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Publisher's Summary

Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you'll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes.

German Level 1 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson 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. Reading lessons begin in unit ten and provide you with an introduction to reading German. These readings are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent.

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

Critic Reviews

"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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Can't download reference guide

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good instruction

Would you be willing to try another book from Pimsleur? Why or why not?

maybe if I can get the reference guide pdfs to download

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The only reference guide i can download is the unit 1-5 instructions. I had a chat session and thought I had it fixed, but then realized it was not the real reference guide the audio book tells us to reference.

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What did you love best about German Phase 1, Unit 06-10?

It added nicely to the previous lessons.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like the woman Frau, because she is outgoing.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

We had a good time saying dot druben and my daughter liked that Herr sounds like hair.

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I use it to help me sleep

Struggle to get through a chapter. The repetitive dialogue was probably to help memorizing, but not advisable to listen and drive.

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Reading booklet only provided with lessons 16-20..

... which means the student misses out on doing the reading portions of the lessons properly, and I can't figure out why this is so.

But the PDF provided with lessons 13 then covers all reading assignments for this first course.

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this is a great continuation of lessons 1-5

Easy to understand. fun to learn! i look forward to the days i set asside to listen to these lessons.

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Where is the reading practice book?

I love love the Pimsleur courses! I took the French course years ago and was glad for the Listen and Repeat break down. You get talking really fast and work on your accent and pronunciation in the safety of your own car or apartment. These levels get into the reading practice however the reading "book" (which is just a pdf) wasn't included or alluded when I bought the course. That's a letdown. I think ANY audio book that comes with pdf or any other materials when purchased as a hard copy CD should include the downloads. This isn't the first Audible audiobook that didn't include the material. Thanks for great audio, though.

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  • 01-06-22

Awesome, I'm American starring to speak Duetch it

it was difficult, but after 12 times it got easier and I stuck with it until I understood it

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Great methodology

I really see daily improvement and in comparison with other methods it works for me.

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worth it

great way to practice german. easy to follow, not overwhelming, good structure. well worth the purchase

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Very helpful in learning to speak and understand German. The speakers are clear with good pronunciation.

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  • Gedfree Gabayno
  • 03-02-18

Perfect! Sehr gut haha

Should be a definite buy for anyone and everyone that wants to learn German from scratch. I've got the first 5 lessons too. I'm currently at unit 10 of this, so about to move to the next set. It's fantastic. Definitely gonna buy all the future units too. Pimsleur is now my 'go to' for any language learning.


Spoiler alert: our main man gets a brutal rejection in unit 9. The lady is a savage.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-18-21

german language

really good learning device. enjoyed the process and felt like I was taking in the information.

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  • The Messenger
  • 04-03-19

Excellent and enjoyable

I'd like to say two things as a linguist. One is that this is definitely one of the most engaging audio language courses I've tried. It's well lead, it feels quite practical (although biased towards an American user), the actors speak clearly and are easy to understand and follow. I really enjoy the lessons. They use repetition and guide you very effectively.

On the other hand, I'd also like to say that this will not replace the more traditional ways of learning the language if you are working towards fluency.

I work with a tutor and find this really useful to consolidate and enforce what I've learned during my lessons. But overall the vocabulary is too limited and the grammar not covered thoroughly enough to allow fluency.

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  • Louise
  • 02-18-19

Great

Excellent series. This set of lessons teaches the time including some basic numbers. This is my second Pimsleur language course.

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  • Rachel Caldwell
  • 01-07-19

Easy German

Having studied other books this audio is really good and I find my progress is maintained. Have invested in next chapters and look forward to continuing through the levels

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  • Mike Kellett
  • 06-22-17

cannot complere this course on audible...

chapter 6 moves into READING written German which is NOT available on audible despite the text saying that it is. it has not appeared anywhere for me to download. says something about the other reviews...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-08-15

Excellent

I enjoyed the course and made good progress. I enjoy this audio style of learning. It is very effective and helps build confidence in the language.