German Phase 2, Unit 01-05
Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
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Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide
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 2, Units 15 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak German.
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Comments about German Phase 2, Unit 01-05:
The review/slow build of new material of each lesson works well for me.
Well-paced introductions of new material. Diction clear. Some variation in accents/pronunciation, which is important to the listening experience.
The publisher should beef-up the written material---many words and phrases appear nowhere in the accompanying text. That Pimsleur stresses it uses an aural approach to learning a language, and so seeing the words written out is unnecessary does the adult learner no favors. Since in speaking letters are dropped, mispronounced, or elided, being able to see the actual orthography is important.
In my experience, and this is my fifth language, Pimsleur vastly underestimates the amount of repetition needed to speak a lesson with some ease. My LEAST times are around eight, and go up from there.
I think it is a serious program. I plan on moving on to Level III.