Irish, Compact

Irish, Compact

Learn to Speak and Understand Irish (Gaelic) with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9780743564014
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $49.95

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Includes 10 lessons and culture notes on 5 CDs, plus culture notes booklet

Irish and English are the official languages of Ireland. The three major dialects of Irish are: Connemara (in the west of Ireland and around the city of Galway), Munster (spoken in Counties Kerry and Cork), and Ulster (spoken in County Donegal). Pimsleur's Irish teaches the Munster dialect.

 Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10 provide an introduction to Irish with 10 thirty-minute lessons . With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced.  Emphasis on pronunciation and comprehension.  At the completion of this course, you’ll have a basic vocabulary and speak with a near-native accent. This course provides you with a solid foundation upon which to expand your language skills. Culture Notes are provided to give you further insight into the Irish language and culture. A Notes booklet is also included in PDF format.

 

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

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4.0

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • It works (8)
  • Fun (6)
  • Perfects accent (6)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Fun (7)
  • Self-improvement (7)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
  • Travel (6)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Works.

Even though I used my particular product as a refresher, this method works really well, and has the least impact on a busy schedule. Unforunately, 10 lessons are all that is available for...Read complete review

Even though I used my particular product as a refresher, this method works really well, and has the least impact on a busy schedule. Unforunately, 10 lessons are all that is available for my particular choice. It got me back on track with pronounciation and the basics within a month, however. Very effective.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent Program -10 lessons to little

I have done 4 languages (full 90 lessons) and find it the very best way to learn a language. Irish is by nature extremely difficult to learn but Pimsleur's approach is far above...Read complete review

I have done 4 languages (full 90 lessons) and find it the very best way to learn a language. Irish is by nature extremely difficult to learn but Pimsleur's approach is far above anything out there. However only 10 lessons are available and this is woefully inadequate. There is nothing else out there beyond the 10 Pimsleur lessons that are worth the trouble. So Pimsleur, please get busy. Even if is a low volume seller, you do have an ethical responsibility to continue this superior program.

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5.0

Unit 1 was great. There has got to be more!

By Chevy Impala

from Santiago of Chile

Comments about Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10:

I've been using this product for the past 3 days and my experience is doing great as I learn the language and how to pronounce them with the help of the native speakers word by word. What makes it great is that is triggers your mind to remember phrases you learned a while ago, which challenges you to remember fast, although I personally pause the track to remember; but that's the trick! 30 minutes per day is all you need and I am glad that I've been progressing quickly. And if I had to mention 1 thing that is not so great about this product in particular is that you only get 8 lessons. I'm sadden to know that it's all that they have for the moment. Pimsleur, please make more!

 
4.0

Great but only ten lessons, not a complete basic course.

By Bob

from Oregon

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    The only product that I am aware of that teaches the Munster Dialect of Irish.

     
    5.0

    More Irish please!

    By Mrs. E

    from Ontario, Canada

    About Me Grandmother, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    Pimsleur courses really work for me. Each lesson builds on the previous one. Just a few minutes a day of listening to the language and it gradually sinks in.
    Just wish you had more lessons available in Irish.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for a Busy Single Mom

    By me

    from Iowa City, IA

    About Me Single Parent, Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works

    Cons

    • Not Enough Lessons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Irish Phase 1, Units 1-10:

    I was concerned at first about not having any written language to deal with, but once I got started, I loved it. Irish spelling is so complex, and I think it will help to get comfortable with the spoken language before I tackle reading and writing. My favorite thing about this course is that, because it's all audio, I can do it while I'm washing dishes, folding laundry, etc. I'm a single mom, full time student, very busy, and this was easy to fit into my schedule. It's also in very manageable, short lessons.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love this!

    By Naya

    from Pinellas Park,FL

    About Me Traveler

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Irish, Compact:

    I have gone over this unit a few times and love it. I have been to Ireland a few times and it is so wonderful to be able to speak to the people in their native tongue!! really enjoy this CD, although I wish there was more to practice with.

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