Turkish, Comprehensive

Turkish, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Turkish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743533812
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  • List Price: $345.00

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

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.

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! Turkish, Comprehensive 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 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 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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PimsleurTurkish Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

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Pros

  • It works (27)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Portable (22)
  • Perfects accent (20)
  • Fun (14)

Cons

  • No writing component (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Travel (24)
  • Self-improvement (19)
  • Business/work (11)
  • Fun (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (17), Business person (11), 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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4.0

Learning is rapid and it sticks!

By taratravel

from Vermont

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I've been impressing friends after only a few short weeks with being able to use some Turkish phrases. My intent is to learn enough words and manners to visit Istanbul without coming off like an arrogant American. Despite grammatical differences, I feel like I will reach my goal.

     
    4.0

    Good product. I plan to buy others.

    By Victor world traveler

    from Akron

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      The system apparently works at least for me. I like the 30 minute sessions. I have purchased two, first Italian then Turkish. They are structured similarly and it works. I suggest listening to each lesson twice. Knowing some of the language where you travel enhances the experience.

       
      4.0

      love it

      By pushaw2

      from Maine

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

        Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        Listen both on way to work and on way back. Works great. 45 min per day 5 days week. Approx 3-4 wk each unit.

        Good companion to other Turkish software.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Would like to see more than 30 units for Turkish.

        How about a written version of each unit to accompany cd's.

         
        4.0

        Good product

        By Robert

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Business person, Traveler

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I got a lot out of this Turkish course - can't wait for the second set.

           
          5.0

          Fantastic System

          By jcantante

          from New York City

          About Me Foreign Language Teacher

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

            This is my first experience with the Pimsleur technique. I LOVE it. Using the app on my iphone couldn't be easier. Breaking down the sounds into small chunks, repeating them and interspersing them throughout the episodes/lessons, is a great idea. The voices of the speakers are soothing and friendly. Everything is explained clearly and the pace is perfect--you're never bored. Half hour lessons are great as well. A lot is packed into each one and then followed up in the succeeding lessons. Beautifully planned. I am a foreign language teacher who studies a new language every year. Rarely have I used an online system. This one is truly wonderful. I have already recommended this system to others--I'm so impressed with it. I have a Turkish student in my class now, and thanks to Pimsleur, I chat with him and his mother from time to time in Turkish (and I've only recently begun the course.) I will use this system again, for other languages, I have no doubt. Thanks for a fantastic experience!

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