Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3

Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 150
  • ISBN: 9781442381827
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $550.00

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Description

Includes 150 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (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
- 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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (13)
  • It works (12)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Fun (11)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (12)
  • Travel (10)
  • Fun (9)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
  • Business/work (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (9), Business person (3)

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5.0

PIMSLEUR is making my trip to becoming a Polyglot easier :)!

By Raven

from Dubai

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

Spanish was fantastic, Urdu has been ok so far. French has been great.

 
5.0

I ENJOY LEARNING FRENCH WITH YOUR PRODUCT

By LEORA

from ISRAEL

About Me curious person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • I can take my time and repeat again and again
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive
  • I wish there were word games and flash cards

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

For the first time I feel that there is a chance that I will be able to taik french. I wish your reading lessons were based on the words and the sentencese of the dialouge. There are times that it is hard to catch a word like "besion" "loue" "allee" I go to books I have or to Google translate to close little misunderstanding.

Service and delivery comments:

Why don't you have an option to buy flashcards and word games for people out of U.S,?
Maybe you shoud add it as an option on the internet for your clients.

 
5.0

French 1 - 5

By S the Walker

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Retired person - use it to keep the brain active

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

    I find Pimsleur to be beneficial--I can begin the day doing the first lesson and then repeat it during the day; the next day, I review the first lesson and go to the next one, repeating what I did with the first lesson. If I skip a day or two, I repeat the last lesson I did and then go to the next one. It's very helpful the way the lessons are set up.

    Service and delivery comments:

    There was no problem with delivery and none with service. The customer service rep was not familiar with IPods, but the set-up is just as it is for an IPad.

     
    5.0

    Yes I am very happy with the programmes.

    By Aussie

    from Brisbane Australia

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

    I have kept to the directions of taking a lesson each day. I am now at beginning of Pimsleur French 4. At my age I will not be fluent at the end of the programme but will be a lot better for using it. I have tried Babel and others but this course has been far more effective than the others. The only course close to this is the one produced by Michel Thomas. It is excellent as well. However I think I need to be live in France and insist on speaking French eventhough the locals will try to stop me by speaking English back to me..

    Service and delivery comments:

    The product arrived on time and when I had difficulty I was quickly and well supported by the support team at Pimsleur.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pimsleur French - Life Changer!

    By Toby

    from Boston

    About Me Business person, Curiosity and learning are essential to living., Professional, Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable
    • The dialogues are interesting and relevant.
    • There is a clear design in the learning process.
    • The speakers have character and personality.

    Cons

    • Requires dedication and discipline.

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Cultural appreciation.
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Preparation for using other ways of learning.
    • Self-improvement
    • Systematic review with "rusty" skills.
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur French Levels 1-5 MP3:

    I have the entire series 1-5 in French, and have been a daily user of the the CDs for almost 4 years. I select different levels and lessons to review because there is always something new to learn, an expression to understand more clearly, or a nuance to appreciate in a new way. Speaking and understanding French is such a pleasure! These accomplishments would be impossible without the Pimsleur method. It provides a foundation to master the structure of the language, the vocabulary, the dynamics of conversation, and the rhythm and flow of the sounds of French in a superbly natural, fun, and stimulating way. I recommend Pimsleur French without reservation, and am hopeful that further advanced courses in French will be available soon.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Yes, always efficient.

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