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.
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"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)
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.
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
This is a good method to get you started quickly speaking and understanding a few simple Polish phrases.
It's very enjoyable to learn another language, and these phrases were a good and practical place to start.
The voices spoke clearly and it was well presented.
The only thing I wish is that each unit covered a little bit more content, or that more units were included in one book.
"learn to speak like you're Polish"
There isn't a print version, this course is designed to get you speaking, rather than reading, Polish
Each lesson is based around natural conversations that you quickly learn to understand and take part in.
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.
You are advised to do one lesson a day.
My Polish friends have commented that I sound Polish when I speak with them, since using this course!
"Did the trick"
Pimsleur courses are excellent, the Polish course in no way diminishes the method, diminished only by the american accent for me.
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