Pimsleur Approach Reviews

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 Cost

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.

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Scam scam scam!

Reviewed By Joey Alcala on October 28, 2013, Dubai

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!!!

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MIKEG333
October 30, 2013

You may have heard this by now but the Pimsleur APPROACH site is a scam. The actual program does not contain the word APPROACH in it from the pics I saw on the REAL site pimsleur.com. They do not make the claims that APPROACH does. Sorry you got scammed. I go by this rule with internet products that seem too good to be true. First enter the name of that product and follow it with the word scam. Then disregard all of the links that are basically selling the product and scroll down to where people are actually critiquing it. Hope this helps. Same goes for any posts that pull on your heart strings like what you see on Face Book, like for example the man who looks like he is forcing a puppy to drink alcohol. WHen I first saw it I thought, "WHat a sc**bag." It turns out the puppy was chewing on the end of the bottle and the man was trying to pull it away from him. The internet can be a good tool but you really need to have your BS detector on at all times.

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Cancelled I hope!

Reviewed By Stephen on October 23, 2013, Olympia,WA

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

Dear XXXXX,

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!

Sincerely,
XXXXXXX
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.

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Thank you!

Reviewed By Sarah on October 22, 2013, Berkeley, CA

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.

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Sneaky and deceptive

Reviewed By Deborah on October 18, 2013, Angels Camp, CA

I ordered the basic set for $9.99. They auto enroll you in the future courses which is not explained to you. Each course is four payments of $64. There are several levels. I received level 1 but was outside my 30 day trial by the time I realized what was happening and called. Now I will be charged the $64 for four months. They just mailed me out level 2 for another four payments of $64. It just keeps going. I called and cancelled all future shipments and will be mailing back the level 2 as soon as I get it but am stuck with level 1. I agree with previous posts that it is outdated. My brother is fluent and laughed at what he heard.

I will be complaining to the BBB regarding their practices. Hopefully it will stop others from being sucked in as I have been.

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KHYING OUVE THIEHY WHUOARYLD
October 29, 2013

YES! Who ever advertises for them, is extremely talented in producing the newest, or currently popular form of propaganda. It also happens to be extremely successful. I was so intrigued just by the advertising and how it was working on my psych, convincing me to purchase their product, when in my head, i know it will never work, but they throw in every reason for why every other product has failed, this way anyone who has tried other products now automatically relates, so now that the consumer(which happens to be me) is desperate to have something cheaper&easier That will provide a cheaper,easier,faster way of doing the same thing, & if I don't like It I have nothing to loose.

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October 29, 2013

I THINK ONE WAY TO HELP PEOPLE FROM GETTING SUCKED INTO THIS, WONDERFULLY CREATED ADD,ALMOST PROPAGANDA LIKE IN NATURE, SO CONVINCING THAT IT COULD PROBABLY CONVINCE ME TO BUY MY OWN FURNITURE FROM MYSELF. HOWEVER I BELIEVE SINCE YOU ARE NOW THE PROUD OWNER OF LEVEL ONE, YOU COULD LEND IT OUT TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS,(NOTHING ILLEGAL) BUT SOMETHING LIKE OPEN SOURCE IT SO THAT PEOPLE CAN THEN HAVE A FAIR CHOICE IF THEY WANT TO PAY 64$ A MONTH. OR YOU COULD PUT IT ON YOUTUBE SO IT IS AVAILIBLE ANY TIME FOR YOU TO ACCESS IT ON YOUR TABLET NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE SO YOU CAN PRACTICE WITH OTHER MULTI-LINGUISTIC HOMOSAPIASIANS

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Total Scam

Reviewed By Dan on October 3, 2013, Washington

I had the same crappy experience as most of those above. I refuse to send the discs back AT MY COST because (1) I never asked for them, (2) I don't want them and (3) the website doesn't explain the long-term commitment. This came with the on-line receipt. I caught the mistake, but they sent the discs anyway. If you're similarly tricked, change your CC# and return the discs only if they pay. This prevents them from charging you.

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