Pimsleur French Level 3 CD

Pimsleur French Level 3 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528757
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs (16 hrs), plus Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn French
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 French 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 practice reading French
- in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s French Levels 1 and 2.

In the first 10 lessons, you will expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations eagerly, confident of being understood.

In the next 10 lessons, your skills will demonstrate ever-increasing mastery of French. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.

In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural sounding, near-native accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self-confidence soars as you no longer experience the language and culture as a foreigner, but as someone with a deepening insight into the French-speaking world.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading French, to provide vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Before you know it, you’ll be reading French with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker.

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 English.

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.

Tech Talk
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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Reviews Summary

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • It works (26)
  • Perfects accent (23)
  • Portable (23)
  • Fun (20)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • No writing component (8)
  • Too fast (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (26)
  • Travel (25)
  • Fun (22)
  • Business/work (10)
  • Family background/heritage (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (21), Business person (10), Student (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it the best way to learn a language

I love this as it builds confidence and teaches you to learn a language that you to begin with will help you with daily conversation.You have to stick to it everyday to make progress.If you...Read complete review

I love this as it builds confidence and teaches you to learn a language that you to begin with will help you with daily conversation.You have to stick to it everyday to make progress.If you are committed to spending half an hour a day then go for this and dont waste your time on other products.You must also remember that this is not the only mode of learning you will at some point want to read books(I started with nursery books and comics) and newspapers to supplement your learning.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A good refresher course

I have really benefited from Pimsleur's French. I have a knack for language already, took 3 years of French in high school, and had forgotten 99% of that in the past 15 years....Read complete review

I have really benefited from Pimsleur's French. I have a knack for language already, took 3 years of French in high school, and had forgotten 99% of that in the past 15 years. I have spent about 6 weeks working with this product and am now in level 4; however I am a visual learner. This program is getting a lot harder for me with time because I don't already know how to write the words. I find myself using a lot of supplemental material to remember the information. For aural learners with no desire to write in the target language, this is a great program. It presents a perfect amount of new vocabulary each day. Compared to let's say Rosetta Stone, it is much more convenient and easy to understand but there is NOTHING visual about this program. The reading booklets that accompany the lessons do not correlate with the information presented aurally. If it did, I would say this course was my number 1 language tool. I like the theory but it could be better. I might purchase Pimsleur's Spanish in the future because I speak conversational Spanish with no formal training. As a visual learner, even with a high aptitude for language, I would be lost in any language I wasn't already familiar with.

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5.0

Definitely

By Hector

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3:

Very easy to use

 
5.0

I like the course and intend to buy the next level as well

By leo

from new york city

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3:

I am thoroughly satisfied with this product. I have nothing to compare it to but it is just what i was looking for .
I can do it while walking my dog or at the gym. I only have completed half of level three but if i wanted to make one suggestion ( and maybe it happens later on in the lessons) i think if one is getting a knack of the spoken language, the student should be exposed to longer dialogues , like the ones you have at the beginning of each lesson but in a way the student can get used to speaking a few sentences back to back.

Service and delivery comments:

i got it on line

 
3.0

Recommended with some critique

By GR

from Pa

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component
  • Too Fast

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3:

I'm on the third level of French. I find the course very easy to use and enjoy it. My criticism is that the reading guide doesn't match the course. Sometimes I can't really discern what the word is; for example, "erson or personne" for anyone. Well, I googled it so I now know. Since there are often silent letters it's really hard to understand the word. Guess I just like to picture the word as I'm learning it.

 
3.0

A good refresher course

By Ashley

from Toledo, Ohio

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No writing component

Best Uses

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

Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3:

I have really benefited from Pimsleur's French. I have a knack for language already, took 3 years of French in high school, and had forgotten 99% of that in the past 15 years. I have spent about 6 weeks working with this product and am now in level 4; however I am a visual learner. This program is getting a lot harder for me with time because I don't already know how to write the words. I find myself using a lot of supplemental material to remember the information. For aural learners with no desire to write in the target language, this is a great program. It presents a perfect amount of new vocabulary each day. Compared to let's say Rosetta Stone, it is much more convenient and easy to understand but there is NOTHING visual about this program. The reading booklets that accompany the lessons do not correlate with the information presented aurally. If it did, I would say this course was my number 1 language tool. I like the theory but it could be better. I might purchase Pimsleur's Spanish in the future because I speak conversational Spanish with no formal training. As a visual learner, even with a high aptitude for language, I would be lost in any language I wasn't already familiar with.

 
5.0

Awesome!!!

By Pete

from Washington, DC

About Me Business person, Government employee, Military personnel, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3:

    I love this product, I study in the train. Up to Level 3 now and all I can say is I've learned more French with Pimskeur in 3 months than I've learned with Rosetta Stone in almost a year. I like the fact that the more you listen and repeat the more you stop thinking and approaching with an English mindset. In other words when you approach a new language you normally try to translate everything to English--not with Pimsleur.
    I also love the graduated level learning, where you may think you have forgotten something and it comes back at a later lesson in a different context.
    My only issue is the volume. On a noisy train the volume is low so I can't drown the noises. Awesome product, however!!!

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