Lithuanian Phase 1, Units 1-10

Lithuanian Phase 1, Units 1-10

Learn to Speak and Understand Lithuanian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9781442333819
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Description

Includes 10 lessons and reading instruction (5 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Lithuanian is spoken by some 3 million native speakers in Lithuania and about 170,000 abroad. There are two main dialects: Aukštaiciu (Highland Lithuanian) and Žemaiciu/Žemaitiu (Lowland Lithuanian). Pimsleur's Lithuanian teaches the standard dialect, based on West High Lithuanian.

This Compact course provides an introduction to Lithuanian with ten thirty-minute lessons of spoken language practice. 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. These units also include Reading Lessons to provide you with an introduction to reading Lithuanian. Reading Lessons 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.



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

Description

Includes 10 lessons and reading instruction (5 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Lithuanian is spoken by some 3 million native speakers in Lithuania and about 170,000 abroad. There are two main dialects: Aukštaiciu (Highland Lithuanian) and Žemaiciu/Žemaitiu (Lowland Lithuanian). Pimsleur's Lithuanian teaches the standard dialect, based on West High Lithuanian.

This Compact course provides an introduction to Lithuanian with ten thirty-minute lessons of spoken language practice. 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. These units also include Reading Lessons to provide you with an introduction to reading Lithuanian. Reading Lessons 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.



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

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurLithuanian Phase 1, Units 1-10
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Portable (7)
  • Perfects accent (6)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (8)
    • Family background/heritage (5)
    • Self-improvement (5)
    • Fun (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (6), Business person (3), Student (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good during the commute

    I started dating a girl from Lithuania while she was in the US for the summer. I wanted to show off by learning some of her language. I had a half hour commute to...Read complete review

    I started dating a girl from Lithuania while she was in the US for the summer. I wanted to show off by learning some of her language. I had a half hour commute to work so the lessons fit into that time nicely. The first lesson kicked my butt. I had to repeat it 4-5 times before I got 90% of the review words right. Just talk out loud while driving alone and repeat everything over and over again. It got better with the other lessons and after two weeks I walked up to her and asked her in Lithuanian how she was doing. I freaked her out because I had no accent. I keep waiting for advanced lessons to be released. We've been married for 8 years and the most words I've learned was from this first set. It's really just a hundred words or so. Just enough to survive. I want to speak the language. Keep making more.

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    The only thing out there

    Over the five hours you only learn about 100-150 words. You won't be able to visit lithuania after this. You basicially can eat and drink, it is nice to be able to...Read complete review

    Over the five hours you only learn about 100-150 words. You won't be able to visit lithuania after this. You basicially can eat and drink, it is nice to be able to ask someone if they want something to drink or if they want to go to the cathedral square. I think the only reason this sells is that there is nothing else out there. So with no competition Pimsleur does not feel the need to improved the product and develop more content. Overall, less than satisfying, but what is your other option....nothing?

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    5.0

    This is a good course

    By Dave

    from Hyde Park, Utah

    About Me Church Missionary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Missionary Tool
      • Travel

      Comments about Lithuanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

      I not only use this system on my computer but I also have it on my iPod so I can practice as I am doing chores around home. I find the method of breaking the words into syllables very effective.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ačiū - thanks

      By European Epicure

      from Redding, CA

      About Me University Professor

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Lithuanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

      I enjoyed Pimsleur's Czech Phase 1 (Lessons 1-30) so much that when I learned I would be moving to Lithuania I knew I had to try Lithuanian Phase 1. And I have enjoyed those 10 lessons. But here's my complaint, there are only 10 lessons. Please produce another 20 or more Lithuanian lessons.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Language Program!

      By Ruth

      from Michigan

      About Me Student, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Time commitment

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Lithuanian, Compact:

      Great product!

      Service and delivery comments:

      This is a great learning tool. It has been fun and easy to learn. Even though you may have to replay a lesson, you finally understand the pronunciation of the words and phrases. I like the encouragement of gaining the 80% proficiency before moving onto the next lesson. I am so impressed with the Lithuanian program. I have the ability and confidence to learn this new language. Thank you for putting together this language set.

       
      5.0

      Excellent Introduction to Lithuanian!

      By Alex

      from London, UK

      About Me Student, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Only 10 Units

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Travel

      Comments about Lithuanian, Compact:

      I found it extremely difficult to find Lithuanian personal tutors or programs online - Pimsleur is one of the only products offering any kind of Lithuanian instruction. I had used Pimsleur in the past for Egyptian Arabic and it was extremely helpful in improving my communication skills in Egypt, and with plans to travel to Lithuania soon, I knew it would be useful.

      The best thing about this product is the Pimsleur method itself - how the language is taught gradually, building on previous units and vocabulary rather than through grammar lessons and memorization. I always remember what I learn with Pimsleur, and I was able to effectively use it as a jumping off point for more Lithuanian language instruction, which is nonetheless very hard to find.

      Service and delivery comments:

      What I liked least about it is that only 10 units are offered, which is extremely limiting. Really it's just a taster of Lithuanian, not even a full introduction really, as simple, common verbs like "to go", or "to have" are not taught yet within the short span of 10 units. Also the more casual, common form of "you" that you'd use with friends and family is not taught.

      Further units are badly needed and I sincerely hope Pimsleur continues with this series, especially in light of how difficult Lithuanian language instruction is to come by in general.

       
      5.0

      Definitely efficient

      By Magishmash80

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Business person, Military personnel, Student, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Lithuanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

        I'll admit I didn't do it in exactly 10 days, I had a few days that I missed but I picked up where I left off, and I did almost every lesson twice. BUT it worked, and it sticks and I learned a lot more Lithuanian with this than I learned German(another language I learned) with other methods in the same amount of time.

        It needs more levels, but what's there is great.

        Out of 100, I'd give it 94

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