provide you with an introduction to reading English. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with English pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in your native language.

The English Language
Approximately 375 million people speak English around the world and there are more than 50 countries where English is the primary language spoken, including in Australia, Canada, the Commonwealth Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This course teaches Standard American English as spoken in the US. Instruction is in French.

Tech Talk
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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PimsleurESL French Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.4

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • It works (3)
  • Perfects accent (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

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  • Self-improvement (4)
  • Fun (3)
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3.0

Good product but just 30 lessons isn't enought

By Cbas1974

from Rouyn-noranda, canada

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use

Cons

  • not enough lesson

Best Uses

  • Just for fun

Comments about ESL French Phase 1, Units 1-30:

It's a good way to learn basic.

Service and delivery comments:

not enough lesson to learn English for French.

 
5.0

Very good

By Do

from Genève

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about ESL French Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I very like the way to learn with this program. I did it in my car every day when I was going to work. I got a good basement and I'm now more confident.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    esl french 1

    By franck

    from france

    About Me Business person

    Pros

    • Portable

    Cons

    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

    Comments about ESL French Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    on internet

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best!

    By The Belgian

    from Antwerp, Belgium

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about ESL French Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      The courses of Pimsleur are simply the best on the market. I've tried several other courses, but the way Pimsleur does it is so motivating that you are happy to get in the car and start learning a foreign language. My native language is dutch, but I understand a little english. I started to learn Spanish with Pimsleur just 2 years ago. After a few months of speaking in my car, I went to Barcelona. The people there thought I lived there. The courses of Pimsleur are the fastest way to learn to speak, because you have to. So, last year I started to learn French and guess what? I was in Paris a month ago and I didn't need to use any English to make me understandable. Now I started to learn to speak English with Pimsleur out of French. And yes, indeed, I already understood English pretty well but to speak is something else. I just feel after the first phase Anglais i'll speak English more fluently. I can't wait for the following phases.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good for pronunciation!!!

      By Macxjo

      from France

      About Me Writer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement

      Comments about ESL French Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I am French, and I learnt English a few years ago, only with books. So I bought Pimsleur to improve my listening and my pronunciation. It has been very effective!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Why are there only one stage! Please, offer more! The French love English!

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