Pimsleur Albanian Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Albanian Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Albanian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9780743550581
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $49.95

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Description

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

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Albanian
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Albanian will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 10, 30-minute audio lessons
- reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Albanian designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 5 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
In these 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.

Reading instruction begins in Lesson 1 and provides you with an introduction to reading Albanian. These lessons 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.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

The Albanian Language
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.

Tech Talk
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurAlbanian Phase 1, Units 1-10
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • 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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