Polish, Conversational

Polish, Conversational

Learn to Speak and Understand Polish with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743551212
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Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

Polish is the official language of Poland where it is spoken by about 38 million people. It is also spoken by more than 4 million people in Eastern Europe and in North America. There are many dialects of Polish. Pimsleur's Polish teaches Standard Polish, as spoken or understood throughout Poland.

Polish, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Polish language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

Polish is the official language of Poland where it is spoken by about 38 million people. It is also spoken by more than 4 million people in Eastern Europe and in North America. There are many dialects of Polish. Pimsleur's Polish teaches Standard Polish, as spoken or understood throughout Poland.

Polish, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Polish language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

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4.4

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
    • Family background/heritage (3)
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    5.0

    Polish, Conversational by Pimsleur

    By Mark

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Business person, Knight Of Columbus

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • More New Words Per Lesson

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Polish, Conversational:

    I listen and participate with the lessons while driving my car. My wife speaks fluent polish, but has no patience to teach me other than a word here or there. I am only up to lesson 5, but I have already used what I have learned interacting with Polish people in my parish. Each lesson adds a few more words and the repetition helps you get the pronunciations correct. It takes effort, so don't expect to learn the language without it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Studying New Language

    By Sue The Traveler

    from California

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Polish, Conversational:

      The CDs are well organized and give plenty of time for reciting/repeating the given phrases. However, it would really help to have a booklet that goes along with the CD. That would enable the listener to verify what they think they are hearing.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Learning Polish in the Car!

      By Pysankarka

      from Philadelphia, Pa

      About Me Ancestors Polish, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Practice
      • Builds Confidence
      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • Great Pace Of Learning
      • Increased Vocabulary
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable
      • Useful Conversations

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Travel

        Comments about Polish, Conversational:

        I am so delighted with your Polish Conversation program. My brother and I are planning a trip to Poland next year, so I bought your program. With grew up in a Polish household. I am an auditory learner and found that I was learning as quickly as a couple of lessons. What is great about it is that the conversations are practical, and I can see myself feeling confident on our trip to use my new language skills. I sent my brother a set and he just called today, to say how he looks forward to work and driving, because he is learning Polish while driving, just like me! The pace of the lessons is perfect, with built in reviews, it is a joyful system. I had take Polish classes in Philadelphia a couple of years ago, with a textbook and useless vignette conversations that I imagined I would never need. Your program is practical, useful conversations. I love it !

         
        4.0

        Good introduction to Polish!

        By AK flamingo girl

        from Alaska

        About Me Traveler

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Polish, Conversational:

        Appropriate intro to Polish. Good pronounciation. To much emphasis on time and numbers. Would have preferred more general vocabulary and conversation rather than so much emphasis n time and numbers. Overall, useful to me. I used these before I visited Poland and fund the course to be very helpful.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Polish Conversational

        By MF

        from New York

        About Me Student, Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Time commitment

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Polish, Conversational:

        I bought this program because I was interested in Polish and I have met many Polish people. I usually do not review products I buy online (laziness), but I HAD to make an exception here. This will be a long review, so jump around and read specific parts if you don't have time.

        I saw the commercial online for Pimsleur. This is one of the best investments I have ever made. The lessons are simple and easy to learn from. I spoke to my girlfriend, who is fluent in Polish, immediately after the first lesson. She was floored, saying I sounded like a native speaker. I have been told that, although my vocabulary is small, my accent is very good. Of course, this is not my doing, but the method Pimsleur uses to teach the words.

        The reader/buyer should know that to gain complete command of the language, you need to go through all of the comprehensive programs Pimsleur offers. Unfortunately, Polish only had the Comprehensive 1 Program.

        I would also like to add how richer this program makes you. I know that sounds romantic, but this is truth. Learning a language, especially at the caliber Pimsleur teaches, gives you a NEED to learn culture and history. Because you learn so well and speak natively, it spurred you on to learn more about the culture. I have learned so much about Poland simply because I felt compelled to after going through my Conversational Program. I am sure this is the same with all their languages.

        As is customary in a review, I will provide PROs and CONs.

        PROs:
        EASY TO MASTER-there is no studying, no review, just listening. Pimsleur really has created a revolutionary program.

        SIMPLICITY-listening to a lesson is not work; you simply repeat and then learn. I can currently respond to questions without even thinking because it had been drilled into my head, subconsciously.

        LISTEN FROM YOUR IPOD- this is a little strange if you are around people, but the files go easily onto an MP3 player

        LITTLE COMMITMENT- with lessons only 30 minutes a day, it is not difficult to learn. I played this at work during lunchbreaks. The only thing to know is it is easy to "fall out" of practice. This is okay, but make sure you do a lesson every few days, especially in the beginning.

        CHEAP- this program does teach you how to speak, though it does seem expensive. Trust me, it is not. Other programs out there are MORE expensive and are difficult, time-consuming, and do not even teach you as much. Stick with Pimsleur.

        CONS
        SOME LANGUAGES DO NOT HAVE HIGH LEVELS- with Polish, as I stated early, you can only get Comprehensive 1. I would buy Comprehensive Polish 2, 3 and 4 pretty much instantly if they had these programs available.

        NO VISUALS-this is not a problem, but only a mention. A visual would be a good supplement, and I found myself wanting one about 5% of the time. However, if you are a visual learner, this may be a problem. I found that if you just do a quick internet search, you can look up any questions you have, making a visual aid redundant.

        BORING IF YOU NEED TO REPEAT-*this is not a problem by Pimsleur*. The tracks give you time to respond. Sometimes, it is not needed. However, there are times where you will have to pause and think because you cannot remember. If you skip days, which is fine, you may have to repeat a lesson.

        In conclusion, I honestly cannot think of CONS to the Pimsleur Program. I will be buying another language that has 3 or 4 levels of Comphrehensive soon, spending about $800 or more. I will do this without a second thought. Pimsleur is worth EVERY penny.

        I hope this review was helpful. I recommend EVERY SINGLE PERSON should at least try a lesson, and better yet, learn a language with this incredible company.

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