Pimsleur Irish Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur Irish Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Irish (Gaelic) with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9781442333680
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $41.95

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Includes 10 lessons as MP3 download (5 hrs), plus a Notes Booklet and User’s Guide

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Irish
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 Irish 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?
- 10, 30-minute audio lessons
- In total, 5 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Notes Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
In these 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.

Notes are provided to give you further insight into the Irish language and culture. A Notes booklet 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 Irish Language
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.

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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Pimsleur Irish Level 1 CD
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • It works (11)
  • Fun (8)
  • Perfects accent (8)
  • Portable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (9)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Fun (8)
  • Travel (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (5), Student (3)

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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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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

Surprised the locals

By Michele the Traveler

from Orange, CA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Irish Level 1 MP3:

      Irish (Gaelic) was harder than I expected at the outset, because unlike Spanish, I had no previous exposure. But my pronunciation when in Ireland made the locals take notice. It was spot on. That was thrilling.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Immediate download

       
      4.0

      A great learning tool

      By Caiside

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Mature adult who loves languages

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Pimsleur Irish Level 1 CD:

      I keep a CD in my player and play it whenever I am working in the kitchen. Sometimes I sit and actually concentrate on the lesson (the best way) but even having it run in the background without complete attention helps my ear. I don't go thru the lessons as quickly as they seem to think it should take--it takes me several playings to feel I have mastered a particular lesson--but no matter, I'm going at my own pace.
      I wish there was a printed version though, because sometimes I'm not sure of the ending sound on a word or phrase. It can be hard to distinguish, say, m from n.
      Overall, I like the program.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Arrived quickly. No problems.

       
      5.0

      Pimsleur in general

      By Sleepvark

      from St Joseph MO

      About Me Lawyer, Military personnel, Musician, Pilot, Student, Traveler

      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 Pimsleur Irish Level 1 CD:

        It's the best aural/oral training short of full immersion I have run into so far. I use it in my car, which has become my mobile classroom. Boring drives to the airport or to the next town have become exciting learning opportunities. It leaves me eager for my next encounter with my foreign friends. The only problem for the two Chinese languages is that there are not enough levels. They both need to be dramatically extended.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I've been using the various Chinese lessons available from Pimsleur for a number of years now. My biggest gripe is that there aren't more levels. Only 4 levels of Mandarin? There should be 6! And only one level of Cantonese? Again, there should be 6! Only a dribbling of Irish is available. I've got it, and I'll get started on it as soon as I've finished Cantonese, which I'm doing for the second time.
        For westerners learning Chinese, it may be a bit over optimistic to expect to be able to progress at a rate of one lesson each day. I've been studying Chinese for about 5 years now, including a year in residence over there in a full immersion experience. It still takes me about a week or two to go through each lesson on the Pimsleur series. Spanish or any other European language, on the other hand, I can do two a day.
        Anyway, I can accept the Pimsleur method for what it is. I don't expect visuals or writing exercises. I see no need to change that. You guys are very good at what you do. Keep to that strength, and you'll do just fine.

         
        5.0

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

        By Chevy Impala

        from Santiago of Chile

        Comments about Pimsleur Irish Level 1 MP3:

        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 Pimsleur Irish Level 1 MP3:

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

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          I'm almost done with this course and every lesson I completed, my Indian friends are impressed with my progress. It's so much better than spending thousands of dollars on the language school.
          HR from Washington Disctrict of Columbia