The Pimsleur(R) Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don't have to. This complete French course includes all of Levels I, II, III, and the Plus program - 50 hours of spoken language practice and three hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a highintermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading the French language. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out the French alphabet, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. Before you know it, you'll be reading French with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included. At the completion of this course, you'll speak confidently using your wideranging French vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. About the French Language French is an official language in 44 countries. It is spoken by 55 million people in France, 3 million in Belgium, 1.5 million in Switzerland, 6.5 million in Canada, and 5 million in former French + Belgian colonies. It is also an official language of the U.N.