While many language courses bill themselves as being “effortless”, I’ve personally observed that this is rarely the case. Pimsleur is one of the rare exceptions that makes language learning very easy.
I’ve personally used the Pimsleur method for Italian, Japanese and Chinese. In each case, the method gave me some great results and I came out with a useful (if limited) command of the language. Overall, Pimsleur is a handy weapon to have in your language learning arsenal. In the review that follows, I break down the major advantages of the Pimsleur approach, as well as the downsides, so that you can grasp what it’s all about.