German Phase 1, Units 1-30

German Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442308923
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.
The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! German Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with nearnative pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin in Unit 10 and provide you with an introduction to reading German. These readings, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.
The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! German Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with nearnative pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin in Unit 10 and provide you with an introduction to reading German. These readings, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurGerman Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

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    (8)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • It works (20)
  • Perfects accent (18)
  • Portable (18)
  • Fun (15)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Self-improvement (16)
  • Fun (11)
  • Business/work (9)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
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4.0

Excellent Instructional Design

By ajloewer

from SLC, Utah

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I'm loving how the program distributes practice of previously learned items over time.

    Also, rather than memorizing rote items (vocabulary, numbers, letters, etc) I began using these items in conversational contexts right away.

    I have a PhD in Instructional Design and this approach to language learning is an excellent example of effective instruction. Definitely worth the money. Wish I had purchased this program four years ago to use during my commutes to and from work.

    The short amount of response time requires me to think on my feet, but sometimes it arrives a little too fast!

    My only concern is the app - it's slow to respond to play/pause touches and other navigation. It also deletes the lessons without me knowing and I have to re-download before I can begin a new lesson. Strange.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing, amazing, AMAZING!

    By Sean

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Pimsleur is light years ahead of its competitors, in terms of being able to speak fluently in the target language during and after the program. If I could give you more stars on your rating chart, I would love to. Thank you, pimsleur.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Fine Program for Independent Learning

      By Tilly

      from Boston, Ma

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I have been impressed with the skillful sequencing of German I, not too much introduced at once with review inserted along the way. I now have lots of useful phrases, some basic understanding of word order, grammar and some basic vocabulary. I really like being able to listen carefully to both a male and female speaker as I practice pronunciation. I also like that I have my Pimsleur program on my computer, ipod and ipad so that I can practice under many circumstances including sitting at home, driving and traveling. I'm looking forward to German II.

        Service and delivery comments:

        It would be great to have a group with whom to practice speaking German who are at a similar level led by someone who knows German well. This could be a gathering of locals or perhaps an on-line video classroom.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Mobile Tool for Learning German

        By Mike H.

        from Memphis, TN

        About Me Business person, Traveler

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        Pimsleur German I has been a great resource for learning a new language. I have about a 40 minute commute to work in which I am able to complete one lesson each day. The pace is on par with learning and the repetition allows the material to "stick" easily.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AOK

        By Tiemyshoo

        from Scottsdale, AZ

        About Me Grandpa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I have a 35 min drive to work and on the return trip so I use that time to learn German - something I would not have been able to do if strickly limited to the computer. I copy the files to CDs. If I need to pause for a moment of driving it is not a problem.
          The pace is a little fast for me but beleive me when I say that I am challenged when it comes to learning a new language. On the bright side,for the first time in my life, I am learning a language and enjoying the experience.

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