Pimsleur German Level 3 CD

Pimsleur German Level 3 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528771
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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 Levels 1 and 2.

In the first 10 lessons, you will expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations eagerly, confident of being understood.

In the next 10 lessons, your skills will demonstrate ever-increasing mastery of German. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.

In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural sounding, near-native accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self-confidence soars as you no longer experience the language and culture as a foreigner, but as someone with a deepening insight into the German-speaking world.

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, to provide vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Before you know it, you’ll be reading German with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker.

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 3, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Fun (5)
  • It works (5)
  • Portable (4)
  • Perfects accent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (7)
    • Fun (6)
    • Travel (5)
    • Family background/heritage (3)
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    5.0

    VERY USEFUL FOR LEARNING GERMAN

    By LOU

    from FRANKLIN, WISCONSIN

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about German Phase 3, Units 1-30:

    very UDEFUL TO FORM SENTENCES

     
    4.0

    I am enjoying my lessons

    By Marian

    from Florida

    About Me Government employee, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about German Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      I play these lessons daily on my commute. Sometimes I go over one twice. Finally on this third set, the patterns in German have gotten familiar as well as the pronunciation of the voices. My progress is faster. I look up new words with Google Translate as it helps me to know what they look like written form in order to memorize the new vocabulary. I am enjoying references to locations around München in particular, since I have been there and will return to the area. I appreciate the way phone numbers are being taught, although my native speaker friend says that people say the numbers singularly much like we do. Oh and I love the male speaker's voice. Perhaps there is some reason for it, but it seems there is this proclivity to make up sentences that feel like I am saying something like she sells sea shells down by the shining seashore. These sentences feel confusing with regard to word order and my mouth feels all twisted up. So I repeat them until they run smoothly. This helps. Well, I am liking this and will be up for level 4 soon. I am looking forward to testing it out during my next stay in Deutschland. Thanks!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      German 3 helps solidify language gains

      By Doc 619

      from menomonie wisconsin

      About Me Retired, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Too Fast

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about German Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      The Pimsleur German program is great. I listen and speak every day for a half hour or more. I try to do it first thing everyday. I like the way it focuses me on the structure of German sentences. I also get a lot of "little" words, like "really," and "soon" and others that make speaking conversational. I have recommended the program to others. I do wish the speakers would help me a bit more with the difficult to distinguish sounds, in particular m and n. I also wish I had a booklet of all those little words. I write them down as they are introduced so that I can assemble sentences faster when I give my German versionl

       
      5.0

      Easy understanding.

      By Bocho

      from Toms River NJ

      About Me Business person, Student

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      Pros

      • Clear Pronuntiation
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • One 30 Minutes Track

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about German Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      Sound is excellent.

       
      4.0

      a solid product

      By marty

      from portland, OR

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement

        Comments about German Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        This is a very intelligently designed system. It moves the user along at the right pace. The sound quality is excellent.

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