German II, Comprehensive

German II, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743523493
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  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

German is the official language of Germany and Austria and is one of the official languages of Switzerland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, and Luxembourg. Nearly 100 million people speak German as their first language: about 77 million in Germany, 8 million in Austria, and 4.5 million in Switzerland.

Comprehensive German II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

  • engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
  • combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
  • create with language and function in informal situations,
  • deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
  • meet social demands and limited job requirements,
  • begin reading for meaning.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

German is the official language of Germany and Austria and is one of the official languages of Switzerland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, and Luxembourg. Nearly 100 million people speak German as their first language: about 77 million in Germany, 8 million in Austria, and 4.5 million in Switzerland.

Comprehensive German II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

  • engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
  • combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
  • create with language and function in informal situations,
  • deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
  • meet social demands and limited job requirements,
  • begin reading for meaning.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurGerman II, Comprehensive
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Portable (12)
  • It works (11)
  • Perfects accent (10)
  • Fun (8)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Travel (11)
  • Fun (9)
  • Business/work (6)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (6), Business person (4), Student (4)

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5.0

Deutsch-Sprachschule zu Hause

By Redboots

from Bartlesville, Oklahoma

About Me Linguist, Senior Citizen, Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A Computer Not Needed
  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • My Teacher Is With Me
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

  • Doesn't Go Far Enough

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Just for fun
  • Love Of Language
  • Reading World Literature
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

I am able to speak German, probably enough to be said. I also teach and help others learn. I have German I,II, III, and IV and I can speak with many people. I can also read well enough to read some challenging literature. I read in Deutsche Zeitung and books. The lessons are home schooling for me and I use them in my car, at home, walking, riding a bicycle, running, and I do not have to have a computer with me to do it. It's like having a friend on my run and, I am 70 years of age so let's forget the story about being too old to learn a new language. I speak Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian and Polish and I have just started Japanese again so age is not prohibitive of learning a new language or reviewing one.

Service and delivery comments:

There are times a word is difficult to hear, such as "Wie wares mit ein glaswein" The "wares" was very difficult for me to pick up and I wished for a resource, a live chat I could go to and get my resolution. This has always been a frustration with Pimsleur. When I was learning Russian and I was stuck on "po ob yedet" for to have lunch. I really needed help them and had to take a Russian to dinner to get help.

 
5.0

German Phase 2

By Brad

from Houston, Tx

About Me Retired

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

    Pretty simple; just listen to the tape 1 x day.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wie Bitte?

    By Hans Glauer

    from Austin Texas

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

    I have an hour + commute to work every workday. Perfect for continued imersion in the Pimsleur audio work units.

    The way the lessons are constructed is entertaining as well as educational and the turns and twists keep my interest level high. The ocassional and sometimes inrtiquite humor is perfect.

    The work units are faster and faster in the mid level II course. The way I am needing to use the pause button more and more often may be cheating the prosses some, but I am older and often my brain figures thje proper responses with just a few more seconds between the queries.

    As soom as I am ready I will purchase Pimsleur III. THis is one of the most fun ways to learn a new language, and I am learning just for fun, and to stay sharp.

    Thanks,
    R. J. Ackerman
    Austin Texas

     
    5.0

    Confidence

    By Will

    from RVA

    About Me Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • Great
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun

    Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

    Although expensive, this program really gives me confidence in speaking the language which is something I never got from my 8+ years learning Spanish in high school & college. I listen to it in the car and have been able to hold conversations with my Austrian friends.

     
    4.0

    Spoken language is about SOUND.

    By DCR

    from Chapel Hill, NC

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

      To speak a language and to understand spoken language is all about sound. What i love about my Pimsleur language program is that i have it on audio CD. I can hear how the language actually sounds and i can pronounce things properly, making myself understood by native speakers. I LOVE the program. I look forward to my daily lesson.

      I like the way new things are introduced, and old things (which i've already learned) are thrown in to make sure i remember them.

      On the flip side:
      Sometimes there is too much repetition for a while, then suddenly a sample conversation with new words or phrases and no explanation. I suppose this is merely to get us used to hearing the language, but i would like more explanation at those times.

      - DCR

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