Learn German quickly and easily with the famous Pimsleur Method.
Learn with the Conversational Method Audio CDs!
The Pimsleur Coversation series is designed for those who want a bit more in-depth look at a language and to sample the Pimsleur Method without a great investment of time.
Pimsleur German Coversation includes eight hours of spoken language instruction on 8 Audio CDs . It contains the first sixteen lessons from their Comprehensive Level I course.
This Conversational program contains 8 hours of interactive audio-only instruction, effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions.
With Pimsleur, you get:
- Grammar and Vocabulary taught together in everyday conversation
- Interactive Audio only instruction, that teaches spoken language organically
- the flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere!
- 30 minute lessions, to optimise the amount of language you can learn in one session
HEAR IT, LEARN IT, SPEAK IT®
What is the Pimsleur® difference? The Pimsleur Method provides the most effective language-learning program ever developed. The Pimsleur Method gives you quick command of German structure without tedious drills. Learning to speak German can actually be enjoyable and rewarding!
The key reason most people struggle with new languages is that they aren't given proper instruction, only bits and pieces of a language. Other language programs sell only these pieces -- dictionaries; grammar books and instructions; lists of hundreds or thousands words and definitions; audios containing useless drills. They leave it to you to assemble these pieces as you try to speak. Pimsleur enables you to spend your time learning to speak the language rather than just studying its parts.
When you were learning English, could you speak before you knew how to conjugate verbs? Of course you could. That learning process is what Pimsleur replicates. Pimsleur presents the whole language as one integrated piece so you can succeed. With Pimsleur you get: Grammar and vocabulary taught together in everyday conversation, Interactive audio-only instruction that teaches spoken language organically, The flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere, 30-minute lessons designed to optimize the amount of language you can learn in one sitting.
Millions of people have used Pimsleur to gain real conversational skills in new languages quickly and easily, wherever and whenever -- without textbooks, written exercises, or drills. Conversational German includes the 10 lessons from Pimsleur's Basic German plus an additional 6 lessons. The 16 lessons in Conversational German are the same first 16 lessons in the Pimsleur Comprehensive German Level 1.
The Pimsleur® Method teaches speaking and understanding right from the start
For almost 50 years, in over 50 languages, the Pimsleur® Method has been recognized by experts worldwide as one of the fastest and most effective ways to learn to speak another language. With Pimsleur you will learn German in the same way you learned your first language as a child, acquiring the vocabulary of the new language, along with the melody, rhythm, and intonation of German as used in everyday conversation.
The Pimsleur Method
On the surface, the Pimsleur Method is a way to begin speaking and understanding a foreign language effortlessly. In fact, it is a dynamic combination of techniques that will pull you inside a language allowing you to engage in complex conversations with confidence and fluency. There are many reasons why Pimsleur programs work so well for so many different types of learners.
Developed after years of research (and through much trial and error), Pimsleur® Language Programs are simply the most effective method for teaching people to speak foreign languages. Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was a leading expert in applied linguistics.
The Pimsleur Method is based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training called Graduated Interval Recall. In addition, all Pimsleur courses feature highly-selected vocabulary taught in real-life situations that maximize your ability to recall and communicate on demand.
Here are a few of the key principles that make the Pimsleur courses work for you:
Graduated Interval Recall
Dr. Pimsleur's research on memory was perhaps one of his most revolutionary achievements. He discovered that if his students were reminded of new words and information at gradually increasing intervals within a set amount of time, each time they would remember the word or information longer than the time before. Dr. Pimsleur documented that the word would actually move from short-term into long-term, or permanent, memory. Through his research he was able to create a schedule of the exact points for maximum retention.
Principle of Anticipation
In real-life communication you are required to understand what is being said to you and to "anticipate" a correct response. It's an intricate thought process that most of us take for granted when speaking our native language. Dr. Pimsleur's research demonstrated that by initiating this dynamic "input/output" system, that new connections are formed in the learner's brain. By systematically asking for understanding and responding, the principal of anticipation is activated, accelerating learning and synergistically increasing understanding.
Pimsleur courses are designed to teach you to understand and speak your new language in a relatively short time. Extensive research has shown that effective communication in any language depends on mastery of a relatively limited number of words. Trying to learn too many at first actually slows the process. However, once these are mastered and used consistently, they provide a framework for accelerated language learning.
The Pimsleur® Method centers on teaching functional mastery, understanding and speaking right from the beginning. Your brain does all the work: acquiring the sounds, feeling the rhythm, and integrating the intonation in exactly the same way that you learned your first language. When you need a word, it's there – totally integrated and totally seamless. And the best part is that the phrases you're learning are the ones you'll be most likely to need right from the start. Language really comes alive as vocabulary, grammar, and beautiful, native-like pronunciation are at the tip of your tongue, ready whenever you are.
Pimsleur German Conversation contains:
- (8 Audio CDs) Eight hours of instruction – Contains the first sixteen lessons from the Comprehensive Level I course.
- Free CD case
What other say about Pimsleur:
"Learn basic conversation fast with .....the all-audio Pimsleur Method series" - Business 2.0 Magazine
"EXTREMELY ACCESSIBLE..... each section within the lessons is short enough to hold our attention, and there is enough repetition to teach even those who consider themselves slow learners.... Pimsleur [programs] are extremely thourough and easy to use - quite lively!" - Boston Herald
"learn French while commuting, German while jogging, Spanish while cooking (or Russian, Italian and Japanese) all with NO WRITTEN MATERIALS!" - New York Daily News
"Designed for the ear and not the eye... the lessons provide PERFECT 30-minute bites of work." - St.Louis Post Despatch
"Learn to habla espanol or parlez francais before your next trip abroad. The INTERACTIVE LESSONS CHALLENGE STUDENTS to use new words in conversation instead of memorise them." - American Way (American Airlines in-flight magazine)
"I tried other language programs with little success...This is the best by far!" - Pamela A Mitchell, Pilot, International Society of Women Airline Pilots