Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30

Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Turkish with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442324183
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Description

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

Turkish is a branch of the Turkic language family and is spoken as an official language by about 70 million people in Turkey and in Northern Cyprus. Pimsleur's Turkish teaches standard Turkish, which is based on the dialect spoken in and around Istanbul.

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! Turkish 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 are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Turkish. 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

Turkish is a branch of the Turkic language family and is spoken as an official language by about 70 million people in Turkey and in Northern Cyprus. Pimsleur's Turkish teaches standard Turkish, which is based on the dialect spoken in and around Istanbul.

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! Turkish 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 are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Turkish. 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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PimsleurTurkish Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Pros

  • It works (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Portable (11)
  • Perfects accent (10)
  • Fun (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • No writing component (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (12)
  • Self-improvement (10)
  • Business/work (7)
  • Fun (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (7), Traveler (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Program!!!

After a few summers of trying to learn as much Turkish as I could, I finally used this program. (I hadn't known about it before.) This program was EXCELLENT! I progressed far...Read complete review

After a few summers of trying to learn as much Turkish as I could, I finally used this program. (I hadn't known about it before.) This program was EXCELLENT! I progressed far more than ever before. And what I learned stuck with me soooo much easier than things I had tried to learn before. I highly recommend this program and I can hardly wait until they come out with the second and third levels for Turkish! Please, Pimsleur, more Turkish levels! :-D

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good approach, not suitable for everyone

This course really got very good speakers. In particular, I liked the fact that in later lessons, you got instructions directly in Turkish (discernible by the older dude with his hoarse, smoky...Read complete review

This course really got very good speakers. In particular, I liked the fact that in later lessons, you got instructions directly in Turkish (discernible by the older dude with his hoarse, smoky voice).
However, as a young man traveling to the country, I would seriously wonder if I'd ever ask someone for his/her number of children; nor would I care about a fiancé(e) when I'm traveling all on my own. So this course is ideal for businessmen eating in not-too-cheap restaurants who spend a weekend or more in Turkey, but may need some improvement to suit a young man or woman in casual conversation, which is near-zero in this course. There's the formal 'you' everywhere, which is hardly ever used amongst people in their twenties or thirties.

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3.0

Good approach, not suitable for everyone

By Andy

from Vienna, Austria

About Me Student

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not For Everybody

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Travel

Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

This course really got very good speakers. In particular, I liked the fact that in later lessons, you got instructions directly in Turkish (discernible by the older dude with his hoarse, smoky voice).
However, as a young man traveling to the country, I would seriously wonder if I'd ever ask someone for his/her number of children; nor would I care about a fiancé(e) when I'm traveling all on my own. So this course is ideal for businessmen eating in not-too-cheap restaurants who spend a weekend or more in Turkey, but may need some improvement to suit a young man or woman in casual conversation, which is near-zero in this course. There's the formal 'you' everywhere, which is hardly ever used amongst people in their twenties or thirties.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loved it!

By terzisc

from Cyprus, Europe

About Me Government employee

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

This is the best introductory course for Turkish. It is so easy, having no written materials and all. It focuses on the speaking of the language and that is what matters. It has become my starting point for learning Turkish. My only complaint is that there are only 30 lessons while other languages have 90 or more.

 
4.0

Great deal

By Nelson

from Mexico city

About Me Business person

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Travel

Comments about Turkish, Comprehensive:

Very efficient!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It´s the best I´ ve ever learned

By PB

from Germany

About Me Business person

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 Turkish, Comprehensive:

    The best way to learn a language. One learns like a child only bei listening. There is always enough time to repeat.

     
    5.0

    Turkish

    By Mary

    from Maryland

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Turkish, Comprehensive:

    I am very pleased with the Turkish course. The speakers' pronunciation is very clear. The course does a good job of presenting the verb forms in an intuitive way, rather than drilling conjugations as in a more traditional course. If I decide to pursue study of the language, I can always study the grammar more methodically later. I think this is a great course for someone who plans to travel to Turkey as a tourist, but it would also be a good foundation for further study.

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