Pimsleur Icelandic

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Pimsleur Icelandic Level 1 Lessons 1-5 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!

This course includes lessons 1 through 5 from the Icelandic Level 1 program, featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Icelandic. A user's guide is included.

Icelandic, the official language of Iceland, is spoken by the island nation's entire population of just over 330,000. In addition, approximately 8,000 speakers live in Denmark and 6,500 in North America. Descended from Old Norse, Icelandic is one of the Nordic languages belonging to a subgroup of Northern Germanic languages that also includes Norwegian and Faroese (spoken in the remote Faroe Islands off the coast of Denmark). The insular Icelandic language has not changed significantly since the Middle Ages and is considered a part of the country's national identity. The government's Icelandic Language Committee, charged with maintaining linguistic purism, keeps foreign words from influencing the language by coining new terms (usually constructed by combining old words) to describe modern concepts. For example, the word computer did not exist in Icelandic, so a new word, tölva, was created. Tölva is a combination of two existing words, tala (number) and völva (a prophetess or magical seer), so it means, literally, "number prophet".

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  • Book 1

    • Pimsleur Icelandic Level 1 Lessons 1-5

    • Learn to Speak and Understand Icelandic with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    This course includes lessons 1 through 5 from the Icelandic Level 1 program, featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Islandic is pretty difficult!!!

    • By Alida on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 2

    • Pimsleur Icelandic Level 1 Lessons 6-10

    • Learn to Speak and Understand Icelandic with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This course includes lessons 6 through 10 from the Icelandic level 1 program, featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’m Learning So Much!

    • By J. Tindall on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 3

    • Pimsleur Icelandic Level 1 Lessons 11-15

    • Learn to Speak and Understand Icelandic with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This course includes lessons 11 through 15 from the Icelandic level 1 program, featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson.

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 4

    • Pimsleur Icelandic Level 1 Lessons 16-20

    • Learn to Speak and Understand Icelandic with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This course includes lessons 16 through 20 from the Icelandic level 1 program, featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not all there

    • By Rex on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 5

    • Pimsleur Icelandic Level 1 Lessons 21-25

    • Learn to Speak and Understand Icelandic with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This course includes lessons 21 through 25 from the Icelandic Level 1 program, featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson.

    Regular price: $20.74

  • Book 6

    • Pimsleur Icelandic Level 1

    • Learn to Speak and Understand Icelandic with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what's going on in the world around you, learning Icelandic will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life. The best part is that it doesn't have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically proven method that puts you in control of your learning.

    Regular price: $113.35

    • Pimsleur Icelandic Level 1 Lessons 26-30

    • Learn to Speak and Understand Icelandic with Pimsleur Language Programs
    • By: Pimsleur
    • Narrated by: Pimsleur
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This course includes lessons 26 through 30 from the Icelandic Level 1 program, featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson.

    Regular price: $20.74