• Pimsleur Norwegian Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Norwegian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)

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Publisher's 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 Norwegian 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 Norwegian.

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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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Great starting point

We have moved almost one year ago to Norway and we are using this to learn the language. It is especially helpful and useful for me because I’m blind and I always concentrate on how words sound. So far I’m done with the first 10 lessons and I’m happy with what I’ve learned.
Immediately after starting these lessons I begin to understand a few words from what people were talking on the street. Now, after 10 lessons I can make sense of more and more words every day.
Really happy with the content! I will continue with all the volumes and after that I want to learn how to write as well.
Now, that I understand the format I think that it will be easier for me to take up any additional languages as well.

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All around grest product

easily the best language program I've done. great for word retention and overall thought process.

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I’m learning Norwegian

My wife speaks and is Norwegian, she approves of these lessons for me. The only critique she made was how they teach the greeting phrases. To ask: “how’s it going?”, they use the phrase: “hvordan har du det?”, which is correct but most people say: “hvordan går det?” I can see why they use that less used phrase tho, the words “har, du, and det” are used often in these first chapters. Overall I think it’s quite engaging and really warms up my mind to speak without thinking. I’m a tough critique because I expect proper structure when listening to academic lectures. I approve of this and I would check out “Adventures of Nils”

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effective learning techniques

effective learning techniques used here, repetitive reinforcement. Easy enough for my 7 year old to understand and learn.

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Best course I have tried.

Would you listen to Norwegian Phase 1, Unit 01-05 again? Why?

Yes again and again....some of the words are hard to tell what first consenent they are using is since everything is auditory. So you will have to pick up a dictionary to double check

Any additional comments?

This course makes it really easy to feel confident with speaking the language.

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A Great Way to Learn!

i've tried Rosetta Stone & Babbel before.. but just couldn't stay motivated to keep going. i've been using this to learn Norwegian to & from work each day & i'm definitely making progress. which keeps me motivated. i enjoy the methods used, the science behind it. the only thing i can think of that isn't perfect is sometimes i have trouble determining if a sound is a "p" or a "b" as well as the sounds with an "m" or an "n".. aside from that, this program is amazing! definitely sticking with it for Norwegian & any other languages i want to learn!

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  • Julie Pettersen Huggins
  • 06-07-19

hmm

my husband to-be would like to learn Norwegian. and as a Norwegian myself, I would not recommend this. Already in the intro it seems like the beginning of every paragraph is skipped, as if they clicked on the new voice file too soon. In the first lesson with "Excuse me" the voice file says and repeats "yll" which is the sound of the ending of the word "unnskyld". so the whole "Unnsk..." was missed. sadly misinformative and only one who knows the language would be able to tell.

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  • laura
  • 12-23-12

Great start to speaking and listening Norwegian

An excellent learning tool which has over 2 hours of recordings to help learn Norwegian. The repetition after around 7 minutes for each word ensures that you learn how to pronounce and understand the word when listening. This is only the first 5 units - there are many more to help listening and speaking.

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  • Viktoria
  • 03-31-16

Very good course!

Even though I've learned Norwegian before, I found it very useful. It teaches you to speak rather than just memorize the words and then not know what to say when the time comes.

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  • Daniela
  • 11-15-22

Excellent for beginners

I gave it 4 stars because although it is still the best audio tutorial out there, what's missing to me is the text for the new vocabulary to be able to confirm or correct yourself whilst repeating by ear. To compensate the lack there of such a file, I found myself checking against google translate quite often that I was not missing any consonants or mispronouncing any vowels.

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  • Tilly
  • 10-04-21

Painfully repetitive and dull

I struggled with the tediously slow pace and repetition. There is also no accompanying PDF transcript, which is ridiculous for the price. Under 3 hours of content.

Quite shocked that Pimsleur gets such rave reviews. Maybe the next unit will be more interesting.

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  • Krrish
  • 11-05-20

so natural

I always found the Norwegian language intimidating. The Pimsleur method is amazing. Excellent choice of vocabulary. You get confident from the first lesson. You will build up conversational vocabulary and master the structure of the language in the most natural way.

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  • Sharon
  • 06-15-20

Useful tool for speaking the language

I’ve been learning Norwegian for several years utilising different mediums including online app, evening classes and a future learn Norwegian course developed by the university of Oslo. Regular visits to Norway with my bf did nothing to help me speak the language, for various reasons, one of which was their English is so good and most people are happy to speak English In Oslo anyway. So as a final push to speak it I’m extremely happy with my progress on this course. There is a lot of emphasis on getting the pronunciation correct, and sometimes words are broken down in order to achieve the correct sounds of the words, however I find this very helpful. I’ve gained a lot more confidence in speaking Norwegian already. So far so good.

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  • Gemma Boyd
  • 06-04-20

Really enjoyable!

I was struggling to learn Norwegian written down but really got on well with this aural, bite-size and repetitive way of learning. Thank you!

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  • kpjigsaw
  • 05-01-20

The real reason why it was not nice

It was not ever nice to my teddy bear tings fam boy bruda tings fam BROSKI

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-23-20

very good practice

This audiobook offers you a way to talk out loud and practice your pronunciation, i fpund it very helpful

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  • Simon
  • 05-07-19

Does what is says on the box (& the free sample).

Does what is says on the box (& the free sample). Listen, repeat, answer the questions and be honest with yourself. Sorted. You're in your way to a conversational grasp of the language.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-21-19

Actually works

A method of learning that actually works! I was a little sceptical at first as to if listening to an audio book would actually help me to learn Norwegian. Im glad to have my doubts proven wrong and my see my vocabulary slowly increase with practice!