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.

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 19 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • It works (16)
  • Portable (16)
  • Perfects accent (15)
  • Fun (13)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (14)
  • Travel (13)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Fun (8)
  • Business/work (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (10), Business person (5), Student (4)

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(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Too good to be true

By jordyboooy

from Hudson Falls NY

About Me Moving To, Student, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Travel

    Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I finally have found your program after looking so far too find one I stopped using it for a week because I had to do some stuff but after 3 units I remembered everything even though it hadn't been used in a week. it is the best program iv'e found and it will really help my future. thanks for the program you have no idea how great this program is.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Norwegian 30-lesson review

    By Scandanavian Descent Girl

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Scandanavian Descent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Mostly For Travel Use
    • Not Fast Enough
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I do the lesson in the car on the way to work, and again on the way home.

    I am learning correct grammar very easily, and feel like I could get around in Norway pretty well.

    What I don't like, halfway through, is that I have mostly learned about shopping, eating and things you would do were you visiting a country. I want to learn more so I can converse with family I have here and in Denmark.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Sometimes the man and woman pronouce things differently, and I'm not sure which is the correct way.

    I actually wanted to learn Danish, but you only offer 10 lessons in that language. I am hoping Norwegian is close enough to Danish to make it worth my time.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best method to get you started

    By Studenter

    from Trondheim, Norway

    About Me Business person

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Norwegian, Comprehensive:

      I'm an Italian native speaker and also fluent in English. Among the several methods to learn Norwegian I've worked with, this is definitely the best one for the absolute beginner. Very effective to learn pronunciation. The vocabulary and grammar you'll learn will really stay with you. Unfortunately, it only goes up to the beginner/intermediate stage and it is a pity that more advenced levels are not available yet. Nevertheless, this will give you an excellent foundation if you then decide to study the language further.

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