Pimsleur Tagalog Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Tagalog Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Tagalog with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743553872
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • 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 Tagalog
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 Tagalog 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 Tagalog 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 Tagalog 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 Lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Tagalog. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Tagalog 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 Tagalog Language
Tagalog is the most widely spoken of the over one hundred seventy languages in the Philippines. It is claimed by over 21 million people as their first language and an estimated 50 million Filipinos speak it in varying degrees of proficiency. Tagalog is one of the two official languages (English is the other) of the Philippines.

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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PimsleurTagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Portable (12)
  • It works (11)
  • Perfects accent (9)
  • Fun (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (11)
  • Self-improvement (9)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
  • Fun (5)
  • Business/work (3)
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5.0

Love it

By Clint

from Calgary ab Canada

About Me Traveler

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Travel

      Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Great..... Please add more Phases!!

       
      5.0

      Best foreign language course I have ever used

      By Bigbird

      from Philadelphia, Pa

      About Me Business person

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        Laid out very well, the method of just listening and repeating without the written word seems to work very well.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery, just downloaded it to my iPhone

         
        5.0

        Excellent way to learn a new language

        By The traveler

        from Kansas City

        About Me Military personnel, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        The Pimsleur Method of learning is very easy to learn and also effectively be able speak and interpret a foreign language. I have utilized five different language programs and the more languages you know, the easier it is to learn a new language.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I was able to download my lessons onto my computer as well as my iPhone so I can listen to them anytime I want.

         
        5.0

        Excellent!

        By Susan

        from Toronto, On

        About Me Traveler

        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 Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          Using the Pimsleur method, I found Tagalog easy to learn and my pronunciation was correct and Filipinos understood easily what I was saying. I went to the Philippines and the language I learned through Pimsleur was very helpful. Filipinos were very happy to hear I knew Tagalog. I gave a speech, partly in Tagalog, to 300 Filipinos and received cheers every time I said something in Tagalog. The Pimsleur method works!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Service was great. I had a little trouble with my computer and customer service was friendly and helpful and stepped me through it perfectly.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great product. More levels please.

          By Jim

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Engineer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • It Works
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Need More Levels

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I spend 2 hours each day commuting to/from work, so I used it during that time. I've finished all 30 lessons, now I just keep repeating them. It's great, but 1 level is not enough. 4 would be much better. When will Pimsleur release some more Tagalog levels?

          For me, having the material almost entirely audio is a benefit, not a drawback (since I can use it while commuting, walking, jogging). If I want written material, I can supplement with other products, but the audio-only fits into my schedule much better.

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