Pimsleur Swiss German Level 1 CD

Pimsleur Swiss German Level 1 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Swiss German with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 10
  • ISBN: 9780743550604
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $49.95

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Description

Includes 10 lessons on 5 CDs (5 hrs), plus a Notes Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Swiss 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 Swiss 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?
- 10, 30-minute audio lessons
- In total, 5 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Notes Booklet and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
In these 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.

Notes are provided to give you further insight into the Swiss German language and culture. A Notes booklet 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 Swiss German Language
The Swiss federation is composed of 23 member states known as cantons. About 65% of the Swiss population speak Swiss German and it is spoken in 11 out of the 23 cantons. Pimsleur's Swiss German uses speakers with urban intonation and pronunciation spoken in cities such as St. Gallen, Zurich, and Basel.

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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Pimsleur Swiss German Level 1 MP3
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Portable (10)
  • Fun (9)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (13)
  • Fun (8)
  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Business/work (4)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
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    • Traveler (10), Business person (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Delightful introduction

I had been reluctant to order the Swiss German course, fearing that I would get it mixed up with standard German. But Swiss German words and sounds have a distinct charm of their own...Read complete review

I had been reluctant to order the Swiss German course, fearing that I would get it mixed up with standard German. But Swiss German words and sounds have a distinct charm of their own which immediately won me over. The woman's voice, especially, expresses a delightful lilting quality that makes one want to visit Switzerland to hear more. I found that my grasp of standard German was strengthened, rather than weakened, by working through the Swiss German course and comparing the numerous differences. A full 30-lesson Swiss German course would be a most welcome addition!

VS

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No writing or reading

No writing or reading, only short listening.

No writing or reading, only short listening.

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5.0

Excellent highly recommend

By Susan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur Swiss German Level 1 MP3:

Fantastic product. I questioned my ability to retain after decades out of school BUT this system is great! Easy with phrases I will be using on my Swiss trip. Thank you soooooo much!

 
2.0

No writing or reading

By TomS

from Edmonton

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not what I expected
    • No writing component
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Swiss German Level 1 MP3:

    No writing or reading, only short listening.

     
    5.0

    Wonderful results. My Swiss friends were impressed!

    By Bobbi

    from Warren, VT

    About Me Government employee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Swiss German Level 1 MP3:

      Trip to Davos.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Rxcellent service

       
      5.0

      Great Language to learn!

      By jboy30

      from Madison, CT

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Swiss German Level 1 MP3:

      Swiss German has been one of the best languages I have learned. It is really easy to understand. I wish there were more lessons with Swiss German.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I wish there was a Phase 2 & 3 and....

      By Sailtexas

      from Texas!

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Phase 2

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Swiss German Level 1 MP3:

      Great product, worth every penny.

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      I'm almost done with this course and every lesson I completed, my Indian friends are impressed with my progress. It's so much better than spending thousands of dollars on the language school.
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