Pimsleur is our best-selling language course. Why? Because the Pimsleur Method is the easiest way to get started learning a foreign language. The feedback from our customers is overwhelmingly positive. We sell the entire line of 30-lesson "Comprehensive" Pimsleur courses at significantly below retail price.
This course comes with 16 cd's each with 2 helpful 30 minute lessons.
Pimsleur Course Features:
Dr. Paul Pimsleur found that the human brain absorbs information most effectively in 30-minute increments. The entire Pimsleur Method is designed as progressive steps that allow you to learn a language without reading materials. At the completion of these comprehensive program courses you will be well on your way to learning a language.
In addition to Pimsleur's ease of learning, it is vital that you learn the most frequently used grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary that real native speakers use. Only Pimsleur courses are built on frequency-study research.
A one-half hour lesson daily will yield the Intermediate-High level of the Spoken Language Proficiency Pyramid. This Intermediate-High level corresponds to being effective enough to participate in most business situations and cultural experiences. The cost is as little as $7.72 per lesson.
Typical Student Skills at End of Course
- Ask and answer questions dealing with everyday matters and situations
- Give and get information and directions, obtain hotel rooms, meals, travel arrangements
- Participate in casual conversations, give instructions, describe, report, provide narration about current, past, and future events.
- Avoid basic cultural mistakes including understanding and using the basic courtesy requirements of the local community
- Be able to use and understand language at a normal rate of speech.
The Pimsleur Method is an efficient foreign language audio CD training program designed to teach spoken foreign language communication skills to English speakers.
Typically the learner completes the 30 units of a complete Pimsleur course within a month at the rate of one half-hour lesson each day. The course is portable and the training can be accomplished in a car, walkman, or any audio player. Courses listed as "Comprehensive" come as 30 units on 16 CDs; courses listed as "Compact" come as 10 units on 5 CDs.
The objective of the Pimsleur Language Series is to provide rapid self-instructional foreign language communication skills according to the ACTFL Spoken Language Proficiency range. Intensive Pimsleur courses are designed to bring students from Low language ability to High-Intermediate ability. After completion the student will be able to converse freely with native speakers and perfect his/her communication ability.
Characteristics of the Pimsleur Method
Pimsleur courses teach meaningful, useful language from the very first unit. The contents are selected to provide a maximum amount of usable language command for every half-hour the learner devotes to it.
The Pimsleur Method makes full use of the generative qualities of language. It not only teaches you highly useful words, phrases, and sentences, but also makes you proficient in recombining these to cope with new situations, thus getting the most mileage out of each item learned. Pimsleur will prepare you to respond automatically and flexibly to real-life situations.
Pimsleur courses will also prepare the learner to encounter the embarrassing situations he or she is bound to be placed in as a non-native speaker. The sustained high motivation produced by the Pimsleur Method means that most students will derive more benefits because they will stick to it longer.
The length of each lesson unit, 1/2 hour long, is that recommended by teaching specialists as the ideal amount of time to hold interest in the student. Individual tastes will vary and most students will want to repeat individual lessons many times for maximum absorption of new language.
Learners trained by this method can easily be phased into whatever other instruction may be available, depending upon the language-fluency requirements of the position. Many job requirements overseas do not require native-language fluency. Pimsleur courses provide training to meet the needs of today's global language requirements. With the Pimsleur Method, you can learn a wide variety of languages with minimum investment of time and excellent results.
You are just 30 days away from foreign language competency!
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