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The Trap of Searching For the Perfect Language Materials

People who love learning languages commonly suffer from a certain problem: they are distractable. Not necessarily distractable in the sense that they stop to check Facebook every 2 minutes, but distractable in the sense that they areĀ visionary. They have lots of ideas and lots of things they want to try. Sometimes this results in them bouncing from one language to Continue reading

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Pimsleur Review: Awesome Course With Ripoff Price

I`m quite familar with Pimsleur audio courses, and feel well-qualified to share my opinion on them. In a nutshell: they`re mostly great but they cost an arm and a legĀ . Almost literally. Well, not really. But they cost a lot. If you buy the CD version, it costs about $350 per level. A typical course for major languages has 3 levels (some have 4 or 5), so you can easily spend over $1000. These days they have downloadable mp3s which can save you over half the purchase price, but it`s still a lot. Continue reading