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Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach | [Paul Noble]

Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach

Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling "confused, incapable, and unable to really say anything". As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a groundbreaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.
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Publisher's Summary

Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling "confused, incapable, and unable to really say anything". As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a groundbreaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.

Part 1 of the course covers:

  • Language ground rules
  • Asking questions
  • Introduction to verbs

At the hotel, a native-speaking German expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool.

Learn German with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    Phil Newcastle, Australia 01-24-13
    Phil Newcastle, Australia 01-24-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "This is brilliant!!"

    I always wanted to learn German but have heard horrors stories of hours upon hours spent studying vowels sounds and conjugations. This condenses it and makes it so user friendly. Take the plunge, you will not regret it, Great price too!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Moonchild Detroit, Mi. United States 11-09-14
    Moonchild Detroit, Mi. United States 11-09-14

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    "Repetition works"
    Would you listen to Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1 again? Why?

    Yes. Necessary to have repetition to learn a language


    Would you recommend Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1 to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. It works. By the end, German words and phrases have been burned into your brain.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Noble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    If you buy this Part 1, don't bother with Part 2, and perhaps 3 and 4 as well. Part 2 is a repeat of what was learned in Part 1. Although once you buy Part I you do not need to buy the other Parts, I was disappointed that I could not continue on in the series and learn more vocabulary. Instead, I had to switch to another language system.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    B. Williams 04-17-15
    B. Williams 04-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "You only need number1"
    What did you love best about Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1?

    This series is awesome. Paul Noble rocks at teaching n00bs like myself. By the end of this, you will be amazed at how much you can understand and say. HIGHLY recommend.

    BUT BE WARNED! You only need this one. DO NOT WASTE money on the other 3, becuase they are just the first one broken into three parts. They are the exact same so save your money and only buy number 1!


    Any additional comments?

    AWESOME! Sehr Gut!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Derek D. Bergey Los Angeles 04-03-15
    Derek D. Bergey Los Angeles 04-03-15
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    "The most essential tool for learning."

    While I have completed a good 30 or so hours of Rosetta Stone and am deep in the level two area, I still haven't the foggiest on grammar or how to string a series of words together to form a sentence. While it is true I can point at a picture of a green apple and tell you what it is in German, I wasn't able to say, can I have a green apple and so on. Sure I had a step up going into this as a knew a great deal of words I still had no idea how they worked. Paul Noble uses a simple approach that I practice while I run and walk around in my day and for the first time, I can actually speak German. Can I move there today and fit right in. No, but can I say simple sentences that I couldn't before. Yes. Have I been able to form sentences when I wanted to answer someone. Yes. So, overall, to me, there is not a better learning solution than this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael J. Endrizzi St. Paul, MN 06-23-14
    Michael J. Endrizzi St. Paul, MN 06-23-14

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    "This guy is incredible"
    If you could sum up Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Completely new way to learn that is fantastic! You first learn to speak German with the English equivalents. So you are speaking German in English. You don't even know you are speaking German but you are. You learn sentence structure first, THEN you slowly learn real German words. You get comfortable with speaking German before you deep dive. This is perfect for me.


    What other book might you compare Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1 to and why?

    Unique


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy any other book, this is the one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Robin 11-16-14
    Robin 11-16-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent for Self-Teaching Beginners"
    What made the experience of listening to Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1 the most enjoyable?

    This is the best program for gaining a firm foundation in the German language when you are teaching yourself. I've tried other audio lessons and podcasts, but even though they say they are for beginners they advance too quickly and the learner (me) gets frustrated and wants to quit. With this program I'm learning German without thinking about it and it is "clicking" with me as never before. Sure, you are not going to be fluent even after going through all four parts of this program, but you will have a solid grip on the language for further study.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca K. Evans 08-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good for travelers"
    Any additional comments?

    If you're going to Germany, this is an excellent way to get acquainted with the language. The repetition really drills the words into you.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Thompson 03-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Phenomenal learning style."

    I am largely self taught:Rosetta and other audio CDs and I spent a week in Berlin at a German language school. This was the BEST I have encountered. Word relationships make everything easy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David 02-25-15
    David 02-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Paul Noble makes it simple"
    What did you love best about Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1?

    Rather than simply present a structured way to learn vocabulary, he approaches instruction as "Hey, I overheard you saying you'd like to learn German. Well, I can help you with that. Why don't we sit down here at this charming café and talk about that"

    I have tried other language audio programs, and the same thing happens every time. I get about half way through the first or second cd (or for digital, I guess it would be "file") and I get bored of the rote recitation of more words... its the same thing over and over - rote recitation of vocabulary - then a dialogue. Later, when I want to say something in my new language, my mind tries to access the "list" I learned and then the moment passes. This "list" approach only teaches you how to recite lists - not actually speak the language.

    Paul Nobel approaches the German vocabulary instruction by asking you questions in a conversational manner, and in the process of answering the questions, you end up learning words -- it's subtle. Somewhere around the middle of the file, you realize that you actually can speak the language. (I even catch myself thinking in the language)

    I can't wait to go on to Level 2!


    What about Paul Noble’s performance did you like?

