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An exciting, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

This download contains the entire course:

  • Part one: language ground rules, asking questions, introduction to verbs, at the hotel
  • Part two: numbers, eating out, asking for directions, at the train station
  • Part three: taking a train, time phrases, the past tense, a brief encounter
  • Course review: offers a very useful opportunity to revise the full course and practise what you have learnt.

A native-speaking German expert helps you to perfect your pronunciation. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all, and learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool.

©2016 Paul Noble (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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If only schools taught like this

I had never studied German before listening to this audiobook, I was quite sceptical to what a few hours of lectures could do but I am truly impressed. I can now grasp the gist of several discussions and can communicate basic sentences.

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I'm a fan

a smooth and easy introduction to the basics of German. Would be great to have a next level follow-up!

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Best Teacher I have found

I have tried memrise, rosetta stone, and several other ways for learning German. All have some positives, but I found Paul Noble's approach to be the best for me. I am middle-aged and though I love the immersive experiences the others have, sometimes I just need somebody to explain why instead of waiting for me to figure out the pattern. He explains "rules" like you were used to in grammar class growing up and the gives you a lot of practice in practical, but non-boring ways. Plus you gotta love his British accent. He is very encouraging too....

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An excellent program for getting started driving

I have studied a number of different German language programs in the past. This is one of the clearest no six synced and fastest way to learn conversational German. Start your German learning program here. Highly recommended.

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Wonderful !!!

Made me understand with ease when should I use different articles ...Great course !! thanks!!

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amazing

I have been trying to learn german, for years. this course not only teaches you what to say, it explains why it should be said, that way. Your not just memorizing key phrases, your learning how to formulate your own thoughts into a proper German sentence. I absolutely loved this course.

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I loved learning German from Paul Noble!

I really loved learning German from Paul Noble. It's a jump-start, no-nonsense way to learn German. Rather than bogging down in verb conjugation like many formal language classes, Paul starts with the basics. "Ich, Ich kann, Ich kann beginnen." You learn how to say basic things about yourself, order food and drink, get a hotel room, and find directions. Paul also does a great job of comparing English words with German words, and explaining how German grammar is more similar to King James English grammar than modern English grammar.

I have two complaints about this book though: First, you never learn spelling. Speaking German one thing, but as soon as you start to read it, you realize you have mostly no idea to spell anything you just learned. Second, I had a very hard time catching the differences between many similar-sounding words. Paul and the German lady both used dynamic microphones, so they didn't get the crystal-clear dictation from a condenser microphone, which is critical to people learning a new language. That also added to my spelling frustrations. It was hard to parse when to use den mann vs dem mann, because they sounded exactly the same through the recording. Also trying to learn "excuse me" was a mess - I left thinking "enshoilitten zie? emshoiligen zie?" when the correct word is "entschuldigen sie."

I also didn't get a great lesson from the numbers and alphabet, but I've since learned them from children's YouTube videos.

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Learned more in this than I did in 2 years with other apps

Really enjoyed the explanation of changes between masculine, feminine, and neuter. My only gripe is the microphone used does not help much in the way of really hearing all the syllables clearly. Certain times, an ‘N’ and an ‘M’ may be indistinguishable and some internet searching may be required.

Nonetheless, with this audiobook, I’ve picked up more conversational assistance and understanding of the language far quicker than with other apps available with cheeky games and such.

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A patient teacher

listening to Paul Noble patiently detailing every quirk and trick to understand better german language is a pleasure.
This is perfect for long walks or bus trips where you listen while idling.

You will not become a pro, and is not useful if you already know the basics, but after 35 chapters you will understand a lot of basic words used that was just noise before, when you hear a german speaking person

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Great pauses and repeated words

Some language learning courses only spend a short segment on certain words then move on to the next course of more difficult terms. This audiobook continues using the same words you have burned into your memory and repeats simple sentences later that you have mastered. The pauses give you enough time to think of how to say sentences in German. My only nitpick is the female's voice is amplified louder than the teacher's. Also a lot of time was spent on easy words but complex sentences were flown past. I also wish there was a segment to have a conversation with someone, since I still do not know enough to speak about something in German.

