Cohoes, New York (PRWEB) April 26, 2009
Today people travel more than ever to different countries, and many do not have the time to spend taking traditional language classes before they embark on their journey abroad. One new company, Smartsource Products, is offering the solution to this problem - Pimsleur Language courses. These courses offered by Pimsleur Language give you the ability to learn French fast, to learn Spanish fast, or any other language of choice.
Dr. Paul Pimsleur is the man behind this method of learning a language. The method was created by Pimsleur using a special scientific approach to learning a new language. After spending his entire life both teaching languages and conducting language testing in various levels, he researched the psychology behind learning a new language and came up with an excellent method of learning, now known as Pimsleur's Method of Language Learning.
The lessons in the Pimsleur Language Courses each take about 30 minutes to complete. The reasoning behind this is that research conducted by Dr. Paul Pimsleur found that this time frame was the absolute best for the mind to retain the target language. He found that after the initial 30 minute period the minds ability to retain new acquired language declines. For this, only one lesson is to be completed each day, although repeating that particular language lesson in the same day is recommended if less than 80% accuracy is noted.
The key principles that are behind the Pimsleur learning method include Graduated Interval Recall and the Principle of Anticipation. The Graduated Interval Recall is simply a big name for the fact that students only remember information in certain intervals, which is the reason behind the 30 minute lessons. Then the Principle of Anticipation is based on students anticipating what the right answer will be. This principle is used throughout all the Pimsleur Language courses.
Two other important methods the courses use include the Organic Learning Method as well as Core Vocabulary Acquisition. Of course the main reason that these courses have provided so much success to busy travelers today is because they are designed based on how the mind actually works. Pimsleur courses work to teach a new language in the very same way people learned to speak their first language - by hearing, then speaking and understanding. A new born child doesn't pick up a book to read then speak after.
Those who have begun to use the Pimsleur language courses have reported success. In a testimonial from one customer, Peter Leone had this to say:
"I recently completed Advanced Italian, I am still amazed how I was able to build upon the prior lessons. I recently visited an Italian restaurant and the host started speaking to me in Italian. He said my Italian was flawless including the accent. There is nothing better to do in this economy then to learn a new language and Pimsleur made it simple. I just ordered level IV and I hope there is a level V. With a mom who spoke only Italian to her mom and only English to me I wish I had done this when they were both alive." -- Peter Leone from New Jersey.
Visit http://www.pimsleur-language.com to learn more.
About Smartsource Products:
Smartsource Products (http://www.pimsleur-language.com) was started to provide people with the ability to learn a new language for fun, for business, or for personal reasons. Because people are traveling far more often than they used to, there is no time to learn a language in the classroom or with a tutor. Smartsource Products offers programs that are based on the way the human mind works and the way we all learned our first language, which is by hearing.
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