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  • Learn German with Paul Noble for Beginners – Complete Course

  • German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
  • Written by: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Learn German with Paul Noble for Beginners – Complete Course

Written by: Paul Noble
Narrated by: Paul Noble
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With Paul Noble’s simple, relaxed approach you will learn in a way that suits you – without having to memorise long lists of words you won’t use, scribbling notes as you listen, or feeling frustrated. Instead, Paul will introduce you to the basics of the German language and guide you through over 12 hours of everyday scenarios – from simple situations like asking for directions and eating out to talking about yourself and how to master the different tenses – that are practical, fun, and applicable. Just listen, interact, and learn wherever you are.

Whatever your experience with languages, whether you’re an absolute beginner or someone with basic knowledge who wants to improve their ability, this is the course to get you speaking German quickly, confidently, and with no chance of failure.

A native-speaking German expert will help you to perfect your pronunciation as you progress through the course. You will learn a huge range of vocabulary in no time at all, and be able to quickly make your new knowledge work for you in a variety of everyday scenarios. A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool.

Paul Noble left school unable to speak a language – having found that the traditional learning methods left him feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. Determined that there must be a better way to learn, Paul spent years devising his own unique method of learning languages which cuts out all the grammar, all the memorisation, and all the stress. He began using his method to teach in his Language Institute and, thousands of students later, he prides himself on never having had a student fail.

This download contains the entire course – Parts 1, 2, and 3. To continue your language learning journey once you’ve completed this course, download Next Steps in German with Paul Noble for Intermediate Learners – Complete Course.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2016 Paul Noble (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Good idea but bad execution

Initially I was super excited about this as the guy who introduces it is very clear and the concept sounds great. However, then they introduced the German speaker who you need to mimic and she is terrible. Not clear at all. Not sure why they decided to use her voice. I am sure it sounds great in person but for someone who wants to learn German her voice does not clearly sound out all the words properly. Its like torture to me because I think this could have been an amazing product otherwise.

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Easy step-by-step method

Since I lived for a year in Vienna this material is not new to me. I like though the no-memorization approach based on frequent and random recall . I know from sad experience that native German speakers tend to sometimes "swallow" their endings - unfortunately the native speaker on this recording is no exception. The word "links" (left) is at first pronounced as "linns", with the "k" so soft, that it is practically absent. More seriously the "e" in "einen" is absent and "ein" differs from "einen" only by a slightly longer "n".This is no good in teaching environment, no matter how authentic it is. Warning for North American listeners: Mr Noble speaks with British accent omitting his "r"s, also the vocabulary is British ( "Car Park" for "Parking" etc). Those little issues notwithstanding it is a good course - recommended.

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Begin from a right place to learn German

To some, the book might appear tedious at the beginning because Paul likes to go through the same words, word groups and examples over and over again but it pays off in the end. One of the hardest things to grasp in German, is how cases, certain prepositions and situations change artikles of nouns. Der becomes den or dem, die becomes der all the while the gender (a grammatical cathegory) stays the same! In this audiocourse, Mr Noble has masterfully shown these transitions without going into difficult grammar rules. You understand it how it is. Also, I especially liked parts where he explains the similarities in German and Enhlish, the consonant swaps, subtle differences in saying the same thing e.g. German way of asking the price "Was kostet es?", literally what costs it?
I recommend it to all A levels!

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Fantastic Intro to German

I am being relocated to Germany for work and only had a couple of months to prepare. I've tried duolingo and a few other resources but without a doubt, this book taught me the most. Listening while working out and walking to work naturally had me absorbing the language. Even after finishing the book I go back and listen to refresh, this will be a resource I listen to for a long time.

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Most important part is squeezed in the last part

Very nice and easy to follow... A bit too basic for a "complete course" though. If you're starting German from complete scratch, it's definetly a great starting point

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  • 2023-09-11

Most helpful audiobook for learning German

This method/approached worked best for me. It still takes time and you have to do the work. I often listened to chapters more than once before moving on. But of all I’ve tried this is the best. Helps train your ear and your ability to speak and recall words. Highly recommend.

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Enjoyable!

I very much enjoyed following along with this course. Good way to learn. Good way to practice speaking.

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Very Helpful

Paul Noble’s method and process is extremely helpful, with very thoughtful and intention repetition. I did find the German speaker inconsistent at times in her pronunciation (she says ‘bring’ instead of bringen in the final rapid session), but honestly, real German speakers can be inconsistent and extremely varied.

I highly recommend the course!

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Great program

Easy to learn and digest and teaches by using simple tricks that link German to English so I can remember more easily

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  • 2023-02-13

Easy to follow

This method is unique as it teaches German language based on English. the instructor is very eloquent and the German speaker Katrina is really the best in the course as she speaks clearly and very easy to follow.

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