Linguaphone is a world-leading publisher of self-study and classroom-based language courses that combine CDs, Audio Downloads, CD-ROMs, & Guide Books. Over the last 108 years it has helped millions of people successfully learn a new language through our wide range of self-study language courses, now sold in over 60 countries worldwide. Their language learning methodology varies from course to course but it usually involves:
1. Listening to native speakers of a foreign language while following a transcript of what they're saying,
2. Understanding the meaning of the spoken language, and then,
3. Speaking the new language with correct pronunciation.
They have three different series of language programs for you to choose from:
Their PDQ Quick Acquisition entry-level courses come in 10 languages and are designed for beginners and for those who are traveling abroad. You will learn how to communicate in a variety of situations from common situations faced by travelers and businesspeople, to everyday conversations in which you discuss yourself, your family, and your life. The key is learning to converse. With Linguaphone's PDQ course, you aren't just taught words and phrases, but you're coached on how to actually converse using your new language. There is no need to be glued to a computer or textbook - you can learn in your car and then reinforce your knowledge with the workbook/learning guide - the perfect on-the-go alternative to acquiring a new language. The PDQ courses are now available on audio download through LearnOutLoud.com and feature a supplemental PDF guide book.
Their AllTalk Complete Acquisition (all-audio) series, in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese Mandarin contains 16 one-hour units on CD or Audio Download. These courses are designed so you can listen & learn on the go without any text books to guide you. The AllTalk language course follows a storyline format which keeps you entertained as you acquire your new language. It offers a never-before-seen versatility in language learning. Whether you want to use the digitally recorded CDs in your car or upload the course to your iPod or other Mp3 player, you're able to change the world into your classroom! You will learn starting from a beginner/basic level of speaking and advance to a high-intermediate to low-advanced level of speaking. You'll acquire communication skills in a variety of everyday circumstances and learn how to interact with native speakers at every turn. With the accompanying handbook you have a complete list of all 2000+ words of vocabulary taught in the course and you also have the handy 250-page pocket phrasebook/dictionary that is included with the purchase of the AllTalk Complete Acquisition course.
Linguaphone's Comprehensive Acquisition course is truly comprehensive instruction that takes you from intermediate to proficient levels in the reading, writing, and speaking of a language. The power and effectiveness of this course is due to the multi-faceted teaching methods that are employed. The Comprehensive Acquisition courses not only teach you the language, they also empower you to use it. When you're finished with this course, you will not be able to simply repeat the phrases that you've learned, you will be able to create your own sentences and have your own conversations. The courses were created with many different learning styles in mind. You can go as fast or as slow as you see fit and you won't be bogged down with endless, mind-numbing repetition. Comprehensive Acquisition courses are available for Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Thai. All Linguaphone's courses can be ordered online or by calling 1-888-205-4139. If you live outside the United States you can select your regional website at www.linguaphone.com. LearnOutLoud.com is also excited to be offering a number of their courses directly on audio download.