Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 CD

Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 150
  • ISBN: 9780743557955
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  • List Price: $1,190.00

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Description

Includes 150 lessons and reading instruction and practice on 80 CDs (81 hrs), plus 5 Reading Booklets and a 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 programs 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?
- the complete French course including all of Levels 1-5
- 150, 30-minute audio lessons
- over 5 hours of reading instruction allowing you to build your skills toward reading French for pleasure
- in total, over 81 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- 5 Reading Booklets and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This program includes all of French Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – over 76 hours of spoken language practice and over 5 hours of reading instruction and practice. With this program you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding French. By Level 5 the pace and conversation moves quite rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, approaching native speed and comprehension. You’ll learn to speak more in-depth about your personal life and emotional state, and be able to create complex sentences using a mix of tenses and moods. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French.

At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about six hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out French, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. 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. Dr. 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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Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • It works (18)
  • Perfects accent (17)
  • Portable (17)
  • Fun (14)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • No writing component (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (18)
  • Travel (14)
  • Fun (12)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
  • Business/work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (12), Business person (3), Student (3)

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5.0

Learning French with Pimsler

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

My wife and I have been using this every day for the last couple of weeks on the way to work and sometimes, on the way home as well. We are finding that we are learning fairly fast (we just finished Level 3). We are traveling to France this summer and would like to be able to understand and speak as much French as possible. I tried the competition (RS) a couple of years ago and gave up. This time we're actually learning some conversational French. I have noticed that some of the French is rather formal but, I now we will be understandable. I will try to update this rating once we're back. This seems like a very natural approach once you just relax and get into it. I would recommend it at this point.

 
5.0

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By Jackson

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

You will actually learn how to converse in French rather than learning simply vocabulary. The best language learning device I have found.

 
5.0

Pimsleur is the best way to learn a language on your own

By Richard English

from Bloomington, MN

About Me Student

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No grammar explanations

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

I've been using Pimsleur for many years and I've tried other language packages but I've found that Pimsleur is the best for retention.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Seems to work!

By Tom H

from Toronto, ON

About Me Just a person?

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • Old-fashioned

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

I've been using it to re-learn the basics of high-school French, trying to absorb the language more subconsciously as opposed to cerebrally, so the words come in the right order at the right time when needed.

Am just completing level 3, and it's helped build back my confidence -- especially with the small words and constructions that I never totally mastered conversationally. The looping exercises aimed at building up a small but useful vocabulary that you don't forget seem, so far, to work. The scenarios are super-weird in level one, with some old-fashioned premises (or even creepy undertones, arguably), but at least they're not over-acted or annoyingly delivered, as some of the alternative programs are.

Service and delivery comments:

Downloads work fine and the course manager usefully keeps all your devices updated with your latest course level, next lesson, etc.

 
5.0

Like example says: I would buy this product again and again

By Ausberto

from Valley Village, California

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Help a lot with pronunciation
  • It Works
  • I use it instead of social media
  • Love the repetition
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable
  • Short time a day

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

I use my french program when I am in my car, doing laundry, in the dog park and in my days off.
I think this program is great because I repeat phases, expressions, questions and answers that I leaned in before lessons and in each lessons I lean new something new. Also it is a perfect complementary material for my books and notebooks that I have when I used to study French.

Service and delivery comments:

I used the mp3 lessons and in less of 20 minutes I have the 5 levels downloaded.

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It's convenient. You can take it with you anywhere and just play the app when you have a few minutes here or there. It makes learning a new language simple. This is the second language I have bought from Pimsleur. Totally worth every penny.
Lauren from Tallahassee, Florida