Can learning another language be as easy as speaking your own? Yes - with Pimsleur it's that easy. Learn on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you choose. French Level 2 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction and is designed to be used after completing level one.
In the first 10 lessons of level two, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex, and informal speech is introduced. Conversations become fuller, and learners are able to discuss business and social activities, manage shopping situations, and express their interests. As you progress, vocabulary is expanded, and fluency increases.
The next 10 lessons of level two allow you to further combine and build upon known elements and produce longer and more complex sentences. You learn to bargain with shopkeepers, deal with business situations, get and give medical information, and discuss the weather.
In the final 10 lessons of level two, you've doubled your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You'll gain experience asking for assistance, finding a location that is some distance away, and using relative structures - faster, slower, etc. Sports and leisure activities are explored as well as shopping, changing money, and future travel plans. By the end of level two, you're speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you are comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.
Reading lessons are included at the end of unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading French,and to provide you with some insight into French culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you'll see when visiting a French-speaking country. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
"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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French for Fluency
- Bror Erickson
Not quite as good as Phase One but still great!
Very well done and well organized for the most part.
I can understand spoken French now better than I ever did in school.
Not quite as good as Phase 1 in terms of organization- occasionally asks you to say things that haven't been taught yet. The most difficult and frustrating issue is that unlike Phase 1, a whole series of 15 lessons is in one stretch, so you cannot hit back and go back to the beginning of a unit. If you hit return, it takes you back to the beginning of the entire series. Also because of this, you cannot tell how many minutes are left in a session- which makes it difficult to know if you have time to finish a lesson. I have learned a lot of conversational French from these units, but wish they would format Phase 2 lessons in the same way that they did Phase 1 lessons.