Pimsleur German Level 1 CD

Pimsleur German Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743518369
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  • 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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PimsleurGerman Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (26)
  • It works (25)
  • Portable (23)
  • Perfects accent (21)
  • Fun (18)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • No writing component (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (23)
  • Self-improvement (20)
  • Fun (13)
  • Business/work (10)
  • Family background/heritage (10)
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    • Traveler (18), Business person (11), Student (4)

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4.0

Timing

By Zook

from St. Paul, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

Good product. I'm making more progress than I have at other attempts to learn German.
My only suggestion is that I would like slightly more time to respond before I am prompted with the correct German. Just a second or so.

 
4.0

Great Way to Start

By wahwahnyc

from New York NY

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I use Pimsleur when I am gong to be traveling to a new country. I have found no other product that is as good as Pimsleur to guide me toward good pronunciation.

     
    4.0

    A great way to learn!

    By Keli

    from Troy, NY

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No Printed Word Component

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I use the lessons from my phone and listen to them on the way to and from work. I like how previous lessons are integrated into new ones so that you don't lose what you've learned. I also like the practical nature of the conversations - something I will use as soon as I hit Germany!

     
    5.0

    Reading lessons

    By Lou

    from Franklin, WI

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Harle-davidson
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I use it daily. I like it a lot. The reading lessons should correspond to some of the conversations and phrases. Some of the words tat are difficult should be included in the lesson to check spelling and in the dictionary. Example: Beschitigt is for visining city or a place and Kindern which is difficult to understand to check the dictionary.

    The program is very useful to learn to frame sentences and asking questions.

    Thanks,

    Lou

    Service and delivery comments:

    Improve reading lessons and use sentences in the conversation. It will be helpful to refer to the dictionary and verbs and grammar to understand Cases and tenses.
    You also give an option to slow down the conversation.
    I supplement this software with Fluenz and Babble.

    Lou

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    it really works!

    By Ssusheelover

    from Atlanta Georgia

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German I, Comprehensive:

    I already taught myself Portuguese and Itialian on my own. I tried German a few years ago, but lost interest. With the Pimsleur Method of just listening to the lessons, you automatically will be spreaking in German right away.
    Injust half an hour a day, and after 10 CDs, (32 per pack, I can speak about 50 simple sentences in German, and respond to about 30 or so questions IN GERMAN! WOW! I have never kearned a language this fast before!
    I look forward to my lesson the next day!

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