Pimsleur Swedish Level 1 MP3

Pimsleur Swedish Level 1 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Swedish with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442343702
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (16 hrs), plus a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Swedish
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 Swedish 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 Swedish 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 Swedish 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 Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Swedish alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Swedish 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 Swedish Language
Swedish is an Indo-European language that belongs to the North Germanic branch of the Germanic languages, all of which derive from Old Norse. This course teaches rikssvenska (sometimes referred to as Standard Swedish) as spoken in and around the capital region of Stockholm. Swedish is spoken by approximately 10 million people, mostly in Sweden and parts of Finland. Norwegian and Swedish are considered mutually intelligible, with Danish also being very similar.

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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Pimsleur Swedish Level 1 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (35)
  • It works (34)
  • Portable (31)
  • Perfects accent (24)
  • Fun (21)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • No writing component (6)
  • Too fast (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (27)
  • Self-improvement (25)
  • Family background/heritage (20)
  • Fun (18)
  • Business/work (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (21), Business person (9), Student (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a way to learn a language!

I bought this comprehensive Swedish set because I want to continue to improve my Swedish. I have family in Sweden and learned a little Swedish as a kid. As an adult, I've taught...Read complete review

I bought this comprehensive Swedish set because I want to continue to improve my Swedish. I have family in Sweden and learned a little Swedish as a kid. As an adult, I've taught myself through books, tapes and computer programs and consider myself somewhat conversational, but limited to certain subjects. This method is BY FAR the best way for me to learn a language. I use it when I am driving in my car. I can tell that my brain is making connections and I am able to create new sentences when prompted to think about how I would say something that the lesson has not yet gone over. The constant review of vocabulary is so valuable. Even in unit #1 I learned a few words that I did not know. My grammar is also improving. I also like that when you learn words, you understand exactly what you are saying. Some programs have you memorize a sentence without really knowing what it exactly translates into. That's just memorizing. Pimsleur is understanding and making the right connections. I find that with using it in the car, I am more motivated rather than getting on the computer to learn. I work on a computer during the day for work. What's not so great? The only thing for me is I wish it moved a bit faster, but I truly believe that the pace the lessons go at are due to how the brain learns best. This product is perfect for beginners too. I'm anxious to let my family members learn from it too. I plan to learn other languages with this method as well. I've already started with the first eight lessons of Japanese.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A bit disappointed

I bought this after my excellent experience with the Farsi Pimsleur course. I have gone through half of the lessons and am not as happy with it as I was with the Farsi course....Read complete review

I bought this after my excellent experience with the Farsi Pimsleur course. I have gone through half of the lessons and am not as happy with it as I was with the Farsi course.

There is a lack of enunciation in the later courses which makes it very difficult to understand what the teachers are saying. I understand that the Swedish language is very fast paced, but I think it would be better to spend some time on enunciation for us beginners.

If I did not have someone I know that speaks Swedish, whom I use to check my pronunciation, I would call this course very ineffective as that person has said repeatedly that my pronunciation is off.

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5.0

This is a very good introduction to Swedish

By Jane Sokolow

from Oakland, CA

About Me Retired person, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Swedish Level 1 MP3:

    I have used Pimsleur before (for Italian, before a trip), and I found it very helpful for getting a basis in the language. The Swedish course has been wonderful. My only disappointment is that, there are no Swedish 2, 3, etc., courses. I would definitely purchase them, if they were available. But for now, at least I know a little Swedish already.

    Service and delivery comments:

    No problems. I downloaded it, and the app worked perfectly.

     
    2.0

    Good, But Could Be Better

    By Glenn

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Pimsleur Swedish Level 1 MP3:

    It's a good, basic method for learning basic conversation. The biggest downfall is the lack of a written booklet to assist you in learning the spelling of words and to aid in pronunciation of written Swedish. I am a visual learner, and Pimsleur tunnels you into a common conversation (and assumes we are all Americans, which is not true).

     
    5.0

    Learning Swedish

    By Glassworker

    from Meeker, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Pimsleur Swedish Level 1 MP3:

      I have been happy with the download of Swedish. I already had one for Spanish and I like them both.

       
      5.0

      Love it! Add alphabet and a few example words in print?

      By the biocheMISSt

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Business person, Government employee, Military personnel, Student, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Swedish Level 1 MP3:

      I love it. It would be perfect if it came with a print of their alphabet and a few example words.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Mp3 was instant!

       
      5.0

      Fantastic product as an adjunct to other materials

      By Dan

      from United Kingdom

      About Me Future migrant worker, Traveler

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • For people with lots of money

      Comments about Pimsleur Swedish Level 1 MP3:

      This product is simply fantastic. It works very well at drumming phrases into the language part of the brain. I knew already everything from this level but this program made me entirely fluent in it. Inwould even be answering correctly while doing other complex tasks on repetition of a lesson the next day. The main fault with this product is it's price. While I understand the work that goes into it. That is the major reason why you haven't had sufficient interest to provide extra levels. If the product was a 1/3 of the price you would have 10 times as many customers I believe. The average person can simply not afford a 4 level course.

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      The new app for downloading and managing the MP3 lessons is a great improvement over having to buy CDs.
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