Learn another language the way you learnt your own.
You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Polish in the same way.
This is the first two hours of the eight-hour Polish Foundation Course. Join teacher Cobie Adkins-de Jong and two students in a live lesson and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.Join the millions of people worldwide who have learnt a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.
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great course to help get a taste of a language, i love learning bits of languages.. so perfect for me, you would probably need something a bit more comprehensive if you were planning to spend some time in the country but great to see how you like the language :)
perhaps it's just the method that is terrible... 2.5 hrs of lesson.. only 1 hour of actual learning. the rest is the "teacher" correcting the "students'" incorrect pronunciation or word choice or explaining how Polish is a positive language. Teacher speaks in English after teaching you the words in Polish.. then the students are asked to say the phrase in Polish.. 1 out of every 3 times they say it either completely wrong or mispronounced. Unfortunately you have already repeated their incorrect pronunciation. (so you just learned it wrong)
If you learn well from a classroom environment.. teacher standing at the front of the class quizzing clueless students in language then, hey... this is for you. If not.. then please stay the hell away from this book.
Jolanta the narrator does a good job clearly pronouncing the words.
Never.. ever .. again...
Do not allow the "students" to mispronounce or incorrectly phrase the words translated.
Focus less on learning how to say words like Tragic to explain form and stick with things a user need for an introductory class like... "I am hungry, where is a restaurant.", "where is the bus", "where is the consulate", "Can you help me"
having listened to several other Polish language courses I have to compare them to this one and I want to say No .. zero redeeming qualities. but, perhaps the fact that the listener will learn masculine vs feminine phrasing so there's that.
don't waste so much time with correcting students.. If I want to hear words mispronounced I can listen to myself repeating them.
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