Pimsleur Dari Persian Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Dari Persian Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Dari Persian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743571548
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Dari Persian
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 Dari Persian 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 Dari Persian 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 Dari Persian 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 Lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Dari, which uses the modified Arabic alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Dari Persian 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 Dari Persian Language
Dari, also called "Dari Persian" or "Eastern Persian," is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and is the native tongue of about 50% of the population. Dari is one of 3 major Persian dialects. There are many dialects of Dari. Pimsleur's Dari teaches the official form, "Kabuli Dari."

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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PimsleurDari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • It works (15)
  • Portable (13)
  • Fun (9)
  • Perfects accent (9)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Business/work (10)
  • Self-improvement (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Fun (6)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Military personnel (10), Government employee (4)

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5.0

Excellent resource

By Ken

from Washington, DC

About Me Military personnel

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works

Cons

  • No writing component
  • Time commitment

Best Uses

    Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    What a great product. It only takes 30 minutes of my time per day, and as long as I do it, it really works. After only 17 days I was able to have a rudimentary conversation with an Afghan in Dari alone, and at least understand the structure of his response.

     
    4.0

    Outstanding Product!

    By Tim

    from Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

    About Me Military personnel

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Military

    Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    It's a great course. I wish it was longer. I'm able to speak at an intermediate level right now but with more lessons I'm sure I can become fluent.

     
    5.0

    dari

    By deployed

    from overseas

    About Me Military personnel

    Verified Buyer

    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 Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      excellent product, i plan on purchasing another course, pimsleur format is awesome i am speaking with locals right now and i am not even done with the first lesson

       
      4.0

      A lot to learn for a beginner

      By Ghezal

      from Finland

      About Me A Bonus In Social Life, Occasional Need At Work

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Written Chapters

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      The audio material is clear and digestable: not too much new vocabulary in each chapter, which is great. I've been listening to these chapters while walking, on the bus and biking (unfortunaly often disturbed by the noices of traffic) and sometimes in bed to fall asleep. I'm happy with the product (17 chapters of level I by now), though it seems rather concentrated in the needs of expats in Afghanistan, which I'm not and will not be. The recordings are clear and the voices on tape pleasant. It's really useful for me that this material can be used where ever, with nothing other than my ears occupied. However, I'd really appreciate a booklet with all the chapters in writing to help memorize the vocabulary and to check things after listening a new chapter. And I really mean material in old fashioned paper, since for me it's important that this material doesn't require using computer or mobile phone, since I use those enough already at work and free time.

       
      5.0

      Effective Language Program

      By Dari J

      from Tampa

      About Me Military personnel

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Dari Persian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I listen to the half-hour long program modules every morning during my commute to work. I follow the user guide instructions and have found these instructions to be the key to effectively progress through the lessons.

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