Punjabi, Comprehensive

Punjabi, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Punjabi with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442336155
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  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

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

About the Punjabi Language

  • Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-European language family.  It is unique for being the only tonal language in this family. 
  • There are ten Punjabi dialects which are mostly mutually intelligible.  This course teaches the Eastern Punjabi dialect as spoken in India.
  • Punjabi is spoken by approximately 110-112 million people world-wide. 
  • It is an official language in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and is also spoken elsewhere in northwestern India.  Although not considered an offical language in Pakistan, it is spoken by the majority in the Pakistani province of Punjab. 
  • It is also spoken by expatriate communities in Bangladesh, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia (Peninsular), Mauritius, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.  In Canada, Punjabi is thought to be the sixth most frequently spoken language. 
  • Punjabi is most commonly written using the Gurmukhi script.  The reading lessons in this course teach how to read the Gurmukhi alphabet. 

Pimsleur's Comprehensive Punjabi Program

 

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! Punjabi, 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. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you further practice in reading Punjabi using the Gurmukhi script. You'll be reading words, phrases, and short sentences using familiar vocabulary as well as new vocabulary. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included.

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PimsleurPunjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.8

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  • It works (12)
  • Portable (11)
  • Perfects accent (10)
  • Fun (8)

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    • Self-improvement (11)
    • Travel (10)
    • Fun (8)
    • Business/work (7)
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    5.0

    Perfect for Beginners

    By Deanio

    from England

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I really enjoyed using the Pimsleur language course and would recommend it to anyone. My partner is ½ Punjabi and I wanted to learn the language. I would consider myself a slow learner and this was perfect as it allowed me to go at my own pace and master the basics without feeling pressure to move onto the next level. I have now completed this course and can't wait for the next addition!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Punjabi Phase 1

    By kitty

    from South Bend, Indiana

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I'm around a lot of Punjabi speaking people. It's nice to finally be able to speak a little bit of their language and not be left out of conversations.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You're gonna want this!

    By K J

    from Washington State

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      This language product is excellent! It includes sentence structure, past, present and future tense verb forms, useful phrases and very clear pronunciation. after 30 lessons you can have a brief conversation! It's worth every penny!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Intro to Punjabi

      By Jessy

      from Chicago

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

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      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Product used in the car during commute. Very easy to learn. I hope they make Punjabi 2.

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      5.0

      A great introduction

      By Ian

      from UK

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I listen to these lessons whilst driving to and from work each day as I have a long commute. I've always wanted to learn a new language so this was the perfect solution for me.

        Of the 30 lessons I have currently done 20 and more than just 'repeating' this course actually builds knowledge to construct your own phrases if you self teach new words.

        The lessons are quite introductory in that a lot is about directions, food, money etc but you're learning the concepts of the language too so its great.

        I can't recommend this highly enough. The method does enable you to retain the information and after a very short period you will be speaking Punjabi. After 20 lessons I am very confident. Its the most rewarding thing I've ever done.

        Service and delivery comments:

        - A business versions
        - Intermediate or advanced course to follow this on
        - blocks of modules around certain topics so the student could choose to learn more about food, or technology or money for example

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