German Phases 1-4

German Phases 1-4

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9781442369238
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Includes 120 lessons and reading instruction (64 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 has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete German course includes all of Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding German. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak German.

At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out German, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. You’ll be reading German with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included. A User's Guide is provided as an audio and also as a PDF.

German Phases 1-4 includes the new German Phase 4, 30-unit course, that replaces the German Phase 4, 10-unit course.

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Description

Includes 120 lessons and reading instruction (64 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 has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete German course includes all of Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding German. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak German.

At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out German, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. You’ll be reading German with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included. A User's Guide is provided as an audio and also as a PDF.

German Phases 1-4 includes the new German Phase 4, 30-unit course, that replaces the German Phase 4, 10-unit course.

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(800) 831-5497

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PimsleurGerman Phases 1-4
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • It works (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Perfects accent (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
  • Self-improvement (3)

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5.0

Better than college courses

By Ryan

from Florida

About Me Student

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

Comments about German Phases 1-4:

I've taken three semesters of German at a top 50 university and found the Pimsleur course vastly more helpful and practical. It teaches you the kind of language you would use everyday (I would know; I used it for a six week trip to Germany). Just finished the fourth set of lessons. I hope they come out with a fifth set soon.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Please create German Phase 5

By July28

from San Jose Costa Rica

About Me Business person, Student

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about German Phases 1-4:

I like it so far, I think that It is very useful,I have bought Portuguese too, and I am thinking on buying French too. So far it is nice but I looking forward to see if they can create phase 5.

Good Work Pimsleur!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Refresher

By Der Gans

from Herndon, VA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phases 1-4:

    I'm about halfway through Phase 1. I'm enjoying it and learning enough German to be well prepared for when my wife and I travel to Germany next summer. I highly recommend Pimsleur.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Complete surprise: partner is speaking

    By motherland

    from Nashua NH

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phases 1-4:

    My partner plays one German lesson per day via ITunes on IPhone, while doing yard work. The night before, he loads the next-day lesson, so the morning sequence is fairly painless. To my complete surprise, he is making steady progress and coming out with increasingly useful German sentences day by day. He has completed about 35 lessons.
    What he complains about is when there are discrepancies in how the speakers pronounce things. He finds the 4th speaker who arrived near the beginning of Level 2 to be particularly difficult to understand. The main issue is that discrepancies such as "ish" versus "ick" for "ich" are not explained fully as regional preferences. The endings on words, both verbs and nouns, are also often misunderstood (in terms of being able to hear with that right answer is on the audio). For this reason, I have supplemented our lives with a free app LEO and use that to look up the grammar when I am not certain of the answers for him.
    I do not think that a person isolated from a real German speaker would learn as effectively as a student who can ask questions along the way.
    My partner plays guitar and has spent decades picking up music by ear. I have no doubt that this explains his ability (and annoyance) with close attention to the people speaking German on the recordings.
    It does seem that the progression of knowledge is a good one, although one could argue whether it is necessary to learn how to order wine so early in the sequence.
    We speak a little German every day at home now, and he is reading a Charlie Brown comic book as a way of learning some slang and phrases that any child might know. Without this reinforcement from extra sources, progress would be much slower.
    So yes, the training is very valuable, and I would recommend that any serious student find a way to engage with a live native speaker and some enjoyable children's books.

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