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Learn German with Paul Noble: Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach

Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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An exciting approach to learning German with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. Over 12 hours of easy-listening. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

This download contains the entire course.    

©2016 Paul Noble (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Great starter

I started using Duolingo, but found that making the time available a challenge. This audio book solved my time challenge as I listen in the car and also accelerated my understanding of tenses and usage of basic German as compared to DuoLingo and other paid courses I have had for years. I’m moving onto the intermediate book - great resource.

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Easy to follow

I found this a great way to learn and the explanations on why the language does this or that make it easier to make sense and to understand easier- the narrator has a very calming voice and it all really sinks in - great audio book!

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  • Gold Fish Mama
  • 24-05-2018

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
  • 30-03-2017

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
  • 15-04-2018

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
  • 28-03-2017

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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  • Suhas Gavas
  • 14-05-2018

Wonderful !!!

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

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  • Audio Engineer
  • 08-06-2018

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.

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  • IdoZ
  • 16-11-2018

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-02-2018

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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  • d man
  • 18-03-2019

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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  • Veljko
  • 04-05-2019

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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  • Mrs
  • 04-01-2018

Incredibly impressed!

What made the experience of listening to Learn German with Paul Noble: Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach the most enjoyable?

My daughters (8 and 10) and I decided to learn German and within a day we could all three say basic (but impressively long) sentences. So clear and simple to follow and Paul explains in a way that we remember the grammar and vocabulary very easily. All three of us have immersed ourselves in German with enthusiasm and joy. Thank you Paul Noble!

What did you like best about this story?

Clear, simple to follow, instantly usable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-2016

Adding to my knowledge

I am going through many mental issues and learning languages was one of the things recommended to me when I go to bed at night. It stops me from ruminating my horrible thoughts.
Paul has a relaxing voice and so does the German lady speaking German.
It is adding to my German skills I already had and is so easy to follow. Paul is very clear to try not to concentrate on remembering all that he teaches and it works.
I have French and Spanish too so it gives a hint on how easy they are to use, as well as the perfect nice relaxing remedy for my mental issues. Brilliant.

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  • GourmetJJ
  • 21-12-2016

A very good tool for linking together the language

Would you consider the audio edition of Learn German with Paul Noble: Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach to be better than the print version?

I haven't looked at the printed version, but I found the audible version quite brilliant as I could take it, listen and learn, anywhere. Unlike other on-line language courses.... I'm only interested in speaking the language, not reading or writing it.

What did you like best about this story?

I did know quite a few german words already, I spent a couple of years in Germany as a teenager. However, Paul Noble's course helped me put all those words into sentences, make sense of sentence structure, so that I can take any new words and use them. I found myself able to speak more confidently in every day situations (we spend quite a bit of time in German and North Italy).

Which character – as performed by Paul Noble – was your favourite?

Paul Noble.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Patience and structure

Any additional comments?

I would like a more advanced course to follow on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-09-2016

Absolutely brilliant

I really, really enjoyed this. I relearnt previous things I had forgotten, and a whole lot more. Easy to understand, paced perfect, and I couldn't wait to go and practise my German. Now I want to learn more and I'm looking for more advanced German learning books.

Only grumble, if I really had to find one, is that Pauls voice was so soothing I'd find myself asleep after 10 minutes, so I listened to it before bed. I don't feel there was 6000 words to learn either, maybe 1000 but I really feel I will remember them in the long term.

Highly recommended.

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  • Rad
  • 25-05-2018

Best way to learn a new language

I was skeptical having never really taken to languages at school but I listen now for about 20minutes a day when I walk the dog. after a couple of months I can actually recall useful German in a snap in response to simple questions or asking for things. It’s great and I’ve downloaded all of Paul’s other books.

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  • Eddie
  • 12-10-2017

excellent

loved it. well paced and was matched to my level of understanding. highly recommend it

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  • Hilary
  • 27-01-2019

Easy to follow, easy to listen to

Paul Noble has a lovely relaxing voice. This course is easy to follow and listen too. I have tried some other learn German audio books but this is by far the best in my opinion and I would highly recommend this author.

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  • elan
  • 26-01-2019

GREAT TOOL.

Handy to use in everyday life. Good for English speaking natives especially. I'm from Scotland, I followed the course and applied it to my studies, I'm happy and I also continue to use it for confidence and understanding.

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  • deb kelly
  • 02-04-2017

Gutentag!

V I agree!
Do you know that I liked this and live in Hamburg in real life.

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  • ockie
  • 10-03-2017

A must have for language learning

A different and fantastic approach to learning languages.
It is a true must have and a perfect starting point. I couldn't recommend this book more.

A fantastic learning experience

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