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Old 12.01.2007, 15:06
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German Language Book - Pimsleur Language, Good???

Hello All
Been here for a few months now, but what ashame, I still haven't pick up much German, in which that's not what I want

The language course that offered by the company wasn't good enough, so I'm considering to buy myself German language book to study. A couple of friends recommended me the Pimsleur German Course.

I just wonder is that a good one are there any of you are using this book and could let me have your opinion? Do you guys have any other recommendation?

P.S. I'm a beginnner... and I prefer to learn things in a more structure way as that's the way I used to learn.

Thanks!!!
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Old 12.01.2007, 15:14
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Re: German Language Book - Pimsleur Language, Good???

Try Rosetta Stone it is not to bad. Good luck
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Re: German Language Book - Pimsleur Language, Good???

Hi Mavis

I learned to speak french (not write) by listening to the Michel Thomas tapes. they are very good and available in German too.
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Re: German Language Book - Pimsleur Language, Good???

Hi,

I'm using the Pimsleur (audio only) system at the moment. I'm finding it really good, I've tried a few different systems and, for me, Pimsleur has been the best.

Pimsleur is based on audio lessons - that style of learning works well for me but, seeing as you prefer a structured approach, perhaps you need something different.

Check out the Pimsleur website - I think you can try a sample lesson.

Cheers...
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Re: German Language Book - Pimsleur Language, Good???

I have tried a significant number of German programs. I have Rosetta Stone, which is a computer program that uses pictures combined with a German speaker. It has a nice voice analysis feature, where it will rate your German inputted by a microphone of some kind. This program is often tauted as one of the best, but I believe it isn't.

I also have Pimseleur German. I find this audio only program good for developing a good German accent, although without a German speaker listening to you, you could very well be making numerous mistakes reapeatly without knowing it. I know, because I used these CDs on my own, and then in the presence of my Swiss girlfriend.

The best program, other than going to an intensive German program of some kind, currently I've been going to inlingua for the last 3 months, and can recommend them, is Digital Publishing Inensivkurs Deutsch. Teaches you everything: explains grammar concepts, has you listen to native speakers, has a voice analyzer that analyzes each word you speak, not just a red/yellow/green indicator like Rosetta. The best feature of the program IMO is that you can right click on any word you don't know and a dictionary definition will pop up with the pronunciation in a male or female voice. You can also then add the word in question to your vocab list to study later. I feel as if I should get some kick back from DP for all this praise.

If you don't want to take my word for it, you can test the program out by going to a reputable book store and asking for the demo CD. We were actually looking for an English program for my future Swiss parents-in-law, and tried several programs. DP was ahead of all the rest we thought. You can buy the program seperate for 78CHF or together (1 and 2 which covers through B2 level) with a vocab trainer for 168CHF. Hope this helps.
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Re: German Language Book - Pimsleur Language, Good???

The best program, other than going to an intensive German program of some kind, currently I've been going to inlingua for the last 3 months, and can recommend them, is Digital Publishing Inensivkurs Deutsch.

You can buy the program seperate for 78CHF or together (1 and 2 which covers through B2 level) with a vocab trainer for 168CHF. Hope this helps.[/QUOTE]


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is this program available for Mac....or does anyone have suggestions for me. I'm also in need of a good program. I agree Pimsleur just doesn't help that much for me.
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Re: German Language Book - Pimsleur Language, Good???

I've tried Pimsleur and liked it very much. Rosetta Stone is also nice with lots of multimedia elements but the full course goes by very slowly.
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Re: German Language Book - Pimsleur Language, Good???

Also, Pimsleur has a set of Swiss German tapes too. There are only 5 hours of lessons but my Swiss friends were impressed by my accent.
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