Pimsleur Norwegian Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Norwegian Level 1 CD

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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Description

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

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Norwegian
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 Norwegian 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
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Norwegian designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- A Reading Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
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 Norwegian 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 are included beginning in Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Norwegian. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Norwegian pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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 Norwegian Language
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. Norwegian, along with Swedish and Danish comprise a trio of mutually intelligible Scandinavian languages.

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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4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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