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The Learn in Your Car language series is the first system ever designed to teach a language in your car...or anywhere...without a textbook. Simple and effective, you can learn to converse in another language while driving, walking, or doing tasks around the house.

Each course is organized the way you learn best - by learning words and phrases - and building these into sentences and clear conversations. Arrange hotel accommodations, order in restaurants, change money, and feel more at home next time you travel!

The Learn in Your Car language series is:

  • Easy to use without a textbook
  • Prepared by dialect-free professionals
  • Available in levels for students of all abilities
  • Designed to teach grammar basics through recorded examples
  • Level 1 offers an introduction to key words, numbers, phrases, sentence structure, and basic grammar.

    Level 2 teaches more challenging vocabulary, additional grammar, and targeted sentences designed to generate confidence in your ability to comprehend and converse.

    Level 3 presents expanded vocabulary, advanced grammar, and more detailed sentences to extend your conversational skills.

    ©1990 Penton Overseas, Inc. (P)1990 Penton Overseas, Inc.

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    • Dan
    • Atlanta, GA, USA
    • 01-14-03

    Great for brushing up

    I studied German in High School and again in College, but over the years my knowledge of German drifted away. With this program I've been able to remember the old stuff and pick up a lot of new vocabulary.

    69 of 77 people found this review helpful

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    • Sharon
    • Brea, CA, USA
    • 03-14-03

    Not so helpful for a beginner

    I am currently a voice major in a university and I bought this in hopes that I could better my German since I have to study songs in other languages. I took 1 year of German in 5th grade (9 years ago so I don't remember a whole lot) and I've sung some German songs. But I don't have a very wide vocabulary in German from that.

    Thus, when I listened to this audiobook in the car, I didn't learn much. I am the kind of person who needs to see a word or know how it's spelled (so I can at least picture it in my head) if I'm going to learn it. In this audiobook a man just says a word in English and then a woman says the word in German twice (there's a little bit of time in between so that you can repeat it aloud yourself). However, that's not enough for me. I think it would be more ideal if they would spell the German word out first or something like that for the visual people like me. Also, even if I did just try to repeat after the woman on the audiobook, I wasn't sure if I was saying it right or not. I think that perhaps the best place to learn a language is in a classroom. That way you can see and hear the language, as well as be counseled on your pronunciation.

    Perhaps if a person was pretty fluent in German or studied it a while ago and just needs to brush up on it, this audiobook would be helpful. But again, if someone doesn't have a pretty extensive background in German, I don't think this audiobook will be too helpful.

    24 of 28 people found this review helpful

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    • Noel
    • Bangor, PA, USA
    • 06-23-03

    Not Bad If You Had a German Class Already

    Book should be included and they should spell the words too. Not great audio either. I find myself repeating chapters again and agian. Very long and tedious.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Bad Audio

    It's true, you have to raise the volume to the max in order to hear.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • Stephen
    • Schuttrange, Luxembourg
    • 11-20-12

    One of the worst purchases in my life

    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    it is barely audible on my ipod. It is split into 38 chapters, but when you start the first chapter, it skips to the second chapter after a few seconds, and the second chapter doesn't work, nor do the other 38 chapters, it just brings you back to the first chapter, and you have to listen to the ads again before it brings you to the 2nd chapter and so on.
    To hear it I had to fastforward 20 seconds int he beginning so as to skip the point where it brings me to the 2nd chapter.


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    • Braden
    • New Carlisle, OH, United States
    • 12-13-10

    Narrated by Elves in Santa's Workshop?

    When I started listening to this, I could not believe the voices of the people they chose to narrate this - especially the male voice. He literally sounds like an Elf or a Munchkin. The audio is not clear, also.
    If you want to learn German from a castrato cartoon character, this is for you!

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    Bad Audio Quality

    The fidelity of sound is not that good. The introduction from Audible comes through clearly, but when the book is being read, the volume is low and not crisp. Makes it very difficult to understand the words.