Use your mind's natural rhythm to learn a language with Rhythms Easy Alsatian from EuroTalk.
It's naturally easier to learn something when it's set to rhythmic music, so that is exactly what we've done. Rhythms puts your mind painlessly to work: you don't even need to focus! Simple words and phrases are set to a varied pattern of rhythms and music designed to help you learn and to keep you engaged so that you won't just switch off after five minutes. It won't get you fluent, but it will give you an easy road into starting to learn a completely new language.
If you just want a few simple words and phrases before going abroad, Rhythms is all you need. It covers absolute essentials such as how to greet people, basic directions, getting around, food and drink. You'll hear Alsatian spoken by both a male and a female native speaker and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to test how well you're doing with the review stages built in at key points in each track.
Rhythms can be used anytime, anywhere; listen in the car or on the train, walking the dog, doing housework or exercising at the gym. Absorbing a language couldn't be easier and EuroTalk Rhythms has over 120 different languages to choose from.
From our customer reviews: “Finding out about EuroTalk has allowed me to try and learn the language… at my own pace and in my own time. I do not have to wait for a private tutor or for a college to open its doors.” “I just can’t believe I have progressed as far as I have in such a short space of time.” “A great starting point for anyone of any age at all. It makes language fun instead of dull or intimidating.” “Made learning a pleasure.”
Is there anything you would change about this book?
This program feels like an effort to repackage the audio from the Instant Immersion software programs. Much of it is just lists of words with English equivalents to practice, and the music it's laid over is neither great nor well engineered. That said, where else are you going to hear a couple hundred words of Alsatian for drill practice? Serious Alsatian learners with some French will want to do the Assimil course, L'Alsatien sans peine. But for basic words and phrase practice, this is worth a few bucks. Call it Value for Money.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Jamie Stuart?
I have the EuroTalk Uzbek book, also narrated by Jamie Stuart. I'd say the same things about it as I have about this one. It's not great, but it's not expensive either and there is coverage here for languages that most outfits ignore. While they're cheesy, I prefer the Earworms programs narrated by Andrew Lodge and would recommend them over this for the languages that Earworms covers. But if I were learning a language that Earworms didn't cover, I'd buy this program just to have something to listen to when I want some background noise to review with.