Next Steps in German with Paul Noble for Intermediate Learners – Complete Course

German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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Take your German to the next level and further your fluency with Paul’s simple, relaxed approach and learn in a way that suits you – without having to memorise long lists of words you won’t use, scribbling notes as you listen, or feeling frustrated.

Instead, Paul will help you to you build on your existing German knowledge and guide you through over 8 hours of essential tenses and grammar that you need to independently construct sentences and feel confident speaking German in a variety of scenarios. Just listen, interact, and learn wherever you are. This course also contains a handy downloadable booklet to help you revise and reinforce your learning.

Next Steps is an intermediate course, for non-beginners, which follows on from the Learn German with Paul Noble for Beginners – Complete Course.

Paul Noble left school unable to speak a language – having found that the traditional learning methods left him feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. Determined that there must be a better way to learn, Paul spent years devising his own unique method of learning languages which cuts out all the grammar, all the memorisation, and all the stress. He began using his method to teach in his Language Institute and, thousands of students later, he prides himself on never having had a student fail.

To continue your language learning journey once you’ve completed this course, download Learn with Paul Noble Complete courses in a variety of languages: Spanish, Italian, French, and Mandarin Chinese.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2019 Paul Noble (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Well done Paul!

German is my fifth language, and after trying many methods while learning the others, this is by far the most useful and effective for beginning a language. I learn very quickly, so my only complaint is that it can move a bit slowly at times, but I think it would be perfect for most language leaners.
Learning new words and concepts is very easy in this course, and remembering then is effortless with the well timed repetition.
Overall better than anything I have tried as a beginner for my other languages (Rosetta Stone, Duolingo, other apps, learning in a classroom)
You will not be fluent at the end of the course, but it provides a very strong foundation for quickly improving your German.
If I ever need to learn Italian, I will definitely use Paul’s course!

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A superb course that really works!

This is a really superb course that makes German instinctive, allowing you to learn grammar almost subconsciously. I have tried many ,often more expensive, language courses but this is simply the best!
Highly recommended! The approach taken simply works with daily application you can make significant progress in speaking German as opposed to use learning complicated German grammar.

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The best. I recommend this book

This book really helped me improve my German I hope he does another level. You can learn the German cases organically as we would learn our first language.

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Nice.way to.learn

It is useful book and his methods too,but it is a lack of other voices in the audio( always same.person_ Female) I would say it would be better with different people( male and women) and also add dialogue. But nothing is perfect.

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Really useful for anyone in A2 and more !

I wish I had discovered this book when I was still in the A2 , B1 niveau !! It's genuinely useful and helps you integrate the sentence structures really well ! Bonus is you can do it while walking , or driving and that makes the language more present in your life !! I highly recommend it , I went through the whole book after not practicing German for 6 months after my B2 . Hope I can find one for more advanced communication !

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50% English

When I learn a foreign language, I want it to be teached in the foreign language. Otherwise it is not immersive enough. 10% or 20% of English would be OK, but not 50% or more.

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Excellent course for iPhone

Very easy to follow with good reinforcements. Very useful. Covered a variety of topics. Good product.

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Best German language course

Paul Noble is the best at teaching languages
I hope there’s a future German course coming soon

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Great

It feels like you have a teacher right beside you. Very helpful. l like it.

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keep going

once more, amazing how fast one picks things up w this method. recommended. the only question is where to go from here.

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  • Louise
  • 10-10-19

Excellent explanations

I have completed the basic course and next steps and am about to embark on a German night class.
I highly recommend the Paul Noble course. You can do it in the car or whilst walking the dog if you like because you can do the entire course as audio only. This is perfect if your main aim is to speak German and delay learning how to write it until you have mastered the basics.
I am also doing Pimsleur level 2 but really struggle to do that alone as Pimsleur does not give you grammar explanations; you are expected just to figure the patterns out for yourself. I find this almost impossible in German as it has strict grammar rules. This Paul Noble course gives a clear explanation of everything that is taught.
I have also used Speed Language Learning and unlike that course, the pronunciation on Paul Noble is crystal clear. He will ensure you know whether the sound at the end of the word is m or n. This is so important in German because it changes the meaning of the sentence and the word.
Another course that I can compare it to is Michael Thomas. Again, personally I would recommend Paul Noble over Michael Thomas because with Paul Noble you are asked to say something, given time to say it and then the narrator says it correctly. In my opinion this is better than Michael Thomas where you are listening to a lesson in which the students get things wrong so you are listening to incorrect prose plus correct prose. If you only want to hear correct prose, listen to this.
The downside is that it is a little slow and repetitive but repetition is key to learning. I listen to the easier parts on 1.25 speed.

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  • F. Cluney-hickford
  • 06-23-19

Not very big steps

This is still quite basic and I was hoping for something more advanced..
If only it were possible to say what kind of level it is aimed at

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-15-20

Great book

As good as the first book. A little less hand holding and I recommend relistening to difficult chapters before continuing.

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  • G. Hussein
  • 01-22-20

Suits my brain!

Had struggled learning German in a classroom setting many years ago and had given up after 1-2 terms. Thoroughly enjoyed both the beginners and next step German audio courses with a focus on listening and speaking (not grammar) and feel that I have made good progress in a short time. More importantly, am incentivised to take it further and explore other resources. Thanks and pleased to have found a mode of learning that seems to suit my brain! Try it!

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  • N. Clarke
  • 09-13-19

brilliant!

I can't speak highly enough of this course. He has an amazing ability to explain the difficult German language concepts in a way that you just can't fail to understand. I'm eagerly awaiting for his next installment.

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  • Claire Wynn
  • 04-15-19

Best language course out there

I have completed Paul Noble’s course in full and have learned so much more than any book could teach me. It’s so easy to follow and the principles are so easy to remember, speaking basic German, something I had been struggling with, became almost easy. Thank you Paul!

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  • Eszter Pos
  • 03-30-19

Great way of learning German grammar

The book focuses mainly on new grammatical structures and teaches them very well, by letting the audience flow with the language. I really enjoyed learning about "catapult" structures and practising them in everyday scenarios.

Occasionally, I felt that some topics are too repetitive but I can believe that that's necessary for our brains to remember.
In other words, while the first book was very impressive in terms of content and new vocabulary, in this second book I feel like there could have been more new content as the audience has already got used to the pace.

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  • Andy C
  • 04-01-20

Good course

This is an easy to follow course that introduces common and useful constructions in a very clear way.

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  • Mr E.
  • 03-05-20

Very clear and easy to learn

It is very clear and easy way to learn German, also for so called false beginners like myself.

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  • Gutian Zou
  • 01-01-20

Fantastic

Fantastic audible,very helpful, thank you Paul!what's the next step after this one? Anyone can tell me about it please?

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  • Declan
  • 01-04-20

Good for the basics

Very easy to learn along, nicely presented, but you get very little vocab out of these courses.