Pimsleur German Level 2 CD

Pimsleur German Level 2 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743523493
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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 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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PimsleurGerman Phase 2, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Portable (15)
  • It works (14)
  • Perfects accent (13)
  • Fun (10)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Travel (13)
  • Fun (11)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
  • Business/work (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (5), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great instructional tapes!

By Cathy

from New York City

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

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

Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

This is an excellent series of instructional tapes. The speakers are clear as crystal and highlight grammar as well as expressive and receptive language exchanges.

 
5.0

Very well done

By Lita

from Winchester, MA

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

    I'm now on German II. I thought I would have to force myself to do a session every day, but instead I'm enjoying it.
    I last studied German in high school (50 years ago!) and was never fluent; I'm very surprised at how much I remember.
    The sessions progress reasonably quickly, and the repetition is useful not only for memory but for pronunciation.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    which edition do you sell now?

    By autnagrag

    from Seattle

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not what I expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about German II, Comprehensive:

      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?

       
      5.0

      Deutsch-Sprachschule zu Hause

      By Redboots

      from Bartlesville, Oklahoma

      About Me Linguist, Senior Citizen, Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • A Computer Not Needed
      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • My Teacher Is With Me
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Doesn't Go Far Enough

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Love Of Language
      • Reading World Literature
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

      I am able to speak German, probably enough to be said. I also teach and help others learn. I have German I,II, III, and IV and I can speak with many people. I can also read well enough to read some challenging literature. I read in Deutsche Zeitung and books. The lessons are home schooling for me and I use them in my car, at home, walking, riding a bicycle, running, and I do not have to have a computer with me to do it. It's like having a friend on my run and, I am 70 years of age so let's forget the story about being too old to learn a new language. I speak Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian and Polish and I have just started Japanese again so age is not prohibitive of learning a new language or reviewing one.

      Service and delivery comments:

      There are times a word is difficult to hear, such as "Wie wares mit ein glaswein" The "wares" was very difficult for me to pick up and I wished for a resource, a live chat I could go to and get my resolution. This has always been a frustration with Pimsleur. When I was learning Russian and I was stuck on "po ob yedet" for to have lunch. I really needed help them and had to take a Russian to dinner to get help.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      German Phase 2

      By Brad

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Retired

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Perfects Accent

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about German Phase 2, Units 1-30:

        Pretty simple; just listen to the tape 1 x day.

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