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French Phase 1, Unit 01: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs | [Pimsleur]

French Phase 1, Unit 01: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

French Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit.
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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. French Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French.

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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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    Amazon Customer los angeles, ca, United States 03-01-12
    Amazon Customer los angeles, ca, United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Pimsleur Phase 1 Unit 1"

    Took a college french class and no one could understand a work I said in French at the end of the class. This helped me say the words and not worry about spelling or grammar. The french have an annoying way of not pronouncing the end of most words and conjugated verbs all sound alike to me. Pimsleur just put them in sentences I could understand then reviewed them often. This worked out so well I eventually bought Phase 1, 2 and 3. Now I can actually carry on a very basic conversation and understand a fair amount of conversation in french. I did listen to each section every day and sometimes repeated the section. French does not sink into your head automatically, but if you just listen and repeat lessons each day it is pretty amazing what sticks. I did dishes, laundry, went to the market or ran errands while listening. Made boring chores more interesting and learned basic French.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Connie S. 12-04-12
    Connie S. 12-04-12

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    "We are learning French the affordable audible.com"
    Where does French Phase 1, Unit 01 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really like these Pimsleur lessons. Having never taken French before, it is interesting to try this and I am glad they take the words apart or I would miss some of the sounds.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Monsieur I believe. He sounds a bit stuffy?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    We have only been doing the first part.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. We did Unit 1 and it was just right for a cup of tea and new language.


    Any additional comments?

    I find these relaxing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CA RANDBURG, South Africa 01-20-12
    CA RANDBURG, South Africa 01-20-12
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    What did you love best about French Phase 1, Unit 01?

    I was not very good at languages at school and always found it difficult. The way Pimsleur teaches you to learn French is a brilliant method that I wish my school teachers had known. They teach you through conversation and repetition at just the right moment for maximum retention and recall. It is interesting and a great way to practice speaking French out loud. I would recommend it to any beginners wanting to learn French for the first time.


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    Diana 12-18-12
    Diana 12-18-12
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    "Boring Way to Learn French"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed, partly because of the lack of adequate explanations.


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    I downloaded this when I was exploring programs for learning French and was immediately turned off. It expects the learner to learn by rote. I was also even a bit bored; consequently, I didn't continue with the program.

    For those of us who are visual learners, Pimsleur offers no written French, and we don't learn to read the language. This also means that when we travel to a French country we are handicapped as we will have trouble reading what we need to read. French has many silent letters that we are unaware of with the Pimsleur approach and that we won't recognize when we see them.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    12/23/12
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    "french phrase 1"

    i find french more pleasing to the ear than spanish which i learnt some years ago,but being rather long in the tooth its not sinking in so fast,i like the method its gives you time to assimulate more easely.

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    I found this audiobook to be clear, concise and well structured. Highly recommend. Five stars .

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  • Kyne
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    I got this taster course for free. Unit 1 isn't all that useful by itself, as most of it is taken up by how to use the course. The course (Phase 1, if you by the other units) tends to provide a sentence, and then breaks down all the words in the sentence, and the pronunciations for the words. This is a useful intro. As it was free it was worth tasting and seeing if you could work with the Pimsleur method. If it's not free, its not that useful as a stand alone unit.

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