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Twi

Author:
Pimsleur

Price:
$ 69.57 (used)

Medium:
Audio Cassette (0 pages)

Publisher:
Pimsleur
1997-09-01

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Editorial Description

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.

Reader Reviews

Good Review of Twi Tapes
I'm glad I purchased the Twi tapes. I had been looking for a self-teaching Twi language system for a while. They fit my needs. Now you need to come out with an advanced version, Twi II. Thanks.

Just for the basics
This product is helpful to give you a basic tutorial of simple interaction phrases within the TWI dialect. The words and phrases that you learn will be useful if you are a tourist and need directions on getting places, or if you just want to be polite and courteaous to show that you made an effort to learn the native language.
I was dissapointed though to find that the lessons did not go onto a higher level of complexity. The lessons here are very simple and the tapes have a lot of blank space at the end of each lesson I am still searching for Twi audio tapes that have higher levels of difficulty.

Wonderful Product
Really enjoy listening and repeating. Have been practicing with my husband and hopefully will be able to correspond with my husband's family when we return to Ghana. Only down side is too much blank time elapsed - tapes not very long.

This is what's up
I love it and when my husband talks to his friends I'm gradually understanding. The only thing I want now is a more fluent audiotape for the Twi language.(Will that come out soon?)The moral of this story is I love it and I will love to order a fluent audiotape so please come out with another one please. Thank You.

Basic knowledge for the traveller
This is designed for the visitor to Ghana, and as such has some good drills for learning many of the basic phrases that a tourist might need. Emphasis is placed on pronounciation, which is important - I can't imagine trying to study Twi without the audio component. I think it also does a good job of introducing basic conventions of social interaction in Ghana. It is not that helpful if you want to study Twi beyond very basic communication, especially in terms of understanding what people say to you as opposed to what you want to say to them, but that has a lot to do with the briefness of the series (5 cassettes, each with about 45 mins. of instruction) as well.

One interesting note - with the redenomination of the currency in July 2007, the drills involving money will become relevant again (for example, one segment involves buying items worth 1 cedi, and 3 pesewas, which isn't even possible with the current currency, as 1 cedi is worth about 1/100th of a U.S. penny and pesewas are out of circulation. The tapes were made in the 1970s, when the currency was much stronger. After July, 1 cedi will be worth about 90 cents, and pesewas will be back in circulation, which works out quite nicely!)