Pimsleur German Level 1 CD

Pimsleur German Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743518369
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs (16 hrs), plus Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn German
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 German 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
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading German designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a 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 in Lesson 10 to provide you with an introduction to reading German. In addition, the combined Reading Lessons are included after Lesson 30. These Reading 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 German Language
German is the official language of Germany and Austria and is one of the official languages of Switzerland. It is also an official language in Belgium, Lichtenstein, and Luxembourg. Nearly 100 million people speak German as their first language: about 77 million in Germany, 8 million in Austria, and 4.5 million in Switzerland.

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.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (40)
  • It works (39)
  • Portable (36)
  • Perfects accent (31)
  • Fun (27)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • No writing component (7)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (37)
  • Self-improvement (34)
  • Fun (20)
  • Business/work (18)
  • Family background/heritage (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (29), Business person (18), Student (5)

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4.0

Generally satisfied

By Lotus

from Paris

About Me Future international trade employee

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No conversation text book
  • Time commitment

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

With pimsleur, I memorize new words easily and better. I learn how to speak German correctly without long and complicated grammar rules explanations. When I learn a new language, it's important to me visualize the words I am pronouncing. Listening and regarding the words in the same time seems even more effective to remember. So, it could be great read the conversations during the listening.

Service and delivery comments:

As I use mp3 version, I received the product immediately after have paid, so I am very satisfied.

 
5.0

Its amazing

By Moodz

from Kuwait

About Me House wife, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

    This program makes it sooo easy to learn , its been years that i travel to Germany and never learned the language but with this course it is so easy.. And the words get stuck in your head so you wont forget them easily

    Service and delivery comments:

    Very prompt.. Instantly downloaded the course

     
    5.0

    Better than I expected

    By E.B.

    from Huntsville, AL

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

    Before going on a trip to Germany, I was looking for some kind of language course to learn a few phrases and to say and hear numbers and so forth--just enough German to get by for a few weeks. I'd tried to learn German many years before, but it was taught to me using lots of tables showing noun declensions and verb tense endings, and very little of it stuck, and I thought German was too difficult to master. After trying this course for a few lessons, however, I realized that not only was I retaining whole phrases and able to form sentences, but all those obscure grammar rules were starting to make sense because I was learning them in context, via usage, rather than from memorizing tables. After a while, the correct ending on an adjective or noun just starts to sound right and you don't have to worry about what part of speech or gender it is. I think this is the best beginning self-paced language course I've encountered so far.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery of MP3 files is immediate. Phone app works well too, once you download the files.

     
    4.0

    I would definitely move on to level 2.

    By Rafael

    from Dallas

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

    Very practical and efficient.

     
    4.0

    Awesome way to learn German

    By Floyd

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    About Me Retiree

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Lacking vocab introducing new words w ea lesson

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

    The best part of learning German this way is that it is portable. You can learn on the go or while doing chores. After finishing 10 lessons and I needed to drive for several hours I listened to all the ones I finished up to that point. Then again while driving 600 miles I was able to review 25 lessons. It was like German immersion. The thing I would like to have seen is vocab from the first lesson with each new word introduced in that lesson. When I went to Germany I was glad that there was so much repetition of numbers as you use it everywhere. I would have liked to have completed level 1 and 2 before going to Germany, but being 59 years old I had to listen to each lesson 2 or 3 times. The hardest part for me was when they started giving directions in German because contrary to everything else the directions were introduced in a very brief way and then used constantly as though you got it on the first mention. There was a warning at the beginning of that lesson that you may have to listen to it 2 or 3 times and so it was. The German people were so gracious and most were able to speak English but knowing a little German helped a lot. I was in Frankfurt and Berlin and a comment was made that my German was the standard pronunciation not the Berlin accent.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I got the Android version and so the download was quick and flawless.

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