- Series: Conversational (Book 1)
- Audio CD: 8 pages
- Publisher: Pimsleur; Unabridged edition (October 3, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743550420
- ISBN-13: 978-0743550420
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 2.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 262 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pimsleur French Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs Unabridged Edition
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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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I don't think this content is very logical in teaching the basics. Yes, there is lots of repetition, good pronunciation and a few fundamentals for eating, time, very very simple directions (e.g., there, here).....but a newbie would be hard pressed to learn much more. For me, the content didn't contain enough of verbs, nouns, etc. used in everyday transactions.
If you just want to be able to go to a restaurant, talk about time, know what to call a street....it's just okay.
I recommend this method of learning any language. It's not giving me a technical knowledge, and I can't read French, but that can come later. For a functional knowledge of conversing in practical French, this works.