Are you planning an over seas or international trip? Do you need to learn another language fast? Do you travel often and find yourself fumbling with dictionary after dictionary trying to translate what is being said to you and trying to answer? Is there a language you have wanted to learn, but just haven’t been able to due to time constraints, costs, software requirements, or any other myriad of reasons?
The Pimsleur Approach could be just what you are looking for. With no books, Dvds, or software needed it is one of the easiest and most convenient audio language programs on the market. It only takes about 30 minutes a day so it is quick and they request you repeat or answer in Spanish (or which ever language you are learning) whenever they say to, keeping you interacting with it and actively learning the language.
My children and I have been using this program to learn Spanish for a couple of weeks now and are already really starting to learn! I love the way this program works and how easy it is to squeeze in to a busy lifestyle like ours. We can even do it in the car if we need to. It crams a whole lot of information into a short time frame, but does it in a way that is easy to pick up and interactive. It is great how it presents reminders in a specific time frame that really maximizes how much we remember. We are just getting started, but absolutely love this course!
Because it is on Cd’s we can repeat lessons if we miss something or go on to the next lesson and it will review past concepts, words, or techniques later at the most appropriate time to ensure you are learning the language as thoroughly and completely as possible. The kids are really picking up on it fast and repeat or say things when I would least expect it, but at times when the words or sentences they say are appropriate or fitting. Because it only takes a few minutes a day we are able to do it on our time and because it requires listening and speaking it works several parts of the brain making it easy to learn at any age.
Although we are specifically learning Spanish, the Pimsleur approach also offers German, French, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, among others, so no matter what language you need to learn you can do it fast and easy with the Pimsleur approach. I absolutely love that it can be taken any where, it can even be downloaded onto my Mp3 player, and only takes about 30 minutes (except when I repeat a lesson to make sure I’ve not missed anything-three kids can be a bit distracting sometimes…. 🙂 ) so I don’t have to worry about cutting a lot of time out of my day to learn.
It presents each concept clearly and precisely and each lesson is very specific ensuring the optimum amount of learning for each concept. It explains at the very beginning of each lesson how to complete it, then it spends the majority of the time having you practice words and phrases both by repeating and by answering questions out loud. It specifically has you answer out loud so you don’t think about it opposed to speak it and end up using an English dialect opposed to the Spanish (or whichever language you are studying) dialect.
Each course comes with a Reading Booklet and Owners Manual that comes in PDF form that you can use when you need to and also explains the course/how to use it. It also has an introduction at the beginning of the first CD so you know exactly what you are expecting when you begin the program. This program is easy and fun to use and has really worked for both myself and the kids which is great because we want them to be interested in other cultures and languages and this program has kept them asking to do more day after day.
This program is great for adults because it specifically works parts of the brain that help adults young and old learn best and easiest without straining or stress. It is also great for kids, even those that can not read, because it requires no book time and is completely auditory. We had tried another program for the kids before and due to the fact our daughter is just learning to read (she’s 5) it was a little too difficult for her because it required choosing the write word based on spelling where the Pimsleur program has her listening to words and questions and answering in Spanish making it easy for her to learn and pick up on.
No matter what language you are looking to learn-I highly recommend using the Pimsleur Approach to do so. It is quick, easy, and fun and it teaches at your pace. If you want to learn fast you can, but if you have more time to learn you can take your time.
Learn Spanish on the Go with Pimsleur – In Your Car, On the Plane, Anywhere… No Books, No DVDs, No Software Required!Pimsleur Spanish Level 1 (Comprehensive 1) is the easiest & fastest course available to start holding Spanish conversations.
• Highly effective, 100% audio-based learning
• Based on Dr. Pimsleur’s famous research. Learn the Spanish language simply by listening & speaking
• Perfect for travelers, business executives, students & anyone who wants to hold real conversations
• No reading, writing, memorization, textbooks
• Just 30-minutes/day!
• Easily download onto your mp3 player
• No software (unlike Rosetta Stone & Fluenz) The Pimsleur method is an audio-only approach unlike any other available. Its revolutionary scientific system allows you to lock language material in your brain after just one listen!Takes you from beginner Spanish to a basic intermediate level in thirty, 30-minute Pimsleur Spanish lessons – 16 hours of real-life speaking sessions on 16 Spanish language learning audio CDs.
• Initiate & hold face-to-face conversations
• Handle everyday situations – ask for information, directions, & give basic information about yourself
• Participate in casual conversations
• Avoid basic cultural errors & handle travel requirements
• Establish rapport with strangers in foreign countries
• Begin sounding out words with native-like pronunciation
About Dr. Pimsleur: Dr. Paul Pimsleur was a legendary linguist at universities around the world. His world-famous, scientifically-proven Pimsleur method has helped millions of people learn new languages quickly & easily. Featured on PBS – Purchased by the FBI.
Where to Buy:
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.