Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10

Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10

Learn to Speak and Understand Irish (Gaelic) with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9781442333680
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Description

Includes 10 lessons (5 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and culture notes

Irish and English are the official languages of Ireland. The three major dialects of Irish are: Connemara (in the west of Ireland and around the city of Galway), Munster (spoken in Counties Kerry and Cork), and Ulster (spoken in County Donegal). Pimsleur's Irish teaches the Munster dialect.

Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10 provide an introduction to Irish with 10 thirty-minute 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 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. Culture Notes are provided to give you further insight into the Irish language and culture. A Notes booklet is also included in PDF format.



Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

Description

Includes 10 lessons (5 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and culture notes

Irish and English are the official languages of Ireland. The three major dialects of Irish are: Connemara (in the west of Ireland and around the city of Galway), Munster (spoken in Counties Kerry and Cork), and Ulster (spoken in County Donegal). Pimsleur's Irish teaches the Munster dialect.

Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10 provide an introduction to Irish with 10 thirty-minute 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 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. Culture Notes are provided to give you further insight into the Irish language and culture. A Notes booklet is also included in PDF format.



Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

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PimsleurIrish Phase 1, Units 1-10
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • It works (6)
  • Fun (5)
  • Perfects accent (4)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun (6)
    • Family background/heritage (5)
    • Self-improvement (5)
    • Travel (5)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for a Busy Single Mom

    By me

    from Iowa City, IA

    About Me Single Parent, Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works

    Cons

    • Not Enough Lessons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    I was concerned at first about not having any written language to deal with, but once I got started, I loved it. Irish spelling is so complex, and I think it will help to get comfortable with the spoken language before I tackle reading and writing. My favorite thing about this course is that, because it's all audio, I can do it while I'm washing dishes, folding laundry, etc. I'm a single mom, full time student, very busy, and this was easy to fit into my schedule. It's also in very manageable, short lessons.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love this!

    By Naya

    from Pinellas Park,FL

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Irish, Compact:

    I have gone over this unit a few times and love it. I have been to Ireland a few times and it is so wonderful to be able to speak to the people in their native tongue!! really enjoy this CD, although I wish there was more to practice with.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Excellent Program -10 lessons to little

    By Tom Connelly MD

    from Stuart FL

    Pros

    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10:

        I have done 4 languages (full 90 lessons) and find it the very best way to learn a language. Irish is by nature extremely difficult to learn but Pimsleur's approach is far above anything out there. However only 10 lessons are available and this is woefully inadequate. There is nothing else out there beyond the 10 Pimsleur lessons that are worth the trouble. So Pimsleur, please get busy. Even if is a low volume seller, you do have an ethical responsibility to continue this superior program.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Wish there was more

        By Irish hound

        from Oregon

        About Me Business person

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Irish, Compact:

          I wish there were more lessons, more levels of learning. I would like to continue the learning even of simple thinks such as the days of the week, money values, clothing, etc. It is not always an option to find a real Irish person in the community. I listen to the CDs on the way to work and have someone to talk to with repeating the conversation.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          This Works.

          By Traveler

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Business person, Government employee, Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • It Works
          • Perfects Accent

          Cons

          • Not Enough Lessons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10:

          Even though I used my particular product as a refresher, this method works really well, and has the least impact on a busy schedule. Unforunately, 10 lessons are all that is available for my particular choice. It got me back on track with pronounciation and the basics within a month, however. Very effective.

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