Learn Norwegian with The Pimsleur Method

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PimsleurNorwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

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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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