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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PimsleurNorwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • It works (33)
  • Portable (32)
  • Perfects accent (26)
  • Fun (25)

Cons

  • No writing component (8)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (26)
  • Travel (26)
  • Family background/heritage (17)
  • Fun (16)
  • Business/work (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (19), Business person (9), Student (8)

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5.0

Great product

By Gary h

from Arizona

Verified Buyer

Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

Works great

 
5.0

Very helpful; wish there was a Norwegian 2!

By Peggy

from Minneapolis, MN

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I had started with a book and a CD, which was probably a faster way to learn vocabulary, but the Pimsleur course really solidified "thinking" in the language and improving pronunciation. I just wish there was a second level, with lessons 31 - 60.

      This worked really well in combination with a more traditional study approach that was more book/reading/writing oriented.

       
      5.0

      The best system

      By Susanita

      from Houston TX

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I have learned tourist Czech, Portuguese, and French from Pimsleur recordings and have taken all of Pimsleur's levels of Spanish (and would love another level!). I expect the Norwegian and Polish lessons to be just as great. I learn in my truck on the way to and from work. I've been complimented in Prague and in Lisbon on my use of the local language, and I've found that even the first level of a Pimsleur course equips me for being a conversant tourist. I have also been complimented here in Houston because I can switch to Spanish in almost any conversation, far beyond tourist level.

       
      5.0

      Great product!

      By Rob

      from Bergen, Norway (via Mobile, AL)

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Norwegian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        I have really enjoyed and benefitted from the Pimsleur Norwegian course! I'd been dabbling in other systems and getting nowhere, but when I started Pimsleur, everything just started coming together.

        I only wish there were a part 2!

         
        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

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