How Well Can You Speak After Pimsleur?
The Pimsleur Method is well-regarded in language learning circles for quickly giving you a limited vocabulary and a "natural" ability with the grammar and pronunciation. Due to how it's constructed, most users who work with it extensively report a decent ability to communicate clearly at a basic level.
Anyway, if we are optimistic, and assume the 5 levels of Pimsleur can lead to B1/B2... 72 hours is an extremely short time to reach low or high intermediate. If we compare Cambridge estimate of 500-600 hours to reach level B2 in English, it's really hard to believe Pimsleur can get even close to that.
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Yes, you can learn a lot of Spanish in 30 days with Pimsleur, but nobody would seriously say you speak Spanish at an intermediate level after 30 days of study with Pimsleur.
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How fluent can you get with Pimsleur?
Many people have learned languages using the Pimsleur method, and it's also used by government agencies and companies to train employees as quickly as possible. It is not designed to get you fluent in a language but will give you enough of a framework to communicate effectively in most situations.
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If you are a language learner of average ability, and you undertake an “easy” language, it will probably take you about 220 hours to get to the first level of mastery in speaking it, and double that to get to Level 2.
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