Cohoes, New York (PRWEB) October 2, 2008
The Pimsleur Language Programs, which has been scientifically proven to work, was created by researcher Dr. Paul Pimsleur; who garnished his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and has since then helped today's world in achieving the knowledge of learning a different language via audio. His research concluded that; 30 minutes of audio only language per day is the only optimal period and venue, after which the mind loses its ability to retain new information. The Pimsleur method allows an audio formatted disc to be the only source in which the learner needs in order to learn the new language of their choice.
"The Pimsleur system is quite simply the best language program I've encountered. I've tried some of everything, from classroom instruction to flashcards to computer software with pictures, and nothing helped me put the language in context like Pimsleur did. The lessons are short enough to do a little everyday, and interesting enough to repeat. The words and phrases the system teaches are real and relevant; the speakers on the CD's are natives; and the narrator is encouraging, easy to listen to, and even funny at times. I have gone through all three levels of Japanese and now feel confident enough to use my new language in my legal practice. I've already ordered all three levels of Pimsleur Spanish!"
Steven E. Savage, Attorney, NJ
Traditional learning methods such as books and classes taken at school can take longer than expected. Rote memorization of new words and phrases probably will not help you at all. Instead, look for options that work with your schedule, skill level, and learning goals. Do you want to become fully fluent in writing, reading, and speaking? Would you rather focus on improving your conversation, so you can comfortably travel around while you are abroad?
"Thanks to Dr. Pimsleur I have acquired a good understanding of French, and French natives always have very positive compliments on my language abilities. The real payoff was years after purchasing the French tapes, I was browsing a bookstore where they was conducting free language tests. As an impromptu joke I pretended to be ignorant of the French tapes and took their free test. After responding correctly to each question, the clerk said, "Are you from France?"
Chris Brown, Student, CT
For more information on Smartsource, or to view the many language courses supplied visit: http://www.pimsleur-language.com