Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Romanian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442323070
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  • List Price: $119.95

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

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. Learn Romanian today with Pimsleur.
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! Romanian Phase 1, Lessons 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 of Phase 1, 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 begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Romanian. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. 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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurRomanian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (16)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Portable (15)
  • Fun (10)
  • Perfects accent (9)

Cons

  • No writing component (4)
  • Too fast (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (16)
  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Fun (12)
  • Business/work (8)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (12), 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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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.

 
5.0

Best way to learn a language.

By Dave

from Grapevine, TX

About Me Missions Workier

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Pimsleur is the best way to learn to speak a new language. No time-wasting games that produce no results. Learn proper pronunciation and usage with native speakers. Understanding the language makes travel in a foreign country much easier.

     
    4.0

    Great tool for getting a foundation!

    By Greg

    from Madision, WI

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Enough Modules

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Romanian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I really don't have any complaints about the current state of the product. It exceeded my expectations. I was skeptical at first, but I've learned a quantifiable amount of Romanian through this course.

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