• Romanian Crash Course

  • By: LANGUAGE/30
  • Narrated by: LANGUAGE/30
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 11-15-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: LANGUAGE/30
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (7 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's Summary

The Original 30-Minute Crash Course!
Speak Romanian in just one short week! LANGUAGE/30 zeroes in on the most essential phrases for day-to-day communication. Whether you are a vacationer, a business traveler, a student, or just need a refresher course, you'll learn what you need to know in just three 30-minute sessions a day.
Developed for U.S. Government personnel, this accelerated learning method will have you conversing after just a few easy 30-minute lessons! These widely acclaimed courses have yielded proven results for over 60 years.
Introduction by world-famous linguist - Charles Berlitz.

Includes greetings, personal needs, transportation, business, health and emergency terms, and more!
Covers grammar, pronunciation, social customs, vocabulary, and foreign scripts.
Native voices with authentic pronunciation.
Digitally remastered, revised, and updated.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©1995 LANGUAGE/30 (P)1995 LANGUAGE/30
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joe the Cello Geek on 03-30-14

No Tracks! Just one audio file!

Would you listen to Romanian Crash Course again? Why?

Yes. My problem is that, unlike the CD version, there are no chapters - just one huge audio file, so if I want to repeat a chapter, I have to use the slider in iTunes to try to find the beginning - what a pain!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

This is a good "listen and repeat" and I have used language 30 for other languages in the past. However, they all had tracks so you could isolate or skip chapters.

What didn’t you like about LANGUAGE/30’s performance?

Should have separate files or some kind of markers for the sections. I tried to see if I could chop it up into sections with audacity, but of course, since it's an audible file, audacity can not open it.

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

NO! It's a language course! I want the ability to repeat a given chapter several times to memorize it and practice speaking without trying to find it with the iTunes slider!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Victoria on 05-27-14


What disappointed you about Romanian Crash Course?

There's just one long audio track. Unless you're a genius you'll find it difficult to skip back and replay parts.

Has Romanian Crash Course put you off other books in this genre?

No, just made them a lot better by comparison.

What didn’t you like about LANGUAGE/30’s performance?

It defeats learning a language by assuming everyone can withhold the vocabulary and pronunciation contained in a 1 hour 30 minute track.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, sadness and disappointment. With a heavy hint of frustration that this can be sold in this way.

Any additional comments?

Do not download it. Get it in another format NOT this Audible version.

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4 out of 5 stars
By S. E. G. Lea on 09-15-14

Best intro audio course I've found for Romanian

If you could sum up Romanian Crash Course in three words, what would they be?

Efficient, relevant, good value.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Romanian Crash Course?

not applicable.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Not enough time is allowed from giving the English phrase for you to try to anticipate the Romanian translation. Such anticipation is much better for developing your memory of the foreign phrase than merely hearing the Romanian phrase. The "Learn in Your Car" and Pimsleur materials do this much better. If there is ever a re-issue, longer pauses should be put in. Pimsleur (which is, however, much more expensive) also has much more repetition, which is also good for committing to memory. And a minor gripe: the materials assume that only US English is relevant; mostly this doesn't matter but international listeners need to be alert to the places where US usage is eccentric.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

not applicable

Any additional comments?

I have no idea what the previous reviewer is referring to. At least on the Android version, there are perfectly good chapter divisions, so you can go straight to any chapter you like. The only hitch is that the audio has to be playing already when you select the chapter, otherwise nothing seems to happen (at least on my machine).

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