Pimsleur Haitian Creole Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur Haitian Creole Level 1 MP3

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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Description

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

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Haitian Creole
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 Haitian Creole 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 Haitian Creole 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 Haitian Creole 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 Haitian Creole. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Haitian Creole 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 Haitian Creole Language
Haitian Creole is one of the two official languages of Haiti, along with French. It is a French-based creole heavily influenced by West African languages as well as Portuguese, Spanish and the indigenous Caribbean language of Taíno. Pimsleur's Haitian Creole teaches the standard dialect spoken in and around the central district and the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Tech Talk
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurHaitian Creole Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • It works (21)
  • Fun (18)
  • Perfects accent (18)
  • Portable (18)

Cons

  • No writing component (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (20)
  • Self-improvement (15)
  • Business/work (12)
  • Fun (5)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (11), Traveler (11)

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.

VS

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 needed to learn to converse quickly, I got what I needed!

By Painguy

from Charleston, WV

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • all pros
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • None!! It's all on you!

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement

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

Absolutely the quickest way to get usable language when you need to speak!!

Service and delivery comments:

I got the down load, excellent way to get the program

 
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.

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