Pimsleur Breakthrough The
30-Days to Proficiency
Pimsleur is So Effective
late Dr. Paul Pimsleur was a brilliant
linguist and renowned language
educator who dedicated his career
to making language learning easier.
After receiving his Ph.D. in French
from Columbia University, he taught
French at UCLA, was a Fullbright
lecturer in Germany, then became
director of the Listening Center
at Ohio State University.
order to understand how we learn
languages, Dr. Pimsleur studied
the language learning processes
of two groups of people--children
and multi-lingual adults.
wanted to know how children learned
without reading, memorization,
and knowing formal language structure?
What processes do fluent multi-
lingual adults go though to master
After years of researching and
studying these two questions,
Dr. Pimsleur made a major breakthrough
that led to the now highly acclaimed
Pimsleur Language Learning System
used this discovery to create a
precise formula for learning a foreign
language through sound on tape.
The mechanism in the brain that
converts unintelligible human
sound into language.
How the brain naturally stores
the language in long term memory
How the brain flawlessly recreates
the language as speech (articulation).
How the words spoken by others
are recognized and understood
learn a new language you simply
to a Pimsleur encoded tape on which
a native speaker speaks culturally
rich phrases in both the foreign
language as well as in English.
are then promoted at precise intervals
intervals) to repeat the
phrase after the native speaker
You are then introduced to a new
phrase with its sound and meaning
After repeating this phrase a few
times, you are asked to repeat the
first phrase -- borrowing from the
words and meaning of the second
Throughout the tape you are introduced
to new phrases and are prompted
to recall and repeat, at random,
earlier phrases (anticipation).
This random recall keeps you attentive,
forces your mind to associate
words with meaning, and triggers
your mind's ability to naturally
memorize the material.
Days to Proficiency!!
In only 30 days at 30 minutes
a day of practicing this routine,
the language, with all its fullness
of meaning, becomes almost second
nature. In fact, you will be able
to think in the new language--the
true measure of language mastery!
formula is so effective that 90%
of the people who use it become
skilled in the language at the
Foreign Language Proficiency 1+
Level in only 30 days! With
this level of skill you can go
to a foreign country and converse
with and understand the native
population at a "survival"
breakthrough Pimsleur Language
Learning System is based on these
getting and keeping your attention.
Interval Recall -
presenting information at the
right time makes it easier to
vocabulary, pronunciation and
listening comprehension are
presented all at once.
like a child -
reproducing what you hear others
these unique teaching techniques,
your progress will come naturally
without boring memorization, exercises
or grammatical rules!