Pimsleur Romanian Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Romanian Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Romanian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743566230
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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

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Romanian
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 Romanian 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 Romanian 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 Romanian 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 beginning in Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Romanian. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Romanian 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 Romanian Language
Romanian is spoken by about 22 million people in Romania, where it is the official language, by 3 million people in Moldova (where it's called Moldovan), and by around 1 million scattered in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, and Serbia. Pimsleur teaches the Daco-Romanian dialect spoken in both Romania and Moldova.

Tech Talk
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurRomanian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (18)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Portable (17)
  • Fun (12)
  • Perfects accent (11)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Too fast (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Self-improvement (15)
  • Fun (12)
  • Business/work (9)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (13), Business person (4), Government employee (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"I do most of it while driving to work"

I completed level 1 Romanian. I seemed difficult at first but eventually it all started to make sense _ now I am ready to move up.

After completing Pimsleur Brazilian...Read complete review

I completed level 1 Romanian. I seemed difficult at first but eventually it all started to make sense _ now I am ready to move up.

After completing Pimsleur Brazilian Portugese level 3 I was the only one that could speak the language for a group of 20 Americans in Brazil, Several of which were using Roseta Stone but, could not get beyond parroting a word or two. It only took me six months and now with the help of a basic grammar book I can also read Portugese.

I am two lessons from Pimsleur Hebrew level 2 _ now that is a real challange! Note: I am 59 and not a liquist. Warning! this can be addictive and make people jealuous.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So far so good

I am up to Unit 12 out of the 30. So far so good but it has been mainly how to order drinks and have dinner. As I have said, I'm only on...Read complete review

I am up to Unit 12 out of the 30. So far so good but it has been mainly how to order drinks and have dinner. As I have said, I'm only on Unit 12 so I hope as I go I will get Into directions and such.
If you do it every day it does stick. A few lessons I had to do more than once, but that was me, not the lesson itself.
Sometimes it goes a bit fast, but that is what the pause button for I suppose :)
I'm not sure if I would recommend it YET because I have not finished but I am happy to say I sure know how to order beer or wine!
And with out a booklet I sometimes have to look up the word they are speaking but I don't find that difficult.

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5.0

Great Language Program

By Jsoli

from Modesto CA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I have just completed the first 10 lessons and can't wait to start the next set of units.
I really like how the first lessons focus on learning sounds and pronounciations first.
The format is very user friendly.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was adequate

 
5.0

Best Language Learning Software Hands Down

By Andi

from Sacremento, CA

About Me Student

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I bought the course Romanian I and now that I am putting the time in, I am getting complements from my family on how well I speak. Great product, have used Pimsleur for many languages with similar results from native speakers. Only downside is the somewhat expensive cost, but for what I payed, I am definitely getting quality software!

 
4.0

Sounds like a Romanian!

By Dan

from Vallejo

About Me Grand Father, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • To Much Beer And Wine

Best Uses

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

Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

My wife and her daughter are Romanian and we all live together with two grandsons a my daughters husband. With Pimsleur I have been able to have my grandsons take a few lessons with me and make their mother very happy when they say just a few basic Romanian phrases to their mother and grand mother. The down loadable version is great because I can put it on my portable electronics as well as my PC and use the program anywhere. I use it at the gym, in my front room, in my bedroom, and virtually anywhere.

The key thing is the process of learning the spoken language before seeing the written reading material is key because you learn the correct Romanian enunciation and sound Romanian. I have also used the Spanish I program and it worked just as well. Several times while I was vacationing last month in Baja when I gave a greeting the response was as if I was Mexican.

In the past when I attempted to learn even the basics of a language I was frustrated by being given the grammatical details and never actually getting to a point where I could use a few phrases. With Pimsleur I was able to say at the end of the first lesson that I understood a little and I spoke a little Romanian and

 
5.0

Completely Satisfied!

By Colleen

from PA

About Me Government employee, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

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

Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I purchased the Romanian course to prepare for my upcoming Peace Corps service, and I am thrilled with the program! I love the versatility of it - I use it both on portable devices as well as on CDs the car. The pacing of the program is perfect - challenging enough that I'm learning new things in each session, but with plenty of review of thrown in to keep me on my toes and all that I've previously learned fresh. The only downside I see is the lack of a reading component from start to finish - I think the reading component starts with unit 11 (I'm currently on unit 7). I would have liked to incorporate the reading from the start, but this is a very minor issue compared with all I've gotten from the program, and I'm looking forward to the reading component when I get there.

 
5.0

A great place to start!

By AndyOSC

from Virginia

About Me Military personnel, Traveler

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No Intermediate Level

Best Uses

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

Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

Though my wife is fluent I had no success learning from her. There's a dearth of good Romanian instruction out there, so I was absolutely stuck when we first visited my inlaws, who don't speak a word of English.

This course was instrumental in making sure that I wasn't limited to nodding and smiling on the next trip. I can get around in restaurants and stores on my own, understand rudimentary directions and even get the general gist of conversations with my inlaws well enough to converse simply. I'm even finally conversational enough that I can keep secrets from my kids with my wife by switching to Romanian instead of spelling out the words.

It's taken a few times through the course (almost all in the car!) to get like this, but you'll get out of it what you put into it.

The biggest downside is not a fault in this course, it's the absence of the follow-on intermediate level courses (the next 30 lessons). It's been years since they released this product and I've gotten everything out of it that I can hope to get, and I'm (impatiently) ready for more.

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