I am happy to be the recipient of the Pimsleur Spanish Gold Edition CDs/DVDs because Pimsleur is a famous language resource and I have heard so many good things about learning the Pimsleur way.
I started my Spanish lessons few days ago with CD1 and I am amazed by how effective this method of learning a new language is.
What I like:
- Easy to use and follow
- The packaging did not include manuals or any printed books but resources such as the user guide and the booklets required for each lesson are downloadable.
- Downloadable resources
- Compact packaging and cds/dvds are all placed in booklet styles.
- High retention due to the repetitive style of learning
- Fast way to learn a foreign language
- No need to take down notes or memorize things
- Not time consuming, you'll have to learn for 30 minutes each day depending on your available time
- You can always go back to the previous lessons
What I don't like:
Nothing. To me, this is the best way to learn a new language after trying it. I have managed to learn several phrases in just 30 minutes each day for few days and I am only in Disc 1. Imagine learning all the way to the last disc?
Price: SRP Canadian Dollar 120
My recommendation:I highly recommend this. Do try this before enrolling in some language schools or getting a tutor to teach you a foreign language. I should have done this a long time ago. I relied on free online resources but have not even progressed to how I envisioned myself in speaking a foreign language. With Pimsleur, you don't need to write down stuff nor have a pen and a paper next to you which will only divert your attention from the lessons. It uses repetitive approach and saying out loud the words and phrases over and over until it is imbibed in your system. To me, that is very effective and this is quite unusual because I am a visual person. I prefer taking down notes. I decided to give it a try and see if the positive reviews I have read about the Pimsleur Approach is really effective. My verdict - YES IT IS.
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