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Not exactly for "beginners",
This review is from: Complete Polish Book/CD Pack (Teach Yourself Languages) (Paperback)
I only own the book so cannot really comment on the CD but given the fact that there are now many native Polish speakers residing in the UK, you hardly need to shell out for mediocre recordings. The book itself covers a lot of material in considerable depth and it can't be denied that one must be very motivated in order to make any progression. I personally think the writers of the course have too high expectations of normal people who want to learn Polish as a hobby rather than a full on academic subject. Furthermore, the focus appears to be on dialogues which support grammatical points rather than any emphasis on specific vocabulary which would generally be more practical. However, if you have some knowledge of another language with cases and verb endings then there's no real reason why this book wouldn't come in handy if you decide to take on an admittedly difficult language.