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 Message 33 of 278
05 June 2005 at 6:00pm | IP Logged 
I just visited the Assimil site and each of the programs listed for English learners is the new series. The old series was called "Without Toil" and the new is called "With Ease."

I have two of the "with ease" programs and I would recommend them. If you want the old "without toil" series you can usually find them on ebay.
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 Message 34 of 278
06 June 2005 at 9:20am | IP Logged 
M-Squared wrote:
2. The Assimil site has a "German With Ease" program listed, but no more
advanced "Using German" program. [...] Did Assimil just decide to stop publishing it (too little
market, perhaps?) and the other listings are just leftover stock?


The advanced German programme by Assimil is titled "Allemand Perfectionnement" and is available in French base only.
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 Message 35 of 278
25 July 2005 at 3:07am | IP Logged 
I think with Assimil method we can reach a B2 level(Council of Europe)or 3+ level ( ILR). The vocabulary is about 3.500 words with the first level (sans peine) and about 2.000 words more with the perfectionement level.

We can begin with Pimsleur I,II,III ( A2 level or 1+ ILR) and then Assimil.
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 Message 36 of 278
25 July 2005 at 1:26pm | IP Logged 
Luis wrote:
I think with Assimil method we can reach a B2 level(Council of Europe)or 3+ level ( ILR). The vocabulary is about 3.500 words with the first level (sans peine) and about 2.000 words more with the perfectionement level.

We can begin with Pimsleur I,II,III ( A2 level or 1+ ILR) and then Assimil.


I agree. I think Pimsleur and then Assimil is a very reasonable way of learning a language.
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 Message 37 of 278
26 July 2005 at 9:25am | IP Logged 
A question for curiousity.
In the Assimil courses for the laguages which are not written in Latin alphabets, are the books written directly in those languages or is it "translated" to latin alphabets?
There are some languages of which the writing system is so different from French, for example, Tamil, Hindi, Japanese and Korean. Even for Greek or those languages using Cyrillic alphabets, learning them directly through the own alphabet is quite difficult at the beginning. However, learning them without knowing how to write them is always not complete.

Thank you very much
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 Message 38 of 278
26 July 2005 at 11:20am | IP Logged 
In Russian (Assimil) there is an introduction with
exercises for learning the alphabet. Then in a few units you have a transcription with the dialogues, in Cyrillic. The same in Arabic.
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 Message 39 of 278
30 July 2005 at 3:43pm | IP Logged 
In the Assimil course for Serbo-Croat (which uses both alphabets), the first half is in Latin script and the other in Cyrillic.
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mello
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 Message 40 of 278
12 August 2005 at 1:24pm | IP Logged 
For assimil hindi, it uses both alphabets, but at the second "wave" or "active", only in the devanagari alphabet.



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