Pimsleur Croatian Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Croatian Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Croatian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743562041
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Croatian
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 Croatian 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?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Croatian designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
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, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the Croatian 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 beginning in Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Croatian. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Croatian 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 Croatian Language
Croatian, the official language of Croatia, is spoken by approximately 4.5 million speakers in Croatia, plus 1 million speakers in other parts of Europe, the US, and Canada. There are 3 main dialects: kajkavski, cakavski, and štokavski (official dialect). Pimsleur's Croatian teaches štokavski.

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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Pimsleur Croatian Level 1 MP3
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (27)
  • Portable (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Fun (21)
  • Perfects accent (18)

Cons

  • No writing component (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (24)
  • Self-improvement (17)
  • Family background/heritage (14)
  • Fun (12)
  • Business/work (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (18), Business person (9), Student (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great course

I never used other programs, but the audio mp3 version of Croatian Phase 1 was remarkable. I found the "intervallic" teaching method to really work for me. The production quality is...Read complete review

I never used other programs, but the audio mp3 version of Croatian Phase 1 was remarkable. I found the "intervallic" teaching method to really work for me. The production quality is very clear and high fidelity as well. I impressed my in-laws! (-:

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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Product has great learning material ! Easy to follow.

Product has great learning material ! Easy to follow.

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5.0

great start

By mother in law

from UK

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Croatian Level 1 MP3:

Getting along famously, however, I do appreciate this is an American product but it would be useful to be given examples of how to apply to an english citizen. I am learning croatian as my son is getting married to a Croatian girl in 6 months and I would love to hold a conversation with her parents.
The repetition is great but I am a visual learner so I would find it very useful to see the phrases written. That said , I am finding the structure of the course very effective and feel I could make myself understood by expanding my vocabulary. When are you bringing out level 2? I was very disappointed when I realised there is no more after the course I have purchased. Please don't leave me hanging!

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was within seconds

 
4.0

Great to become novice

By Anthony, the french adventurer

from Nice - France

About Me Traveler, Worker

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Fun
  • It Works

Cons

  • Level increase not equal

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Croatian Level 1 MP3:

I had 30 lessons in croatian. This experience was great, I really increase my hrvatski thanks to this. The only thing that I didn't like that the level increase too quickly.
The ten firsts lessons are maybe too simple and maybe too repetetive. It's long too continue. But it's good, I was able to masterize this party. But after the 18th lesson I think... It was a rush. We speak a long time about "children" and the time given to repeat the sentence is too short. So you make it a little quick and have sometime the necessary too repeat the lesson. Mostly after lesson 27. Too too quick spoken.
The Pimsleur writting courses were useless for me. A translate would be an interesting add to have a little dictionnary. And also, the audio one need I think a written courses. Because some time we didn't understand the word.
If you want to learn croatian, I recommand to start with other writtend application to gain base before start this Pimsleur courses.

When I was in Croatia after that, I understand a little bit and spoke too. People understand me and give me some advice. It was really cool.

Whereas, I loved this one one and I really want another in croatian. Or maybe test the russian but I need a promotional code... ;-)

 
3.0

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By Tony

from Australia

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works

Cons

  • Too advance need to use another company.

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage

Comments about Pimsleur Croatian Level 1 MP3:

Product has great learning material ! Easy to follow.

 
5.0

I love this product

By Rob the Ausse

from Victoria, a

About Me Student

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Croatian Level 1 MP3:

    I am learning Croatian because it's where my father is from, I have to say I am in love with the program wish there was more. If anyone is looking to learn a language using a program that is fun easy to use & you want listen to it in the car on the way to and from work this is the one 10/10 from me thanks pimsleur :)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic - still using 2 years later

    By HRlearner

    from DC

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Croatian Level 1 MP3:

      I purchased this 2 years ago for a visit to Croatia. I enjoy the Pimsleur products and they do the best job with getting you speaking and really know what to explain and native talker tips. It covers formal speaking and introduces past, future tenses. I have Croatian ancestry and love learning about the culture. I listen mostly while driving in the car and find I periodically want to repeat the lessons to keep it fresh. Since it is only one level the vocabulary is limited. Would love to see a Croatian 2 to learn even more!!

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