In keeping with Dr. Pimsleur’s vision of learning new languages in a real-world context, our goal is to help students naturally attain language skills by easing the financial burden.
(PRWEB) May 07, 2011
Internet retailer Stroll announces the launch of the Annual Pimsleur Approach Foreign Language Study Scholarship program, named for renowned linguist and language educator, Dr. Paul Pimsleur. The $2000 scholarship will be awarded on November 30, 2011, to a recipient studying languages at a 4-year college or university. Students planning to study abroad will also be eligible for consideration, irrespective of major/minor.
“In keeping with Dr. Pimsleur’s vision of learning new languages in a real-world context, our goal is to help students naturally attain language skills by easing the financial burden,” said Dan Roitman, CEO at Stroll. “We strive to make language retention affordable and easy through our products, so we’re now extending that philosophy to highly motivated college students seeking immersive experiences,” he reported.
Winners will be selected by a committee of management executives at Stroll based on:
- Technical writing ability
- Level of inspiration
In addition, applicants must be U.S. citizens or applicants for U.S. citizenship. A 3.0 GPA or higher is required, in addition to a strong interest in foreign language study. Scholarship applicants must also submit an essay detailing how immersion study will help them achieve their academic goals. Application forms can be downloaded at http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/scholarship.asp.
Founded in 2000, Stroll remains one of America’s fastest growing Internet retailers. Stroll’s flagship product, the Pimsleur Approach, is a leading audio-based language learning system. Developed by Dr. Paul Pimsleur, a specialist in the field of applied linguistics, Pimsleur courses feature over 40 different languages and are designed to enhance the speed and ease of language retention.
Since being introduced to the Harvard community in 1980, Pimsleur courses have helped over 25 million people across the world effortlessly learn a new language and have been featured in the New York Times, Forbes magazine and on PBS.
For more information please visit http://www.pimsleurapproach.com.