German For Dummies

  • by Edward Swick
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

German for Dummies is not an audio translation of German For Dummies. It is an entirely new product, with an audio-learning focused pedagogy.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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Uninspiring and repetitive.

I downloaded this as my free trial book, and I'm really glad I didn't pay for it. Reading reviews on amazon, it appears that the CD version of this title includes a booklet, which presumably includes information on which topics are in each chapter, and other essential information. Unfortunately the download does not have this, and as the chapters are numbered and not named, the only way to find out what is covered in each chapter is to listen to it.



There is a short and pointless introduction, then the actual course content itself starts quite abruptly with a list of pronouns, which are said first in English, then repeated twice in German, before moving on to greetings. I've no idea what happens next, as my head was spinning from trying to remember the difference between 'they: singular, informal' and 'they: singular, formal' without any explanation of what the difference was or when they should be used, so I gave up. As learning goes, the mindless repetition approach may work for some people, but it doesn't for me. A poor attempt from a brand which can usually be relied upon to provide quality basic learning materials.
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- E. Hartley

Need a better preview

Could someone please sort out the sample for this product ? There is no way to get a sense of how good this title is by playing the short preview, which is merely an introduction. Maybe a clip from one of the chapters would be more appropriate, so that you could see how fast the lesson proceeds, how complicated the phrases are, etc.
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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-03-2008
  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.