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.
This is the real deal! Good. Challenging. Formatted well for learning. I am on the road a lot so CDs is the only way for me to learn this has worked great.Published 4 days ago by Kelli Moser
I bought this to help me understand and speak spanish for an upcoming trip. It puts you right into the language and the techniques are very good, however, i found that i needed to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anthony Barran
What I like about this course is that it is broken down in 30 minutes classes that I can load on my iPod and listen to where ever I am. Read morePublished on July 9 2013 by Dominique T.
The accent heard in the lessons is actually what we in Mexico call "Miami Spanish", a variety of Spanish that isn't native to any particular country but rather the result... Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by H. Gumeta
The learning technique is decent but lacks vocabulary for buying food or shopping, as well as numbers so I can pay for my food! Read morePublished on June 6 2004 by prairie
This is the best language program I have found. I run on treadmill daily and have been trying all sorts of language program during my workout. Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by Spike Spiegel
I am on CD 23. Some is a review for me, but much of it is new. I am finding it interesting and enjoyable. Read morePublished on March 14 2004 by R. Estes
My CDs arrived and I was very excited and happy to start out. However, my Spanish wife had a listen and said "That's South American, not Spanish" -- eg. Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2004 by Kirk Mower
I've studied Spanish for many years, stationed in Central America for a few years, and have visited as well. But, I never got past the most basic points of Spanish. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2003