Croatian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Croatian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Croatian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442318021
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Croatian, the official language of Croatia, is spoken by approximately 4.5 million speakers in Croatia, plus 1 million speakers in other parts of Europe, the US, and Canada. There are 3 main dialects: kajkavski, cakavski, and štokavski (official dialect). Pimsleur's Croatian teaches štokavski.

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! Croatian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you'll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You'll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you'll build on what you've learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You'll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you'll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You'll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.


Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11, and are included at the end of Unit 30, to provide you with an introduction to reading the Croatian alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Croatian, the official language of Croatia, is spoken by approximately 4.5 million speakers in Croatia, plus 1 million speakers in other parts of Europe, the US, and Canada. There are 3 main dialects: kajkavski, cakavski, and štokavski (official dialect). Pimsleur's Croatian teaches štokavski.

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! Croatian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you'll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You'll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you'll build on what you've learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You'll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you'll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You'll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.


Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11, and are included at the end of Unit 30, to provide you with an introduction to reading the Croatian alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurCroatian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • It works (10)
  • Portable (10)
  • Fun (9)
  • Perfects accent (7)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (10)
  • Fun (6)
  • Self-improvement (6)
  • Business/work (5)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Croatian lessons

By Caroline

from Redwood City, CA

About Me Retired

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Croatian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I am really enjoying learning Croatian using this method for the first time. It works very well. So far I have gone through 15 lessons at about a lesson a day and will complete the course I expect in the next two weeks. I was VERY disappointed to learn that there aren't higher levels as this is truly working for me. (And I'm a teacher of English as a foreign language.) Actually, I wanted to learn Serbian as I'm going there next month but Croatian should be close enough. I usually listen in the car when doing errands. The pace is perfect for me and the repetition is well thought out. Thanks so much!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Introduction to Croatian!!!

    By Benjammin

    from Melbourne, Australia

    Comments about Croatian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    This product has been a great way for me to gain the basic skills I. Speaking Croatian. I only knew English, and now I feel like I could go to Croatia and get by on my own. My wife was born in Banja Luka, and she was nicely surprised with how I progressed throughout the course!

    Thanks Pimsleur! I am looking forward to Phase 2!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Super Product!

    By Robert

    from New York, NY

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Croatian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      -Helped me tremendously.
      -Really saw improvement in my Croatian Language Skill!
      -Had a lot of fun the last few summers in Croatia speaking with people inland and on the Dalmatian Coast.
      -Wish there were more advanced modules as well.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it - simple and fun!

      By Tigerlily

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Travel

      Comments about Croatian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I used this program in conjunction with taking formal Croatian language classes, and Pimsleur got me comfortable speaking real phrases from the first few lessons. My tutor even complimented me on my accent!

      I've tried Rosetta Stone (for Spanish) - it takes forever, and and the phrases it teaches you in the beginning are useless (who cares if the "dog is drinking"?). Pimsleur has an excellent grasp on how the adult mind learns a new language, and does an excellent job of building upon and reinforcing what you learned in previous lessons.

      My only complaint is that there isn't (yet?) Croatian II and III - please, please, please make these! I know Pimsleur can teach me declensions (the most difficult part of any Slavic language) better than any textbook!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Finally, a well run software package

      By TravelinDude Miami

      from florida

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • You Still Have To Work To

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Croatian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I've been using Pimsleur since casette tapes. The system really works. What has be a change is the transition to modern digital formats.

      I had no problem purchasing the CDs and burning them to my iTunes a few years ago. The direct digital downloads were problematic.
      I had problems purchasing form the Apple store because the entire 30 lessons of a given language unit come across as one massive audio file. This means that it is very difficult to keep track of where I had left off.

      The new format for iPhone and iPad seems to work very well.

      Keep it up!

      I just wit there were more "obscure" languages available, such as African languages. The Swahilli only has one level !!

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