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Reasons Why You Should Learn to Speak French

French is spoken in over 40 countries. French and English are the two most widely spread languages in Africa. French is spoken in more countries and on more continents than any other language except for English. French is spoken in all the border areas from the Riviera to the area north of Milan (bordering with France and Switzerland). French is spoken in west and southwest Switzerland, the region being served by Geneva airport. The French language is the second most widely spoken language in Switzerland. Approximately 20% of people in Switzerland speak French as their first language. Many international organizations use French as their official language.  It is also used along with English and German in some of the biggest cities and in tourism and business circles around the world. 

The French culture is diverse and pervades many aspects of our daily life. The French language is the first foreign language taught in Nigeria. The demand is strong from various sectors of the Nigerian society, including administrations which feel the need to have French-speaking civil servants to better communicate with Nigeria’s French-speaking neighbors.  French and English are the two most widely spread languages in Africa. The French language is also the official language of Quebec. 

French is spoken in France (in metropole and in overseas departments) but also in Belgium and Switzerland (besides other official languages), in Quebec, and most importantly in Western Africa. West Africa has been a French colony until the 60s and French has stayed the official language in most of the countries. French is spoken in Wallonia, the southern part of Belgium. The Walloons account for 32 percent of the Belgian population. French is spoken in the non-native community of La Romaine. Federal government employees are expected to speak both of Canada's official languages.

The French language is a key that unlocks the doors of division like no other key can. French has been called the language of romance, fostering a relationship between two people like none other.  The French language is the vehicle of a rich philosophical and literary tradition. Enlightenment thinkers like Montesquieu, Voltaire and Rousseau greatly influenced the world and their writings still hold great relevance for evolving issues.  French is a romance language, the language of literature, art, cinema, music, cuisine, fashion, science and medicine.

France is also well connected to the major international rail lines that run through Europe.  France is a country full of dramatic geographical variety, from the Alps in the south to the valleys in the north, and it provides an ideal environment for adventurous overseas students to experience new and exciting activities. The mountains provide fantastic skiing in the winter, the beaches on the Mediterranean attract sun worshippers in the summer and the deep valleys and hills are home to France's numerous vineyards.

France is the largest agricultural power in the European Union, producing one-fourth of the total agricultural produce. Agriculture constitutes nearly 2.5% of the French GDP, and France is the second largest agricultural power in the world (after the USA). France is also a very pleasant place to stay. It has good food, great wines and people enjoy their lives.

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What is the secret of the Pimsleur programs that makes this happen?

Pimsleur takes advantage of the way the human brain acquires language as speech and creates its methodology around the single fact that there is a central way everyone acquires the ability to communicate in any language.

It is well known from studies of the brain that human beings recognize, identify and capture patterns of speech. This is how human infants learn their mother tongue over the first six years of life.

With that task accomplished, everyone has the necessary physical and mental equipment to go on and acquire additional means of communication (languages). But—and this is the singular and highly complex factor that allows or prevents adults from doing what comes naturally—it is all in the selection and organization of the language materials which are created to manage second–language acquisition.

It is no longer efficient for an adult to learn by simply being exposed to other languages (as happens as a baby) because, being in possession of a fine first language which enables an adult to survive handsomely, there now has to be a different motivating factor as well as a second–language program which is especially prepared to recapitulate—in a special way—the original process of language acquisition for the adult mentality.

It was Dr. Paul Pimsleur who, through many years of research and development, discovered how to select and organize the materials of the second language to fit the one way that the stream of speech of an unknown language can enter the consciousness of the adult and be processed through the language learning power of the human brain.

The Pimsleur methodology, which makes language acquisition happen, looks singularly easy and transparent, but nothing could be farther from the truth. The science and skill (art, if you will) of creating a Pimsleur program requires, nay demands, some 2,000 person–hours of three trained individuals to prepare thirty lessons of a Pimsleur Program. Learn more about how the Pimsleur Method works.

   
 

Why Pimsleur?

Pimsleur Language Courses are audio courses. Since there are no books included, the Pimsleur courses are great way to learn while driving, exercising, etc.

The Pimsleur language courses teach you to both speak and understand a new language. You're not just learning "phrases" with the Pimsleur Method, you're acquiring essential, conversational language skills! You'll be thrilled to discover you can hold real conversations in your new language when you have finished the course.

Dr. Paul Pimsleur's original and unique method enables you to acquire new language ability as effortlessly as children absord their native language. You will succeed because the Pimsleur program makes sure that you learn vocabulary and grammar correctly and easily in conversational settings without mindless repetition. Pimsleur is the only language program that includes exclusive, copyrighted memory training that ensures you will always remember what you have learned.

The Pimsleur audio programs use a natural mode of interactive communication -- questions and answers; statements and rejoinder; give and take -- beginning with the most-frequently-utilized vocabulary native speakers use in their everyday conversations with each other. These are the most useful words and structures every language learner needs to insure communication. It is like having a personal tutor. This along with the Graduated Interval Recall theory and the Principle of Anticipation, makes the Pimsleur language courses the most effective courses on the market today.

One of our customers told us he learned more from the Pimsleur language courses than he did from his personal tutor. Another customer told us she learned to speak better French from the first 30 lessons of the Pimsleur course than she did in 4 years of college where she minored in the French language.

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Who is Dr. Paul Pimsleur?

Dr. Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of research and development, including field studies of spoken language training with adults, Dr. Pimsleur created a new method for self–instruction in spoken languages that is based on the way the human brain takes in language as speech. Of the several unique features of the Method, two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory that he called Graduated Interval Recall This is the only language teaching program which incorporates these essential principles to provide you with the most easy–to–do, amazingly rapid, and highly cost–effective learning method available. Learn more about Dr. Pimsleur.

 
   

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