Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Romanian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442323070
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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Romanian is spoken by about 22 million people in Romania, where it is the official language, by 3 million people in Moldova (where it's called Moldovan), and by around 1 million scattered in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, and Serbia. Learn Romanian today with Pimsleur.
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! Romanian Phase 1, Lessons 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 of Phase 1, 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 begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Romanian. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. These lessons, which total about one hour, 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.

Description

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

Romanian is spoken by about 22 million people in Romania, where it is the official language, by 3 million people in Moldova (where it's called Moldovan), and by around 1 million scattered in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, and Serbia. Learn Romanian today with Pimsleur.
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! Romanian Phase 1, Lessons 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 of Phase 1, 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 begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Romanian. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. These lessons, which total about one hour, 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.

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PimsleurRomanian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (1)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Portable (10)
  • Fun (6)
  • Perfects accent (6)

Cons

  • Too fast (4)
  • No writing component (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Fun (9)
  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Business/work (6)
  • Family background/heritage (5)
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    • Traveler (8), Business person (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"I do most of it while driving to work"

I completed level 1 Romanian. I seemed difficult at first but eventually it all started to make sense _ now I am ready to move up.

After completing Pimsleur Brazilian...Read complete review

I completed level 1 Romanian. I seemed difficult at first but eventually it all started to make sense _ now I am ready to move up.

After completing Pimsleur Brazilian Portugese level 3 I was the only one that could speak the language for a group of 20 Americans in Brazil, Several of which were using Roseta Stone but, could not get beyond parroting a word or two. It only took me six months and now with the help of a basic grammar book I can also read Portugese.

I am two lessons from Pimsleur Hebrew level 2 _ now that is a real challange! Note: I am 59 and not a liquist. Warning! this can be addictive and make people jealuous.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

So far so good

I am up to Unit 12 out of the 30. So far so good but it has been mainly how to order drinks and have dinner. As I have said, I'm only on...Read complete review

I am up to Unit 12 out of the 30. So far so good but it has been mainly how to order drinks and have dinner. As I have said, I'm only on Unit 12 so I hope as I go I will get Into directions and such.
If you do it every day it does stick. A few lessons I had to do more than once, but that was me, not the lesson itself.
Sometimes it goes a bit fast, but that is what the pause button for I suppose :)
I'm not sure if I would recommend it YET because I have not finished but I am happy to say I sure know how to order beer or wine!
And with out a booklet I sometimes have to look up the word they are speaking but I don't find that difficult.

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5.0

Romanian & French

By Gav

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I use Pimsleur on my way to and from work - a half-hour drive one way, so it's perfect - and I have never found a better language program.

    Admittedly, I only got the full effect of the program after learning one language by complete, real-life immersion. But after I had a grasp of one language, Pimsleur allowed me to soar through French 1 in a month and now I'm wrapping up Romanian 1 - on unit 26. I'm now on unit 11 of French 2 and plan to continue through all 4 phases. Since Romanian 2 doesn't seem to exist (unfortunately!) I'll be starting Spanish 1 after finishing Romanian.

    I LOVE the reading supplements that come with the courses; they're very effective.

    The price is not bad at all, considering you learn a TON and develop a great accent for $100 a phase, whereas with a tutor you can spend up to $100 an hour and not be able to rewind. :) $400 for almost being fluent by the end of the phases compared to $1,000 for almost being able to form sentences in the present tense with a terrible accent. :)

    Some complain that you can't see the speakers' mouths, so some sounds can be confused with others (for example: "was that an 'm' or an 'n'?"). But that's where the reading booklets come in! You can reference the booklet and see how to pronounce it by reading!

    The only thing I'm disappointed with right now is the lack of Romanian phases! Luckily I know several people who speak Romanian (which is why I started learning it) so they'll be able to help me along now that I have foundational knowledge in the language. And with Pimsleur, I feel very confident in speaking the foreign languages I've learned with native speakers. I was actually complimented on my pronunciation by one of my Romanian friends!

    I actively recommend Pimsleur to anyone who want to learn a language.

    PLEASE PIMSLEUR! Make Romanian 2, 3, and 4!

    Great stuff.

     
    4.0

    A very helpful program

    By Billy Joe

    from Woods Cross, UT

    About Me Lds Missionary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • I Like The Repeats

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I use this program almost every day to help study the language. I am at lesson 24 out of 30 and really enjoy the learning process. I have gone back to previous lessons and I am surprised that I can easily understand the conversations that were once very difficult.

     
    3.0

    So far so good

    By Piggycat

    from Maryland

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I am up to Unit 12 out of the 30. So far so good but it has been mainly how to order drinks and have dinner. As I have said, I'm only on Unit 12 so I hope as I go I will get Into directions and such.
    If you do it every day it does stick. A few lessons I had to do more than once, but that was me, not the lesson itself.
    Sometimes it goes a bit fast, but that is what the pause button for I suppose :)
    I'm not sure if I would recommend it YET because I have not finished but I am happy to say I sure know how to order beer or wine!
    And with out a booklet I sometimes have to look up the word they are speaking but I don't find that difficult.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best available

    By phil in Spain

    from Valencia, Spain

    About Me Business person, Retired

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Travel

    Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I transferred the lessons to an old I Pod, Now I can walk on the beach every morning, listening and repeating/

    The benefit is the endless repetition and revision so that difficult sounds and phrases slowly become familiar.

    My occasional partner from Romania says my accent is good - though as yet I can't say much

     
    5.0

    Buna Ziua

    By Ivan

    from Stockholm

    About Me Business person

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not what I expected

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun

      Comments about Romanian, Comprehensive:

      Hello, my name is Ivan, I been living in Stockholm Sweden for many years.
      I wanted to try learning romanian. And I did succed a bit., but there's much more id like to learn, and if, going to learn.
      Romanian is growing. It's economy grows bigger for each day.
      So it's good as if I would say travel to Bucharest. I really have help with all these directions and phrases in romanian. What I don't like about it is that it doesn't offers more than only a single course! Which is bad. I believe that the more available a language is the more people read and learns it.

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