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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor and out of date., 13 May 2008
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This review is from: Learn in Your Car: German, Levels 1-3 (Learn in Your Car) (Audio CD)
Having paid 29.99 for this course on the basis of the favourable reviews on Amazon, never have I been so disappointed.

The first disc was little more than an endless stream of vocabulary, with very little chance, guidance or practice on how to structure a sentence of day-to-day use. No special method of teaching is evident, nor is ones memory helped by such a high emphasis on vocabulary.

As for the selection of vocabulary offered in the first disc, much of it is irrelevant for day to day conversation; it is as though the author decided to list everything that could be seen on an international journey, on every form of transport, from a point of departure until arriving in a German hotel.

I don't know if I'll even bother with the remaining discs. Instead I'll look for a more useful course.

Add to this the fact that the currency used in the dialogs is Deutschmarks (which was replaced by the Euro in 1999) and you will see why I feel so mislead by the reviews of this product. I paid good money for old rope.
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Initial post: 1 Feb 2010 23:20:13 GMT
Gallia says:
Well, actually here in Germany the Deutschmark was replaced in 2002,
but nevertheless, it's old ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2011 23:12:58 GMT
Nicodemus says:
So this review was posted after only listening to one out of nine discs???
And the reviewer is NOT recommending another system from which he successfully learnt German???
So basically, you gave up at the first hurdle - and now you are blaming the CD's you bought.
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