Just a suggestion for future books, please spell out the words for weird sounding words. When I looked up such words, I saw they were spelt exactly like they sounded which made it way easier to remember such as "Rechnung".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-17-16

Absolutely brilliant

I really, really enjoyed this. I relearnt previous things I had forgotten, and a whole lot more. Easy to understand, paced perfect, and I couldn't wait to go and practise my German. Now I want to learn more and I'm looking for more advanced German learning books.

Only grumble, if I really had to find one, is that Pauls voice was so soothing I'd find myself asleep after 10 minutes, so I listened to it before bed. I don't feel there was 6000 words to learn either, maybe 1000 but I really feel I will remember them in the long term.

Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-20-16

Adding to my knowledge

I am going through many mental issues and learning languages was one of the things recommended to me when I go to bed at night. It stops me from ruminating my horrible thoughts.
Paul has a relaxing voice and so does the German lady speaking German.
It is adding to my German skills I already had and is so easy to follow. Paul is very clear to try not to concentrate on remembering all that he teaches and it works.
I have French and Spanish too so it gives a hint on how easy they are to use, as well as the perfect nice relaxing remedy for my mental issues. Brilliant.

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  • Mrs
  • 01-04-18

Incredibly impressed!

What made the experience of listening to Learn German with Paul Noble: Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach the most enjoyable?

My daughters (8 and 10) and I decided to learn German and within a day we could all three say basic (but impressively long) sentences. So clear and simple to follow and Paul explains in a way that we remember the grammar and vocabulary very easily. All three of us have immersed ourselves in German with enthusiasm and joy. Thank you Paul Noble!

What did you like best about this story?

Clear, simple to follow, instantly usable.

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  • GourmetJJ
  • 12-21-16

A very good tool for linking together the language

Would you consider the audio edition of Learn German with Paul Noble: Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach to be better than the print version?

I haven't looked at the printed version, but I found the audible version quite brilliant as I could take it, listen and learn, anywhere. Unlike other on-line language courses.... I'm only interested in speaking the language, not reading or writing it.

What did you like best about this story?

I did know quite a few german words already, I spent a couple of years in Germany as a teenager. However, Paul Noble's course helped me put all those words into sentences, make sense of sentence structure, so that I can take any new words and use them. I found myself able to speak more confidently in every day situations (we spend quite a bit of time in German and North Italy).

Which character – as performed by Paul Noble – was your favourite?

Paul Noble.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Patience and structure

Any additional comments?

I would like a more advanced course to follow on.

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  • Eddie
  • 10-12-17

excellent

loved it. well paced and was matched to my level of understanding. highly recommend it

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  • Rad
  • 05-25-18

Best way to learn a new language

I was skeptical having never really taken to languages at school but I listen now for about 20minutes a day when I walk the dog. after a couple of months I can actually recall useful German in a snap in response to simple questions or asking for things. It’s great and I’ve downloaded all of Paul’s other books.

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  • deb kelly
  • 04-02-17

Gutentag!

V I agree!
Do you know that I liked this and live in Hamburg in real life.

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  • ockie
  • 03-10-17

A must have for language learning

A different and fantastic approach to learning languages.
It is a true must have and a perfect starting point. I couldn't recommend this book more.

A fantastic learning experience

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  • MF
  • 07-27-17

Sooo slow and repetitive...

What would have made Learn German with Paul Noble: Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach better?

Paul Noble's explanations were so long-winded and his delivery was sooo slow and repetitive that I had to abandon the course as I was in danger of throwing something at my car's audio system! A shame as the German speaker was very clear and easy to copy.

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  • Carsel
  • 09-04-18

Really good

Really good, ended a bit soon but I would recommend it. it does explain and cover the main basics.