Pimsleur Turkish Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Turkish Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Turkish with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743533812
  • 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 (16 hrs), plus a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Turkish
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 Turkish 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 Turkish 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 Turkish 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 Turkish. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Turkish 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 Turkish Language
Turkish is a branch of the Turkic language family and is spoken as an official language by about 70 million people in Turkey and in Northern Cyprus. Pimsleur's Turkish teaches standard Turkish, which is based on the dialect spoken in and around Istanbul.

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

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Turkish Level 1 CD
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • It works (33)
  • Perfects accent (27)
  • Portable (27)
  • Fun (20)

Cons

  • No writing component (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (31)
  • Self-improvement (24)
  • Fun (16)
  • Business/work (15)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (21), Business person (13), Government employee (3), Student (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't have enough of Turkish

Turkish is a fascinating language. Very much different from English, yet so easy to learn and so logical. It's refreshing and fun.
And, moreover, it's very useful when travelling to...Read complete review

Turkish is a fascinating language. Very much different from English, yet so easy to learn and so logical. It's refreshing and fun.
And, moreover, it's very useful when travelling to Turkey. I made good use of what I learned here, in Turkey, at the airport, in restaurants, when shopping and generally talking to people. Made new friendships with people who don't even speak any English at all. And I got constantly complimented on my knowledge of the language.
Now I only wish there were more lessons available from Pimsleur. I badly need to continue learning this amazing language.
My method was listening to the lessons everyday in my car while commuting to work. It worked perfectly for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good approach, not suitable for everyone

This course really got very good speakers. In particular, I liked the fact that in later lessons, you got instructions directly in Turkish (discernible by the older dude with his hoarse, smoky...Read complete review

This course really got very good speakers. In particular, I liked the fact that in later lessons, you got instructions directly in Turkish (discernible by the older dude with his hoarse, smoky voice).
However, as a young man traveling to the country, I would seriously wonder if I'd ever ask someone for his/her number of children; nor would I care about a fiancé(e) when I'm traveling all on my own. So this course is ideal for businessmen eating in not-too-cheap restaurants who spend a weekend or more in Turkey, but may need some improvement to suit a young man or woman in casual conversation, which is near-zero in this course. There's the formal 'you' everywhere, which is hardly ever used amongst people in their twenties or thirties.

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5.0

Türkçe?... evet! Çok iyi!

By Scott

from Sumter, SC

About Me Life-long Learner, Teacher, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Turkish Level 1 MP3:

    As a glottophile and polyglot, I have used the Pimsleur language method for many years as a quick, easy, and useful way to start my adventure with a language new to me. The Pimsleur Turkish course makes acquisition a breeze! I hope the company intends to expand the levels of all of their single-level courses and to add new languages.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Downloading is simple either directly or using the manager.

     
    5.0

    Need Level 2!

    By Catie

    from Berkeley CA

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Turkish Level 1 MP3:

      The first lesson was so amazing and I would like to progress more with my Turkish skills. I know finding other companies would help to retain the language by introducing different practices but after finding one that works so well, it's discouraging to look for another brand. I hope a new one is made soon before I forget what I learned :)

       
      5.0

      pimsleur courses in turkish was too useful for me

      By osama

      from Turkey,istanbul

      About Me Traveler

      Pros

      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • Too Fast

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Turkish Level 1 MP3:

      pimsleur courses helped me to communicate with each other, and it was not hard,it's didn't waste my time , without pimsleur courses in turkish I was not able to live in turkey , after i bought pimsleur courses in turkish i thinking about come back to my hometown, because I traveled to turkey suddenly without any prepare for it

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Turkish course out there!

      By NuNu

      from Nottingham UK

      About Me Government employee

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too Fast

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Turkish Level 1 MP3:

      I have been studying Turkish for a number of years but most of the material out there is limited and not great because Turkish is not so popular.
      I have been doing Pimsleur Turkish phase 1 consistently and my Turkish had come on leaps and bounds. I can't believe the improvement.
      I feel I'm really getting to grips with the language. My partner is Turkish and he's really impressed with my improvement. I'm just sad phase 2 isn't out there as I will be lost without it when I've finished phase 1. Please create phase 2!

      Only negative is that I would prefer a longer pause for me to answer before the person says it. I have to pause it myself.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Customer service is great.
      Bought the product from iTunes and use it on my
      Phone.

       
      4.0

      Why the conversation is only formal?

      By Eppu

      from Finland

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Turkish Level 1 MP3:

      I listen to Pimsleur while driving car and while walking. I use my smartphone for listening it.

      In the language I learn there is unformal "you" which people use with friends, children, family etc. and formal (or plural) you/You. Why is in the course only the formal "you" and it's conjugation forms practised?

      For me would be also very handsome to see the text...I learn best by watching AND listening to be sure I got it right.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Great service, soon available, only too many advertise in my e-mail post box.

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