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Polish Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Polish with Pimsleur Language Programs | [Pimsleur]

Polish Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Polish with Pimsleur Language Programs

Polish Phase 1, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.
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Publisher's Summary

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! Polish Phase 1, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Polish.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2004 Simon & Schuster (P)2004 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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    Deborah Apex, NC, United States 06-16-11
    Deborah Apex, NC, United States 06-16-11
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    "Quick and Simple!"

    I checked out Pimsleur "Quick and Simple" polish from my work library... similar to this, it is an audio based program... Units 1-5 are almost an exact copy of "quick and simple", but the remaining programs take you from there. I take the lessons on my drive to and from the office (lessons are usually ~30 minutes) and best done when alone in the car. The program teaches you phrases which you repeat (often) in the context of a conversation. My Husband is polish, and is amazed that just on lesson 8 I am able to have short conversations regarding country of orgin, language, directions, meals, etc. If speaking polish is your ultimate goal - this is the way! I have struggled with other programs (including rosetta stone), but am excited to complete all 30 of the available Pimsleur lessons. I highly recommend this series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Napikoski Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-21-14
    Linda Napikoski Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-21-14 Member Since 2014

    Thirtysomething writer, can't stand being read to, hate listening to fiction, discovered I can deal with non-fiction as if it's public radio

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    "Great way to start speaking a few Polish phrases!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a good method to get you started quickly speaking and understanding a few simple Polish phrases.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's very enjoyable to learn another language, and these phrases were a good and practical place to start.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices spoke clearly and it was well presented.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I wish is that each unit covered a little bit more content, or that more units were included in one book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jo Jo
    UK
    12/10/14
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    "learn to speak like you're Polish"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Polish Phase 1, Unit 01-05 to be better than the print version?

    There isn't a print version, this course is designed to get you speaking, rather than reading, Polish


    What did you like best about this story?

    Each lesson is based around natural conversations that you quickly learn to understand and take part in.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    So far I have used the Pimsleur language courses to learn Polish, Mandarin Chinese, German, French, Albanian, Hindi, Farsi and a little Hebrew. This one is as good as the others, they are all excellent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You are advised to do one lesson a day.


    Any additional comments?

    My Polish friends have commented that I sound Polish when I speak with them, since using this course!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
    9/9/12
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    "Did the trick"

    Pimsleur courses are excellent, the Polish course in no way diminishes the method, diminished only by the american accent for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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