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  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • With this award-winning method used by NASA and the Peace Corps, you’ll learn the way children do — by associating words and phrases with the world around you
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you’ll interact with fluent French speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Get a full tutorial in speaking and syntax skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speaker to help improve pronunciation

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Language Builder

Build on the language learned in the Michel Thomas French Foundation and Advanced Courses in 2 hours. 

The French Language Builder will increase your word power and improve your pronunciation. An accompanying booklet lists the crucial words, phrases and sentences so you can improve your spelling, reading and writing in French. 

What will you hear?

Michel’s voice only as he guides you through a one-to-one personal session to increase your French vocabulary. 

What level of language will you achieve?

By the end of the 2 hours, you will have consolidated your knowledge of structures and vocabulary in French.

Who’s it for?

The French Language Builder is the perfect accompaniment for those who have learnt Michel Thomas previously with either the French Foundation or French Advanced Course. 

 

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Advanced Course

Highly acclaimed 5-hour follow-on to the Michel Thomas French Foundation Course.

This is the Advanced follow-on to the Michel Thomas French Foundation Course. The course is now bigger and better than ever! It contains Michel Thomas’ French Advanced Course, with an essential index, PLUS a new 1-hour Review Course ABSOLUTELY FREE, to help you to practise and consolidate everything you learn.

What will you hear?

The voice of Michel Thomas as he leads a class of two students. You are the third student and will participate actively, listening and learning alongside the students.

What level of language will you achieve?

By the end of the Advanced Course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate in a wide variety of situations
  • Form complex and sophisticated sentences
  • Use A-Level equivalent phrases and structures and have a natural grasp of the language and entire verb system.

Who’s it for?

The French Advanced Course is primarily designed for anyone who has completed Michel’s French Foundation Course. It is also appropriate for those who have studied French before, but have forgotten much of it or do not have confidence in speaking.

 

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Foundation Course

The best-selling 8-hour Michel Thomas French Foundation Course

This is the original course from Michel Thomas. The course is now bigger and better than ever! It contains Michel Thomas’ French Foundation Course, with an essential index, PLUS a new 2-hour Review Course ABSOLUTELY FREE to help you practise and consolidate everything you learn.

What will you hear?

The voice of Michel Thomas as he leads a class of two students. You are the third student and will participate actively, listening and learning alongside the students.

What level of language will you achieve?

By the end of the Foundation Course, you will have gained a practical and functional use of the spoken language and be able to communicate in French in a wide variety of situations.

Who’s it for?

The French Foundation Course is for complete beginners. It makes no assumption of knowledge of any language other than English.

 

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Pimsleur French

Posted: March 19, 2008 in Language Programs
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Comprehensive French I includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary — 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions — plus an introduction to reading.Upon completion of this Level I program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures. You will be able to:

  • initiate and maintain face-to-face conversations,
  • deal with every day situations — ask for information, directions, and give basic information about yourself and family,
  • communicate basic information on informal topics and participate in casual conversations,
  • avoid basic cultural errors and handle minimum courtesy and travel requirements,
  • satisfy personal needs and limited social demands,
  • establish rapport with strangers in foreign countries,
  • begin reading and sounding out items with native-like pronunciation.

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Comprehensive French II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken language ability. Also includes a Culture BookletLevel II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

  • engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
  • combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
  • create with language and function in informal situations,
  • deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
  • meet social demands and limited job requirements

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

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Comprehensive French III includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), which build upon the language skills acquired in Levels I and II. Increased spoken language ability. Also includes a Culture Booklet. Level III will increase your vocabulary and grammatical structures and triple your spoken proficiency. Upon completion of a level III, you will be able to:

  • participate in most informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and some semi-professional topics,
  • form longer sentences while maintaining the target language syntax,
  • be understood even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners,
  • handle increasingly difficult grammatical structures,
  • enjoy fluent conversations with a variety of strangers,
  • have a near-native accent, and the subtleties of the language will be apparent in your speech

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I + II language programs before proceeding to the Level III language program.

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