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I love languages. I teach languages. One on one language tutoring is the best way to learn a language, but if you can't do that for some reason, then this is a pretty reasonable substitute. My high school French was pretty rusty, so I ordered this set of CD's (32 lessons?). After studying the lessons, I feel pretty confident that I can do the necessary basics like: changing money, getting a hotel room, getting on the right bus, taking a taxi, etc. Maybe I'll have trouble talking on the phone, or telling a joke, but, then that's French II.
Item arrived in a timely manner. Some of the discs had some kind of glue on the playing surface, probably from the envelopes into which they are inserted. I was able to remove the glue and the discs play perfectly now,.
Horrible. I speak English, German, and Spanish, but I could not learn French from this farce of a course. Why? Because everything on these CD's sounds like vooo-vooo, poooo-poooo, doooo-voooo-poooo. Do not buy this product. Instead go on-line and purchase MANGO. MANGO is visual and audio. That's essential in French because only a true talent in linguistics can learn this confusing, contradictory, and irregular language. French has two ways to pronounce is and am. Are you kidding. French numbers? Ha. Ha. Ha. Ninety in French is 1x40+10. That's insane. There is no hope for the average person to learn French from Pimsleur. Even if you can speak and understand Pimsleur French, you will not be able to read or write it. That's different with MANGO. Forget using Pimsleur for French.