Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10

Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10

Learn to Speak and Understand Albanian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9781442332904
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $41.95

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Includes 10 lessons and reading instruction (5 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.

 

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PimsleurAlbanian Phase 1, Units 1-10
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (7)
  • Self-improvement (5)
  • Fun (4)
  • Business/work (3)
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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.

(1 of 1 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!!!

 
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!

     
    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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      A Good Intro, But Not As Good As Italian

      By Andrew

      from Pennsylvania, USA

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      Pros

      • Good Pronounciation
      • Perfects Accent
      • Quick Introduction

      Cons

      • Difficult To Understand
      • Not Enough Lessons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Travel

      Comments about Albanian Phase 1, Units 1-10:

      Native speakers were impressed by my near-perfect pronounciation of difficult Albanian syllables. However, I often found it difficult to hear/understand the subdued speakers in this course, especially compared to the loud-and-clear pronounciation in the Italian programs. In addition, although this course provides a good introduction, ten lessons is not nearly enough to become comfortable with the language.

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