Start with Pimsleur

When I’m starting to learn a new language, my course de choice is Pimsleur. It’s simple, clear, and easy to follow. Listen. Imitate. Repeat. So easy that it’s almost unconscious. Mr. Pimsleur designed it that way; he took great pains so that you don’t have to.

Sneaky great pains, in fact. Let me share a little secret with you: Mr. P designed the cadence of his courses to ensure that you’ll remember what he teaches you. He did this by asking you to repeat words and phrases at greater and greater time intervals, until voila! a French interjection that was initially only a figment of your short-term memory suddenly takes up residence in the long-term suite. Pretty clever, no?

So make it easy on yourself: Start with Pimsleur.

Pimsleur courses are available in Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Twi, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

And, this week only, you can get a free Foreign Service Institute download of the level one course in the same language when you order a Pimsleur course from Multilingual Books. Click here for details.

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