Conversational French I: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

Conversational French I: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

Audiobook(CD - 2nd Edition, Revised, 16 Lessons)

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Overview

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the French Level 1 program - 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. 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. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French.

Reading instruction begins in Lesson 9 to provide you with an introduction to reading French. A Reading Booklet PDF must be downloaded.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743550420
Publisher: Pimsleur
Publication date: 10/03/2005
Series: Conversational Series , #1
Edition description: 2nd Edition, Revised, 16 Lessons
Pages: 8
Sales rank: 240,018
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called “Graduated Interval Recall.” This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.

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