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This is an "unofficial" explanation based on my personal experience. What is it? Pimsleur method is an series of audio-courses that focus heavily on auditory/verbal perception, as oppose to visual one. In the beginning students are expected to know nothing about the language they decided to study. Pimsleur method recognizes that some words are more ...


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The Pimsleur method is named after Paul Pimsleur, who was a professor in applied linguistics. According to Wikipedia, he identified three factors that could be measured to calculate language learning aptitude: verbal intelligence, auditory ability, and motivation. According to the website PimsleurMethod.com, the method takes advantage of the way the ...


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The Pimsleur program offers courses with more audio time and covering a larger number of languages. Pimsleur is built on a "spaced repetition" approach. Some people dislike that approach when they are asked to repeat the same few words over and over again. Which happens during the first 4-5 lessons of any language program when vocabulary is still small. ...


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I believe that it's the same product under a different front cover. Pimsleur added the word "digital" when they started offering downloadable MP3 files in addition to audio CDs. Pimsleur products for all languages are structured in the same way. The full course consists of levels numbered 1,2,3... Level 1 being the easiest. Chinsese program consists of 5 ...


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