Pimsleur German Level 2 CD

Pimsleur German Level 2 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743523493
  • 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 practice reading German
- in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s German Level 1.

In the first 10 lessons you’ll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon you’ll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local tourist attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands.

The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You’ll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather.

In the final 10 lessons you’ll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll learn to express yourself with relative structures – faster, slower, etc. You’ll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. You’ll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, you’ll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you’ll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading German, and to provide you with some insight into German culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you’ll experience when visiting a German-speaking country.

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 2 MP3
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (20)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • It works (18)
  • Perfects accent (16)
  • Fun (10)

Cons

  • No writing component (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (17)
  • Self-improvement (16)
  • Fun (13)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Business/work (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (11), Business person (8), Student (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works!

I am having very good sucess with the program so far. I have completed Level 1 and a third of Level 2. The introduction of informal conversation with Du is difficult at first....Read complete review

I am having very good sucess with the program so far. I have completed Level 1 and a third of Level 2. The introduction of informal conversation with Du is difficult at first. I am trying not to be critical of that at this point because the program has really made it "easy" for me to pick up German and Pimsleur seems to be dead on with his research. I'd rather personal rather focus on the formal version and then add less formal conversation later. I am able to retain what I have learned. I listen to a new lesson everyday and listen again while I am out walking. I like the portability and that I can focus just on the words and pronunciation. One thing I don't like in the MP3 version is the sound isn't very good. I have it all the way up and it is still hard to hear on the computer. I am impressed with the product. Pimsleur's research has really paid off.
Sometimes I have to slow things down a bit and spend two days on a lesson. Occassionally there is a lesson that introduces a ton of new material and it seems very overwhelming at first. After a second listen and sometimes a third it is much easier to move on with confidence. I've grown accustom to the speakers voice. Toward the end of the first unit, one of the guys dropped out and I found myself missing him because I was so use to his voice. This other guy is more soft spoken. I am looking forward to finishing all the German units and becoming proficient in German. so far this program has given me the confidence to have such a lofty goal. Thanks.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

which edition do you sell now?

From my local library, I got this on CDs. The sound quality is quite poor compared to German Complete Level I. It sounds like a bad transfer from old audiocassettes, with moderate tape...Read complete review

From my local library, I got this on CDs. The sound quality is quite poor compared to German Complete Level I. It sounds like a bad transfer from old audiocassettes, with moderate tape hiss and low signal to noise ratio. The CDs say ©1995-1998.

Is that the version being sold now? If not, why not tell us what you sell now?

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5.0

Pimsleur audio works best for me

By George

from New York City

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Good value
  • Includes short reading lessons
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable
  • Repeatable if you need to hear it again!
  • self-paced and set your own schedule

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 2 MP3:

    I've used Pimsleur to brush up on my French and Italian for business and personal travel. Pimsleur was able to get me quickly and confidently to the basic level in both languages so I could confidently take care of everyday essential tasks like asking for directions, making purchases in stores, ordering meals in restaurants, registering at the hotel and having conversations with people I met along the way. It really enriches the travel experience and lets you develop insights into the culture. I'm now getting ready for a trip to Germany and by doubling up to two lessons a day my goal is to complete all four levels and reach intermediate fluency within 90 days.

    I've explored other language learning opportunities including some Internet-based systems with lots of "bells and whistles" but Pimsleur is my top choice because of the audio format. Videos and other visual content may be fun or interesting, but there are two big drawbacks. First, it requires that you sit and look at a computer screen while you learn, and that eliminates study while walking, running, or driving. My primary study time is during my morning and evening commute, which I can do easily with Pinsleur which includes quick (under five minutes) reading lessons which I can print out on a single sheet of paper and discreetly tuck in my pocket (or delivered to my smart phone). The second drawback to computer based visual language learning systems is that language is not a visual communication system, it's verbal and audible. So developing your "ear" is the essential skill and that is exactly what Pimsleur does.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Downloadable content immediately available on my iPhone

     
    4.0

    The key to language learning success

    By Komrade Ken

    from Ulaanbaatar

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pimsleur German Level 2 MP3:

        But does it have to be so UScentric borne out in absolutely silly interpretations such as the claim "Hallo" means "Hi" and "Guten Tag" means "Hello". Hellloooo! "Hallo" means "Hello" and "Guten Tag" means "Good Day" a greeting used in the rest of the English speaking world if not in the US. And drop the telephones and telephone books, and odd comment when the man prefer emails in the same unit. I'm also amazed that the feminists haven't tackled you over the vapid roles the women play in some units. And finally the younger man's voice is singularly irritating. However, I'm having more success than ever before in decades of half baked attempts to learn a language. But it would be worth your encouraging students to do all units several times on the alotted day and while doing PG2 I've been going back to the corresponding PG1 Unit for a very beneficial run through..

        Service and delivery comments:

        Good for PG1, not for PG2 due to some S&S system bugs but they appear to have been fixed as had no trouble downloading PG3

         
        4.0

        Great Intro to a New Language

        By Veshnelichlipzehitzenfraughen

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Business person

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur German Level 2 MP3:

        Disclaimer: I studied Spanish years ago; I have some limited experience learning a new language.

        I listen to a lesson every day on my way to work and do the reading exercises when I get home. I'm currently on the second phase. You'll find that if you do the lessons consistently, things will start clicking. The lessons can be difficult; don't be surprised if you have to repeat one two or three times before you feel comfortable moving on. While I would not be able to have a "normal" conversation with a native speaker at this point, I could perform very basic interactions. Learning a language is hard and takes time. If you go into this knowing that, you'll be very satisfied. If you expect to be comprehending fluent German in a few months, this isn't the best solution for you.

        The lessons cover the basics including greetings, times, numbers, days of the week, and transportation. The format is very polite and formal; you won't learn slang and may come across a bit stiff to a native speaker.

        The speakers are very clear and include a few different accents for variety. The lessons are a bit dry, so I prefer to do them while I'm driving.

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        4.0

        Very good coarse

        By Steve

        from Fallston,MD

        About Me Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur German Level 2 MP3:

        The lessons give you a good flow of how German is spoken.

         
        4.0

        You can teach an old dog new tricks

        By kelirugenstein

        from Troy, NY

        About Me Business person, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur German Level 2 MP3:

        I listen to the lessons each day on the way to and from work. I am not on German 2 and loving it. I have it downloaded on my phone so I can use it anytime, anywhere.

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