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Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 1-5

Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)
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Summary

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!

Each lesson in German Level 1 Lessons 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak German.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2002 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." ( AudioFile magazine)

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Easy to Use

I found Pimsleur's German Phase 1 very easy to use and understand. The format is excellent. It eases you into the language and through continuous repetition plants the language in your long term memory. The repetitiveness is by no means tedious and the course constantly challenges you to think for yourself by forming sentences from the vocabulary you have learned. It does not overload you either with information but instead gradually introduces additional vocabulary. The tutor goes back on previous units as a refresher every so often which ensures that earlier lessons are not forgotten. I would recommend this method of language learning and look forward to starting lessons 6-10.

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  • Sean
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  • 20-10-17

Good introduction

I liked Paul Nobles approach to teaching but it didn’t have a follow up program. I tried Michel Thomas but wasn’t impressed. Pimsleur seems to have a good balance introducing new vocabulary and reinforcing the old vocabulary. The only downside I can see so far is that it is American but the German speakers are native. Would recommend.

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An up to date method in learning any language.

This system of learning a language is very successful. It really works. Just do as the guide to lessons tells you and you will succeed in learning a new language. I did German at school, I am half German and only used German at summer times as a kid when we would visit Grandma (Omi) in Germany. I could understand and converse a lot less then. Now, due to the Pimsleur method of learning I have a confidence in really understanding and holding a conversation in German. Very, very highly recommended for all that wish to learn any language in the series of languages.

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Great

An easy and effective way to learn a new language. I have already used Pimsleur to learn a new language and am now returning to German.

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Boring and old

The way the narrator speaks is very dull and unengaging. The size of the actually book for the price is also very limited.

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Great

I play these all the time and have come along way to speaking German, replaying them as you need really does mean you can learn at your own pace...

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Really good way to learn German

The constant repetition of the phrases makes them really stick in your head and by the time you've worked through 5 units you've picked up enough useful phrases to have a reasonable conversation.

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No book or text to follow

What did you like best about German Level 1 Lessons 1-5? What did you like least?

The approach is good, but without seeing the words in print, it is very difficult to understand what is being said.

Do you think German Level 1 Lessons 1-5 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes definitely

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Good methodology

I have never learned German begore andI've learn already few vocabulary. Also, It's not to quick. I don't need to learn anything by heart, this methodology late you remember. Even if you've not listen to the audiobook for one week or 3. At least it stayed in my memory.

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