I'm still at stage one of learning spanish. Meaning I don't know jack! Actually, I do know a few words, but not enough to carry on a conversation. So I was wondering whether the cd language courses were any good. In particular, I was looking at Pimsleur.

Does anyone have any experience with this program? And any thoughts on it? I need all the help I can get. LOL
Hi, Phil.
Some people like very much this method, because it is very easy to follow. I personally find it so slow that it becomes boring, (I tried the russian course and spent about 15 minutes to learn just a couple of words) and I think that at the end of the course you will be a perfect illiterate in Spanish, because it only work with the ear, right? This is my opinion, though. There's nothing better that you try it yourself.
Thanks, Latin. You are correct in that the only way to see if it works for me is to try it. A friend bought the Pimsleur course, and quit trying to learn, so I can get it from him VERY cheap. I'm going to do it, and will post my opinion for others.

Again, thanks for the reply.

I would highly recommend reading and writing at first, as this helps you out with your skills immensly. Also, this way you can practice your Spanish by just reading Spanish newspapers (later on), etc. Pimsleur is good for conversation and pronunciation and come vocabulary, but once again, you won't be able to read it. Try to take a Spanish course if there is one available, especially one from a native speaker. I would go ahead and get the Pimsleur set to get you started though, and then you will definitely be on your way to learning it.