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Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic. There are approximately 12 million native speakers. Pimsleur's Czech teaches the most widely-spoken Bohemian dialect. Learn Czech today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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PimsleurCzech Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • It works (6)
  • Fun (4)
  • Perfects accent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • Business/work (3)
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      • Traveler (6), Business person (3)

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    4.0

    Good, but a few road blocks

    By Vacation Speak

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Business person, Make Meaningful Vacation, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No Reading Component
    • Too Fast
    • Use Only Sense Of Hearing

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Czech Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    This is my second time using Pimsleur, the first was German and was a great experience. Czech is necessarily more difficult as it leaves the Germanic/Latin roots of Western Europe. Also, words are not phonetically helpful in the written form.

    I was up to lesson 5 and was having a moderately easy time of it until, in lesson 6, Czech words were split apart, components reversed and the sentence structure rearranged. I realized the lesson didn't give any guidance in the changes. Other than the moderator telling us to "Be careful of the word order", there was little guidance. Eventually, by using pad and paper, and writting the sentences out phonetically, I was able to reason what was happenning in the word structure and muddle through. It was suprising that after such a positive experience with German and flowing along rather nicely through 5 lessons of Czech, that we would be left on our own at what seemed and important break with the logic of the lesson.

     
    5.0

    GREAT PROGRAMS!

    By EXPAT AND HER KIDS.........

    from Irmo, South Carolina

    About Me Homeschool Mom, Lover Of Language, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Czech Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I listen to the program with my kids everyday. They are picking up the language so quickly!!! I'm not doing half bad for an "old dog". It is so practical and easy to use. I recommend more than a half hour a day, but I think a person could glean a lot of practical language skills in a short time. WE LOVE PIMSLEUR!!!!!

     
    5.0

    Love this method

    By The Running Author

    from Canada

    About Me Writer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Czech, Comprehensive:

      I really enjoyed this course and it gave me the encouragement to commit to learning the language.

      The daily 30 minutes are easy to find, even when you are busy.

      I have had compliments on my pronunciation from native Czech speakers.

      After this course there is still a lot to learn but it is a great base to start from.

      Highly recommended.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Too good to be true? But it's true!

      By Jim Hawkins

      from Arkansas

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Czech Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I will be taking a half-month trip to Czech again this summer, and I will eventually be there for an extended period of time. I have been there for a half-month before, and I got a great taste of the language while there...it's complicated, tongue-twisting, and sounds like gargling half the time.
        I used the program to help myself when I talk to them this summer, and so I can understand situations and do a little business in the open-air market in Prague. Having taken two years of Spanish classes, I realized that method wasn't the way to go. I tried Pimsleur Czech, and it just clicked. Seriously. It's cheaper than other lessons and methods, works better, and is overall easy to use and fun. I am not disciplined or incredibly talented at sitting in one place and studying. This program is for everybody.
        The only thing I really would like better is more of it. There is only one program available for Czech right now.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I wish there was another product for learning Czech from Pimsleur. I would like to know some relational words and phrases, too, I guess.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Czech Phase 1,.. now what

        By Steve

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Engineer, Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • Portable
        • Well Organize

        Cons

        • Could Be Less Repetition

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage

        Comments about Czech, Comprehensive:

        My wife is Czech and we just got back from a visit to the family in Plzen. They were impressed at the advances I have made with the language. I was never able to move forward with conventional methods. I bought the Pimsleur Czech mp3 and listen in my car to and from work. We are so busy that I never get the chance to read text books. Now with the combination of books and audio it keeps me more engaged.

        This was a great way to learn. It is also a great way to keep motivated. My mother in law was so excited she started sending me e-mails as soon as we returned to the States. Good thing for on-line translators. I'm not that advanced yet.

        I have started trying to read and speak with my wife at breakfast. Hopefully I can progress more before the next visit.

        Please let me know if something more advanced becomes available.

        Steve

        Czech fan

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