Pimsleur Pashto Level 2 MP3

Pimsleur Pashto Level 2 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Pashto with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442346697
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Pashto
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 Pashto 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?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you practice reading Pashto
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Pashto Level 1.

In the first 10 lessons you’ll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon you’ll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local tourist attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands.

The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You’ll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather.

In the final 10 lessons you’ll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll learn to express yourself with relative structures – faster, slower, etc. You’ll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. You’ll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, you’ll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you’ll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

Reading Lessons, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level 1, are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Pashto, which uses the modified Arabic alphabet. You'll be reading words, phrases, and short sentences using familiar vocabulary as well as new vocabulary regarding useful topics such as food, colors, travel, shopping, communication, and more. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons 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 Pashto Language
Pashto is an Iranian language of the Indo-European family spoken by over 17 million people, primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This course teaches the Northern dialect as spoken in Kabul (Afghanistan), which will be understood through all Pashto-speaking regions. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan (Dari is the other) and the native tongue of approximately 50 percent of the population there. Although, not an official language in Pakistan, it is spoken by approximately 13% of the population. Pashto uses a modified version of the Arabic alphabet, and is read right to left.

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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PimsleurPashto Phase 2, Units 1-30
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • It works (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Business/work (5)
  • Self-improvement (3)
  • Travel (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Would suggest to anyone

By AsdA

from London

About Me Student

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pashto II, Comprehensive:

    Perfect product you remember everything taught and I can communicate with native speakers from Afghnaistan and Pakistan

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pashto Phase 2

    By wamo

    from WBL

    About Me Government employee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Travel

      Comments about Pashto Phase 2, Units 1-30:

      I appreciate the repetition. I use this product a little, as I am still working on Phase 1. I wish there were reading/writing exercises.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Marine

      from Camp Lejeune, NC

      About Me Business person, Government employee, Military personnel, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Pashto Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        I use this product daily. Started with the Phase I. Unlike most folks perhaps, I find I have to do each lesson twice to fully ingrain my learning but it works for me very well. I am starting to (I am through audio lesson 14 of phase II) develop a reasonable proficiency in Pakhto... far greater than I was able to get from competitor product or solely using text books. Strongly recommend.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This product is worth its weight in gold

        By Emilio The Educator

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Business person, Military personnel, Student, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Pashto Phase 2, Units 1-30:

          This product is of high quality in the fact that native speakers are teaching you to speak Pashto right from the beginning. There are not a lot of textbooks out there for this language; yet, Pimsleur's Pashto has not only pulled it off by creating a great quality product, but one that is allowing me to learn Pashto without using index cards and constant memorization ;)

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Pashto Phase2

          By Sher

          from Maryland

          About Me NGO worker

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • Not what I expected
          • Very Basic at Level2

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work

          Comments about Pashto Phase 2, Units 1-30:

          This is a good product for very basic pashto learning geared to words an American NGO worker. The Pashto in the course is very basic limited to asking for directions and leting people know about who you work for and where do you live and going to a resturant in very short phrases. At level 2 it would be better if there was more detail to the discussions (expand on vacabulary) and wasnt just limited to a NGO situation. Overal it is a good product for very basic Pashto learning.

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