Norwegian, Comprehensive

Norwegian, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Norwegian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743566308
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  • List Price: $345.00

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

Norwegian, the official language of Norway, is spoken by approximately 5 million people, primarily in Norway. There are a great number of dialects spoken in Norway. Pimsleur's Norwegian closely adheres to the pronunciation of the inhabitants of Oslo, the capital of Norway.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Norwegian, Comprehensive includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Norwegian. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurNorwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • It works (30)
  • Portable (29)
  • Perfects accent (24)
  • Fun (23)

Cons

  • No writing component (8)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (24)
  • Travel (24)
  • Family background/heritage (17)
  • Fun (15)
  • Business/work (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (18), Business person (9), Student (8)

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5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By alina

from Norway

About Me Business person

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

it is easy to use and easyer to learn

 
4.0

Starting with Norwegian

By Tomas

from Lynchburg, VA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • Portable

Cons

  • Only One Level Of Norwegi
  • Time commitment

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I work on my Norwegian an hour or more a day and have found the Pimsleur product was really the only one of substance I could find on the market.
It is great to use with an iPad and a good Bluetooth speaker(by the way Bluetooth came from the first king of Denmark).
They should say more about the bookmark function as it is great and a good way to mark areas you need to review.

My only complaint is that the company only has one level of Norwegian vs 6 of French. I wish they had more advanced levels.

It is Eastern and not Western Norwegian which you will note if you go to Norway. However if you do go to Norway and speak Norwegian, 90% plus of individuals will automatically switch to English.

 
5.0

Great program

By Team Reed

from Newbury Park, CA

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I am a lifetime fan of language study and have used any number of products over the years.
I love how this builds so naturally from lesson to lesson.
I really enjoy the format, small suggestions given along the way, and the topics and vocabulary choices that have been made.

Service and delivery comments:

I hope you add more levels of Norwegian!

 
4.0

Great Program but it needs a 2nd Phase

By Benny

from Ithaca, NY

About Me Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

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

Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

I find this programs lay out sensible, easy to grasp and best of all it really sticks in your brain (or at least it has in mine). My only complaint is that they have not released a 2nd Phase... Get crackin Pimsleur the demand is out there.

 
4.0

Good product - could stand remastering

By Victor

from Austin, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works

Cons

  • Too Quiet

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement

Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

The version of the product I got was a digital version, provided as a suite of mono mp3 files. I've not gone through them all yet, so consider this a preliminary review. I'm actually adjusting the sound on the files because the volume is quite low. Using my car's feature of accessing my phone's iTunes library, the volume is not quite loud enough when turned up all the way.

I know the instructions state to pick a quiet environment, and that would be really helpful. But it would also be convenient to be able to go through the material during my commute.

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