SPEAK HAITIAN TO LEARN HAITIAN
The Pimsleur Method will have you speaking Haitian in just a few short,
Learn at your own pace, comfortably and conveniently.
No books to study. No memorization drills.
LEARN HAITIAN AS YOU LEARNED ENGLISH
You learned English by listening. With Pimsleur, you listen to learn
Haitian. This Language Program was developed by renowned memory expert, Dr.
Paul Pimsleur. His research led him to the realization that the most
important use of memory is in language learning. Based on this, Dr. Pimsleur
designed a learning program that works for any language. The Pimsleur
Language Program is an integrated system which immerses you in the language,
encouraging you to hear, understand and use the language all at the same
Now you can take advantage of Dr. Pimsleur's research. At the completion
of these eight lessons you will comfortably understand and speak at a
- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Pimsleur; Abridged edition (September 1, 1997)
- ISBN: 0671579290
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.7 x 2.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds.
- Average Customer Review:
based on 8 reviews.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful:
Pimsleur system works great, February 23, 1999
I'm a language buff and have tried many different
books/tapes/computer programs. The Pimsleur system is far and away the
best. It's hard to find quality materials for learning a language like
Haitian Creole, but they have it. I've been able to hold conversations
with Haitians in Miami thanks to these tapes. Now, if only Simon &
Schuster would publish a full, comprehensive Pimsleur Creole program.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
Good Start..., July 8, 2002
Given the lack of available information on learning Haitian Creole, I
was very happy when I found the Pimsleur tapes, and even happier when I
was able to get them at a discount on Amazon.com. I agree with the other
reviewers that the limited content is disappointing, but it's a good
start and overall I'm happy with my purchase. My wife (who is Haitian)
and her friends and family are amazed at the progress I've made in such
a short period of time. Now the pressure is on to keep on improving. If
Pimsleur made a second and third course, I'd buy them in a heartbeat.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
starter but...., March 29, 2002
The Pimsleur method is a great way to start, but the five tapes can
quickly be mastered. It would be better with more content/more tapes.
Obviously you're not going to learn the language and strike up a
conversation after following this course...but that was never my
intent.....I was looking for a starting point. All-in-all I satisfied
with the course and think it worth the price.
With all that said, they could have hit a home run with 3 things. 1:
more tapes, 2: a pronunciation key, 3: the reading guide for each unit
should have covered the words used in the corresponding unit on tape.
If Pimsleur expanded the course (before I mastered the language
through other means) I would purchase it.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful:
are better..., July 12, 2001
Tapes are DEFINITELY the way forward - unless you're going to live
and work in a country for a couple of years or more. Even then, a head
start is worth something. You won't learn much language in a couple of
months in a country starting from scratch (unless you stay with friends
who have the patience to teach you in a structured way). Of course, if
you can afford face-to-face tuition or learn it in college, nice. If
not, then tapes will at least teach you how to pronounce things
"properly" (which is not to say idiomatically). They will give you a
However, this course is so SLOW - the lessons are repetitious rather
than allow the student to judge when to repeat something. One could get
far more material into 5 tapes. I acquired them for my son and we were
tempted to edit them into something compact. They do not equip you to
hold a conversation but give you a basis.
The alternative is "Ann Pale Kreyol" (Valdeman) which costs three
times the price but has about six times the material and would prepare
you competently to strike up a simple converstaion from the word go.
The Pimsleur publishers might approach a full length course
differently, but this abridged course is not good value for money.
Students could make good the somewhat deficient volcabulary if they
speak intermediate (or above) French because many French words have been
drawn into the Kreyol vernacular - colours, for instance. The grammar is
quite different and to be fair, the Pimsleur does drill many of its
idioms into you. So, if you have six to eight months before you visit
Haiti and can afford it, go for the "Ann Pale Kreyol" set. If not, this
will do at a pinch. If you're a keen listener you'd soon start to pick
the language up. It would also help to lay your hands on any easy books
in Kreyol, even newspapers - and if you have a contact in Haiti, ask
her/him to send you tapes of radio broadcasts.
4 of 20 people found the following review helpful:
are not the way, November 6, 2000
The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it. In
other words- go to Haiti! Listen, make mistakes, try again and guess
what, you'll soon speak this language of little to NO verb conjugation!
Besides, you'll get something else that no tape can give you- an
experience of wonderful, magical Haiti.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
worth the money, August 5, 2000
Reviewer: A reader
I was very disappointed with this set of tapes. For the few phrases you
will learn by the end of the tape, it is hardly worth the cost. It did
help my pronunciation and the method/repetition was effective, but it
would take many more volumes before you could be competent to attempt a
real conversation. The included phrase book is nearly worthless. I would
discourage anyone from buying this set...especially at this price.