Pimsleur German Levels 1-2 MP3

Pimsleur German Levels 1-2 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 60
  • ISBN: 9781442347021
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $230.00

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Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (32 hrs), plus 2 Reading Booklets and a 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?
- 60, 30-minute audio lessons
- 2 hours of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading German
- in total, 32 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This German program includes all of Pimsleur’s German Levels 1 & 2. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading German.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future; you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the German language and culture with a deepening insight.

Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading German. These lessons, which total about one hour for each level, 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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4.3

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • It works (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
    • Self-improvement (3)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm thinking in German

    By Christophe

    from Silver Spring MD

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about German Phases 1-2:

    I was more than a little surprised to receive an email from Pimslieur asking for a review. Their reputation precedes them and after using their product for 3 weeks, I indeed concur with the vast majority of Pimslieur's customers.
    What I like most about it, is how they have you repeat the same things over and over. The language sinks into your subconscious. Also how they break down the sounds down to syllables to make sure you get it right. I taught English as a second language and used the same method very effectively. This is very important to achieve a perfect accent, specially with more difficult languages such as Russian.
    What I would like to have is the same course without the English speaker, so I can listen to it in the morning when I wake up. That's an additional way of having the language penetrate the subconscious. But that's really a detail...Last night as I was going to sleep, I heard in my head: Viderholen Sie bitte! (Repeat please).

     
    4.0

    The vocabulary is a bummer

    By Wendell

    from Derwood, Maryland

    About Me Government employee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phases 1-2:

    Right now the program is fairly simple given I already knew some German. The vocabulary is weird and should somehow be extended to better learn the word. Maybe give examples of the use of the word again even though you've studied them in the exercises.

     
    4.0

    Never made so much progress!

    By Jim

    from Sarastoa, FL

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phases 1-2:

    Excellent at getting you what you really need in order to speak the language. I have been through Rosetta Stone, and Yabla, but this is the real deal.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pimsleur German 1 and 2 are GREAT

    By Ralph the polyglot

    from Austin TX

    About Me Adventurer, Business person, Government employee, I Do Things, Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Confidence building
    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable
    • Satisfying

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Life-long Personal Goal
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about German I-II:

      I use the cd's in my car as I drive to and from work, and around town.
      I am learning basic phrases, AND, my ear is learning to HEAR the words.
      THIS IS EXCELLENT.

      I'm really wanting more vocabulary! I've studied and reviewed both German 1 and 2 several times - enough that my speaking and hearing is almost at 95+%!
      Pimsleur's method is working for me!

      Why 'the polyglot' tagline? cause I've used the Spanish 1 and 2, and Cantonese 1, and have French 1 and 2 in the pipeline. I plan to be comfortable in 4 languages by Jan 2014!
      With Pimsleur, that goal is certainly DOABLE!

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