Pimsleur Hungarian Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Hungarian Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Hungarian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743563932
  • 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 Hungarian
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 Hungarian 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 Hungarian 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 Hungarian 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 Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Hungarian. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Hungarian 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 Hungarian Language
Hungarian is spoken in Hungary and by the Hungarian minorities in 7 neighboring countries. The Hungarian name for the language is Magyar. Pimsleur's Hungarian teaches the "standard" Hungarian, which is based on the North-Eastern dialect spoken throughout Hungary.

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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PimsleurHungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (18)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Portable (15)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Fun (11)

Cons

  • No writing component (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Travel (13)
  • Family background/heritage (10)
  • Fun (7)
  • Business/work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (13), Business person (5), Student (4)

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5.0

I would recommend this product

By Jocelyn

from Cambridge, MA

About Me Student, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I really like the Pimsleur Method. I feel like I'm able to string together sentences pretty quickly and my pronunciation is much better than it would be had I used a more traditional learning method such as textbooks.

 
4.0

Wish level two can be produced and made available.

By DC

from San Marcos, CA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

The lessons are easy to follow and helpful with spoken language. I am over half way through the level one for Hungarian. I wish level two can be developed and made available by the time I finish level one. I would like to further study Hungarian to medium and advanced level.

 
5.0

Very happy with this product

By Jill

from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I like that I am able to learn at my own pace. And I can review previous lessons anytime. I purchased the product to down load and I use this product on my computer and smart-phone. It is very convenient.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I purchased the product to down load. I had no problem installing and using.

     
    5.0

    Best online language tool!!

    By Anya

    from Seattle

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I LOVE this course! I highly recommend this! Do not read the other reviews, your search ends here. This tool is extremely easy and comprehensive. It explains grammar rules and pronunciation. It provides proven methods for memory retention such as repetition and sound isolation. It gives conversational practice so you can use new phrases and words you learn, but in a way that forces you to think.

    It's audio only, so you will not learn the alphabet (search YouTube) or spelling. I had google translate open (English to Hungarian) and found the spelling that way, and also noticed that translators provide generic translation that you will be able to spot once you learn.I've filled one pager per lesson, and I listen to each lesson twice a day before moving forward. Repetition is key! It's how babies learn :)

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt and easy to access. Available on my iPhone and an app was also made specifically for this.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Helpful Hungarian Lessons!

    By Pete and Kristina

    from Oakland, CA

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Good content in the lessons, especially 6-30. The reading lessons were helpful

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