    He is conversational. His instruction is through inquisitive prompting. He's got a really nice easy style -- less "I am a professional radio person doing a radio voice" and more informal and personable.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gail 01-29-15
    Gail 01-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Nothing New"

    It is just a continuation of Part 1: no new vocabulary, no new grammar, no new phrases.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Pericles
    Dorset, UK
    2/1/15
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    "excellent"

    This waa a brilliant re- introduction and encouraging course for me as I try to get my o level german....finished some 35 years ago . ...back into some semblance of usefulness. He is, perhaps, a little patronizing to his listeners but if you can smile through
    that, I do feel it is a very helpful tool

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • pvas
    7/25/14
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    "Excellent Resource."
    Where does Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Only tried this one audiobook, but i have a wealth of other German resources and nothing has helped the German language stick like this.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    N/a


    What does Paul Noble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He has a really soothing voice and sounds inviting into the language.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the way to learn grammar for anyone who's tried and failed before using different methods. Not a single grammatical term outside of 'verb' is used yet somehow the implicit use of grammar helps you memorise it. I don't know how it works, but it does. After listening for two days i'm easily constructing basic sentences. Yes - BASIC sentences. Don't buy this thinking it will make you fluent, but it will give you a solid grounding which you can add upon later. It does this by adding pieces onto what you've already learned and through a lot of good repetition.

    Excellent product, and at the price you can't grumble.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lucky Kaa
    Brighton, UK
    4/17/14
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    "A ver enjoyable way to learn"
    Any additional comments?

    Paul Noble promotes this as being for people who aren't normally very good at languages. As one of these people, I've found it excellent.

    The course starts of with some simple concepts that are similar to English - "I Can", "Can I ... ?" and doesn't require or expect the listener to learn vocabulary. In fact we're explicitly told that it's okay to forget. If a piece of vocab or a rule is needed later, we'll be reminded. However, I found that the vocab has stuck with me mostly.

    There seems to be a determined refusal to use gramatical terms, no explict conjugation, no lists of words to learn. Each lesson builds on earlier ones. New words are introduced as we might need them. We're taught how to construct sentences in a fairly natural way.

    It's a fairly short course. After part 1 I do have the ability to construct fairly complex sentences. "I can't come because it isn't practical" "I have seen it. It is fantastic". "Can you reserve a room, because I can't do it", and I realise the odd word of German I've picked up over time can be added to these sentences. I do find the repetition gets a little tiresome at times. Not jsut of the vocaubulary but of the way to structure a sentence, and how to use the course. The pace is a little slower than I'd like but nothing too serious, and obviously it's better to go too slow than too fast.I have certainly enjoyed this and feel a certain confidence speaking the language, even if what I can say is limited.

    Am looking forward to sections 2 and 3.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jim
    COVENTRY, United Kingdom
    2/15/14
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    "Der Erste Programme"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Jawohl sehr bestimmt,! Yes most definitely)! Sie haben diese lesen nicht hart gemacht!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paul Noble he has structured this course into easily learnt stages with excellent recapitulation. The programme is quite easy to follow and anyone who wishes to learn German should have no difficulty in following the various stages


    Have you listened to any of Paul Noble’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No. But this first stage has impressed me considerably and I will most definitely follow the entire course through it's complete set of stages.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The presentation of stage one was structured so as to make the the subject matter easy to assimilate. The method in which the course is presented and the various phrases are demonnstrated by a German lady speaker are most impressive. I am also very impressed with the manual which accompanies the course


    Any additional comments?

    I am 78 years of age and learnt basic German whilst at school 1948/49, I also spent 18 months of my National Service in Germany (Krefeld and Wilhelmshaven) in 1954/55,However this Course is giving me a better understanding of the German language and it's practical application despite my age. Vielen Danke oder Viele Danken.
    Jim Brown

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kassandra
    UK
    3/1/13
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    "Friendly and approachable"

    I have tried the Michael Thomas course and, while it was good I found the school teacher style and the way he has to correct the 'students' got to me after a while. Paul's uses a similar approach, but with the German spoken by a native speaker, so it was calmer and more relaxed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. Barnes
    5/14/15
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    "educational but slightly repetitive"

    very good and useful, worth sticking with but slightly repetitive at times. A good building block for basic tourist language.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel Doyle
    3/9/15
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    "Very good"

    Enjoyed it, very easy to take on and understand. Already bought the next one! Would recommend this to anyone wanting to get started (again, like I was) with Deutsch.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jane watson
    2/11/15
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    "What an easy introduction to a nee language!"

    Thanks for making german so accessible. I am continuing with the other courses now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • michelle
    1/22/15
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    "Great"

    Even after attending evening classes there were done rules I just couldn't get or easily remember. With this audiobook I had so many 'aaah that's what they meant' moments. Now onto book 2!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Howard Gibbon
    12/30/14
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    "Learning German With Paul"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1 to be better than the print version?

    I have tried many CDs etc but I have had more success with Paul's lessons than any other method including personal tuition.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1?

    I love the way he explians how group of words are similar to English as we know it and old English spoken in earlier times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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