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
Took money out from my account
I ordered 2 CDs for $9.95 each. I got an e-mail receipt for that. For the next two months I was charged $64 for CDs I didn't order. When I called to cancel it, they told me I should have cancel it within 30days. I let it go, I paid for it. Today I received a bill for $448.00 from the pimsleur-approach, saying to pay as soon as possible. I call the number in the letter, and when I explained my situation, the girl on the phone told me to call back when I was able to handle the situation and hanged up on me.
Total Rip-off and Marketing Scam
This company makes money through deception. They entice you with a low cost program but then automatically enroll you in a much higher cost one. This costly program is more expensive than a legitimate product like Rosetta Stone but much less effective and sophisticated. If you try to return the items to get out of their automatic billing they will charge you if you don't exactly follow their "rules"
(RMA, correspondence with a hostile customer service group, etc - rules which, of course, you did not notice in the first place or you wouldn't have signed up for this rip off). YOU ARE WARNED - STAY AWAY.
After reading the reviews of their product and marketing practices I'll pass this time. However, if one of the people who has the whole set for Spanish wants to get some of their money back I will buy it at a discount. Contact edwardmead@att,net
Do you not remember what our parents (well, mine anyway) always told us as we were growing up?? If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS!!! After reading a few of these comments, you all feel passionately about being CLEVERLY manipulated into a promotion that plays into just that adage.... IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!! If not for the internet and this site, I would be waist deep in the same shitty mess. And like you, I would be pissed off because I just ALLOWED someone to manipulate me. So, again I say, "Seriously?" Come on America.... wake the f**k up!! One of the other things I was taught (actually, drilled into my head) as a young man was.........If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it must be a friggin................ rhinoceros!!! LOL Teach this to your children and grandchildren if you have not done so already. And remember, our parents were just doin their job!
I do not know if the program works as had no time to open as had 2 deaths in family within few months of each other. I've read many of these reviews and seems like a mixed bag 50/50 if it mworks or not.
I was gone and busy with funnerals etc and getting back to some kind of normal I had 3 of these Gold Plated edition or whatever they call it at my house. I had ordered the sample had not had a chance toeven try before al the other stuff happened. So called and nice enough on phone first time authorized return of the last one (cost $20) as they demanded insurance and tracking USPS. They had not charged the $256.00 dollars for it so that is done. Offered me 25% discount on what I had and would not let me return as claim it was to late (over 30days). Now I have $512.00 worth of tapes or CD's they refuse to accept and refund. They did not give me the 25% discount on both as I thought they told me on one which thought weird. So like I've said they know this is sleazy way to do act in sales but guess if your product not so great got to push any way you ccan and that is what they do. These automatic shipments should be oulawed or at least make these companies double check with customer and I'd bet if you died your estate would be billed also!!!!!