Learn to Speak any language quickly and easily with the world famous Pimsleur program. You can learn in your car, on the go, or at home with Pimsleurs unique audio only approach. Pimsleur's revolutionary system teaches you the grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary most frequently used by real native speakers.
The comprehensive Pimsleur program comes in thirty half hour-minute segments on CD or Bookchips.
Pimsleur is an excellent value, starting at just $75 for Compact 5-CD courses, and $199 for the 16-CD Comprehensive courses, a $146 discount from retail! Courses available for: Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (ESL for Mandarin Chinese, French, Korean, Italian, Russian, or Spanish), French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Twi, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
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The Pimsleur Method |
The ACTFL Pyramid
We offer the entire line of 30-lesson "Comprehensive" Pimsleur courses at significantly below retail prices. We do this because we believe Pimsleur makes the best conversational language courses in the world and we like to promote them. Courses listed as "Comprehensive" come as 30 units on 16 CDs; courses listed as "Compact" come as 10 units on 5 CDs.
Multiple levels are available in many languages. Pimsleur courses come in a sturdy case containing the CDs and instructions for the course. The Pimsleur Method is one of the most respected ways to learn a foreign language. It teaches exclusively by means of audio dialogue; you can learn with ease in your car, with a walkman, or at home.
Now you can now order any of the Pimsleur courses and learn a language at your own pace in 30 minutes per day. Below you will find all the information you will most likely need about Pimsleur products.
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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.
What is the Pimsleur
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
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
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
Pimsleur Soundfile Sample
Below is a RealAudio sample of the Pimsleur Italian Level 1 course. RealAudio is a popular Internet audio format with a free player available for most major operating systems at www.real.com. If nothing happens when you click on the link below, you may need to go to www.real.com and install the player. The sample is compressed to conserve bandwidth and so is not the same high quality as the original material.
Pimsleur Italian Level 1 Sample - 1 MB, 7 min.
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