How to Learn a Foreign Language by Dr. Paul Pimsleur

 

Everyone Can Learn a Foreign Language

Dr. Paul Pimsleur said that with the right method, anyone who had the drive and the need to learn a foreign language could do it. Innate intelligence doesn’t matter, nor innate musical ability. What does matter is perseverance and a willingness to try. ...  (Read More)

Why Learning a Language Isn't Hard

Dr. Paul Pimsleur said that with the right method, anyone who had the drive and the need to learn a foreign language could do it. Innate intelligence doesn’t matter, ...  (Read More)

 
 

Are There "Easy" and "Hard" Languages?

There is much that goes in to determining how difficult a language is to learn. At the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), language difficulty is measured by the number of hours of classroom study it takes to “master” the language ...  (Read More)

Using Pimsleur as a Shortcut to Mastery

Dr. Pimsleur’s Method uses a limited vocabulary to teach the structure and the common sounds of the language, and embedding cultural information and pronunciation practice into every lesson. By starting with Pimsleur, you get the core learning up front ...  (Read More)

 
 
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One of the things I have found most interesting and rewarding in the Pimsleur technique is the effortless transition from first thinking in English and then translating into Dutch to just automatically 'knowing' the correct Dutch. With Pimsleur's proprietary technology the ability to just know the proper Dutch was just there!
Edward Kemper from Utrecht, Netherlands