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Content covered. A good resource, feels a little bit rushed though should have been so much better!
on 12 November 2011
A good little CD from which you can definitely learn the more basic side of the language and like most people who seem to have bought it, if you just want to learn a couple of words to throw around at your BF/GF however if you are deadly serious about learning Kurdish efficiently as a fluent language I can not recommend this cd for you. basicaly the way the CD works is much like a picture book, with pronunciations if you click on the words. thats pretty much it from there on its a list of relative words to the topic you choose to study (i.e. first words, colours, the body, numbers, food, phrases, shopping and time - i think that's all the topics) and small games which have you matching words/pronunciations to pictures. I personally felt that it doesn't challenge you to learn, or stick in your head very well. like you could go through an exercise relatively fast due to the simple structure of the programme but you haven't really learnt 100% of the material covered and like someone has already said it doesn't cover connectives nor does it cover the grammatical side of the language either so you might not be able to have a fluent conversation with any Kurds even after learning the content provided. its very much a quick-learn pick up and go CD which is very handy, but if you've had experience with Rosetta Stone or have used quality audio books by the likes of Michel Thomas, then you might want to search around for something bit more advanced in content before picking this up. Yes it is an "Absolute Beginners" resource, but what I have found out when learning languages, starting with a core foundation to build the language around is very important, rather than simply providing words and the relative translation and to then rely purely on memory.
To conclude, as a learning resource this will definitely help on learning new words and phrases, some more useful than others and from the lack of Kurdish language resources out there this is still one of the better choices, maybe test the waters with this one first before purchasing the vocab builder though.