Dad of Divas' Reviews: Learn Italian With the Pimsleur Approach! #pimsleuritalian

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Learn Italian With the Pimsleur Approach! #pimsleuritalian


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About the Course
Learning Italian is Easy & Fast with Dr. Pimsleur's Famous Italian Language Learning Lessons on CD! Learn Italian In Your Car, On the Plane, At the Gym. No Books, DVDs or Software Needed!

Pimsleur Italian Level 1 (Comprehensive 1) Italian CDs are the easiest & fastest way to learn the Italian language.
  • Highly effective, 100% audio-based Italian course
  • Based on Dr. Pimsleur's famous research. Learn the Italian language simply by listening & speaking
  • Perfect for travelers, business executives, students & anyone who wants to truly converse
  • No reading, writing, memorization • Just 30-minutes/day!
  • Easily download to MP3
  • No software (unlike Rosetta Stone & Fluenz)
Learn Italian with an audio-only approach unlike any other available. Its scientific system allows you to learn Italian language material after just one listen!

From beginner Italian to a basic intermediate level in thirty, 30-minute Pimsleur Italian lessons - 16 hours of real-life speaking sessions on 16 Italian language learning audio CDs.
  • Initiate & hold real conversations
  • Handle everyday situations - ask for information, directions, & give basic information about yourself
  • Participate in casual conversations
  • Avoid basic cultural errors & handle travel requirements
  • Establish rapport with strangers in foreign countries
  • Begin sounding out words with native-like pronunciation
About Dr. Pimsleur:
Dr. Paul Pimsleur was a legendary linguist at universities around the world. His world-famous, scientifically-proven Pimsleur method has helped millions of people learn Italian quickly & easily. Featured on PBS - Purchased by the FBI.

My Take on the Course
The Pimsleur approach to learning a language was developed in 1963 by Dr. Paul Pimsleur, a world renowned linguist. It is an innovative approach to learning a language. I decided to listen to the CD which was in the introduction, Lesson 1 and then a few CD's later into the series. There were 16 language CD's in the box.

The learning method is through listening and repetition. The lessons are each 30 minutes long. The narrator suggests you only practice one lesson a day, don't skip any lessons, to repeat the words or phrases you are hearing, and not to write down what you are hearing.

The narrator was excellent. He explained everything well. The Italian was spoken by someone with an Italian accent. When a word or phrase was taught you heard it three times to repeat and then the question was asked: How to you say "excuse me"? Then the correct Italian was given and you could check yourself.

There were no visual words present. You were expected to listen, repeat, and process what you were hearing. The last CD I wanted to check discussed a booklet which was used in the lesson. It was not included in the original box of CD's I received.

Dr. Pimsleur's method is so different from other language programs I have used. I believe learning using this approach is doable but for someone who is truly a visual learner and wants to see the words spoken/learned, this approach could be more challenging.

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