What customers say about the Pimsleur DANISH audios:
Great intro to Danish, wish there were a longer version too.
This was my first Pimsleur course. It is remarkable how well it teaches you a spoken language - all of which you can do in your car. Because they are constantly asking you how to put together words and phrases that you know, they reinforce what you have learned and force you to invent new combinations. Very effective. Unfortunately there isn't a longer version of this available. It is just 10 lessons. -- Mark Cassidy, Naugatuck, CT, USA
Learn Danish in the car!
I bought this CD set because I am going to Denmark soon, and I wanted to be able to at least ask where the bathroom was.... :) . My mom (who is a Danish national) said that my pronunciation is great - I guess that's because I have listened to each lesson at least twice... so far anyway... It helps to have her, so I can see how her mouth is formed during words, because SOME of the Danish words I couldn't quite make out - that's why I only gave it 4 stars... well, that and the fact that people were looking at me crazy when I was sitting at traffic lights, repeating phrases... ;) -- R. Barnhart
Pimsleur only offers a brief, basic introduction to Danish, unlike their programs for languages which are in more demand such as French and German. Their drills are excellent, some of the best I have tried, and teach you to spontaneously say the phrases. They focus on learning a few things thoroughly, rather than learning several things which you will forget later. They are especially good for an absolute beginner. But it is disappointing that they stop after only 10 lessons. The program teaches you to SPEAK Danish, NOT to READ it. The reading is limited, but also useful. It focuses on learning key phonetic spellings in Danish, which you can apply later when you learn to read and write the language. You will have to find other training materials if you want to go much beyond the "How-do-you-do's." I would like to see Pimsleur get philanthropic with us poor learners and offer the more obscure languages in more detail, even if there isn't a huge profit in it. -- barbslc, Salt Lake City, UT, United States