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Pimsleur Comprehensive Greek I on CDs
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With Pimsleur Language Programs you don't just study a language, you
learn it -- the same way you mastered English! And because the
technique relies on interactive spoken language training, the
Pimsleur Language Programs are totally audio -- no book is needed!
The Pimsleur programs provide a method of self-practice with an
expert teacher and native speakers in lessons specially designed to
work with the way the mind naturally acquires language information.
The various components of language -- vocabulary, pronunciation and
grammar -- are all learned together without rote memorization and
drills. Using a unique method of memory recall developed by renowned
linguist, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, the programs teach listeners to combine
words and phrases to express themselves the way native speakers do.
By listening and responding to thirty minute recorded lessons,
students easily and effectively achieve spoken proficiency.
No other language program or school is as quick, convenient,
and effective as the Pimsleur Language Programs.
The Comprehensive Program is the ultimate in spoken language
learning. For those who want to become proficient in the language of
their choice, the Comprehensive programs go beyond the Basic
Programs to offer spoken-language fluency. Using the same simple
method of interactive self-practice with native speakers, these
comprehensive programs provide a complete language learning course.
The Comprehensive Program is available in a wide variety of
languages and runs through three levels (thirty lessons each) in
French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. At the end
of a full Comprehensive Program listeners will be conducting
complete conversations and be well on their way to mastering the
language. The Comprehensive Programs are all available on cassettes
and are also on CD in the six languages in which we offer the Basic
Program on CD.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Pimsleur; 2nd edition (April 1, 2002)
- ISBN: 0743508890
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 11.6 x 2.0 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds.
- Average Customer Review:
based on 3 reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
is effective if you want only to SPEAK Greek..., January 19,
Pimsleur's Greek program is my first attempt learning a new
language using their method. I've used Berlitz, Living Language and
Language/40 cassettes and CDs for other languages. However, having
gone through some 15 hours of instruction with the Pimsleur
cassettes has proven to me that Pimsleur really does work.
It works if you want to speak the language, although the
vocabulary I have learned in the 15 hours is limited, but I have
retained most of what I've listened to. The method can seem
repetitive at times.
I gave the edition 4 not 5 stars, because the booklet included
with the tapes gives you only a brief glance at written Greek: the
alphabet is shown, along with a pronunciation key. The chapter
lessons are written in Greek only, which is great if you have the
motivation to decipher it as a beginning student. I know Pimsleur's
emphasis is on learning through listening and repetition, but why
include the lesson titles at all then?
The vocabulary only provides words like: wine/beer, husband/wife,
when/where, time/week, Athens/Thessaloniki, drink/eat, buy/shops,
etc. Really useful words they should've included would be airport,
help, even the names of some typical Greek foods you'd order in a
restaurant. Offering a Level 2 or 3 is definitely needed if one is
going to continue learning Greek using this method.
From reading other reviews of other Greek-language study aids, I
feel the need to invest in a Routledge's Comprehensive Grammar as I
intend to fully learn the language and the culture.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
to Hear, Understand and Speak, October 4, 2001
For me, it's always been fairly easy to learn to Read a foreign
language. The difficult part is being able to understand the SPOKEN
language - at actual speed. Finally all the way through the series.
I find that it has been a GREAT help. Easily worth 5 stars. My only
complaint is the lack of the 2nd and 3rd volumes.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
while you drive, June 20, 2000
Reviewer: A reader
I am in my car quite a bit, and this is the best way to learn Greek
in a short period of time. The lessons are repetitive, but very easy
to keep up. The repetition is needed to help you remember the words
and phrases you need. This makes it very easy to commit these words
to memory. Difficult words can be mastered with this process as
well. The only drawback to this method is I still don't feel I have
a very wide vocabulary. The repetition leaves little time to learn
more words, though I now know the important ones.
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