Pimsleur German Level 5 CD

Pimsleur German Level 5 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442376601
  • 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
- 75 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, 16.5 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
German Level 5 is designed to be taken after Pimsleur’s German Level 4. Thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken German language learning, plus one hour and 15 minutes of reading practice. German Level 5 builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s German Levels 1-4. You’ll be speaking and understanding German with near fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills. In Level 5 the pace and conversation moves quite rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, approaching native speed and comprehension. You’ll learn to speak more in-depth about your personal life and emotional state, and be able to create complex sentences using a mix of tenses and moods.

A few of the topics included in German Level 5:

- Travel and leisure: novels and detective stories, modern art, making vacation plans, destinations in Germany and Europe, taking a cruise, traffic jams, car trouble
- Food and drink: restaurants, butcher, grocery shopping, organic food and wine, setting the table
- The environment: weather, climate change
- Communication: staying in touch, downloading, and texting
- Family life and relationships: family traditions, children and grandchildren, step-families, birthdays, retirement, pets, handicapped family members, death, divorce
- Politics: Presidential elections, voting, strikes
- Health and wellness: exercising, relaxing, needing a dentist

After Lesson 30, a short story broken down into 20 manageable segments (over one hour and 15 minutes) is provided for practice reading German.

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 5 MP3
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • It works (9)
  • Perfects accent (9)
  • Portable (9)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Fun (6)
  • Business/work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (4), Traveler (3)

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5.0

Six Pimsleur languages and continuing

By Larry

from New York, NY

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 5 MP3:

    I have used pimsleur products to learn languages for about 25 years. They are magnificent especially with the new level 4 and level 5s. The older courses were a bit funnier with dialogues like
    Russian 1

    Where is the telephone?
    Over there. But it doesn't work.
    Where is another telephone?
    In the post office in tversky street. But it is closed.

    Good preparation for living in Moscow ....

    Service and delivery comments:

    Fine

     
    5.0

    Follow recommended listening instructions for best results

    By Scoreperfect

    from San Carlos, CA

    About Me Teacher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No transcript

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur German Level 5 MP3:

    The key is to follow the instructions. If you are not taking ONE lesson EACH day (of the 30 days) then you are not taking the "recommended for effectiveness" of the program. I've gone through German III, IV and now in the middle of V and not skipped a day. (30, 30,+ 18 days = 78 days in a row without skipping a single lesson). This is where your will see the benefits of the program.
    Daniel Léo Simpson
    Composer
    San Francisco

    Service and delivery comments:

    Online delivery was flawless. Excellent quality. Very pleased overall. Would recommend.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Happy with German Level 5

    By Bron

    from Rancho Murieta, CA

    About Me Retired psychologist and educator

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Pimsleur German Level 5 MP3:

      I was delighted to download Level 5 and hear the familiar friendly voices of the native German speakers with the same format as the other levels. I am glad to have the verb tenses expanded to include all the tenses such as the present perfect conditional to gain more flexibility with my new language.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The downloadable product is extremely user-friendly. The bookmark function is very handy. I can take my German lessons with me on my iPhone wherever I go.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very good - with room for improvement

      By Zuby

      from Bournemouth, UK

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Some odd choices of vocabulary and phrases
      • Too Fast

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur German Level 5 MP3:

      [Note: German is the third 5-phase Pimsleur Language Course that I have done. I previously completed French Phases 1-5, as well as Spanish Phases 1-5.]

      German 5 is a good course that builds on the foundation of the previous 4 phases. I certainly feel like my confidence, speaking ability and understanding of German has improved a lot since Phase 4.

      There was a noticeable step up in difficulty, which is good, but occasionally the amount of time to reply to the cues was far too short. As a result, I ended up having to repeat each lesson up to two more times to really feel like I was ready to progress.

      My biggest criticism would be the occasionally odd choice of topics and its limited range of vocabulary. There are many common words and phrases that are missing from the course, yet some very specific vocabulary that was included (e.g. 'slightly walking impaired', 'built in the 19th century').

      This can be rather frustrating, especially when due to the nature of the Pimsleur method you end up repeating these phrases for multiple lessons. (I also experienced this issue with the Spanish course. The French course was excellent all around.)

      My recommendation for future courses would be to spend more time on basic, every day conversation, common questions and answers, more common nouns and verbs, etc.

      With all that said, the Pimsleur method works extremely well and it's the main language learning tool that I HIGHLY recommend to people. All of the courses I've done have been very 'real-world' practical' and beneficial for me and others that I know. In combination with a few other tools, you can truly gain basic proficiency in a language in a matter of months.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This program is excellent...but you need discipline!

      By Sandra

      from Ottawa, ON, Canada

      About Me languages; it adds an extra dimension to traveli, Rretired professional who loves to learn languag

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • I need to visualize the words I am learning, so
      • I write down the new words after looking them up

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur German Level 5 MP3:

      I have now been with Pimsleur for a little over two years learning German, while my husband is taking the more standard classes with a specialized German School program.We are amazed of my progress, at times over what he is learning. There is only one but: you need the discipline to work on it daily. I have had a number of reasons to interrupt my lessons...and this is when I lost my advance. However, as soon as I got back to it, my learning curve quickly resumed. I am recommending that course, for German and other foreign languages, to friends and busy professionals who cannot get to classes... but one needs to keep at it daily.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Service and delivery was excellent.

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