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Learn German Quickly with Pimsleur German CDs

Is it easy to learn German with the Pimsleur German course? Yes! I'll tell you why.

A few years ago I was traveling to Holland with a friend of mine who spoke Dutch. At the last minute we decided to take a few days and drive down to Germany. I generally like to learn some of the language if I'm traveling but because this was a last minute decision, I didn't have time to learn any German before my trip. I wasn't worried, however, because I'd heard that everyone in Germany speaks English. So with that in mind, my friend and I arrived in Germany. The first thing I noticed was that no-one was speaking English to me. I would ask them in German if they spoke English and everyone kept telling me no. Whether or not that was true, I found very few people who would speak English with me. The lack of being able to communicate was very frustrating and I had no desire to return to Germany.

Not too long after that trip, my brother and his family moved to Germany. With the opportunity of seeing family and having a free place to stay, I decided to return to Germany. This time, however, I was determined to learn some of the German language before my trip. Having access to several different language programs, I decided to start with the Pimsleur German Level I course. It is a 30 lesson all audio course. With the Pimsleur courses, you learn to not only speak and converse in the language but also to understand. I've always said it doesn't matter if you can ask where the bathroom is if you can't understand their reply. I had to go through each lesson 2-3 times before I moved on but by the time I arrived in Germany, I could speak German. I wasn't fluent but I could communicate at a basic level and my trip was much more enjoyable.

Pimsleur made it easy to learn the German language. Thirty minutes a day. After just the first lesson, I was speaking German. It was fun. It was interactive. I could learn while I was driving. I could learn while I was at the gym. I'm all about multi-tasking so if worked great for me. I didn't have to worry about books. I just listened and repeated. Sound too easy? Try it for yourself and you'll see just how easy it really is to learn a new language with the Pimsleur Method.

At one point on my trip, my sister-in-law and I were attempting to find a certain location. When we got lost, I stopped and asked someone for directions. My sister-in-law was impressed. She said I sounded great. But as much as she was impressed by my asking directions in German, she was just as impressed that I could actually understand the directions that were given back to me in German.

Traveling is a lot of fun. I've traveled all over the world. However, traveling and being able to communicate is a lot more fun. People open up to you. You lose the image of the "ugly" American. And you open up a whole new world.

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What is the secret of the Pimsleur programs that makes this happen?

Pimsleur takes advantage of the way the human brain acquires language as speech and creates its methodology around the single fact that there is a central way everyone acquires the ability to communicate in any language.

It is well known from studies of the brain that human beings recognize, identify and capture patterns of speech. This is how human infants learn their mother tongue over the first six years of life.

With that task accomplished, everyone has the necessary physical and mental equipment to go on and acquire additional means of communication (languages). But—and this is the singular and highly complex factor that allows or prevents adults from doing what comes naturally—it is all in the selection and organization of the language materials which are created to manage second–language acquisition.

It is no longer efficient for an adult to learn by simply being exposed to other languages (as happens as a baby) because, being in possession of a fine first language which enables an adult to survive handsomely, there now has to be a different motivating factor as well as a second–language program which is especially prepared to recapitulate—in a special way—the original process of language acquisition for the adult mentality.

It was Dr. Paul Pimsleur who, through many years of research and development, discovered how to select and organize the materials of the second language to fit the one way that the stream of speech of an unknown language can enter the consciousness of the adult and be processed through the language learning power of the human brain.

The Pimsleur methodology, which makes language acquisition happen, looks singularly easy and transparent, but nothing could be farther from the truth. The science and skill (art, if you will) of creating a Pimsleur program requires, nay demands, some 2,000 person–hours of three trained individuals to prepare thirty lessons of a Pimsleur Program. Learn more about how the Pimsleur Method works.


Why Pimsleur?

Pimsleur Language Courses are audio courses. Since there are no books included, the Pimsleur courses are great way to learn while driving, exercising, etc.

The Pimsleur language courses teach you to both speak and understand a new language. You're not just learning "phrases" with the Pimsleur Method, you're acquiring essential, conversational language skills! You'll be thrilled to discover you can hold real conversations in your new language when you have finished the course.

Dr. Paul Pimsleur's original and unique method enables you to acquire new language ability as effortlessly as children absord their native language. You will succeed because the Pimsleur program makes sure that you learn vocabulary and grammar correctly and easily in conversational settings without mindless repetition. Pimsleur is the only language program that includes exclusive, copyrighted memory training that ensures you will always remember what you have learned.

The Pimsleur audio programs use a natural mode of interactive communication -- questions and answers; statements and rejoinder; give and take -- beginning with the most-frequently-utilized vocabulary native speakers use in their everyday conversations with each other. These are the most useful words and structures every language learner needs to insure communication. It is like having a personal tutor. This along with the Graduated Interval Recall theory and the Principle of Anticipation, makes the Pimsleur language courses the most effective courses on the market today.

One of our customers told us he learned more from the Pimsleur language courses than he did from his personal tutor. Another customer told us she learned to speak better French from the first 30 lessons of the Pimsleur course than she did in 4 years of college where she minored in the French language.

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Who is Dr. Paul Pimsleur?

Dr. Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of research and development, including field studies of spoken language training with adults, Dr. Pimsleur created a new method for self–instruction in spoken languages that is based on the way the human brain takes in language as speech. Of the several unique features of the Method, two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory that he called Graduated Interval Recall This is the only language teaching program which incorporates these essential principles to provide you with the most easy–to–do, amazingly rapid, and highly cost–effective learning method available. Learn more about Dr. Pimsleur.


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