Learn to Speak, Read, and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
- This Edition: CD
- Lessons: 8
- ISBN: 9780743596565
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List Price: $29.99
Includes 8 lessons on 4 CDs and as MP3, 3 hours of reading lessons as MP3, and a companion reading booklet
The Pimsleur® Method teaches speaking and understanding right from the start
For almost 50 years, in over 50 languages, the Pimsleur® Method has been recognized by experts worldwide as one of the fastest and most effective ways to learn to speak another language. With Pimsleur you will learn German in the same way you learned your first language as a child, acquiring the vocabulary of the new language, along with the melody, rhythm, and intonation of German as used in everyday conversation.
The Science of Memory
Dr. Paul Pimsleur's research on memory was one of his most significant achievements: he discovered that if reminded of new words and information at gradually increasing intervals of time, the learners would remember the words or information for increasingly longer periods. Dr. Pimsleur documented that the acquisitions would actually move from short-term into long-term, or permanent, memory.
The Reading Program
Pimsleur Language Programs use the same revolutionary learning Method to teach you to read, as well as to speak. You will start by sounding out German, learning to associate the new sound system to the English alphabet you know. Gradually you will learn to look at the words and see them with "German eyes." And you will learn to read German without an English accent.
Learn on the Go!
goGerman makes it easier than ever to use the Pimsleur programs by including the spoken lessons in two audio formats. Now you can listen anytime, anywhere: in your car or at home and on your MP3 player.
This package contains:
• Eight 30-minute language lessons on four audio CDs
• A reading book with more than 50 Reading Lessons
An iPod-ready MP3 CD that has:
• MP3 audio files of the eight 30-minute spoken language lessons
• An MP3 file containing three hours of reading lessons
• A printable PDF file of the companion Reading Book (Please Note: MP3 disc will not play on a regular CD player)
Bonus: a digital Ultralingua German-English dictionary with 200,000 items, including colloquial terms and common expressions.
On the MP3 CD you'll also find a link to:
An Instant Credit of $100 towards the purchase of the Pimsleur Comprehensive Level 1 program directly from Simon & Schuster, with 30 lessons on 16 Audio CDs. Please see www.pimsleur.com/goGerman for details.
Note: The purchase of this product alone does not qualify for an Instant Credit, or for the Proficiency Guarantee.
Pimsleur’s Proficiency Guarantee. We believe so strongly in the effectiveness of the Pimsleur Method that we will guarantee your spoken proficiency if you continue and complete the Level 1 Pimsleur program. For more details visit www.pimsleur.com/Proficiency-Guarantee
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Comments about goGerman:
i'm interested in learning the german language. i will most likely use it when i visit germany or austria again. i think it's a very sweet language and why not learn it?
what's great about this course is the audio system with it's repetitiveness. it forces you to remember. and if you forget the next time you listen to the lesson it will remind you on how to say things. i'm at the very beginning of the course and i have learned the basics, such as how to ask if they speak english, how much or if not at all. or how to say greetings. you can do this while you're cooking because you do need to pay attention. or if i'm just relaxing with a cup of coffee i can listen and repeat. i look forward to each lesson. it is fast. the beauty of it is that you need to listen and repeat rather than read and try to find out what the sounds are like. they tell you completely how to pronounce words.
one of the small drawbacks is that you do have to pay attention and devote your listening. that's about all. but it is not limiting. thank you.