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French Phase 1, Unit 01 Audiobook

French Phase 1, Unit 01: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

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The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. French Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. 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)

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  • Connie S.
    WA, United States
    4/12/12
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    "We are learning French the affordable audible.com"
    Where does French Phase 1, Unit 01 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really like these Pimsleur lessons. Having never taken French before, it is interesting to try this and I am glad they take the words apart or I would miss some of the sounds.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Monsieur I believe. He sounds a bit stuffy?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    We have only been doing the first part.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. We did Unit 1 and it was just right for a cup of tea and new language.


    Any additional comments?

    I find these relaxing.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • CA
    RANDBURG, South Africa
    20/01/12
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    "Excellent!"
    What did you love best about French Phase 1, Unit 01?

    I was not very good at languages at school and always found it difficult. The way Pimsleur teaches you to learn French is a brilliant method that I wish my school teachers had known. They teach you through conversation and repetition at just the right moment for maximum retention and recall. It is interesting and a great way to practice speaking French out loud. I would recommend it to any beginners wanting to learn French for the first time.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/04/16
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    "Repetition"

    Excessive repetition was almost annoying but can confidently say that I won't forget a word.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    los angeles, ca, United States
    1/03/12
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    "Pimsleur Phase 1 Unit 1"

    Took a college french class and no one could understand a work I said in French at the end of the class. This helped me say the words and not worry about spelling or grammar. The french have an annoying way of not pronouncing the end of most words and conjugated verbs all sound alike to me. Pimsleur just put them in sentences I could understand then reviewed them often. This worked out so well I eventually bought Phase 1, 2 and 3. Now I can actually carry on a very basic conversation and understand a fair amount of conversation in french. I did listen to each section every day and sometimes repeated the section. French does not sink into your head automatically, but if you just listen and repeat lessons each day it is pretty amazing what sticks. I did dishes, laundry, went to the market or ran errands while listening. Made boring chores more interesting and learned basic French.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Piyum Zonooz
    24/11/16
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    "this is 1/8 of the course, why is it so expensive?"

    this book is incomplete. it barely contains one complete lesson, let alone a whole books worth. i don't understand why they're charging one credit or ~15 dollars for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shante D.
    13/10/16
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    "Excellent"

    I was skeptical of the claim that this method would somehow be better than all the rest but I really did end up comprehending and retaining much more for much longer than I did in the past and the vocabulary came to mind when prompted with less effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Connie
    3/10/16
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    "Easy to learn"

    This way of teaching/learning is awesome. I have learned what I feel is great new sentences in a matter of minutes. Of course I will listen to it again to pick it up easier and faster. I feel like I learned at least 75% of what was taught to me. the most difficult thing is pronunciation with an accent. You almost have to slur. I could probably ace this if I was drunk lol.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike A
    NY
    29/06/16
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    "This is the way to learn French!"
    What made the experience of listening to French Phase 1, Unit 01 the most enjoyable?

    Love it. The repetition and attention to pronunciation makes this a winner. I found it far better than the Learn French books that I bought and this one is for free!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Z. Brown
    Atlanta
    2/12/15
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    "Suited for the true novice."

    This preview is a good example of the Pimsleur method, try it to see if you like it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    Portland, OR, United States
    3/06/15
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    "Mixed feelings about this language learning"

    While I appreciated this intro, it didn't make me want to buy the full course. I was looking to brush up French from 40 years ago and this was too basic and pretty boring. That said, it is certainly an approach that works for some folks. And if I was a total novice, it might have been better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kyne
    HsinChu City, Taiwan
    24/12/12
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    "Free"

    I got this taster course for free. Unit 1 isn't all that useful by itself, as most of it is taken up by how to use the course. The course (Phase 1, if you by the other units) tends to provide a sentence, and then breaks down all the words in the sentence, and the pronunciations for the words. This is a useful intro. As it was free it was worth tasting and seeing if you could work with the Pimsleur method. If it's not free, its not that useful as a stand alone unit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    SOLIHULL, United Kingdom
    23/12/12
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    "french phrase 1"

    i find french more pleasing to the ear than spanish which i learnt some years ago,but being rather long in the tooth its not sinking in so fast,i like the method its gives you time to assimulate more easely.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gareth
    Ireland
    3/09/13
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    "Pleasantly surprised"
    Any additional comments?

    I found this audiobook to be clear, concise and well structured. Highly recommend. Five stars .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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