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Summary

Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you'll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes.

French Level 1 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. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak French. Reading lessons begin in unit nine and provide you with an introduction to reading French. These lessons 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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

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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  • Katalin
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 07-04-13

Good course

This is a really good french course: it does work. I started to learn german with pimslaur first, and experiencing surprising success I also bought the first few of the french course. It goes a bit slower for me than the german, but I studied german at school years ago so I gues that helpes with that.. I go quite slowly with french but I notice that it is getting easier and the words and sentences just stick on me after a while. I think this learning program worths its price and it is really effective. I would surely recommend it to friends in the future (as I already did in the past).

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  • Kyne
  • HsinChu City, Taiwan
  • 24-12-12

Not a bad course

These are the more advanced Units of Phase 1, it follows on from Unit 5. The course, like the previous units, tends to provide a sentence, and then breaks down all the words in the sentence, and the pronunciations for the words. As I mentioned in the title, not a bad course and I'd recommend it to help supplement French learning. As a side note most of the Pimsleur course seem to follow the same learning approach and if you like one of the other language programs you'll probably like this one.

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  • C. Bowlden
  • 28-01-18

YOU WONT BE SORRY!

I have tried learning French multiple times and nothing seems to stick. I was hesitant getting this, but this one actually works! I have been doing this for a month now and am not on level 11! I am retaining this and it has helped me so so much. I couldn't be happier!

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  • J
  • 01-02-15

I like it

I listen in the car on the way to work most mornings. I like how it builds upon everything it teaches and gets you speaking conversationally very quickly. If I keep this up for 6 months I'll be ready for a trip to France in no time!

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  • Yelverton Crowe
  • 28-03-16

Easiest way for me to learn

I have always preferred the Pimsleur Language series. it seems to better suit my learning style.

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  • Lynn
  • 25-07-18

Pimsleur is the way to go!

If you have ever struggled with embarrassment and discomfort trying to learn a language, this is the course for you. Pimsleur method is truly a new way to learn language. (I tired another of the French lesson through audible and quickly discarded it.). At first, it was intimidating to hear the words spoken fast. But thankfully, the course guides you on how to understand. I couldn’t hear or make my mouth say the words, but with repetition and the creative dialogue, I actually have begun to utter sounds that sound French. I like learning with audible because I can stop and practice if the time is not great enough before the speaker says the phrase.. THe narrator prompts you to understand why things sound the same or different, so you begin to understand how the language is spoken. And, dare I say, I look forward to my time working on my French.

I do not complete a unit per day, rather it takes me about a week to get two to three units. I may do a unit for three days and repeat earlier lessons. But, at least it is interesting enough to help me stick with it. All other tapes I have used in the past when trying to learn Spanish have caused me to zone out. This is the first time I have tried to learn French, so I am pleased that I able to say some basic phrases confidently. I look forward to the next set of lessons. Thank you audible for making this available, otherwise I would never have found it.

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  • Teresa McKinney
  • 07-07-18

Associated text???

Where can I find the associated materials? First few chapters were beneficial but course is absolutely worthless without the written material.

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  • cheryljp
  • 24-10-17

not a story; french language lessons

J'aime beacoup. I like these lessons a lot. I am taking a course in French, but these lessons give me a lot more practice in pronunciation than I can get in a college course.
C'est trés bien.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-03-17

Excellent practice, but...

This is a great way to brush up on French skills. The down side, it should come with a PDF of the reading part. I can't see what I am supposed to practice.

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  • Angela
  • 04-03-17

Useful, I think

I have no way of judging the quality of instruction, though it SEEMS fine. One major drawback to these is the lack of a PDF outline.

I'm used to the Great Courses series and a PDF overview is pretty much standard with those. So you have to make your own notes, spelling the words phonetically, because you are not going to correctly guess at French spelling.

This glaring oversight slows learning down because you can't use internet tools such as Google Translate to fill in gaps or learn alternative uses for key phrases. Also, some phrases get utterly overused, lesson after lesson, while others are not repeated after the first exposure or two, so you can sometimes forget a basic but useful word/phrase.

Still, I think these are a reasonably cost-effective language course.

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  • YUMI KOTERA
  • 01-02-16

Reading practice without a text?<br />

I wonder how one gets the reading material.
Its value need to be discounted if it contains
nonusable materials.

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  • Omar
  • 08-02-17

What About the Text Book Needed?!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I just don't like the fact that there is text book involved and I don't know where it is~!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of French Level 1 Lessons 6-10?

The learning approach is quite good but I am disappointed that there is text book needed and I don't know where it is so I had to stop!! any help??

Have you listened to any of Pimsleur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I learned from the French 1 - 1-5 series and they seem to be all the same learning approach..and I like it

Could you see French Level 1 Lessons 6-10 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not really! It could be however be an educational documentary..

Any additional comments?

Could someone guide me to where the text book is?? I just stopped listening now to it as it requires a book which I don't have and it wasn't obviously provided when I purchased!!

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