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Polish Phase 1, Unit 01

Learn to Speak and Understand Polish with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 43 mins
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The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Polish 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 Polish.

©2004 Simon & Schuster (P)2004 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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Great start

Good start to learning polish . ...it was an easy method to follow, learn, repeat and understand

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Excellent resource, but aimed at an adult audience

I think the method of teaching is very good and effective, and is specifically designed to audio. I did have a problem though. I bought the audiobook to teach Polish to my children. Unfortunately this resource, in common with all others I tried, is aimed at the tourist, and an American tourist in particular. Consequently vocabulary focus is such that kids are plain bored: "I am an American. Are you and American?", street addresses, directions, etc. All quite difficult words to pronounce and not useful to children. It would be wonderful if this method could be adapted for younger listeners.

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Helpful but too short

This unit was understandable and effective. It broke down pronunciation, repeated words and phrases, and allowed time for me to practice. I wish there was more than one "unit", however, because this unit only teaches one conversation.

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Cheated

My God!!!! The worst of the worst.
Even for free, it is the worst. Should avoid downloading it!!!

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Only one lesson

Note: Most Pimsleur downloads are five to ten lessons. I hadn't noticed that this is only one.

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  • David Martin
  • 08-22-19

Only a single 30min lesson

I already know some Polish and as there was no information about what the levels relate to I thought I'd start at the beginning and race through the first few lessons. I was bitterly disappointed when I discovered this only includes a single 30min lesson which is very basic and at a similar level to free podcasts (though without annoying music jingles)
A lot of emphasis on pronunciation of a couple of sentences and no significant help with grammar.

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  • GABOR B.
  • 06-20-19

very good introduction to the Polish language

this is a first chapter of the learning program and I can't wait to start the second :) very good but you will need to repeat the words daily to remember ...

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  • Henry
  • 07-14-16

K.I.S.S: KEEP It Simply Simple! Great!

In just 30 minutes I know a little Polish...just as was promised.
Pimsleur has got it right! Thank you.
Henry