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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! Tagalog Level 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 Lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Tagalog alphabet. 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.

©2007 Simon & Schuster (P)2007 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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The Best Intro Tagalog Course Out There

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This has been done very well. I can attest to that because I am an applied linguist, and this approach in my humble opinion is way better than Rosetta Stone, for example. It gets you going with the language, and it is structured properly when introducing new language. I just wish there were more than 30 lessons!

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Not suitable for beginner, or entry level.

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

This does not cover any basics at all. If you are just starting out do not get this. This will not help you in any way.<br/><br/>If by chance you are entry level I think this still isn't right for you.

What didn’t you like about Pimsleur’s performance?

Kept pronouncing Tagalog wrong.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pimsleur Tagalog Level 1?

Everything. It needs to start out with basics to actually teach

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I would return this if I could. Very disappointed.

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Way too expensive no book included-
This is horrible way to learn a new language if you are a visual learner. I learned more from you tube videos in three minutes than i learned in 30 days doing the lessons.

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