Foreign language learning with Pimsleur & Dr Blair
Learning a foreign language, whether you are traveling, studying abroad or
simply want to expand your communication possibilities can seem overwhelming at first.
Using language programs can help you considerably to learn and comprehend the language that you are striving to
Two very good choices of language programs are Pimsleur and Dr Blair
range of foreign language learning courses.
The Pimsleur programs are a wonderful to help you develop the ability to communicate with others in
the language that you are learning. This program helps you to associate images with words and actions.
The Pimsleur language program is interactive.
You use your computer and have access to more than 8,000 real life color pictures and phrases which are spoken
by natives of the language of choice. The curriculum contains 12 different activities and a total of 210 lessons to
teach you the language.
Using total immersion and intuitive learning processes, this program will provide you with a series of tests and
exercises that will help you quickly and easily transform your communication to the language that you are
The United States State Department purchased several hundred copies of Pimsleur courses and now makes
this program available to Foreign Service Officers and their families to help with the languages of the countries
where they are living.
Probably the best course of action for becoming completely fluent in any foreign language is to combine
the Dr Blair programs with Pimsleur.
The reading and writing section does help with the language barrier but when combined with the Pimsleur program
you can intermingle the lessons and really become fluent in your new language.
Pimsleur programs are wonderful for helping you to develop conversation fluency. These programs are suited for
those who may have more difficulty in learning foreign language or for those who simply do not have the time or
motivation to devote to the learning process.
They are audio lessons that strive to teach you this new language by listening to the speaker. Pimsleur programs
use a virtually effortless learning system that will help to expand your vocabulary as well as master reading and
Typically each comprehensive level in the Pimsleur programs contain 30 half-hour sessions.
You can take them with you in the car or on a plane to give you more time to master your new language skill.
They work very quickly at getting you to a comfortable conversation level in your new language as well.
Truly the best way to learn a new language however is to combine both these programs and use them both for their
strong points. Learning a foreign language is not easy however it does not need to be as difficult as some
By combining two programs that each offer a unique learning structure you are giving yourself the ability to
pick up the basics in this new language quickly and easily.
Both these programs are highly popular in learning many languages from Chinese to Russian and each offer
something that the other does not.
By using both systems you are giving yourself a much better chance of becoming fluent in the language that you
have chosen to learn.