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Learn a new language while commuting, while cleaning the house, or working out. Like millions before you, discover the power of the scientifically sequenced and portable Pimsleur Method.
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!
This course includes Lessons 1-5 from the Lithuanian Level 1 Program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Lithuanian. A User’s Guide is included.
Reading instruction begins in Lesson 2 and provides 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. A User's Guide also included.
The Lithuanian Language
Lithuanian is spoken by some 3 million native speakers in Lithuania and about 170,000 abroad. There are two main dialects: Aukštaiciu (Highland Lithuanian) and Žemaiciu / Žemaitiu (Lowland Lithuanian). Pimsleur's Lithuanian teaches the standard dialect, based on West High Lithuanian.
- 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.
Reviewed by 1 customer
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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.