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TITLE: Rosetta Stone Polish Level I
The comprehensive Level I program with 92 lessons and up to 250 hours of beginner instruction, assumes no proficiency. It seeks to replicate the give and take of learning that occurs when the native language is acquired: words become associated with objects and ideas because they are introduced in a context where meaning is clear and reinforcement is immediate. To this end it uses thousands of pictures to create its context of meaning. The program elicits the student's response and gives instantaneous feedback, confirming the comprehension that has taken place. Its features include: Listening and Reading Comprehension exercises; Voice Record; Speech Recognition; and Dictation exercises. A new feature displays a Voiceprint of one's recorded speech and compares one's pronunciation with that of the native speaker. No Level II program exists for Polish.
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TITLE: Rosetta Stone Polish Explorer
The Rosetta Stone Polish Explorer CD features the 22 introductory lessons of the 92 lesson Level I program. It is said to be the same program as that used to train diplomats by the US state department. It uses selected pictures to convey the meaning of each new spoken phrase. It is advertised as suitable for adults and children six or more years in age.
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TITLE: Let's Learn Polish I
The course, which consists of two parts: a basic course and an advanced course. Let's Learn Polish I is the basic course. Each course comprises 15 half-hour lessons on five video cassettes. The two-part course is in fact is an attractive feature film in 30 episodes on video. It helps one not only to study and master the linguistic, grammatical and phonetic problems of the language, but also to learn about the country itself, its people and customs. Learn to speak Polish while watching the adventures of the Grzegorzewski family as they travel through modern Poland from the Baltic Sea to the southern mountains. With the videocassettes come audio cassettes with songs composed specially for the serial and a colored, lavishly illustrated textbook with full transcripts of Polish dialogues and their English translation, grammatical commentaries and exercises for each episode. (Sample Lessons: At the train station and At the train station and At the Hotel
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TITLE: Let's Learn Polish II
Let's Learn Polish II is the advanced course and it can be purchased separately. It is comprised of 15 half-hour lessons on five video cassettes. A fuller description of the two-part course is given under the rubric Let's Learn Polish I above.
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TITLE: Language Learning Polish - Beginners
Polish for the Beginner is a comprehensive language learning system tailored to meet the needs of the novice. CD with 20 lessons. A recording feature enables one to compare one's pronunciation with the prerecorded native speakers' voice. It runs under Windows and covers: Asking Questions; Making a Telephone Call; Talking about the Weather; Using the Postal Services; Working with a Calendar; Ordering at a Restaurant; Inquiring for Directions; Traveling Around; Counting Money; Shopping Anywhere; Describing Family Members; Reading Street Signs.
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TITLE: Polish Now!
A total immersion program. On opening any of the four "Titles" [The Most Common Words in Polish (with dialog practice); Survival Phrases for Polish (with dialog practice); Discovering Poland (with video); and A Polish Family Heritage (with illustrations) ], a paragraph in Polish appears on the left and may be read word by word by a native speaker by pressing the bullets under that paragraph. Or, one may have the native speaker read by sentence or whole paragraph. Instant translation of the material can be seen in a box below. On can record one's voice and replay the whole conversation complete with the lines one has recorded. (Reviews: Amazon.com; PC Alamode Magazine
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TITLE: Pimsleur Polish Compact Cassette
10 Lessons on 5 Cassettes. The Pimsleur technique relies on interactive spoken language training, it's totally audio -- no book is needed. The 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, 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.
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TITLE: Language-30 Polish Learning Audio Tape
Two audio cassettes cassettes (approximately 100 minutes) and verbatim pharse book. Phrases in both English and Polish, with target phrases spoken twice for maximum learning. Basic grammar section, pronunciation hints, updated social customs, vocabulary index, phonetic pronunciation and foreign scripts. The Pimsleur technique relies on interactive spoken language training, it's totally audio -- no book is needed. The 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, 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.
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Note for Macintosh users: Jacek Iwanski has created Polish for All software which is available of CD-ROM Details.
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