How I Learned Spanish: Part 3 — Pimsleur Method

Keith Hayden
6 min readJun 15, 2018

In 2014, I downloaded the Audible app on my phone for the first time. I was living in Honolulu at the time, and with a slow hour and a half long (minimum) daily commute, I was looking for a way to study Spanish while I was sitting in traffic.

That was how I found the digital versions of the Pimsleur Method for the first time.

Like most language learning software, it promised native-like fluency after completing it’s lessons. Better still, it claimed to have students speaking good Spanish just after the first lesson.

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