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Czech Phase 1, Unit 06-10

Learn to Speak and Understand Czech with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Series: Pimsleur Czech, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you’ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. 30 minutes a day is all it takes. Czech Phase 1, Units 6-10 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 Czech.

©2006 Simon & Schuster (P)2006 Simon & Schuster

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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)

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Excellent as always from Pimsleur, except ...

Compared to the similar level Pimsleur lessons in other languages (Spanish, German, Hungarian), Czech 6-10 goes too fast. I had to use the Audible App at 75 percent of full speed -- fortunately not distorting the voices -- in order to hear what was said and to have time to repeat. But that worked. The other thing I have trouble generally with is hearing the foreign speaker's consonants. Contrary to instructions, I frequently go to Google Translate to see the words spelled out in order to clarify that. Also, the speakers in various languages sometimes vary significantly in their pronunciation.

Another idiosyncrasy in the Czech, unlike other Pimsleur programs, is that it always assumes the student is a man.

But it is worth it to get past all of that. The programs are always excellent.

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  • Alan Harvey
  • 01-07-19

The best way

Czech ain't easy so start with this course. it's all spoken, no writing, no memorising lists. simple conversations that gradually introduce new ideas. I love it.

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