About Pimsleur Approach
The Pimsleur Approach (PimsleurApproach.com) is a foreign language course that promises to teach you the basics of your chosen language within 10 days using proven methods created by Dr. Paul Pimsleur and used by the FBI.
When you order the Quick & Simple program, you will receive 4 audio CDs with 8 lessons, each 30 minutes in length, and you are scheduled to listen to only one lesson per day.
The entire program is 100% audio based so it can be listened to in the car, the home, or downloaded and played on an MP3 player. The Quick & Simple program is currently priced at $10.00, with free Shipping & Handling.
What is “The Pimsleur Approach”?
The Pimsleur Approach to learning a foreign language is to teach adults a language the same way babies learn language – orally. According to them, learning language begins with learning sounds and pronunciations, not with grammar rules or vocab lessons.
The Pimsleur Approach works on the idea that you should absorb grammar rules through understanding how conversation works orally, just like you did when you were learning your first language.
The website says that while there are over 1 million words and phrase in the English language, there are only 2500 that we use consistently and that we need in order to communicate with the average American.
The Pimsleur Approach identifies these same language building blocks for foreign languages and only concentrates on teaching you those, so that you can quickly be conversational in your chosen language.
The Quick & Simple program does cost $10.00 and comes with a 30 day trial, where you can receive a refund if you return the program in excellent condition. However, you are automatically enrolled to get subsequent programs sent to you.
These subsequent programs, if not returned with 30 days, will cost you 4 payments of $64, or $256, and depending on the language you have chosen, you can receive up to 4 additional shipments.
With each additional shipment, you have 30 days to return those and cancel the charges. You can also call 1-877-802-5283 to cancel future shipments in advance at any time.
398 ‘Pimsleur Approach’ Reviews
FREEZE YOUR CREDIT CARD!
Read some other people comments who actually ordered. I got lucky to look into details. If you've already ordered, go talk to your bank. 1) If you can sacrifice using the credit card temporarily, freeze the account. 2) Asking if its possible to keep your current credit account, but get a CARD with a different of a #s. 3) Mention you're afraid of some fraud occurring. See if they will monitor it.
I have read soooooo many sites that state the high deceptiveness of pinsleurapproach.com. Its one of the few sites to read its fine print.
The site states (unfortunately) states "....sells Pimsleur products but is not an affiliate of Simon & Schuster, Inc... or of Beverly Pimsleur". Why is that unfortunate? It follows the legal loop whole so they can't be accused of fraud. [I'm not a lawyer, but I know enough in basic business law. Still might be a way of suing and winning.]
Its only $10: False.
Intentional delayed shipping: True
Hidden subscription: True.
Horrid customer service: True
It can, literally, cost you up to $1200 in the long run!!!!
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY, COMPANY IS VERY SLOW TO SHIP AND DON'T LIKE TO GIVE YOUR MONEY BACK, I CALLED TO CANCEL FUTURE ORDERS ON 10/8, WAS TOLD 2ND ORDER WAS SHIPPED ON 9/25. I ALSO ASKED FOR RETURN AUTHORIZATION ON THAT CALL. I WAS TOLD I HAD WAIT UNTIL REC'D. I REC'D IT ON 10/17, MUST HAVE BEEN SHIPPED BY HORSE AND BUGGY. CALLED ON 11/25 FOR RETURN AUTHORIZATION, SORRY YOU ARE PAST THE 30 DAY TRIAL AND WILL BE BILLED 4 TIMES $64. I TOLD THEM THE BOX HAD NOT BEEN OPENED AND WAS TOLD SORRY ABOUT YOUR LUCK. NOTE: AFTER TALKING TO A SUPERVISOR, I GOT RETURN AUTHORIZATION AND ONLY LOST $64 FOR A RESTOCKING FEE
Scam scam scam!
I don't usually write a review but i strongly feel responsible to warn others of this scam. A month after buying the cD, I received a sms from my creditcard informing me that I was billed $64. I don't remember anything from their site ordering any additional materials.
I immediately canceled my creditcard so they can't bill me again and filed a dispute over the amount.
Stay away from their site!!!
Cancelled I hope!
I had read reviews, but apparently the wrong ones. I ordered the CD's but hadn't received them yet (only been a week) so I gave them a call to check up on the order. While I was talking to the phone rep she placed me on hold to check on my order. When she came back on the line she said she had to recite some scripted stuff about the program, and mentioned the enrollment and the CD's that would be sent at a later date. She then said "so I understand that you want to cancel your enrollment" to which i said YES because I hadn't been told of any future shipments. She said no problem and cancelled my enrollment and I did receive an email from them;
Subject: Cancellation Confirmation
This email is to confirm that I have cancelled you out of receiving any future shipments. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions or concerns.
Thank you and have a great day!
Customer Care Advocate
So I hope it has been stopped before anything happens. To be safe I think I am going to change my Card number any.
I was close to falling for it but made the wiser decision to do some research before entering any credit card info. After doing research I must say this was not the first site that popped up. It looks like they are getting people to write reviews for them. I was on the pimslueraproach site that says only $10 ay first and then went to the suggested site of Pimsleur.com. Looks much more legit and the price looks much more believable. Expensive and believable. I am sure the method is great because even after one weekend with my aunts who speak spanish I have already picked up on more Spanish, but at this time I can't afford the legit expense. I will just keep listening to them and hope to pick up on it.