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The Pimsleur courses are highly formulaic - and the formula works for me. This series focuses on pronunciation, and lets you learn the grammar more inductively, through use, rather than front loading the rules. I listen to them in my car and so have never used the accompanying workbooks. I use them to prepare for travel and they have served me well. I've used the courses in Turkish, Japanese, Dutch, German, Polish, Arabic, and now am working my way through French. This course seems easier - but that may be because I took French in college a million years ago. Like the others at a similar stage, these units (11-15) have you arguing about time of day and doing simple arithmetic in French (quickly) in order to practice with numbers and conversational form at the same time. Seems like helpful preparation for making purchases in French.
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These are the more advanced Units of Phase 1, it follows on from Unit 10. 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.