Pimsleur French

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Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 1-5 Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 1-5

    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 2

    • Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 6-10

    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This course includes Lessons 6-10 from the French Level 1 program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken French 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. 

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 3

    • Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 11-15

    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This course includes Lessons 11-15 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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent way to practice conversational French

    • By Judy Burlingame on 02-06-19

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 4

    • Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 16-20

    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This course includes Lessons 16-20 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.

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 5

    • Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 21-25

    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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 Lessons 21-25 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. 

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 6

    • Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 26-30

    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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 Lessons 26-30 plus reading instruction from the French Level 1 program featuring 4.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. 

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 7

    • French Level 2 Lessons 1-5

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    French Level 2 Lessons 1-5 builds 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pimsleur is Great

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-23-13
    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 66 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 8

    • French Level 2 Lessons 6-10

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    French Level 2 Lessons 6-10 builds 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.

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 9

    • French Level 2 Lessons 11-15

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    French Level 2 Lessons 11-15 builds 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Learn French while you walk

    • By LynnG on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 10

    • French Level 2 Lessons 16-20

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    French Level 2 Lessons 16-20 builds 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.

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 11

    • French Level 2 Lessons 21-25

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    French Level 2 Lessons 21-25 builds 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.

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 12

    • French Level 2 Lessons 26-30

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    French Level 2 Lessons 26-30 builds 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.

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 13

    • French Level 3 Lessons 1-5

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    French Level 3 Lessons 1-5 builds 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Language Program Ever!

    • By Blue Athens on 08-21-15
    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 14

    • French Level 3 Lessons 6-10

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    French Level 3 Lessons 6-10 builds 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs some explanation of grammar

    • By Frugal on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 15

    • French Level 3 Lessons 11-15

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    French Level 3 Lessons 11-15 builds 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very effective way to learn French

    • By Mark Swanson on 02-13-15

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 16

    • French Level 3 Lessons 16-20

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    French Level 3 Lessons 16-20 builds 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.

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 17

    • French Level 3 Lessons 21-25

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    French Level 3 Lessons 21-25 builds 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.

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 18

    • French Level 3, Lessons 26-30

    • Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    French Level 3, Lessons 26-30 builds 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • no conversation

    • By What I thought on 08-12-16

    Regular price: $31.93