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Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

German Level 1 Lessons 11-15 builds 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. These units contain reading lessons designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

©2002 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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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)

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Yes it works. And how !!

What made the experience of listening to German Phase 1, Unit 11-15 the most enjoyable?

I have drilled using this course for about a year. I am moving to Germany for an 18 mos. volunteer program beginning January 2015. This program has prepared me for that move.

What did you like best about this story?

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What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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

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Any additional comments?

Some have noted that the "printed material is not included." Well, it is !! it is on a downloadable PDF. BUT when you get the PDF you may not know you have what you need. If you are on a Mac it is one of those rare PDFs that MUST be opened with Adobe Reader, first. After that you can extract the actual booklet you need and it will open normally with Preview or on portable IOS devices.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Effective

Would you listen to German Phase 1, Unit 11-15 again? Why?

Yes, I plan to order unit 2 and 3. This is a good way to learn conversational German. I would like there to be more explanation as to the way sentences are supposed to be structured. Although there are many opportunities to repeat and answer after the instructor, I'm still unclear about how to form a sentence on my own. I'm only on lesson 11, so maybe it will come later.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like that conversations are held between a man and s woman so I can easily differentiate between questions and replies.

Any additional comments?

I read several comments about the missing practice reading material. If you go to audible's full site there is a link to download it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kathy
  • United States
  • 03-25-14

Amazing program but no written material included

What did you love best about German Phase 1, Unit 11-15?

I have taken 12 units of German and lived in Germany for three years and this is one of the best methods of learning German I have experienced. This is an amazing way to learn a language.

Any additional comments?

My only concern is that starting in lesson 15, and forward, you are instructed to read the written material that comes with the program. However, Audible does not include the material and there is no wispersync available.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Beata
  • Lomianki, Poland
  • 10-02-12

It works!

What made the experience of listening to German Phase 1, Unit 11-15 the most enjoyable?

It really works. It is amazing, but true. I follow the instructions and I remember the words and expressions. I'm through phase 1, and although it's pricey (1 credit for 5 lessons) I plan to continue because i see the results. Even my 10 y.o. wants to learn. I listen in the car, but later at home I do some additional exercises or listen to the German broadcasts. I have learned (apart from English) Russian and French at school, but this method is by far more effective.

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Guten Tag

What did you love best about German Phase 1, Unit 11-15?

It is a relaxing time, I just focus on learning German for 30 min. I make tea and fold origami cranes or crochet while listening.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

How to pick up chicks in Germany.

Any additional comments?

I would like to hear more words for things to drink, such as water, tea, coffee, etc.

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For the serious learner

Where does German Level 1 Lessons 11-15 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've used Innovative Language Learning all the way through. I've used the Sarah Retter books. I've gone through all levels of Duolingo and kept my lingots or whatever those are called full. I've use Fun Easy Learn. I listen to German music all day. I subscribe to several German youtube channels. This system and Paul Noble's are the best for forcing me to form sentences of my own, which is such a useful skill. And of course, I'm sure this system has so much more to offer. Right now I'm on lessons 11-15. It's very effective on the road. Just review the reading when you get home.

Any additional comments?

Keep at it.

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  • Janejane_jane
  • 08-24-17

Great way to learn german

I am really enjoying working my way through the course. I listen to each lesson twice before moving onto the next one. I find the instructions very clear and I'm very pleased with my progress so far. I seem to be learning more than I did after completing the complete Paul Noble course - which was a great introduction but this builds on that very well. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn the German language. I am working my way through it before I start going to formal lessons.

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