Pimsleur French Level 4 MP3

Pimsleur French Level 4 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442367852
  • 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 a User’s Guide and Reading Booklet

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, over 17 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 1-3. You’ll be speaking and understanding French with near-fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills. In Level 4 the pace and conversation moves more rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, and approaching native speed and comprehension.

You’ll learn to speak about your professional and personal life, needs, likes and dislikes, and to create complex sentences discussing the past, present, future, conditional and subjunctive.

A few of the topics included in French Level 4:
-Business: Traveling for business, attending a conference, booking and canceling train tickets, looking for and buying a house in France.
-Personal life: Discussing where you’ve lived, what you enjoy, going through hard times, marriage and divorce, raising teenagers, missing loved ones, moving.
-Activities: Reading, hiking, gardening, skiing, going to the theater, watching TV, walking around, doing home renovations.
-Shopping: trying on and buying various items of clothing, asking for colors and sizes, buying gifts and souvenirs, going to the open-air and the flea market, haggling over prices, negotiating a discount, discussing shipping options.
-Vacationing: going to the beach or swimming pool, sampling foods, preparing a picnic, boating, dealing with crowds.
-Dealing with Unforeseen Events: feeling ill, calling a doctor, losing or forgetting personal items, being caught in a strike, witnessing a crime, falling in love.
-The French Character: Learn to think like a French person, using irony and sarcasm, making huffing sounds, showing nonchalance and disinterest, and expressing nostalgia and fatalism.

After Lesson 30, a short story broken down into 20 manageable segments (over one hour) is provided for practice reading French.

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
- 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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Pimsleur French Level 4 MP3
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (33)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Portable (31)
  • Fun (28)
  • Perfects accent (27)

Cons

  • No writing component (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (26)
  • Travel (25)
  • Fun (22)
  • Business/work (11)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (25), Business person (11), Student (3)

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If you want to speak French, you need Phase 4. Phase 4 is not only a good vocabulary builder, it helps you with sentence structure, grammar, idiomatic expressions and even emotions. The...Read complete review

If you want to speak French, you need Phase 4. Phase 4 is not only a good vocabulary builder, it helps you with sentence structure, grammar, idiomatic expressions and even emotions. The pace is quicker than Phase 3 but not so quick that you can't keep up with it. I'm at Unit 20 right now, which I think is so far the most critical lesson of the set. In Lesson 20 you develop a comfort level with the passé compose and reflexive verbs; I really can't see any other method going into this level of detail on one of the most basic and important foundations of the French language. You may not move as quickly through the units in Phase 4, I've played Unit 20 four or five times so far in the past 2 days, but you will build your confidence and ability to speak. Like one of the other reviewers, I just wish there was a Phase 5.

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Poor Sound Quality

The program is inaudible on blutooth device in car with excellent sound system. Contacted Pimsleur customer service,was initially told the program was designed to be used with headphones or external speakers. Eventually they...Read complete review

The program is inaudible on blutooth device in car with excellent sound system. Contacted Pimsleur customer service,was initially told the program was designed to be used with headphones or external speakers. Eventually they acknowledged that many people now use mobile devices and they are working on a fix, with no presently anticipated release date. Pimsleur refused to refund.

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5.0

It would be the best if you create more Levels over Level 5

By Marek

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur French Level 4 MP3:

Great

 
5.0

Can't wait to finish level four so I can buy level five

By Richard

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Comments about Pimsleur French Level 4 MP3:

Great for learning in the car! I love the app as well.

 
5.0

French 4

By Gcd

from Seattle wa

About Me Traveler

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun

    Comments about Pimsleur French Level 4 MP3:

    I love the flexibility of the Pimsleur programs. I can listen on my phone, tablet or in the car. No excuses!!!

     
    4.0

    high-quality language program

    By MRCRACK

    from Villavicencio, CO

    About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    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 4 MP3:

    I've been studying french for about 6 months with this method, it is a great way to learn a new language, you start to build your own sentences as you go through the different phases. I found 2 cons, it would be better if there were more slang and expressions that help us communicate as native speakers and it would be much better if more vocabulary were taught in order to become fluent.

     
    5.0

    Excellent way to learn French

    By Trying to Learn at Age 65

    from Des Moines, IA

    About Me Traveler

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pimsleur French Level 4 MP3:

        I have completed the first three French series and have started Unit 4. I also spend an hour every two weeks with a French professor at a local university, just conversing, so that I get feedback on any words I'm not pronouncing correctly and any other errors. From our first session, she has expressed amazement at how well I can use the language without any other experience or instruction. She estimated that I could comfortably enroll in a second year college class. I love the courses. Yes, there are times it is almost too challenging, but that's part of the process of learning. I do wish there were a transcript available so one could use it to facilitate extra practice on the more difficult parts. I make my own notes after completing a lesson. If you want to learn French, Pimsleur will certainly help you reach that goal.

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        I had started with Rosetta but wasn't speaking much Spanish, a lot of vocabulary but not very practical. With Pimsleur after only 30 lessons I am now speaking Spanish with a teacher in Mexico, no English!! Pimsleur is great
        Bassman-md from Lees Summit Missouri