Haitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30

Haitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Haitian Creole with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442336865
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  • List Price: $119.95

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Haitian Creole is one of the official languages of Haiti, along with French. It is a French-based creole heavily influenced by West African languages. Pimsleur's Haitian Creole teaches the standard dialect spoken in and around the central district and the capital, Port-au-Prince.

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! Haitian Creole Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • 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 of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target 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 begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Haitian Creole. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format..

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PimsleurHaitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • It works (20)
  • Fun (18)
  • Perfects accent (18)
  • Portable (17)

Cons

  • No writing component (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (20)
  • Self-improvement (14)
  • Business/work (11)
  • Fun (5)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (11), Business person (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Introductory course for our family

I purchased this program for myself and our daughters, age 10 and 12, for a school subject. We have used it for two months. We will be adopting two children from Haiti,...Read complete review

I purchased this program for myself and our daughters, age 10 and 12, for a school subject. We have used it for two months. We will be adopting two children from Haiti, and hope that this helps us communicate more easily with them. I find that the speed and sound of the speakers in the program are very much like what I experienced in Port au Prince.
Pros-
The sound is a quality recording, and directions are clear. Because lessons are not overly long, they are not overwhelming. I love that there are two speakers to hear two slightly differnt ways things are pronounced. And male and female voices add to that distinction. The fact that they are speaking at a normal speed is so helpful. We find the lessons humorous and not overly demanding, with time to predict a response and correct ourselves once or twice after the correct response is given.

Cons-
We cannot always agree on what the speakers are saying. Is the speaker using a 'm' or 'n' sound? Is there an additional consonant sound in that word? Although that is accurate to 'real life' listening, it does not help us reproduce an accurate sound in response. For those who learn visually, you need to wait for lesson 11 for any written words. I think that I am having more of a problem with that than my daughters- young brains have the advantage here. But I would love to have a transcript or at least a basic vocabulary list.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needs work

The program is very clear with lots of repetition. It is a little too slow for me but I have had 8 years of French. Also there needs to be written text so you...Read complete review

The program is very clear with lots of repetition. It is a little too slow for me but I have had 8 years of French. Also there needs to be written text so you can see what you are saying. I have no clue why this isn't sa part of the program as pedagogically it makes total sense. Wish there were more lessons.

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5.0

I have totally enjoyed lesson one.

By Collie

from Mid Florida

About Me Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Haitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I am a total believer in the Pimsleur method.I,m on my last phase of lesson one and I,m very disappointed that there isn't a lesson two.My haitian friends tells me that all my pronunciation are clear and precise.Planning to visit Haiti soon.

I have recommend this highly to others.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent!!

By the impassioned learner

from florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Haitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    i have tried to learn creole for a long time, both on my own and taking adult education classes. i have searched for a program and most language learning courses (online or audio) don't offer creole. i found pimsleur and it is absolutely AMAZING!! i am through the first section and can confidently conversate with a native speaker!! excellent product!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best way to learn how to speak another l

    By Midwife volunteer in Haiti

    from Portsmouth, NH

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Travel

      Comments about Haitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I have used these lessons and am successful in communicating in Haitian Creole. Waiting to purchase the next 30, or better yet, lessons specific for health workers.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Needs work

      By Psych Doc

      from Venice, CC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Perfects Accent

      Cons

      • Not what I expected
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work

      Comments about Haitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      The program is very clear with lots of repetition. It is a little too slow for me but I have had 8 years of French. Also there needs to be written text so you can see what you are saying. I have no clue why this isn't sa part of the program as pedagogically it makes total sense. Wish there were more lessons.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Well done, My haitian frends are amazed

      By Collie

      from Ocala Fl

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Haitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        The learning concepet is very pratical.trepetetion
        certainly reenforces your memory to retain the information. Great product,excellent concept.

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