Has anyone tried Pimsleur to learn a foreign language?

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Posted on Jun. 12th, 2008

I haven't: but here is a brief overview of the program.

The Pimsleur language learning system is a language acquisition method developed by Dr. Paul Pimsleur. It is based on four main principles: Anticipation, Graduated Interval Recall, Core Vocabulary, and Organic Learning.

Unlike traditional classroom instruction, the Pimsleur method works entirely through listening. The lessons challenge the listener to recall and construct phrases from memory rather than to just repeat them. The lessons are short (30 minutes long) and designed to be listened to only once. The learner is tested and retested on new material at varying intervals throughout the course to reinforce memory. As the process is meant to work strictly auditorily, the system's lessons have been made available through recorded media such as audio cassettes and compact discs.

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Posted on Jun. 13th, 2008

Firecracker, please don't plagiarize. Here are links to the sources Firecracker used for hir answer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimsleur_language_learning_system
http://fc.case.edu/lls/self.html

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