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· The fastest, most intuitive way to learn Hawaiian
· Learn the same way you learned your native language
· Suitable for all ages, child through adult
· Move from beginner level to intermediate level step by step
· Ideal for business, travel, school, and home
· The quickest way to learn a language, guaranteed!
· The most widely used method in the world!
· Written and Developed by University Language Experts!
Designed to replicate everyday situations you'll experience in Hawaii, the Instant Immersion™ Hawaiian course fully prepares you for interaction among native Hawaiian speakers. Developed by university professors and linguistic experts, this thorough curriculum moves you from beginning speaking level to intermediate level, fast: simply hear the words in Hawaiian, their English translation, and then repeat. Starting with a complete phonetic introduction to the alphabet (in which vocabulary is used to demonstrate each sound), this 8-CD suite focuses on building a strong base of fundamental vocabulary. Each subsequent CD reinforces concepts from previous lessons, ensuring retention and progress. As you advance, you'll easily apply verbs and vocab to dialogue both formal and informal, while the cultural notes introduce you to individual Hawaiian islands, traditions, and etiquette. From greetings and questions to colors and common expressions, Instant Immersion™ Hawaiian is the easiest, fastest way to speak the language of Hawaii with conÞdence.
CD 1: Introduction, the Hawaiian alphabet, pronunciation, greetings
CD 2: The big island of Hawaii; adjectives, future verb form
CD 3: The island of Maui; articles, past tense, prepositions
CD 4: The island of O'ahu; pronouns, numbers, future verb form
CD 5: The island of Kaua'i; question words, Hawaiian syntax
CD 6: The island of Moloka'i; directional words, defining time
CD 7: The island of La¯na'i; colors, the human body, common expressions
CD 8: Summary of vocabulary, lessons from previous programs
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Millions of people worldwide have discovered the value of Instant Immersion™, the most effective program available for learning to speak a foreign language quickly. Based on the highly effective Euro Method™ (an intuitive approach that surrounds you with native speakers and a new culture), Instant Immersion™ Hawaiian provides authentic dialogue and traditional settings that immerse you in the Hawaiian language and lifestyle. Written and developed by university professors and linguists, each lesson in this 8-CD suite utilizes the same learning methods and retention techniques used in university-level programs. The lesson plan is designed to build a solid foundation of vocabulary terms and fundamentals, all of which are reinforced throughout subsequent lessons. You'll move quickly from basic to intermediate speaking level with easy-to-follow activities highlighting pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, sentence formation, and listening. Additionally, the cultural notes provide an inside glimpse of Hawaiian customs island by island, and introduce appropriate etiquette for various situations. For business or pleasure, you'll quickly learn to confidently speak Hawaiian with Instant Immersion™.
Why isn't there a companion book?
We at TOPICS Entertainment are confident that these Instant Immersion™ audio recordings provide the fastest, easiest way to conversational Hawaiian fluency. With its focus on spoken language instruction, the listen to learn approach of Instant Immersion™ Hawaiian yields results fast!
Kaliko Beamer-Trapp and his female partner, Kiele Akana-Gooch, act as guides in this surprisingly well-done language program, which presents the history, culture, place names, and music of the Hawaiian Islands, as well as the language. Lessons cover the Hawaiian phonetic system, basic greetings, pronouns, verb usage, a variety of vocabulary areas, and Hawaiian syntax. Kaliko and Kiele read the sample dialogues, giving the listener the chance to hear male and female voices in action. The 8-disc program is also loaded with stories told in Hawaiian, which will help the listener gain an ear for the language. As obscure as the Hawaiian language may seem to some, INSTANT IMMERSION HAWAIIAN demonstrates language learning--and teaching--at its best. Mahalo! S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2005 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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