How to learn a foreign language

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Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 1980 - Languages, Modern - 113 pages
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This book has been reprinted on a 50-year anniversary edition.
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What is amazing about the Pimsleur Method is its educational value for almost any learning.
30-minutes a day lessons.
Instant review of question and answer (feedback).
Repeating phrases at the correct time to move them from short-term to long-term memory.
Pimsleur offers the two languages of Afganastan FREE to GI's going there. This group is in their own league that other courses pick at but never come close to equalling.
The big trouble with language teaching is everyone speaks a language but few can successfully TEACH their language.
Get a Pimsleur course to hear what the teaching method entails and understand the pitfalls of the language student. Example a Lady friend was a child of a Navy person stationed in the Phillpines and in Thailand. She can speak the low class street language of both cultures. Would you want her to translate for you?
Remember the embrassement of President Carter who had a Polish Russian translator who translated Polish with a Russian accent?
If you teach a Foreign Langusge use the Pimsleur course and add your own style or course on top of it.
You won't be the first to do this and you will reap the success and have grateful students.
Being bilingual helps children improve all their mental capacities. The young pliable brain is especially helped by using this method (there is a seperate course for the little ones).
For adults learning a Foreign language is a total mind expanding experience. It is one of the best ways to keep your mind active and help avoid the dementia of aging.

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The snippet view on this title is almost unusable. The book is out of print as the publisher and Simon/shuster keep pimsleur's methodology their own trade secret.


The Whys of Language Learning
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