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French Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

French Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.
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The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! French Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.

In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.

In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin in Unit 9 and provide you with an introduction to reading the French alphabet. These lessons (approximately one hour) are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2002 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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    Walk Around los angeles, ca, United States 03-01-12
    Walk Around los angeles, ca, United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Pimsleur Phase 1 Unit 1-30"

    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.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Rama Dubai, United Arab Emirates 07-31-11
    Rama Dubai, United Arab Emirates 07-31-11 Member Since 2010
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    "useful & highly recommended"

    loved the lessons.. and the clarity of instruction.. looking forward to units 2 and beyond

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael KANEOHE, HI USA 10-25-13
    Michael KANEOHE, HI USA 10-25-13 Member Since 2007

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    "An excellent product"
    Would you consider the audio edition of French Phase 1, Units 1-30 to be better than the print version?

    I used the Pimsleur French méthode audio (1-3) during my 30-minute commute for two years prior to traveling to Languedoc and Provence. My language skills were basic, but I was able to communicate with people, which greatly enhanced my enjoyment of vacationing in France. FYI, I was even complimented for my accent.

    After returning to Hawai'i, I eventually took first semester French in college, which helped me begin to write French and better understand French grammar, but I was way too advanced for first semester. I should have started with second semester French.

    I have a BA in Spanish, so I understand the language-aquisition process, and Pimsleur is effective for dedicated learners. It is by far my favorite méthode audio.


    What other book might you compare French Phase 1, Units 1-30 to and why?

    Instant Immersion: French and Behind the Wheel French.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    The pacing is excellent. One has an appropriate amount of time to response to prompts.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Easley, SC, United States 05-15-12
    Charles Easley, SC, United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Save your Money, Buy DIRECT"
    What would have made French Phase 1, Units 1-30 better?

    I checked the Pimsleur website and I could have purchased this product for $119.00. Why this site feels they can charge an extra $50 dollars is beyond me. Also, the format is in 2 large files instead of broken up by chapter which is very inconvenient. Go to the Pimsleur website and save your self hundreds of dollars.


    Has French Phase 1, Units 1-30 turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will never purchase another product from Audible again!


    Any additional comments?

    I will never purchase another product from Audible again!

    9 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Boooooks Houston, TX 09-19-13
    Boooooks Houston, TX 09-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Bored already"
    Any additional comments?

    I already bought Phase 1. I do not need to listen to eleven minutes of why I should want to buy this product. I am hoping when the "how great Pimsleur is" speech is done, I will finally find the learning (refreshing) of the language to be a good experience.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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