• Swedish Phase 1, Units 1-30

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Swedish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 07-14-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 (11 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! 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. Swedish Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.
In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking/giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking/giving directions, and more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.

In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items.

In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Swedish. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
©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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By Lu-Amazon on 04-18-14

Effective and pleasurable

Starting from complete zero you are still perfectly able to learn basic Swedish with very little effort and in a pleasurable way. Importantly they make it dynamic in terms of "interactive" dialogues, but specially in terms of phrase structure. You get to "play" with the word order when the sentence requires so, and surprisingly with their lead you get to do it naturally! This creates a comfortable zone for you to dear open your mouth and trying express your self instead of being blocked if you don't remember by heart the exact thing you are supposed to say.
Further, the speakers they chose have very pleasant voices and accents, in striking contrast to many of other of these books. I bought so far 5 different audiobooks to learn Swedish. The other four were an irritating waist of time that make you loose interest and courage. This book is clearly pretty expensive, but SO WORTH IT!! :))))
Go for it and enjoy!

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By Timothy on 03-22-13

Worked like a charm

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I would recommend this Swedish language program. I did each lesson twice, once in the morning and once in the evening. My Swedish girlfriend and her mother were amazed at how fluent I became. Not only that, but a few months after I had finished the program, a family friend of theirs came by and thought I was Swedish... Success!

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