Turkish Phase 1, Unit 11-15

Turkish Phase 1, Unit 11-15

Learn to Speak and Understand Turkish with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 5
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Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program. Turkish Phase 1, Units 11-15 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Turkish.

Description

Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program. Turkish Phase 1, Units 11-15 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Turkish.

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

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    5.0

    Turkish

    By Jim

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Travel

    Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Unit 11-15:

    I typically use Pimsleur lessons to learn a language before I travel as I find that knowing even a couple words of a native language sets a good impression for the people you meet - even though typically the conversation moves to English anyway. The conversational method used in the lessons is awesome for memory recall. The Turkish course is designed similar to the other Pimsleur lessons I've studied - German, Russian, Spanish, French. I will say that it took longer to get some of the Turkish words to flow naturally as very few words remotely resemble English words. I did lessons 1-10, and repeated before going on to lessons 11 and higher. I also typically supplement the Pimsleur lessons with a web app that has vocabulary lists relevent to food, shopping, etc. . .

     
    2.0

    Good, but pls revise content

    By Taras the Traveler

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Intro To Informal "you
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Unit 11-15:

    I love the Pimsleur method. For "visual learners" -- I am one -- keep in mind that we all learned our primary language aurally and this is no coincidence. I would save the visual learning for vocab building, but you cannot do that for accent and fluency. It is also much harder to unlearn the wrong "head pronunciation" you use when you see an unfamiliar word for the first time. Nearly everyone I spoke Turkish with made a point to compliment my Pimsleur accent in Turkey. Pimsleur is perfect for my long drives home and I plan on doing several other Pimsleur languages. For the Turkish, the first several lessons were great. Around lessons 7 through 16, lots of the material seemed quite a bit less useful, too repetitive. See my Suggestions.

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    I would introduce more common phrases, as well as less formal forms, sooner, and I would get rid of material that will never be used by a traveler. Introduce informal "you" sooner. Introduce "tesekkurler" and "sagol" sooner -- these are what many expect to hear for "Thanks" rather than tesekkur ederim. Tell me the various ways to say "You're welcome". I don't have a spouse or children, nor am I driving around Istanbul buying gas and asking for driving directions, or asking other people if they have 20 lira. Rather, I'm trying to order food, check into a hotel, bargain at the market, socialize in person and online, etc.. I'm asking other people what their name is, and where they are from. These things come much too late in Phase 1, or not at all, and I had to pick them up on my own. What do I do in an emergency? Also, getting through the numbers up to 100 much sooner. These are the basic things.

     
    5.0

    excellent way to learn a language

    By Ataturk

    from berkeley ca

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Unit 11-15:

      I'm studying Turkish in advance of a 2-week visit. There can't be any easier or more effective way to get more out of a trip to another country than spending only 30 minutes a day learning a bit about the language. Pimsleur is perfect for that. Will you be fluent after a month of study? Of course not. Will you be able to answer simple questions about yourself, order in a restaurant, shop in a market, and all around impress the heck out of everyone you meet? Oh yeah! The only "not so great" thing is that you must ignore the instruction not to take notes once you get beyond, say, lesson 15. After that, the only way to really understand and internalize the grammar and vocabulary is to start writing it down. This is a special challenge in Turkish because the alphabet is different, and the sound of the word does not really tell you how to spell it (unless you are pretty familiar with the alphabet already). Don't get frustrated!

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      I think I read that there is a PDF provided at the conclusion of the course with some notes on the language. If so, that material might be best provided a bit earlier, maybe at lesson 20? I am now on lesson 22 and the family relationships, and noun and verb endings are getting to be overwhelming. Not difficult, but just overwhelming. If I had notes on those endings it would be much easier to keep track of them.

       
      4.0

      Still Learning

      By Bob

      from Minneapolis, MN

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Unit 11-15:

        The words seem useful (I'm headed to Turkey in September), and I can do the lessons in the car (though when traffic is heavy, I turn it off so I can focus on driving).

        My main problem is that it takes me three-four times before I feel I have learned the lesson, and even then I forget things.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A great program

        By CK

        from Gurnee, IL

        About Me Business person

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage

        Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Unit 11-15:

        I have been trying to learn Turkish for about 6 years now. I've tried numerous programs but was never successful until I stumbled upon a Pimsler series at my local library. After going through the first 10 disks I had retained more than through any program I had used previously, so I went online and purchased the rest.

        Each lesson is 30 minutes and my commute home from work is 40, so it's a perfect way to make time spent in traffic productive.

        I could not be happier with the Pimsler language program. I've never tried anything that worked this well to really make what you learn stick long term.

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        It would be great for the portions where the speaker says a line if the pauses were a little longer. Sometimes it takes a few seconds just to get the sentence order correct in my head and it's frustraiting when they are already repeating it.

        Also, it would be great if the program extended further. Another few leveles would be awesome.

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