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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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.
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!
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.
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.
I can understand someone's frustration after completing part two and feeling they can take on the world of German speakers. Thus, part 2 feels like a review. But practice makes perfect and while it is part on only slightly more advanced it is essentially to the learning of a second language. Or, just do the last half of part one again. Same thing.
This is good for beginners or slow learners. The repetitive style for the limited vocabulary is good but can only go so far. The explanations for the grammar points tend to be repetitious, which is good if one forgets why the structure is so, or if one hasn't listened after an long time. Overall, it gets tedious hearing the same phrases over and over again.
If you're going on a long trip but also really want to learn German, listening to these tapes makes the drive just slip by.
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.
"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.
"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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