Norwegian, Comprehensive

Norwegian, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Norwegian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743566308
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Description

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

Norwegian, the official language of Norway, is spoken by approximately 5 million people, primarily in Norway. There are a great number of dialects spoken in Norway. Pimsleur's Norwegian closely adheres to the pronunciation of the inhabitants of Oslo, the capital of Norway.

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! Norwegian, Comprehensive 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 near-native 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, 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 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Norwegian. These lessons 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.

Description

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

Norwegian, the official language of Norway, is spoken by approximately 5 million people, primarily in Norway. There are a great number of dialects spoken in Norway. Pimsleur's Norwegian closely adheres to the pronunciation of the inhabitants of Oslo, the capital of Norway.

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! Norwegian, Comprehensive 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 near-native 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, 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 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Norwegian. These lessons 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.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurNorwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • It works (19)
  • Portable (19)
  • Perfects accent (17)
  • Fun (15)

Cons

  • No writing component (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (15)
  • Travel (14)
  • Family background/heritage (9)
  • Fun (9)
  • Business/work (7)
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    • Traveler (12), Business person (6), Student (4)

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4.0

Excellent Method

By sally

from New Jersey

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Used while taking daily walks and also in the car. This method had me speaking right away, and I find that coupled with thumbing through a English-Norwegian dictionary, I can express a good amount of my thoughts. Many more than what I would have expected after 30 lessons. Wish there was a unit 2. It even made me laugh a few times ("are you here with your wife" "yes" "thats too bad" LOL).

       
      5.0

      Great Preparation for a trip to Norway

      By Returning Viking

      from Chicago

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

        Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        This course is working very nicely for me. It is very convenient and I expect that I will be quite conversational by the time I leave on my trip.
        In the MP3 format, I am able to keep the course with me at all times and can work through the lessons on walks, commutes, and any other time I can manage to get in a 30 minute lesson.

         
        5.0

        THIS SYSTEM WORKS!!!!

        By Caroline

        from Powder Springs GA

        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 Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          Learning Norwegian as an adult who does not live in Norway. I have been able to pick up the Norwegian I knew, correct mistakes I had been making and become able to converse with native speakers!! With level two I would have become fluent - I was MOST disappointed to learn there is no level two for Norwegian - I URGE Pimsleur to create a level two for Norwegian - to come so far then have the learning stop is just terrible.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simply amazing.

          By Rodrigo

          from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

          About Me Business person, Traveler

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No writing component

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Travel

          Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          Pimsleur Norwegian lessons are simply amazing. Never boring, dynamic, easy to use and to carry around with. It is also divided into small files which makes it easy to keep track on where you stopped at and to help you keep your pace moving on. Every chapter brings in new vocabulary and how to use them on a daily basis. Extremely helpful.

          If I had to say anything that I missed in this package is: firstly, a written guide of all the lessons just in case you want to keep track and see how the words are written, which would definitely be handy. Secondly, I want more lessons! It's a pity there's only 30. I could easily go with another 90!

          Pimsleur definitely makes you learn a new language in a ridiculously easy way. My norwegian when I started the lessons and by the time I finished them were so different I could easily notice how I had evolved with basically no effort whatsoever. If you have a 30min drive in your day, this is perfect for you and in no time you'll be speaking norwegian. I definitely recommend Pimsleur Norwegian to those who want to learn norwegian with ease and haste.

          Please make new norwegian lessons!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great! There should be phase 2&3

          By Liten Bruce

          from Newfolden, MN

          About Me Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Too Fast

          Best Uses

          • Family background/Heritage

          Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I have already finished the complete Pimsleur German course. It improved my German to the point where I was able to translate for my wife in Germany. My son also used it and was able to test out of one semester in college. Because of that experience, I knew that I would have a great experience with the Norwegian course. I am finding that the Norwegian course is as good as the German course. I just wish that there was additional phases for more difficult conversation. This course gives me a great foundation for additional learning using other programs.

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