FSI: Basic German 1 (Download)

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Level 1
Basic Course
Volume 1

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

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This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 9.5 hours of audio, 6 units (lessons)
* 171-page text
* Pronunciation drills and notes
* Practical dialogs and conversations
* Vocabulary drills and notes
* Substitution and conversion drills
* Grammatical explanations and practice
* Situational occurrence dialogs
* Narrations, readings, and writing
* Brief insights on culture (exclusive)

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About the Language
German is a West Germanic language, related to English and Dutch. With nearly 100 million speakers worldwide, German is an official language of many countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Belgium. The history of the language begins with the High German consonant shift separating Old High German dialects from Old Saxon.

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233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM

Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
* FSI: Basic German 2
* FSI: Basic German 3