• Swedish Phase 1, Unit 01-05

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Swedish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Series: Pimsleur Swedish, Book 1
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-11-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 of Swedish Phase 1, Units 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 Swedish. This course teaches the rikssvenska (or Standard Swedish) dialect, spoken in and around the capital region of Stockholm. The first ten Units of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Swedish Comprehensive Program, replaces the Compact Swedish.
©2011 Simon & Schuster (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." ( AudioFile magazine)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-14-16

The perfect tool to learn w/o a native speaker

I was skeptical about the pimsleur method, since learning a language as an adult can seem so difficult. After completing the first 30 minute lesson, I already felt like I was speaking way better than I ever had from taking lessons from a native speaker and friend of mine. The learning curve and words are very practical and linear, so everything you learn reinforces your fundamentals and builds logically until you're stringing together useful sentences at an intermediate level. Of course having some written exercises to work out will be the next step, so I will look into getting a basic book of swedish. No complaints here about this method!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on 10-27-11

Worth every penny!

Each unit is easy to understand and is great for listening to in the car. With each unit I can hear myself getting more and more confident in speaking and understanding what is being said. I am heading to Sweden next month and cannot wait to try talking in Swedish!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-15-17

Great programme

After trying various approaches.. this method hit the nail on the head! Extremely thourough and easy to follow and if you dont understand all of a lesson just wait a few hours and listen again. couldnt be more simple.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-05-18

A 5-star program that's missing a vocab list

This is a wonderful language learning resource, particularly if you already have some exposure to the language. It really gets you speaking and thinking in your target language. The conversation practice is especially useful. **I would give it 5 stars, but I would really like it if this came with a vocab list for creating flashcards, for example, and for learning the various spellings. As I am already familiar with Swedish, this was not a problem for me, but it would really be a problem for an absolute beginner.** My feeling is, this would be best used in combination with a textbook or learning app, such as Babbel or even Duolingo on a budget. I also thought the choice of 'ledsen' for 'sorry' was unusual, as its literal meaning is 'sad'. It's sometimes used to apologise when something demoralising or tragic happens, in the same way one would say, "I'm sorry", in English, if there were a death. It can technically be used in the context of the audiobook's conversation, but 'forlåt' may have been more appropriate, or better still, 'ursäkta' (although I understand this wasn't chosen, as to avoid vocabulary overlap and confusion). I'm in desperate need of conversational practice, so Pimsleur has been a revolutionary addition to my learning program. It's also really great, because the practice is timed, so you can sit down and dedicate a set amount of time, nor do you have to worry about how efficient you're being with that time, or whether you're comprehending the material sufficiently. Language learning is just a matter of persistence. Pimsleur makes that particularly easy. They say 20 hours is enough time to become competent in a skill, so if you complete Swedish: Phase 1, especially in combination with an app or written program, then you'll reach that goal in a fairly straightforward way. Just download it, do the lessons, no excuses! I wish I'd started earlier.

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