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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
Categories: Language Learning, German
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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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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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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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surprisingly retainable

the method and style of this course made it surprisingly easy for me to retain the German language. Pleasant fun and rewarding.

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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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  • Gold Fish Mama
  • 2018-05-24

Best Teacher I have found

I have tried memrise, rosetta stone, and several other ways for learning German. All have some positives, but I found Paul Noble's approach to be the best for me. I am middle-aged and though I love the immersive experiences the others have, sometimes I just need somebody to explain why instead of waiting for me to figure out the pattern. He explains "rules" like you were used to in grammar class growing up and the gives you a lot of practice in practical, but non-boring ways. Plus you gotta love his British accent. He is very encouraging too....

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  • Mr Stanley Agius
  • 2017-03-30

If only schools taught like this

I had never studied German before listening to this audiobook, I was quite sceptical to what a few hours of lectures could do but I am truly impressed. I can now grasp the gist of several discussions and can communicate basic sentences.

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  • Paros789
  • 2018-04-15

An excellent program for getting started driving

I have studied a number of different German language programs in the past. This is one of the clearest no six synced and fastest way to learn conversational German. Start your German learning program here. Highly recommended.

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  • Alex
  • 2017-03-28

I'm a fan

a smooth and easy introduction to the basics of German. Would be great to have a next level follow-up!

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  • Veljko
  • 2019-05-04

Good introductory material

It structures how the logic of German language works in plain way. However it does not introduce a lot of new words. If you expect to speak German after this, then you will not be able to do so, however of you expect to learn the logic behind the language this is perfect.

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  • Audio Engineer
  • 2018-06-08

I loved learning German from Paul Noble!

I really loved learning German from Paul Noble. It's a jump-start, no-nonsense way to learn German. Rather than bogging down in verb conjugation like many formal language classes, Paul starts with the basics. "Ich, Ich kann, Ich kann beginnen." You learn how to say basic things about yourself, order food and drink, get a hotel room, and find directions. Paul also does a great job of comparing English words with German words, and explaining how German grammar is more similar to King James English grammar than modern English grammar.

I have two complaints about this book though: First, you never learn spelling. Speaking German one thing, but as soon as you start to read it, you realize you have mostly no idea to spell anything you just learned. Second, I had a very hard time catching the differences between many similar-sounding words. Paul and the German lady both used dynamic microphones, so they didn't get the crystal-clear dictation from a condenser microphone, which is critical to people learning a new language. That also added to my spelling frustrations. It was hard to parse when to use den mann vs dem mann, because they sounded exactly the same through the recording. Also trying to learn "excuse me" was a mess - I left thinking "enshoilitten zie? emshoiligen zie?" when the correct word is "entschuldigen sie."

I also didn't get a great lesson from the numbers and alphabet, but I've since learned them from children's YouTube videos.

EDIT: This book now comes with an accompanying PDF to teach you how to spell. Great!

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  • Suhas Gavas
  • 2018-05-14

Wonderful !!!

Made me understand with ease when should I use different articles ...Great course !! thanks!!

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  • IdoZ
  • 2018-11-16

I actually remember everything

The method of this course is excellent! The pace initially seemed too slow, but that proved itself extremely effective. Instead of cramming as much content as possible, the course makes sure everything it teaches sticks in your mind and each and every German word in a sentence is explained, nothing is expected to be taken for granted. It is evident Paul takes the time and effort to identify where listeners would need more help, and patiently takes the time to drive home the finer points of German. Looking forward to buy the next course when it's available on Audible.

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  • Drew
  • 2019-03-18

without a doubt. the best way to a new language

If you think that learning a new language is "too hard", "too complicated" or "too overwhelming." you're wrong. After buying Paul's course. I am absolutely confident that I can not only learn a second language. but its also possible to learn a 3rd, 4th or even 5th language. simple, well produced and it works.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-02-26

amazing

I have been trying to learn german, for years. this course not only teaches you what to say, it explains why it should be said, that way. Your not just memorizing key phrases, your learning how to formulate your own thoughts into a proper German sentence. I absolutely loved this course.

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