Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30

Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Punjabi with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442357006
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Description

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

 About the Punjabi Language

  • Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-European language family.  It is unique for being the only tonal language in this family. 
  • There are ten Punjabi dialects which are mostly mutually intelligible.  This course teaches the Eastern Punjabi dialect as spoken in India.
  • Punjabi is spoken by approximately 110-112 million people world-wide. 
  • It is an official language in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and is also spoken elsewhere in northwestern India.  Although not considered an offical language in Pakistan, it is spoken by the majority in the Pakistani province of Punjab. 
  • It is also spoken by expatriate communities in Bangladesh, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia (Peninsular), Mauritius, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.  In Canada, Punjabi is thought to be the sixth most frequently spoken language. 
  • Punjabi is most commonly written using the Gurmukhi script.  The reading lessons in this course teach how to read the Gurmukhi alphabet.


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! Punjabi Phase 1, Units 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, 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 are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you further practice in reading Punjabi using the Gurmukhi script. You'll be reading words, phrases, and short sentences using familiar vocabulary as well as new vocabulary. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included. 

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Description

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

 About the Punjabi Language

  • Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-European language family.  It is unique for being the only tonal language in this family. 
  • There are ten Punjabi dialects which are mostly mutually intelligible.  This course teaches the Eastern Punjabi dialect as spoken in India.
  • Punjabi is spoken by approximately 110-112 million people world-wide. 
  • It is an official language in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and is also spoken elsewhere in northwestern India.  Although not considered an offical language in Pakistan, it is spoken by the majority in the Pakistani province of Punjab. 
  • It is also spoken by expatriate communities in Bangladesh, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia (Peninsular), Mauritius, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.  In Canada, Punjabi is thought to be the sixth most frequently spoken language. 
  • Punjabi is most commonly written using the Gurmukhi script.  The reading lessons in this course teach how to read the Gurmukhi alphabet.


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! Punjabi Phase 1, Units 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, 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 are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you further practice in reading Punjabi using the Gurmukhi script. You'll be reading words, phrases, and short sentences using familiar vocabulary as well as new vocabulary. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included. 

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PimsleurPunjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (8)
    • Travel (8)
    • Business/work (6)
    • Fun (6)
    • Family background/heritage (5)
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    5.0

    Best Intro to Punjabi

    By Jessy

    from Chicago

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Product used in the car during commute. Very easy to learn. I hope they make Punjabi 2.

     
    5.0

    A great introduction

    By Ian

    from UK

    About Me Business person

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    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 Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I listen to these lessons whilst driving to and from work each day as I have a long commute. I've always wanted to learn a new language so this was the perfect solution for me.

      Of the 30 lessons I have currently done 20 and more than just 'repeating' this course actually builds knowledge to construct your own phrases if you self teach new words.

      The lessons are quite introductory in that a lot is about directions, food, money etc but you're learning the concepts of the language too so its great.

      I can't recommend this highly enough. The method does enable you to retain the information and after a very short period you will be speaking Punjabi. After 20 lessons I am very confident. Its the most rewarding thing I've ever done.

      Service and delivery comments:

      - A business versions
      - Intermediate or advanced course to follow this on
      - blocks of modules around certain topics so the student could choose to learn more about food, or technology or money for example

       
      4.0

      Enjoying and Learning

      By Jenni the tourist

      from Queanbeyan NSW Australia

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I am learning by doing a lesson a day and repeat it until I can do about 80% of the lesson. I am really enjoying the great tonal correctness and my Punjabi friends are impressed with my accent.I love the repeated questions and am amazed at how quickly I am picking it up and especially remembering it. I am now speaking Punjabi in my sleep which is really great. 15-6-2014

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Learning Tool

        By SD

        from Los Angeles, CA

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        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 Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I listen to these units in my car on my way to work. I already know a good amount of Punjabi, but this course really helps fine tune my grammar and really helps with my pronunciation. Highly recommended!

          Pimsleur, please make more advanced level courses for Punjabi!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Terrific, please add phase 2 !!!!

          By Punjabi novice :)

          from Toronto

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family background/Heritage
            • Travel

            Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

            The cd's are heard no visual aids but this actually helps you think about the words in your mind and so you learn quicker, it is a great product b/c it is interactive and slows down then speeds up which allows you to learn and then challenge yourself. What isn't great is that there is only phase 1 of 30 lessons I want to continue to learn but they have to add more to the program ! They need a demand, so start buying people you won't regret it !

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