Albanian, Compact

Albanian, Compact

Learn to Speak and Understand Albanian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9780743550581
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Description

Includes 10 lessons and reading instruction on 5 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Albanian is spoken by about 6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo. There are two principal dialects: Gheg, the northern dialect, and Tosk, the southern dialect and official language of the Republic of Albania. Pimsleur's Albanian teaches the Tosk dialect.
This Compact course provides an introduction to the Albanian language with ten thirty-minute lessons of spoken language practice and Reading Lessons. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll have a basic vocabulary and speak with a near-native accent. This course provides you with a solid foundation upon which to expand your language skills. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lesson is also included in PDF format.



The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

Description

Includes 10 lessons and reading instruction on 5 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Albanian is spoken by about 6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo. There are two principal dialects: Gheg, the northern dialect, and Tosk, the southern dialect and official language of the Republic of Albania. Pimsleur's Albanian teaches the Tosk dialect.
This Compact course provides an introduction to the Albanian language with ten thirty-minute lessons of spoken language practice and Reading Lessons. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll have a basic vocabulary and speak with a near-native accent. This course provides you with a solid foundation upon which to expand your language skills. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lesson is also included in PDF format.



The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

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4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Perfects accent (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Fun (3)
  • It works (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

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    5.0

    A fantastic way to learn a new language

    By Pip F

    from Sydney, Australia

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Albanian, Compact:

      I learn Pimsleurs Albanian while I am driving around in my car. I would love it if Pimsleurs developed more lessons than the basic ten.

       
      3.0

      A Good Intro, But Not As Good As Italian

      By Andrew

      from Pennsylvania, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Pronounciation
      • Perfects Accent
      • Quick Introduction

      Cons

      • Difficult To Understand
      • Not Enough Lessons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Travel

      Comments about Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

      Native speakers were impressed by my near-perfect pronounciation of difficult Albanian syllables. However, I often found it difficult to hear/understand the subdued speakers in this course, especially compared to the loud-and-clear pronounciation in the Italian programs. In addition, although this course provides a good introduction, ten lessons is not nearly enough to become comfortable with the language.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Most easy way to learn language

      By IrenaBarkovska

      from Riga,Latvia

      About Me Student, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Albanian, Compact:

        The course which I would definitely recommend to everyone who wants to learn Albanian. I'm travelling to Albania every month and I've tried multiple courses to learn the language but all of them were too complicated to start with or had not have good enough spelling or had other issues which made me stop the course in the beginning. The Pimsleur course was so so easy to start learning the language from zero point and after ten lessons I had known much more then after reading/listening to several other courses. And pronunciation is very nice, like the native speakers have, very clear spelling and good translations. It is easy enough to learn it in English, even I'm Russian myself.
        Thank You for the course, and I'll be waiting for more lessons to continue my studies! :)

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great course to start learning Albanian

        By Rik

        from Belgium

        About Me Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Albanian, Compact:

        Great course. I used it mainly while cooking and washing the dishes. Very funny and effective. But 10 lessons is way too short. I hope this series will be extended soon.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Now I am albanian

        By hocino

        from france

        Comments about Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

        it' easy, funny

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