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Old December 01, 2009, 02:33 PM
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The combination of Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone

This combination has done wonders for me. It takes 10x longer to go through Rosetta but if you do these 2 simultaneously it should work well. I initially went through discs 1,2 and 3 of RS.... I learned a ton a retained virtually everything but I had problems hearing things outside of RS. So I got got pimsleur. Because of how much I already knew from RS I decided to start at level 3 of pimsleur. I had learned a ton of new stuff and it has worked very well for learning to hear better.

Maybe its just me but I retain nearly everything from these. I do write a lot of stuff down from Pimsleur and look at it a few times a day but I have people read the English parts to me and I remember the Spanish phrases. I think this is must better than taking a class. I have almost no confidence in having a class 1 hour day and thinking that your going to learn a lot. But I do text people, IM people, and just annoy other people who do not know spanish just so I can keep a constant flow of it.

And music... Don't tell anyone but I have learned a ton from Marc Anothonys CD... even though half the lyrics are useless outside of a song.
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Thanks for sharing. That's close to what I'm doing. I'm using Pimsleur and Auralog with some YouTube lessons thrown in and it's really worked well for me so far.
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Thanks for sharing. That's close to what I'm doing. I'm using Pimsleur and Auralog with some YouTube lessons thrown in and it's really worked well for me so far.
Olé ! Es así como querría aprenderlo, pero es muy caro, quizás voy a comprar Pimsleur? Yo creo que se apoya más hacía las habilidades de hablar.
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Pimsleur es bastante caro también y es bastante cutre. Sería mejor comprar DVDs con subtítulos (en español) porque ni Rosetta Stone ni Pimsleur vale mucho.
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Someone has tried the Ingles sin barrera's DVD's.

Because that method to learning is very useful too.
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The combination of Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone

Well, as you pointed out both Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur are language learning systems and to answer your question we should take a closer look at them. Pimsleur courses are based on listening only. This means you can learn a language anywhere - in your car, on the bus, in the waiting room of your dentist or while you are doing your housework. This approach can be quite effective because it tap into the potential of your subconscious mind.
Rosetta Stone is slightly different - it's a software program that uses interactive elements and pictures. Both systems are good and if you are keen on learning a language as fast as possible you might try Rosetta Stone in combination with Pimsleur.

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Neither RS, nor Pimsleur would help you to learn a language, as much as your own will and capability of understanding for such a one. I'd been learning russian and english at school and unfortunatelly (with loads of sarcasm) I ended up in Madrid, Spain. Nowadays, five months later, without any past kind of studying spanish, I can trully maintain that I am able to find my way. Still have some problems with verb conjugation but that's normal, though it's my third foreign language. I've never thought that I would live and work in Spain. C'est la vie!

I'm sorry for my bad english, through the years of non-using it and lately spanish studying, such a mess has become withing my head... I hope you can understand me.
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Your English are fine SomNiuS and don't worry the human mind is made like that so you can distinguish which language you're talking/listening without an effort.

Spanish is my third language too and I've been studying it for 2.5 weeks with Michel Thomas method. Since I've finished all of his CDs (Basic, Advanced, Language Builder) I might pick up Pimsleur and RS as well now.

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Your English are fine SomNiuS and don't worry the human mind is made like that so you can distinguish which language you're talking/listening without an effort.

Spanish is my third language too and I've been studying it for 2.5 weeks with Michel Thomas method. Since I've finished all of his CDs (Basic, Advanced, Language Builder) I might pick up Pimsleur and RS as well now.
Pimsluer tiene una oferta, las ocho primera lesiones por veinte dolares , pienso en intentarlo
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Your English are fine SomNiuS and don't worry the human mind is made like that so you can distinguish which language you're talking/listening without an effort.

Spanish is my third language too and I've been studying it for 2.5 weeks with Michel Thomas method. Since I've finished all of his CDs (Basic, Advanced, Language Builder) I might pick up Pimsleur and RS as well now.
Thank you, Eerie.
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