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 4, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. 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. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. 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)
So glad to see more advanced titles showing up on Audible now.
Very frustrating that (on 11/30/2010 any way) EVERY sample file for Pimsleur titles is the same one from the very first basic unit (arg!)
However, I took a chance on this one and was not disappointed- it is pretty good. You should have a strong working knowledge of the language if you're diving right in at this level.
It assumes you have a good grasp of grammar and syntax, but goes easy on you with vocabulary. New words are introduced gracefully and repeated in multiple variations as with other Pimsleur titles.
Sections aren't repeated nearly enough for a beginner, but the pace is awesome if you're looking for a refresher for your conversational French and don't want to hear the same basic phrases repeated a dozen times.
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