French Level 4

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

French Level 4 is a new 30-unit course designed to be completed after French Phase 3, Units 1-30 (which replaces the French Phase 4, Units 1-10 course). Thirty 32-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken French language learning, plus 80 minutes of reading lessons designed to expand your vocabulary, give you practice reading and hearing French and bring you one step closer to reading French for pleasure. A PDF of the reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is included. Also included is a user's guide, both as a PDF and as audio. In level four, the pace and conversation move more rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures and approaching native speed and comprehension. 

A few of the topics included: 

  • Business: traveling for business, attending a conference, booking and canceling train tickets, looking for and buying a house in France. 
  • Personal life: Discussing where you've lived, what you enjoy, going through hard times, marriage and divorce, raising teenagers, missing loved ones, moving. 
  • Activities: Reading, hiking, gardening, skiing, going to the theater, watching TV, walking around, doing home renovations. 
  • Shopping: trying on and buying various items of clothing, asking for colors and sizes, buying gifts and souvenirs, going to the open-air and the flea market, haggling over prices, negotiating a discount, discussing shipping options. 
  • Vacationing: going to the beach or swimming pool, sampling foods, preparing a picnic, boating, dealing with crowds. 
  • Dealing with unforeseen events: feeling ill, calling a doctor, losing or forgetting personal items, being caught in a strike, witnessing a crime, falling in love. 
  • The French character: Learn to think like a French person using irony and sarcasm, making huffing sounds, showing nonchalance and disinterest, and expressing nostalgia and fatalism. 
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Critic Reviews

"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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