Pimsleur Tagalog Level 1 Lessons 1-5

Learn to Speak and Understand Tagalog with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Series: Pimsleur Tagalog, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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 1-5 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 Tagalog.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©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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Pimsleur quality BUT only one audio file :(

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Pimsleur are a great entry point into languages.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

DEFINITELY NOT! The Pimsleur system suggests never listening to more than one unit a day. Unfortunately, all 5 units are on the same audio file (rather than being broken up into 5 different files).Having 5 separate files (one per unit) would make much more sense for me as a learner. That way I could copy the unit I want to listen to on to my iPod. Currently I'm unaware of a way to quickly get to the start of the latter units.

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I absolutely love Pimsleur as a way to begin learning a new language. However, having just one audio file for units 1-5 is a serious drawback for my preferred method of study.

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Speaker needs to talk a little slower.

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If speaker spoke slower while speaking and not just slow for 1 word at a time it would be a better product. I find it useless the way it is done

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No PDF

I decided to exchange these books as their is not an accompanied pdf with this book. I’d like to also know how to write what I am learning down as I am a visual learner. I do not recommend Pimsleur if you are a visual learner.

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Effective and easy to learn

The lessons are designed amazingly well. I'm so happy I found this course! It makes learning a breeze. Strongly recommend it to everyone who is willing to learn how to speak (not write in) Tagalog.

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Amazing!

I find it a very useful method to learning Tagalog, it's interactive, keeps you alert, and helps in conversation. The only exception is that I wish there were the written version of the course. That way I can visualize the grammar and sentence structure. Other than that, I highly recommend this program!

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Best content for learning Tagalog anywhere

Tagalog is not available in the popular language learning apps except for Rosetta Stone. I did Rosetta Stone for a month. The Pimsleur method is vastly superior to Rosetta Stone’s in my opinion.

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  • luke
  • 01-20-13

better than i hoped

i am really impessed with this. i have no prior experience with other languages accept school french which i had no interest in or talent for. i really thought i wouldnt grasp this but acctually its fun and very addictive and after 2 weeks of the recommended half hour per day i feel ready for the next 5 units and already feel i could have a basic disscussion about greetings, language, directions and eating out. would recommend to anyone interested in learning tagalog.

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  • Matthew
  • 06-15-12

Just what I was after!

I'm a fast learner with experience of some other languages. I found this easy to get into and quite addictive it takes a few listens but its well put together and makes you understand the smaller elements that make up sentences. So rather than just drilling useful phrases into your head this program breaks down sentences into smaller elements so you can fully understand what you are saying, anticipate responses and even piece together your own sentences. Im nearly done with this first phase and I am highly motivated and looking forward to continuing onto the next. Highly Reccomended!

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  • Vanessa
  • 10-23-19

Simple and effective method - highly recommend!!!

I've been meaning to learn Tagalog for years. Been putting it off because it just seemed too complicated and other books didn't explain the grammar structure but rather seemed to just teach vocabulary. I really like this Pimsleur method. You start to understand the grammar structure by gradual changes in the sentence. I like how they repeat phrases at certain intermissions to ensure you retain the phrase in your memory. They explain the method at the beginning and it makes a lot of sense. Most of all, it actually works for me. It's a simple and effective method. Now after just a short week, I can say a few useful phrases. I'm excited to go back to the Philippines and practise with my relatives.