Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442308923
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  • List Price: $119.95

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus a User’s Guide and Reading Booklet

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
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurGerman I, Comprehensive
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • It works (22)
  • Portable (20)
  • Perfects accent (19)
  • Fun (16)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • No writing component (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (20)
  • Self-improvement (18)
  • Fun (11)
  • Business/work (9)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (15), Business person (10), Student (3)

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(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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Like it!

By Pete

from Wisconsin

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No writing component
  • Too Fast

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

Learning for travel, the only issue is the reading material doesn't sync with the audio chapters. Also the speaker introduces some new words without an explanation of the definition. I have to cross reference another translation program to make the complete translation. However I will purchase the next set of chapters.

All in all it's a great educational program.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Instructional Design

By ajloewer

from SLC, Utah

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I'm loving how the program distributes practice of previously learned items over time.

    Also, rather than memorizing rote items (vocabulary, numbers, letters, etc) I began using these items in conversational contexts right away.

    I have a PhD in Instructional Design and this approach to language learning is an excellent example of effective instruction. Definitely worth the money. Wish I had purchased this program four years ago to use during my commutes to and from work.

    The short amount of response time requires me to think on my feet, but sometimes it arrives a little too fast!

    My only concern is the app - it's slow to respond to play/pause touches and other navigation. It also deletes the lessons without me knowing and I have to re-download before I can begin a new lesson. Strange.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing, amazing, AMAZING!

    By Sean

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about German Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      Pimsleur is light years ahead of its competitors, in terms of being able to speak fluently in the target language during and after the program. If I could give you more stars on your rating chart, I would love to. Thank you, pimsleur.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Fine Program for Independent Learning

      By Tilly

      from Boston, Ma

      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 have been impressed with the skillful sequencing of German I, not too much introduced at once with review inserted along the way. I now have lots of useful phrases, some basic understanding of word order, grammar and some basic vocabulary. I really like being able to listen carefully to both a male and female speaker as I practice pronunciation. I also like that I have my Pimsleur program on my computer, ipod and ipad so that I can practice under many circumstances including sitting at home, driving and traveling. I'm looking forward to German II.

        Service and delivery comments:

        It would be great to have a group with whom to practice speaking German who are at a similar level led by someone who knows German well. This could be a gathering of locals or perhaps an on-line video classroom.

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