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! German Phase 2, Units 1-5 build 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.
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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)
Pimsleur language training obviously is not 'literature' - performance and story are not entertainment value but more educational value. For hands-free language learning via listening comprehension this is a solid approach. It is a slower pace than, for instance Michel Thomas' method, but it helps build and reinforce valuable skills layer by layer. I am using Pinsleur to review and re-establish what I lost after years of disuse after college. So far so good.
I tried quite a few German learning material before I got to this one. I was specifically looking for a program that doesn`t require long hours of sitting by a table a search dictionaries and all the old stuff we used to do at school ( all of which was truly useless). Then I found Pimslaur, and it is everything I was looking for. I only have to listen to it, there is no boring workbooks and the rest of the useless stuff. Most importantly, it really works. I fell in love with it right after trying the firs lesson: I noticed that the words and sentenced just sticked on me without effort and not only that, but when someone asked me something in German (some simple quetion to tease me) I answered without thinking and hesitation. I was truly impressed.. I would surely recommend this learning program to anyone interested.
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