Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 1-5: Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
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The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You'll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson in German Level 1 Lessons 1-5 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.
Be aware. This comes at one file that is over two hours. I was expected this to be broken up into individual files. Very annoying and it is hard to get to the beginning of each lesson.
I have been in formal langauge classes and dabbled in Rosetta. As a busy guy who doesn't have time to sit down and cram flashcards and conjugate verbs repeatedly, these audiobooks are the perfect learning tool. They expose you slowly to the language in bulk amounts daily. You'll learn several terms and phrases each day and you'll use them repeatedly throughout followup lessons. At 30 minutes a day for just listening, it is a very convenient tool for the person on the go. I happen to be fortunate in having a Native German friend to practice with, and he's noted that the presentation of Pimsleur courses are VERY formal. Try and find a German friend that you can regularly check up with and practice for best results!