Anyone tried Pimsleur?

I was wondering if anyone here has tried Pimsleur, a subscription service that focuses on listening and pronunciation/speaking practice. Probably my weakest area unfortunately, but I am still very much a beginner…

Most of the reviews I could find on Google seemed sponsored, so yeah if anyone has any thoughts then please do let me know!

They do offer a free trial of some sort so maybe I will give it a go regardless. My main concern is; if it’s just listening, why not just use podcasts like Comprehensible Japanese, etc?



Oh, right
Nice one

Some of the information in the older threads isn’t actually accurate anymore, as the lessons are updated every so often. To reiterate what a lot of people have said: I think it’s a great resource for learning pronunciation in a more natural fashion. It’s not a great resource for learning to speak truly fluent [insert language here].

On the other hand, if you’re a planning a vacation to another country, and you want a primer on basic phrases to avoid looking like an idiot tourist, Pimsleur is pretty good for that.


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