Norwegian, Comprehensive

Norwegian, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Norwegian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • 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.

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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.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurNorwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

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    (23)

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    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (29)
  • It works (27)
  • Portable (25)
  • Perfects accent (22)
  • Fun (20)

Cons

  • No writing component (7)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (21)
  • Travel (21)
  • Family background/heritage (15)
  • Fun (13)
  • Business/work (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (16), Business person (7), Student (7)

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4.0

Good product - could stand remastering

By Victor

from Austin, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works

Cons

  • Too Quiet

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

The version of the product I got was a digital version, provided as a suite of mono mp3 files. I've not gone through them all yet, so consider this a preliminary review. I'm actually adjusting the sound on the files because the volume is quite low. Using my car's feature of accessing my phone's iTunes library, the volume is not quite loud enough when turned up all the way.

I know the instructions state to pick a quiet environment, and that would be really helpful. But it would also be convenient to be able to go through the material during my commute.

 
5.0

This got me speaking Norwegian quickly!

By Livsglede

from Seattle, WA

About Me Traveler

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    This course makes it very easy to learn. Before I knew it, I was constructing full sentences. And my Norwegian family and friends were complimenting my pronunciation.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Introduction but Needs Phase 2

    By Nick

    from England

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Only One Phase

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    Having tried a couple of Norwegian courses, this one was by far the best. As (to all intents and purposes) a beginner, I found myself having complete conversations in my head in Norwegian after just a few lessons. After 30 lessons I am hungry for more - but there are no more 'Phases'! Please consider taking this excellent course to its conclusion.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Method of Teaching Norwegian

    By Curt

    from Portland, Maine

    About Me Student

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Phases 2 And 3
    • No Phases Ii And Iii
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    The product is excellent. The best way to learn a new language. Very simple methodology, but effective. Pimsleur encourages you to say the phrases out loud and they're practical phrases that you learn instead of delving into grammar and spelling early on. I highly recommend Pimsleur. I tried so many different ways to learn Norwegian and this is by far the best method I've seen to date.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Please Pimsleur. Make Phase II and III, I want to continue to learn to speak Norwegian. If not, I've learned enough to have basic to intermediate conversations with my Norwegian mother. But making it would be a bonus!!! :)

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Program

    By LT

    from South Dakota

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      * useful for preparation for traveling to Norway
      * well designed plan to help the student learn to speak with some fluency

      * very helpful in dialogues, pronunciation and phrasing
      * very good diction by readers

      - would recommend English translation of words used in the reading section (primarily designed for pronunciation rules)
      - would greatly appreciate another 30 modules in intermediate Norwegian

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