German, Basic: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs

Overview

German is the official language of Germany and Austria and is one of the official languages of Switzerland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, and Luxembourg. Nearly 100 million people speak German as their first language: about 77 million in Germany, 8 million in Austria, and 4.5 million in Switzerland.

German, Basic

  • Ten 30-minute lessons of spoken German language instruction (the ...
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Overview

German is the official language of Germany and Austria and is one of the official languages of Switzerland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, and Luxembourg. Nearly 100 million people speak German as their first language: about 77 million in Germany, 8 million in Austria, and 4.5 million in Switzerland.

German, Basic

  • Ten 30-minute lessons of spoken German language instruction (the first ten Units of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program).
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary that teach you greetings, numbers, how to order food and drinks and to give and ask for directions. Learn to speak with near-native pronunciation.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
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Editorial Reviews

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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

"EXTREMELY ACCESSIBLE...each section within the lessons is short enough to hold our attention, and there is enough repetition to teach even those who consider themselves slow learners...Pimsleur [programs] are extremely thorough and easy to use — quite lively!" — Boston Herald

"Learn French while commuting, German while jogging, Spanish (or Russian, Italian, and Japanese) while cooking all with NO WRITTEN MATERIALS!" — New York Daily News

"Designed for the ear and not the eye...the lessons provide PERFECT 30-minute bites of work." — St Louis Post-Dispatch

"Learn to habla español or parlez français before your next trip aboard. The interactive LESSONS CHALLENGE STUDENTS to use new words in conversation instead of memorize them." — American Way (American Airlines inflight magazine)

"I tried other language programs with little success...This is the best by far!" — Pamela A. Mitchell, Pilot, International Society of Women Airline Pilots

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743550734
  • Publisher: Pimsleur
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Basic Series , #1
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition, Revised, 10 Lessons
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 583,764
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called “Graduated Interval Recall.” This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Basic German

    This is a good way to learn German. Pimsleur breaks the words down so that you can get the pronunciation right. My only complaint is he spends too much time on easy words and does not break down all words. I found my mind beginning to wander at times. I like the fact that he gives you chances to practice after the speakers.

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