Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743550420
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  • List Price: $49.95

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Includes Lessons 1-16 from the Level 1 program on 8 CDs (8 hrs).

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the French Level 1 program - 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French.

Reading instruction begins in Lesson 9 to provide you with an introduction to reading French. A Reading Booklet PDF must be downloaded.

The French Language
French is spoken by 55 million speakers in France, 3 million in Belgium, 1.5 million in Switzerland, 6.5 million in Canada, and 5 million in former French and Belgian colonies. It is an official language in 44 countries and an official language of the United Nations. An estimated 50 million people around the world speak French as a second language.

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Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Perfects accent (8)
  • Portable (8)
  • It works (6)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Self-improvement (7)
  • Fun (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (7), Business person (4)

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5.0

Great way to learn a new language!

By Nanou

from Florida

About Me Bookworm

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        Comments about Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

        I love the it! I bought it for my daughter she is 9 years old and she absolutely love and enjoy it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Rue St Jacque

        By Sabine, the gardner

        from Durham,N.C.

        About Me Everyday Reader

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        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Relevant

        Cons

        • Not What I Expected

        Best Uses

        • Reference

        Comments about Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

        Listened to the cd in the car to help with usage and pronunciation. The repetition helps with recall. The last cds require a download of words to read and pronounce thus not being able to do this in the car.

        The only real negative for me personally was that I already had the Basic French cds and this one was a repeat of much of the same material. Also most people would be using this for short travel trips and would like more situations with hotels, tours and food in restaurants.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Huge help with pronunciation

        By Penny G

        from Harrisburg, PA

        About Me Bookworm

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              Comments about Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

              Purchased these prior to travel in France. Previously had 4 years high school french and conversation practice with a Sorbonne-trained American, but my pronunciation and comprehension were still weak. Pimsleur helped a great deal in both areas. I understood more of what I heard abroad, and was able to make myself understood without embarrassment. This method makes so much sense compared to endless conjugation of verbs!

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              I would make some of the practice conversations more up to date and true to life. Yes, many of us will have to ask "Ou est la rue St. Jacques?" But we will not be saying what is found in some of the stilted social exchanges.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent, Practical Program that Works!

              By Brian the Lion from Zion

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Government employee, Traveler

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              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Fun
              • It Works
              • Learn while driving
              • Perfects Accent
              • Portable

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Just for fun
              • Self-improvement
              • Travel

              Comments about Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

              You will become conversant in French using this program! Why? Becuase it incorporates practical exchanges and foundations that you are able to constantly build upon and build upon, yielding fluency. I contrast this with other programs, that teach you pigeon phrases, but without a foundation, leaving you inept; they are like being taught how to serve a tennis ball, but not how to return that serve. With Pimsleur, you learn not only how to return the serve, but also how to competently "play the game." Pimsleur was recommended to me by a multilingual friend who taught French for years; am I glad I listened to her! I can now converse with her in French in ways I could never do in a competitor's Spanish program. Further, the Spanish competitor program taught phrasings that were unintelligible either to her (she's also fluent in Spanish) or other native Spanish speakers! In contrast, my friend understands everything I speak to her in French based on the Pimsleur program, and she marvels that I speak with the correct accent! In sum, this program is EXCELLENT!

              Service and delivery comments:

              This may be available online, but I would have appreciated a script with the product, because some words and expressions would be better understood if I knew how they were spelled. Further, making flash cards from the expressions would be an additional learning aid. Without the script, I can't be sure that I am spelling things properly.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent metholody!

              By Paris Bound!

              from New Jersey

              About Me Business person, Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business/Work
                • Travel

                Comments about Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

                The learning process is uncanningly effective. You're picking up key information and developing skills without even realizing you're doing so.

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