Dr. Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and was one of the world's leading experts in applied linguistics. After obtaining his Ph.D. in French from Columbia University, he taught French Phonetics and Phonemics, and supervised the language laboratory at UCLA. He went on to become Professor of Romance Languages and Language Education, and Director of The Listening Center at Ohio State University; Professor of Education and Romance Languages at the State University of New York at Albany; and a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Heidelberg. Dr. Pimsleur was a member of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Modern Language Association (MLA), and a founding member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). His many books and articles revolutionized theories of language learning and teaching. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed a new method that is based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory that he called Graduated Interval Recall. This program incorporates both of these principles to provide you with the most simple and effective learning method possible.
I am a gringo now living in Brazil. I use most everything I learned from these tapes. If you want to sample it, buy the 8 lessons first. If you learn from it.... Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2003 by J Bizzle
This series is the best way I have found to learn a language. It runs through a scenario, breaks down the sentences for verb tense, gender, etc. Read morePublished on March 16 2003 by David D. Steinle
Although now,you may find this material in mp3 format and a lot cheaper at various auction sites, the material while overpriced is excellent. I have all three levels. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2002 by jam
This series is okay. However, if your local college offers Brazilian portuguese (and you have the time), I think it would serve you better and may also be less expensive. Read morePublished on April 20 2002 by "laguera2"
I've used this product and am now ordering it for my son. I had tried several others including the best known one and was struggling. When I got this course I was SO disappointed. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 1999
I bought this product because I was very happy with intro Pimsleur Portuguese purchased from another source. Read morePublished on May 18 1999