Irish Phase 1, Unit 01

Learn to Speak and Understand Irish (Gaelic) with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 43 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Compact Irish Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Irish.

©1999 Simon & Schuster (P)1999 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"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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Good Introduction to Irish

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First 15:50 minutes tell a little bit about the author and how the course works and what you will get out of it. After that, it begins to teach you a few words and phrases in Irish. :) Definitely worth checking out!

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only one conversation?

it only gave one conversation, hello do you understand , yes/no/ a little. I was expecting a lot more. the introduction is longer than the lesson.

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Good Starting Point

Good starting point to see if you're serious about learning a new language or two

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Don't waste your time

I found this to be useless. The words are unclear, hard to understand, and moves too fast. i have excellent hearing so for me to have trouble hearing pronunciations is difficult to deal with. I couldn't stand the narrator's voices. Even for a free program it is horrible. I would never try again or use any of their language programs.

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good intro lesson

this is a good intro lesson program. This is the first language lesson. that stumped me longer than other languages I did lessons by audio book. This is by no fault of Pimselur but maybe for some languages it would be helpful to have a better way to teach the beginning sounds of words. It took me till the end to be able to get the sound of the front of words for this Gaelic lesson. it was very hard to hear the tongue and lip placements. Maybe by breaking the words down more by pronouncing all the words by syllable for the intro lesson can help

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Gaelic

I spoke fluent Gaelic up to about 9 years old, I am ashamed to say I am struggling at 67. I do think the course could be structured a bit differently, but sounds rather than letters are important in Gaelic, but I will keep banging away at lesson 1. lol

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Don’t bother

Horrible! Don’t bother your time or money. Following the App duelingo much easier to understand- first 30 min of this is spent explaining the company-

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No Irish; a 45-minute ad;

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This has ZERO material in Irish and is largely a promotional piece.

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It didn't match the title.

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No.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No.

Any additional comments?

When titles are false, please indicate it somewhere, somehow.

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Entertaining

definitely not ready to start any conversations but it's been interesting trying to learn something new

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  • Ciara
  • 01-28-20

brilliant really effective

excellent retained it all. very easyto losten to would highly recommend it to anyone x

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  • Louise Campbell
  • 10-21-19

quite good

really enjoyed this. I was starting to understand the phrases without even realising and surprising myself when I knew what to say before being prompted. I can't wait to start the next unit.

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  • Lloyd
  • 04-01-17

very helpful

really helpful. now I can start to understand my gaelic family and have a slight conversation with them

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  • hope
  • 08-22-17

awful

first chapter is them assuming you are dumb the second chapter is spoken with no Irish accent . Not useful at all.

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