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Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide
The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Compact Lithuanian Phase 1, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Lithuanian. Reading Lessons begin in Unit 2 to provide you with an introduction to reading Lithuanian. These Lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
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- Easy to use
- It Works
- Perfects Accent
- Doesn't Go Far Enough
- No List Of All Words Used
- No Review Unit
- Family background/Heritage
- Just for fun
- Prelude To Further Study
Comments about Lithuanian Phase 1, Unit 01-05:
This program is easy to use, and it really gets what you learn planted firmly into your long-term memory. It teaches you some useful phrases and accustoms the beginner to the sound of the language.
I wish it had review units. If you get rusty, there's no way to brush up what you learn. A unit which quizzed you on everything you've already learned would be very useful. Also I wish the written word lists included all the words in the program.
The program, which only includes a total of ten units is not nearly enough to get you started having even basic conversations. I wish it went further. It's enough to give you confidence to say the usual bare-bones stuff, like Hello, How are you?, I don't understand, etc., but it doesn't go very far beyond that. Lithuanian is a highly inflected language, like Latin, and there's a lot to learn.
A lot of the conversations involve talking about whether we're going to drink wine or beer, and where and when we're going to do this. Having visited Lithuania, I can attest that this is in fact a frequent topic of conversation!
This program is very well designed and a great way to learn, but you'll definitely need to find another source if you want to proceed with your study of Lithuanian. When I visited, I took with me a Lithuanian grammar book, which helped me build on the Pimsleur program.