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Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 1-5

Written by: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 3 hrs
Categories: Language Learning, French
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The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn French. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding French in no time flat!

With this newest edition of French 1, we reflect the general trend in France toward casual interaction and have updated vocabulary and structures. What you are learning is neither stilted “textbook” French, nor “street” French, but rather everyday French as spoken in France.

This course includes Lesson 1-5 from the French Level 1 program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French.

Reading Lessons begin in Lesson 2 and provide you with an introduction to reading French. A Reading Booklet and a User's Guide are included with your download.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Simon & Schuster, Inc. Pimsleur® is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Mfg. in USA. All rights reserved. (P)2018 Pimsleur

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  • Ed.Win
  • 2019-05-04

Great way to learn a new language

Overall all the Pimsleur courses have been fantastic and love them all. I highly recommend them.

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  • KTMeg
  • 2019-08-04

Not for visual learners

There is a warning in the introduction that the Pimsleur method is based on learning as a child would learn, by listening and repeating. Heed it! There are no visual clues. In many cases it’s impossible to distinguish the sounds “pa”, “ba” and “va”. It’s very frustrating when you are trying to repeat and have no idea if what you are saying is correct. Also, there is very little time between the questions and the program saying the answers, so while I am forming and starting to say the response, the program starts the response that I am then unable to hear. I find myself backing up frequently, not responding so that I can hear the correct response and using another source to determine if the sound begins with a P, a V, or a B.
The vocabulary in the accompanying workbook has no relation to the words and phrases in the audio lessons to which they are supposed to be related.
It would be very helpful to have a workbook that has a list of vocabulary words and phrases that corresponds to those used in the audio lesson. This would also help greatly to distinguish the P, B and V sounds

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  • Felix J. Guerrero
  • 2019-05-01

Interestingly enough...

I have never before learned a language as easy as I have with Pimsluer. I recommend these language guides to everyone now, including you. Well worth the buy!

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  • Darren Sapp
  • 2019-08-06

Best Language Program

I've tried them all but this is the only one that make the new language roll off my tongue.

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  • France
  • 2019-07-12

Love it!

I look forward to more lessons! It is set up beautifully to learn from! Merci!

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  • Sharon Hughes
  • 2019-06-21

Where is the workbook?

The audio refers to reading! where is this? And how do we obtain a copy?

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  • Terence R. Lewis
  • 2019-10-23

Great

Best language program in my opinion. Get you to focus on speaking instead of learning spelling or conjugation

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