Review of Pimsleur German – I, II & III

This is one of the reviews I was eager to do. Pimsleur is a very famous course, loved by some, hated by others. And, I finally tested it to see how Pimsleur works.

The course

The linguist Paul Pimsleur (1927-1976), based on his research on language learning, developed a method of organic learning that brings together three factors, these factors are: verbal intelligence, auditory ability and motivation. The result was the Pimsleur method.

The course is audio-based. There are 30 units per level, each of which lasts about 30 minutes. In addition to the regular lessons, they offer a booklet, the only written material of the course (accompanied, of course, by audio). Each of these small lessons lasts between 2 and 5 minutes, they help to improve pronunciation. In total, there are more than 53 hours of audio.

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Dutch movies

Come As You Are – Hasta la Vista

The film is about the adventures of three friends: Philip (Robrecht Vanden Thoren) is quadriplegic, Lars (Gilles De Schrijver) is paraplegic and Jozef (Tom Audenaert) is blind. They want to go to a brothel in Spain to lose their virginity.


Lena (Emma Levie) is a chubby and depressed teenager. One day, by chance, she meets Daan (Niels Gomperts) that different from other guys treat her well and truly like her. Facing problems at home, Lena moves in with Daan and his father Tom (Jeroen Willems). However, Tom begins to feel an affection that is more than paternal by Lena.

Dusk – Schemer

The film tells the story of six friends. Jessie (Gaite Jansen) is one of them and always causes disagreements within the group. So, her friends led by Caesar (Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen) decide to kill her. The film is based on real events.

Boys – Jongens

Sieger (Gijs Blom) and his friend, Stef (Stijn Taverne), are chosen to join the relay race school team. They join two other boys, Marc (Ko Zandvliet) and Tom (Myron Wouts). A friendship grows between the four, but especially between Marc and Sieger. Gradually Sieger realizes he is attracted to Marc, but tries to suppress his feelings.


Borgman is a horror/thriller movie that depicts the changes within a bourgeois family, when a strange beggar knocks the door asking to taking a bath. Since then, strange events begin to occur and disrupt this family.