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 2 of the course covers:
A native-speaking German expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, 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.
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After the highly satisfying part 1, I am really disappointed to discover this part 2 contains no new material. If I was looking to review, I would have listened to part 1 again, not bought a new one. I will be asking for my money back, and will not continue this series. This is highly dishonest, even fraudulent publishing, as I'm almost sure that at least a part of this audio is the exact same recording as part 1. Shame on you!
Let me begin by saying that Paul Noble's course is fantastic. I still really enjoyed the teaching process he delved into in part 1. To my dismay, part 2 covers the exact same vocabulary and grammar as part 1. It seems to be the same information in a slightly more compressed format. I just don't really see the point of book two when no new information is presented.
The performance is very good.
I was very disappointed because I had high expectations after the first part of his course, which was genuinely helpful. The second part had me disappointed every single time I picked it up as it was just repeating the same content from part I. Literally the exact same parts just in different order.
I had learned from Paul Noble's "Learn Spanish" parts 1, 2 & 3, and thoroughly enjoyed all three parts; aside from learning a lot, they inspired me to go on to other Spanish sources for six full months! I hoped his "Learn German" series would do the same, and I am very disappointed.
Part 1 was conducted in the same manner as in the Spanish series. There were a few minor issues, of course, like distinguishing "dem" from "den" when it would have helped for Paul to spell out the words. But his accompanying PDF resolved those issues.
Others here had said "don't buy part 2 if you already have part 1!!" stating it was just more of the same, nothing new. Since I listen in the car while commuting, I figured it couldn't hurt to keep reviewing everything I'd learned in part 1 for a few more hours.
I HAD NOT EXPECTED TO GO BACK TO GROUND ZERO! Seriously 45 minutes into part 2, Paul says, "You may have noticed that we have different words for 'the': 'das' and 'der'." Part 2 is NOT continued review! It's just a condensed version of part 1 starting from the very beginning of part 1.
I cannot understand why Paul would stake his reputation on such a gimmick. I cannot bring myself to buy part 3; others say there's some new material but not much, and not much grammar there. I'd give his "Learn Spanish" a 5-star review for a novice, and the same for "Learn German" PART 1; but part 2 shouldn't merit even one star.
Almost exactly a repeat of content from the first book. But I did feel it was useful because it reviewed some of the harder parts like when ein and einer change because of being a victim in the situation or by using with (mit) or after (nach). 5 hours of practice or less than $2 per hour is a good deal for me. I do wish it would give us more vocabulary though. But I clearly see the purpose is to create sentences and understand sentence structure.
I love to read and hope you do too! Audio books are great for people on the go!
Part 2 of this series is completely contained within part one, so I am not sure what the marketing strategy is here. I think it should be explained how to order the audiobooks so that you are not paying for the same thing twice...duh!
I am new to German and found that Part 1 is an excellent start.
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!!
"Nothing new compared to part one"
I would be nervous of purchasing any more from Paul Noble unless I could establish that I was going to learn something new.
His teaching method is sound, if a tad basic and slow. I have polished up my French and started German from scratch with him. You do need to top up with learning vocab from other sources, however. But he does explain basic grammar well.
Unlike other language courses, he doesn't overwhelm you with 20 news words a minute, 98% of which you are likely to forget.
Not really, no. Part one was excellent, but this is a big disappointment.
Don't waste your money on this - there is absolutely nothing in it that isn't covered in his part one of learning German, in fact part one will take you further. I listened to the entire book thinking "yes, yes, we've done all this, bring on the new stuff" but it just never came.... this would be better entitled 'Paul Noble Revision book to Part One'
"If you have part 1, don't buy part 2"
I am going to return this book for a refund, if I can. I enjoyed Part 1 and thought Part 2 will pick it up where Part 1 left it, but to my surprise Part 2's material repeats Part 1, but plays it in less time. So I really wonder, why someone needs to pay more money to buy Part 2 (which costs more than Part 1) to hear exactly same material? Description of the book says nothing about material's 100% overlap with Part 1 book. I think description should say so that to avoid deception and false expectations.
Part 2's material repeats Part 1, so I really wonder, why someone needs to Part 2 if he/she already owns Part 1? And why it is called Part 2, if it doesn't continue to build on knowledge obtained in Part 1? Description of the book says nothing about material's 100% overlap with Part 1 book. I think description should say so that to avoid deception and false expectations.
If the Book is called Part 2, it should teach more advanced material than Part 1. Paul Noble published 4 parts for German language course, but after my negative experience with Part 2, I am not going to buy Part 3 because I am afraid there will be nothing new there. I would expect more from Part 2 and Part 3, particularly more new words and more advanced material, more complex sentences. I think the Paul's method is good, but he should not stop at the very basics and take his method to more advanced students.
"This is mis-sold"
I purchased Learn German with Paul Noble 1 and it was fantastic, so I purchased the 2nd one in the Learn German trilogy. This is just a complete repeat of everything in the first one. No new learning material whatsoever-what a disappointment
It's the same as the content in the First course, only condensed to 4 hours rather than the original 12 hours
I think this should be withdrawn from sale
"Repeating part 1 only"
Nothing new to learn, waste of time. Wouldn't recommend to buy it, part 1 is fine, no further input in part 2
"Repeat of part one"
It's true. The content is a repeat of part one, but with less covered. I can't even say I found it a useful recap, as it skips tenses. Just get part one.
"A lot of listening for the price"
I would recommend it and other people on my German course are also using this series as extra material.
This is a very long listen for the price. Basics and different method to what most courses will use. Let's you practice while commuting or doing the housework so you can squeeze some extra in when your brain would otherwise be inactive.
Paul's audiobook is clearly designed to be used as an audio tool and is not an adaptation of a text book. The teaching methodology is based on hearing and speaking. The accompanying text file is supplementary material the audio is stand alone.
Book 1 and Book 2 are good if you have nearly no knowledge of the language. (Also a good refresher if you did the most basic level and are heading back to study and need a refresher).
"repeat of first book"
Having been very impressed with the first book I'm left feeling very disappointed and cheated with book 2, there was very little vocabulary expansion. Most of the conversations were repeats from book 1 or sentences told in a slightly different way. Just replay book one instead of buying this.
"This is all"
This is all in the part 1: with nothing extra
I would like my money back or part 3 free.
"this is just a copy of part one!"
This so called part 2 was more or less a copy of part 1, I haven't learnt anything new in part 2. If it was a revision of part 1 in a more challenging way using more sentences to repeat that would be perfect but it was just the same parts(probably cut and pasted) with introductions, not revision but introduction of things which I heard already in part 1.
the scenes with introductions of something as if it was introduced for the first time, it should be just mentioned and revised more and more practice for a learner to speak ;instead you hear the same explanation from part 1
A tad misleading calling it part two. Nothing new or different here than from part one. I had hoped it would move me on but was actually nothing more than a recap which would have been totally fine if it had been advertised as such.
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