Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30

Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Turkish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442324183
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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

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 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 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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PimsleurTurkish Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Pros

  • It works (29)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Perfects accent (23)
  • Portable (23)
  • Fun (17)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (26)
  • Self-improvement (21)
  • Business/work (13)
  • Fun (12)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (17), Business person (13), 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

Great introduction

By Ffej

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Business person

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I have a 15 minute commute, so I do half on the way to work and the other half coming home. Typically listen to each lesson twice before moving on to the next lesson. As a former classroom foreign language teacher, I highly recommend any Pimsleur course for introduction to any language. The pace is good, although occasionally it seems that it introduces a few too many new words in a short amount of time. Like anything worth doing you just have to stick with it and you can't really be distracted while participating. That is why it is perfect for my commutes--because I don't have to use any brainpower to drive.

     
    5.0

    IT's amazing

    By Noura

    from Saudi Arabia

    About Me Business person

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Travel

      Comments about Turkish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      This is amazing. I'm so disappointed there's no Phases 2 and 3. Please develop them! I felt like I was so close to fluency with the Pimsleur Method that I use it for every language. But Turkish is the one I wish to improve, so I hope there's enough demand for it!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Turkish Phases 2 and 3

       
      5.0

      Like it very much.

      By Di

      from Muncie, Indiana

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Turkish, Comprehensive:

        I liked this product so much, i gave the CD's I purchased for myself to my son, and purchased the product a second time on my laptop!
        Finding a company that carried "Turkish" was difficult, so was happy about
        that!
        I really liked the way difficult words were taught from "back to front", and
        repeated often. This product was perfect for me since i really don't need to
        learn to "read or write" Turkish, just speak to my new daughter-in-law's parents and new grandchild.
        This product was all it was represented to be. Thank you.

         
        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

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          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.

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