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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! Compact Irish Phase 1, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. 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. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Irish.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1999 Simon & Schuster (P)1999 Simon & Schuster

Critic reviews

"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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Not worth the cost

I’ve downloaded this as a refresher but I have to say that the dialect is an issue and it’s too short to be of much use. You could cover this all in a day.

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Incorrect Language

I downloaded this book as I was looking for a refresher. I'm Irish and I'm not sure what dialect they are teaching but it is definitely not a common one. The method is good but its teaching the incorrect language and pronunciation for many of the words and it needs to be updated or to state that this is an uncommon dialect.

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Just okay.

I was disappointed that the accompanying pdf did not contain any language instruction merely telling about the nature of the course. I find I need both audio and written help in language learning. A book without audio is of no help to me nor audio without written help. So...this will be returned. I have decided to go to Buntús Cainte instead. This is also available on Amazon.

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Tá see ana deadly!

Is Máith liom Pimsleur agus tá an leabhar eisteacht ana maith. agus níl Aon leathras anseo ;)

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Wrong dialect.

This course uses the wrong dialect. The one used for this course is the Munster dialect, hopefully it can be rectified.

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  • 03-11-11

Very Effective, Too Short

Having studied the Irish language in a number of formats, I can't deny the effectiveness of the Pimsleur method for learning SPEECH. The approach is very logical, and the material is useful for the casual cultural tourist or the beginner. Unfortunately, Pimsleur has only 10 lessons of Irish, enough to get you started, but little enough to leaving you hanging after lesson #10. Come on, Pimsleur... if you can do 30 lessons of Russian, surely you can do as much for Irish.

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  • Maggie Nadu
  • 14-03-21

Hard to understand

Very difficult to understand how the annunciation from the woman speaker! The recommendation is to not look at other sources while doing this program, but I could not for the life of me understand how she was annunciating Ireland.

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  • R. W. Minter
  • 19-05-20

Easy to Learn But Limited

A very effective way of picking up a language. Not a lot of content though.

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  • Mark
  • 25-06-21

Inconsistent and lacks enunciation at times.

If you were already familiar with the language and just needed a refresher, this might work for you. If you are new to the language, there are a lot of issues from the speakers, that make it difficult to learn properly.

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  • Jeremy Wallace
  • 15-03-21

contradicting

the male and female speaker are contradicting pronunciation so I don't know which is correct.

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  • Ann Marie Moore
  • 24-06-16

Pimsleur Method is Preferred

I like this method because I truly believe repetition is the key to learning. Meanings may not stick right away, give it time, but it is amazing how some Irish words and phrases have quicly become a part of my thinking.

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  • Joe
  • 01-10-12

It works!

What did you love best about Irish Phase 1, Unit 01-05?

The Irish language is not used in the United States and the basis of the language has no apparent roots in the English language. This book, however, makes it very easy to remember basic words and phrases in the language, even if there's no reference to it in your life. Even my 4 year old has begun to pick up some of the words as we listen to it in the car.I really like how it is presented and would feel rather comfortable using it to not make a fool of myself in the appropriate venue.The last time I listened to it was nearly a month ago, but even now, I could give you a couple words and phrases with ease.

If you’ve listened to books by Pimsleur before, how does this one compare?

Haven't yet, but will certainly look into others.

Which scene was your favorite?

Its a language learning book and not story based.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Its best utilized in about a half an hour sitting.

Any additional comments?

Great for 30 minute car rides here and there. Pass the time and pick up a language!

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  • Connie S.
  • 30-07-12

You Can Do it Too!

What made the experience of listening to Irish Phase 1, Unit 01-05 the most enjoyable?

At first listen, it sounds like a difficult language, but the narrator breaks up the words until they are possible for anyone to say.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

He was understandable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Speak like a song.

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