Polish, Comprehensive

Polish, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Polish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528894
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  • List Price: $345.00

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

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.

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! Polish, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • 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 target 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 Unit 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 correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurPolish Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

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    (2)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (30)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Portable (28)
  • Perfects accent (22)
  • Fun (20)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (22)
  • Travel (21)
  • Family background/heritage (16)
  • Fun (16)
  • Business/work (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (12), 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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4.0

Absolutely works!

By Dvarney

from Chicago

About Me Medical professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I travel a lot for work, usually about 45 mins each way. I listen to a lesson each day and it's easy, you just listen and repeat. I listen to each lesson 3-4 times before I go back to the next one but that for me helps with the retention. After 10 lessons, I can still remember everything and the pronunciation becomes better the more I practice and continue with the lessons.

    I like how the instructor breaks down the pronunciation of words and also gives some English examples of how the words should be pronounced. Also it helps to revisit previous material in later lessons. I feel the more repetition, the better.

    I would like if there were more examples or lessons of more casual talk as oppose to very proper speech. My wife and her family find that my proper speech is somewhat foreign to them as they do not speak like this on a daily basis.

    Lastly, I hope there is a polish 2 coming out soon!

     
    4.0

    Wish there was more!

    By Cat lady

    from Indianpolis, IN

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Level 2

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I loved this product! It was so easy to use and learn. I love how natural you learn. I've tried other programs where it starts you out with simple words but not learning how to make sentences out of those words, or verb conjugations that I can't memorize. I enjoyed learning in a conversational manner. As the lessons progressed I felt myself becoming more confident that I can approach my Polish speaking in-laws and either ask them a question or say a simple statemnt in Polish. I still don't know too much, but I'm far better than when I started.

     
    5.0

    Good to learn polish language

    By Court in lang

    from Orange, NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I use this to learn to speak my boyfriend's native language. He speaks perfect English but finds it sexy that I'm learning his language. It's great because I'm not focusing on the spelling. It's also great because of the progression and speed that it goes in learning new parts and phrases in the language. The clarity of the speakers are good. I wish there were more lessons as well but this is a good start for me.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Wish there were more lessons. I'm at lesson 19 at the time of this comment so more than halfway through and want more.

       
      5.0

      Pimsleur is the best way to learn Polish

      By Pavel

      from Chicago IL

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Phase 2 3 Available

      Best Uses

        Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I used the Pimsleur Phase 1 to learn basic Polish and in very simple terms: IT WORKS! ..that's it, I learned the basics in 2 months with no instructors spending 30 minutes a day!!! and paying only about $120 total as opposed to paying that amount a week if I wanted private lessons!

        Now my request is that Pimsleur published the Polish Phase 2, and Phase 3 ASAP.

        thank you,

         
        4.0

        Ok, what about this works for you?

        By Bru

        from East Windsor CT

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Polish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I am a former Green Beret. Which means I am still a Green Beret. With respect to language training, the Defense Language Institute saturates individuals in the content. Pimsleur, accomplishes the same level of expertise in weeks versus months. Not going to argue the venue. But, Pimsleur will have you speaking your new language within three weeks at a basic level. It gets better from there. What I have accomplished with the ability to communicate in native language is extraordinary. But the best case scenario is to impress yourself. Be open. Try it. What ever language you choose, people of that culture will respond, and they will encourage you to be better. Awesome yes, but the rest is up to you.
        Go for it! You'll not regret your effort!

        Bru (Eight languages lol, who would have thought!)

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