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
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Learn a new language while commuting, while cleaning the house, or working out. Like millions before you, discover the power of the scientifically sequenced and portable Pimsleur Method.

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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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Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

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    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • It works (33)
  • Portable (30)
  • Perfects accent (26)
  • Fun (23)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • No writing component (6)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (31)
  • Self-improvement (28)
  • Fun (17)
  • Business/work (14)
  • Family background/heritage (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (26), Business person (15), Student (5)

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5.0

A quite effective method to learn a foreign language

By DeBa43

from Ferrara, Italy

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

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:

It is an ideal method for the study of a foreign language. Basic expressions, grammar and syntax are gradually and effectively assimilated. Particular attention is devoted to pronunciation, through continuous oral practice. I am very satisfied of the Pimsleur method in my present study of German (phase 1), and also in my previous experience of Hungarian through great thirty lessons.

Service and delivery comments:

Easy download

 
5.0

Great way of learning!

By taxgirl17

from Bradenton, FL

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

    I'm very impressed with the Pimsleur method. I'm definitely going to go further with the other levels. My hope is that they will add a level 5 for German as well.

     
    5.0

    Great Learning Tool!

    By Joel

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

    This program is great for people who want to learn enough of a language to have basic conversations with people while on vacation. The lessons do not teach you random verbs and nouns like we were taught in school, it teachs you useful phrases and sentences you would actually use.

    Service and delivery comments:

    The download was quick and the program was rasy to use!

     
    4.0

    Got Me Talking!

    By Ich der Fisch

    from East of the Hudson

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

      Wow, after working almost two years with Brand R, I had a fair vocabulary but in any kind of conversation I couldn't get two words out. Pimsleur forces you to stop overthinking things and just start talking. Sometimes I find the response period too short and have to hit the pause button for a few seconds.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Download was problem free.

       
      5.0

      FABULOUS PROGRAM-TEACHER APPROVED!

      By VINTAGELANE

      from MENLO PARK, CA

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Pimsleur German Level 1 MP3:

        Purchased this program based on a recommendation from a client and haven't been disappointed. I feel relatively proficient after 10 lessons and the graduated recall/review of early material really checks your retention.

        I do feel the need to look up certain words online to see what they look like, but this is my 4th language and it's just what works best for me (seeing the words visually).

        Very, very happy!

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