I made an interesting loan from my local library a couple of days ago; Pimsleur Complete German I. It’s a lot better than I expected. Whether it really is as good as it seems I can’t really judge since I haven’t really got to any material that is completely new to me. The progress feels fairly slow but to be honest it isn’t any slower than most book-based courses should be since it forces you to do the exercises you might normally just gloss over. For anybody considering learning a language I strongly suggest trying to find a copy of the Pimsleur course for it (i.e. not buy if you can avoid; they’re expensive). Just to prove I’m not the only one who likes this, check these comments from someone learning Spanish. (Unfortunately they don’t do Finnish by the way.) linguaphone, pimsleur, german, language learning, foreign language.