Albanian, Compact

Albanian, Compact

Learn to Speak and Understand Albanian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9780743550581
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  • List Price: $49.95

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Includes 10 lessons and reading instruction on 5 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Albanian is spoken by about 6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo. There are two principal dialects: Gheg, the northern dialect, and Tosk, the southern dialect and official language of the Republic of Albania. Pimsleur's Albanian teaches the Tosk dialect.
This Compact course provides an introduction to the Albanian language with ten thirty-minute lessons of spoken language practice and Reading Lessons. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll have a basic vocabulary and speak with a near-native accent. This course provides you with a solid foundation upon which to expand your language skills. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lesson is also included in PDF format.

 

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!

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurAlbanian Phase 1, Units 1-10
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Perfects accent (8)
  • It works (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Portable (5)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Self-improvement (6)
  • Fun (5)
  • Business/work (3)
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    • Traveler (5), Student (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More Units please!!!

By Senak of House Risthfon

from Colorado

About Me Student, Traveler

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    great learning tool, effective method.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Short, but excellent

    By David S

    from Chelmsford, MA

    About Me Retired, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Better Retention
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Limited No Follow-up

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    This was my 2nd Pimsleur course. I purchased the 1st as CDs, this one as a download. I found I could create my own data CD, much more space efficient, for use in my car. Otherwise, I used the individual audio files from the downloaded .zip, which I found more convenient than the Pimsleur app. I am hearing-impaired, so I need to look things up in a dictionary to check what I thought I heard (sometimes heard the wrong consonant). This is a truly superior way to learn. My only complaint is that this was only 10 lessons and there does not appear to be any follow-up course.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!!!

    By Steph

    from St. Louis, Missouri

    About Me Business person

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Need more lessons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    I work with about 20 Albanians, from all over Albania and near Kosovo. The language sounded so lovely when they spoke to each other that I wanted to learn how to speak Albanian. I purchased the MP3 version of Pimsleur's Albanian Phase 1. The lessons were so simple. Listen, repeat. That's it. After each lesson, I would practice what I learned by saying it to my Albanian friends. Needless to say, they are all amazed. At first, one man told me I sounded like the Americans at the US Embassy in Albania. Today, another man told me how it is a bit strange to hear me speak Albanian because he can't detect an (American) accent! Can you believe it!! Truly amazing. I understand a bit and I speak a bit. Definitely need MORE Phases. PLEASE!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Need a phase 2!!!!

    By Chris

    from Australia

    About Me Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

      I'm learning Albanian because I want to be able to converse with my girlfriend in her native language as a surprise birthday present. While the course is very helpful and easy to learn, There is a need for phases 2,3,4 and so on. I would buy the next phase without hesitating!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A fantastic way to learn a new language

      By Pip F

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Albanian, Compact:

        I learn Pimsleurs Albanian while I am driving around in my car. I would love it if Pimsleurs developed more lessons than the basic ten.

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