Pimsleur Korean Levels 1-2 CD

Pimsleur Korean Levels 1-2 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Korean with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 60
  • ISBN: 9781501114373
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $495.00

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Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs (32 hrs), plus 2 Reading Booklets and a User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Korean

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 Korean 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?
- 60, 30-minute audio lessons
- 2 hours of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Korean
- In total, 32 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- A Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This Korean program includes all of Pimsleur’s Korean Levels 1 & 2. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading Korean.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future; you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the Korean language and culture with a deepening insight.

Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading Korean. These lessons, which total about one hour for each level, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent.

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 Korean Language
Korean, the native language of about 80 million people, is the official language of both North and South Korea. It is also spoken in neighboring Yanbian, China. There are two standard dialects, Seoul (South Korea) and P'yongyang (North Korea). Pimsleur's Korean teaches the Seoul dialect of South Korea.

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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Pimsleur Korean Levels 1-2 CD
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • It works (13)
  • Portable (12)
  • Perfects accent (11)
  • Fun (9)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Travel (12)
  • Business/work (11)
  • Fun (10)
  • Family background/heritage (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (7)

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4.0

Needs Levels 3 and 4

By INTJ

from Port Hope

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Missing higher levels

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Pimsleur Korean Levels 1-2 CD:

I have already used the Pimsleur Italian 1-4 and really liked it. It makes learning languages easier. My wholehearted request is that Korean 3-4 and I higher be made as my experience is that the real meat and potatoes of language learning with the Pimsleur method is in the third and fourth levels. This should be a priority for all the languages that don't have the yet.

 
5.0

Makes learning languages easy

By Richard

from Plainsboro NJ

About Me Business person

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not what I expected
  • No writing component

Best Uses

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

Comments about Pimsleur Korean Levels 1-2 MP3:

I took on a new hobby. Learning languages. Pimsleur had me conversing with Korean co workers in a couple of weeks. They told me I speak with a Seoul accent!

Service and delivery comments:

Fast

 
4.0

Very nice

By Goodbuy

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur Korean Levels 1-2 MP3:

Good material. Takes a little more than 1 lesson a day or repeat a lesson in a row.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

There should be a phase 3

By Jake

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Business person, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Korean Levels 1-2 MP3:

    I started with Korean I after watching nightly dramas. After the course cleared up many of the mysteries of the language, I started on Korean II, which really brought in details and the grammar. I never realized that I was learning the grammar as well as the words, till I had already learned them!

    Service and delivery comments:

    I would produce Korean 3 concentrating on more lengthy conversational practices as well as introducing new words and grammar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm really learning!

    By Ginger

    from Florida

    About Me Retired

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Korean Levels 1-2 MP3:

      I'm learning Korean. The course is easy to use. I like hearing a male and a female instructor. Sometimes their pronunciation is slightly different from each other as it would be with native speakers. The other popular course i bought didn't give important details like sentence structure and formal and informal speaking information in the beginning. From the first lesson I began to understand those things. Also the Korean alphabet and it's various pronunciations is clearly explained right front he beginning.
      So far I haven't anything negative to say about the course. If I apply myself and practice everyday, as suggested, i'm sure i will be speaking Korean so that I'll be understood. I'll also fully enjoy Korean dramas by turning off the sub-titles.

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