Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 1-5

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5 out of 5 stars
By Michael Cowley on 04-01-11

Easy to Use

I found Pimsleur's German Phase 1 very easy to use and understand. The format is excellent. It eases you into the language and through continuous repetition plants the language in your long term memory. The repetitiveness is by no means tedious and the course constantly challenges you to think for yourself by forming sentences from the vocabulary you have learned. It does not overload you either with information but instead gradually introduces additional vocabulary. The tutor goes back on previous units as a refresher every so often which ensures that earlier lessons are not forgotten. I would recommend this method of language learning and look forward to starting lessons 6-10.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sean on 10-20-17

Good introduction

I liked Paul Nobles approach to teaching but it didn’t have a follow up program. I tried Michel Thomas but wasn’t impressed. Pimsleur seems to have a good balance introducing new vocabulary and reinforcing the old vocabulary. The only downside I can see so far is that it is American but the German speakers are native. Would recommend.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nick Mortel on 04-07-13

An up to date method in learning any language.

This system of learning a language is very successful. It really works. Just do as the guide to lessons tells you and you will succeed in learning a new language. I did German at school, I am half German and only used German at summer times as a kid when we would visit Grandma (Omi) in Germany. I could understand and converse a lot less then. Now, due to the Pimsleur method of learning I have a confidence in really understanding and holding a conversation in German. Very, very highly recommended for all that wish to learn any language in the series of languages.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Allan Gibson on 03-28-18


I play these all the time and have come along way to speaking German, replaying them as you need really does mean you can learn at your own pace...

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4 out of 5 stars
By B Stutt on 11-20-17

Really good way to learn German

The constant repetition of the phrases makes them really stick in your head and by the time you've worked through 5 units you've picked up enough useful phrases to have a reasonable conversation.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Niamo on 09-13-17

No book or text to follow

What did you like best about German Level 1 Lessons 1-5? What did you like least?

The approach is good, but without seeing the words in print, it is very difficult to understand what is being said.

Do you think German Level 1 Lessons 1-5 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes definitely

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