Pimsleur Danish Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Danish Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Danish with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442370449
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  • List Price: $345.00

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

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Danish
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Danish will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick & Easy - Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable & Flexible - Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method - Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced - Go fast or go slow - it’s up to you.
- Based in Science - Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective - Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius - Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone - Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 67 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Danish
- in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
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 at the end of Unit 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Danish. In addition, the combined Reading Lessons from the course are included at the end. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

The Danish Language
Danish, a North Germanic language based on Old Norse, is spoken by some 6 million people, primarily in Denmark, although there are some speakers in Norway, Sweden, the Faroese Islands, and Greenland. Within the country of Denmark, there are many different dialects spoken. Generally, the newscast or Standard Danish (also referred to as rigsdansk), which is based on the dialects spoken in and around Copenhagen, is considered the most desirable dialect. This course adheres as closely as possible to Standard Danish. Because of the large number of similarities between Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, knowledge of any one of these languages makes it possible to understand the others. This is true for both spoken and written forms.

Tech Talk
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- MP3 files available exclusively from Pimsleur.com can be played using the free Pimsleur Course Manager app, which can be installed on smartphones, tablets or computers for personal use only.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Danish Level 1 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • It works (6)
  • Fun (4)
  • Perfects accent (4)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (5)
  • Self-improvement (4)
  • Business/work (3)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
  • Fun (3)
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5.0

very good program.I waiting Danish Lessons level 2.

By Ingrida

from Danmark

About Me Government employee, Military personnel, Student, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Danish Level 1 MP3:

I work with my phone and learning.

 
5.0

Continue to be a Pimsleur fan!

By Doc moving to Denmark

from Portland, OR

About Me Government employee, Physician, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Too Fast

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel
  • Watching foreign movies/TV in original language!

Comments about Pimsleur Danish Level 1 MP3:

Have used Pimsleur before for Japanese and Spanish and I think the technology and science of English, expect, Listen then speak is VERY effective and Danish is a true test of this. The sounds used in Danish are NOT those used in English, so it's even more effective not to be reading something at the same time. The use of male and female really helps you learn native pronunciation and not just mimicking a single example.
I do find the lessons 6 and above proceed too fast, especially from proper pronunciation to common pronunciation at full speed. So I listen to these lessons typically 4 times each.

THAT SAID, if the program went slower, there would be much less material covered in the whole course.

And unfortunately, there are only 30 Danish lessons. It's one of those 'minority languages' and though there would be small audience for it, I'd pay a LOT more money to have a full 120 lesson Danish course from Pimsleur.

Service and delivery comments:

Now that it's all online delivery, and the iPhone app is in full function, delivery is a breeze!

 
5.0

The best language method - hands down

By AnnZ

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Danish Level 1 MP3:

    I enjoy learning languages, and have tried a number of different methods over the years. Pimsleur is, without a doubt, the best method available for developing the ability to hold a conversation. During my occasional vacations in France, I receive frequent compliments on my accent and fluency, which I attribute to the Pimsleur method. I have now worked my way up to French 5, and am delighted to find some of the more complex grammar included, which I had previously thought out of my reach. My husband and son have tried some of the earlier levels, and they too participate in French conversations during our vacations. I can't recommend this product highly enough.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I downloaded the material from the internet. When I had a problem with the website, the customer service person fixed it immediately.

     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT!

    By Kim

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Only 1 Level

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Danish Level 1 MP3:

      Easiest and most helpful language tutorial I have ever used.
      My Danish fiancé is thoroughly impressed with my progress in such a short amount of time. The units are the perfect length to complete on my commute to work and have found it helpful to review the same unit on my way home.

      Pimsleur delivers useful information in a concise, easy-to-learn and effective way.

      I am halfway through Level 1 and am hoping Level 2 & 3 are to soon follow!!!

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Hard to use if you don't hear well....but great otherwise.

      By Dane's Mate

      from Port Richey, FL

      About Me Old Phart

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Hearing Impaired
      • Text
      • Workbook

      Cons

      • Not what I expected
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Immigration

      Comments about Pimsleur Danish Level 1 MP3:

      My wife was born in Copenhagen and we may move there to retire. I've chose n Pimsleur to learn Danish sufficient to pass the citizenship test. So far, because I have really bad hearing, I've not progressed well. I have trouble with soft consonants. My wife corrects me but I'm frustrated by having to relearn a word because it may end with an "l" instead of a "T." The program would be absolutely excellent for anyone with normal hearing or if there were a textual workbook to go with the audio.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I would love a textual workbook to go with the audio! In fact, I've asked my wife to make one for me. She completed on for the first session and I easily corrected my mis-pronunciations!

      Also, an introductory "how you pronounce vowels and letters" would be nice. I've found one on the Danish Consulate sight and it helps when I read a Danish word for the first time.

      You could do so much with your program format if you would simply expand it to include visual as well as auditory instruction.

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