Pimsleur German Levels 1-4 CD

Pimsleur German Levels 1-4 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9780743557849
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  • List Price: $970.00

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Description

Includes 120 lessons and reading instruction on 64 CDs (64 hrs), plus 4 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?
- 120, 30-minute audio lessons
- over 4 hours of German reading instruction and practice.
- in total, over 64 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This program includes all of German Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of reading instruction and practice. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding German. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension to promote proficiency in spoken German. At the completion of this program, you’ll be speaking and understanding German with near-fluency and with impressive conversational skills.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each level. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to give you practice sounding out German and then to help you progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. 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 Phases 1-4
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • It works (6)
  • Perfects accent (6)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (6)
  • Self-improvement (4)
  • Business/work (3)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
  • Fun (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (4), Traveler (4), Business person (3)

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4.0

Wonderful

By john

from los angeles

About Me Student, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Travel

    Comments about German Phases 1-4:

    Engaging way to learn a new language. I use it in the car or when walking. Presents a langiage as it might be learned as a child with dialog, questions and answers.

    looking forward to additional levels

     
    5.0

    Very Satisfied

    By Jeanne

    from Cambridge, MA

    About Me Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable
    • Practical

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • For University

    Comments about German Phases 1-4:

    I used this in the car and walking to places. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I really enjoyed this.

    I do wish that there was a script or a list of words mentioned in the courses so that I can look back at them.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Farrukh

    from Pakistan

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about German Phases 1-4:

      I love Pimsleur's programs. They are really excellent for self learning. I am using them for 3 different languages and honestly no other program could help me the way these programs do.

      I strongly recommend Dr. Pimsleur's programs to everyone for language learning.

      Thanks

       
      5.0

      Better than college courses

      By Ryan

      from Florida

      About Me Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about German Phases 1-4:

      I've taken three semesters of German at a top 50 university and found the Pimsleur course vastly more helpful and practical. It teaches you the kind of language you would use everyday (I would know; I used it for a six week trip to Germany). Just finished the fourth set of lessons. I hope they come out with a fifth set soon.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Please create German Phase 5

      By July28

      from San Jose Costa Rica

      About Me Business person, Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about German Phases 1-4:

      I like it so far, I think that It is very useful,I have bought Portuguese too, and I am thinking on buying French too. So far it is nice but I looking forward to see if they can create phase 5.

      Good Work Pimsleur!

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