Founded in 1963, Pimsleur Language Programs offers language instruction based on the Pimsleur Method for learning to speak, understand, and read new languages. Named for Dr. Paul Pimsleur, a linguist, this scientifically-proven method, consists of several principles:
While Pimsleur's was established in the '60s, Dr. P's courses weren't marketed to consumers until 1980. Publishing house Simon & Schuster took over distribution in 1995.
Pimsleur offers over 50 languages, including English (ESL) from 14 different native language perspectives, and focuses on daily exposure for 30 minutes a day.
Potential customers can try out the first lesson online to get an idea of how it works. Lessons consist of pre-packaged interactive audio multimedia and help you pass off several skills, which you can review later. The program also offers learning tools like quizzes, flashcards, and Speak Easy, a review of conversation transcripts to help improve your pronunciation and comprehension.
The program is available through several different formats:
Not all languages have the same purchase or pricing options.
Users can login with Facebook credentials for easy access or enter their email to get special offers.
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