Pimsleur Polish Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur Polish Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Polish with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442322707
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Description

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 Polish

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 Polish 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 with an introduction to reading Polish designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
In the first 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.

In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.

In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the Polish language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Polish. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Polish pronunciation and accent. 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 Polish Language
Polish is the official language of Poland where it is spoken by about 38 million people. It is also spoken by more than 4 million people in Eastern Europe and in North America. There are many dialects of Polish. Pimsleur's Polish teaches Standard Polish, as spoken or understood throughout Poland.

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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurPolish Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (34)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Portable (32)
  • Perfects accent (26)
  • Fun (23)

Cons

  • No writing component (7)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (25)
  • Travel (23)
  • Family background/heritage (18)
  • Fun (18)
  • Business/work (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (15), Business person (8), Student (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I wish Pimsleur had a Polish Phase 2!!

I practice my lessons while I drive each day. I love to hear my Polish friends tell me they can actually understand me speak their language. It is fun to be able to follow...Read complete review

I practice my lessons while I drive each day. I love to hear my Polish friends tell me they can actually understand me speak their language. It is fun to be able to follow my friend's Polish conversations. I wish Pimsleur had a Polish Phase 2.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good program that ends too soon

I use the download in the car with earphones when traffic permits, usually in the morning. If I do not get through the lesson in one trip I finish later in the day at...Read complete review

I use the download in the car with earphones when traffic permits, usually in the morning. If I do not get through the lesson in one trip I finish later in the day at home. I usually do each lesson twice, on sequential days, to allow for the lesson to sink in overnight.

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5.0

I will get it to study other languages again and again

By Beecee

from New Smyrna Beach FL

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I use it on my I Phone whenever I have a chance, I have tried other methods but Pimsleur is the best.
    I study other languages like Japanese and Castilian Spanish.
    The only regret is that I cannot go on studying Castilian Spanish since there are only Lessons 1 to 30 too bad !
    The same with Polish, I'd love to pursue the study... hopefully soon !
    I recommend this method to everybody

    Service and delivery comments:

    Yes

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excelent!

    By Bella

    from Canada

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    It's great product, polish is such a hard language, but I'm learn in it and been able to start talking to my polish boyfriend, he understand me and is impress

    Service and delivery comments:

    Easy to download and play wherever you go

     
    5.0

    Excellent. Cannot rate it highly enough

    By Super Mouse

    from London UK

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Easy to follow from zero. Very educational and best product to gain confidence learning Polish.

       
      5.0

      I was impressed.

      By Jim

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I ordered the first 10 lessons just 10 weeks before heading to Europe. I listened to each lesson for one week, twice each day in the car, once to work and once home.

        I will be honest, I found it amazing how easy it was to communicate while in Poland and how easily they were able to understand what I was saying and asking. The only problem I had was when I got a little too comfortable speaking to the locals. I found they were unable to understand me because I was talking much faster than they were. Once I slowed down, everything went fine.

        I understand after only 10 lessons I really couldn't say much, but I did enjoy the interaction thoroughly. I also found myself not even having to think about what I was saying when asking questions, ordering at restaurants or getting directions. I was pleasantly surprised by this and amazed how naturally I had picked up the language once I got over there and could actually speak with someone.

        I will definitely be purchasing the remaining lessons.

         
        4.0

        Good Program. Phase 2 Would be helpful.

        By Cole the Girl

        from New York, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family background/Heritage

          Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I listen to the product when I commute between work and home.

          I like that there's lots of repetition and focus on pronunciation. I sometimes think the pauses are too short on material that wasn't reviewed in a few lessons.

          I wish there were versions that were a little more family specific rather than travel focused. I'm learning Polish to speak with family, not to go traveling.

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