Pimsleur French Level 3 CD

Pimsleur French Level 3 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: 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

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Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • It works (18)
  • Portable (16)
  • Perfects accent (14)
  • Fun (12)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • No writing component (4)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (19)
  • Travel (16)
  • Fun (13)
  • Business/work (6)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (13), Business person (7), Student (3)

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4.0

Pimsleur Level III

By French Dreamer

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Retired, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 CD:

I listen to the CD everyday when I do an exercise therapy session. It helps the time go faster while distracting me from the routine of the exercises. At the same time I am learning my favorite (2nd)language. It works well in this particular timeframe.
Sometimes it would be helpful to me to see some words in writing when I am listening. I am a visual person and if I am having trouble catching a phrase, I would get it right away if I could see it. Eventually I do get it by listening, but sometimes I look it up on a translater.
I like the convenience of this learning method.

 
5.0

Best zero to sixty language program

By Charles

from Nashville TN

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3:

    I have used Pimsleur language program for French, Portuguese and Spanish. For motivated early-stage learners who want to get up to speed quickly, Pimsleur is, in my opinion, an amazing tool. It relies on repetition and drills. It's portable, can go on your tablet, phone, PC, or CDs in the car.
    Love this product!

     
    4.0

    Pimsleur Does Not Disappoint

    By Fozzaqua

    from Layton, Utah

    About Me Business person, Self Improvement, Student, 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 absolutely love this product. I've been learning French now for about a year and a half through the Pimsleur method. I love the pace with which it works and the voices that teach it are perfect. I own a music distribution company and all my time in my life has been spent listening to music while I drive my car. I decided to take French and slip it in between my music listens. I have a hard drive in my Armada and have downloaded the lessons to my hard drive. I'm about a quarter of the way through French III right now and I never thought I would be able to do it. I took French in High School 43 years ago for two years and it's amazing how taking these courses reminded me so much of my French class. I even contacted my old French Teacher to tell him how much I appreciated him back in the day and that my reasons for learning again stemmed back to his class. He told me that he uses Pimsleur to brush up once in awhile. He lives in Canada and says they speak it a bit different there. The only thing I have to say in regards to how you present the program is that for me, one listen is not enough. I think because I'm older now (60) I have to hear it a bit more. I usually listen to each lesson about 3 times before I go on to the next one, but most of this is while I'm driving. Then at the end of the course I do a quick review through the lessons. I've found this helps me retain everything better. That is the only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating. For me, I need the extra listens. All you young bucks out there can probably do it with one listen, but us old guys (not that I feel old). takes a bit longer. I'm doing this to keep my mind active and hopefully fulfill a mission for my church in France sometime. Thanks for this great program. I will continue taking as long as you keep putting these out.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      French Three!

      By Stephen

      from Simi Valley

      About Me Serious Wine Making Hobbi, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No writing component
      • Time commitment

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3:

      Good results with French I and II led me to buy Pimsleur's French III and I am pleased. I am up to lesson eleven and things are going well. My one wish is that there was a way to get live feedback and unprogrammed, real time, conversations. That is not in the cards for a program like Pimsler, but I am doing "Meetups" in the LA area to fill in.

      My goal is to be able to carry on a worthwhile and meaningful conversation when I visit the Rhone region of France in October 2015. AS things stand I think it will all come together.

      Right now I am verging on acquiring French. That is to say I am reaching the end of my silent, listening period in real conversations, and I am essaying to attempt to carry on real world conversations.

      I am now sometimes having dreams in French and unlike the past, I am understanding the conversations in those dreams. I also find myself silently doing simultaneous translations to French during daily conversations in English.

      So, if you gone through French Ii-I can honestly recommend the Pimsleur product on the basis of cost and quality.

       
      5.0

      I think I'm ready for Paris!

      By Jeanne (my French name)

      from Dresden NY

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur French Level 3 MP3:

        I took the modern Greek course before and found it helpful, but it only went as far as Level III. I had studied French in high school and college and thought I was terrific until I tried to speak to French people, when I discovered I was hopeless. I'm now almost finished the Pimsleur French 3 and plan to buy 4 and 5. I start my day with it while walking on a treadmill, and sometimes repeat the lesson later in the day. I also read fairly easy novels in French, which helps with spelling when I hear a new word. I'm going to Paris in May and hoping I can actually communicate in French for the first time.

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