Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30

Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Punjabi with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442357006
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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.


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 Phase 1, Units 1-30 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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  • Easy to use (15)
  • It works (15)
  • Portable (14)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Fun (10)

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  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Travel (12)
  • Fun (10)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Business/work (7)
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5.0

Excellent program

By Sarah

from Orange County, Ca

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      It's set up perfectly to learn the language, my in laws finally understand me. Very helpful with pronunciation as well. Love that I could download right my phone for quick access. Wish they had a course two, would definitely like to advance further.

       
      5.0

      Need more Punjabi! Where's Phase 2? :)

      By Kya Baat Hai

      from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        This Punjabi program is amazing. Used it for speaking with friends and travelling. It is only 30 lessons though, so waiting for more Punjabi Phases!!! The pronunciation is nice and slow, clear, easy to follow and repeated many times so you will always memorize what you learned in each lesson. Pimsleur is the best.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Need more Phases, Pimsleur only has Phase one!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing beginning, but I want more!

        By Kara

        from Canada

        About Me Business person, Traveler

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Punjabi Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          Perfect for beginners because you actually get to a basic level of conversation after just a few lessons. It is quite impressive how detailed they are with the pronunciation. You end up speaking like a true local rather than sounding like a foreigner with an accent. Great course, I just want level 2 now!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Please, please, please make level 2 (and more) like you do for other languages. Thank you!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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!

          (3 of 3 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.

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