Has anyone used the Pimsleur Language Program?
I've seen a lot of ads for the "learn a language in 10 days" technique sold by this company. I watched their ad on the computer and it definitely appeals to me as I could take the short "lessons" in my car while driving in to work (comes on audio cd). It seems like when you buy the first pack of lessons you are automatically enrolled to buy more lessons from them (at higher prices, of course) afterwards.
After having miserably failed - like f-minus-minus-minus-minus (had I not dropped it in time) - Latin 1001 in college after suffering through three years of Spanish in high school (which I never use) I'm interested in trying a different approach to learning a language that is relevant to my work environment. I'm thinking either Mandarin or German based on the languages spoken by my colleagues.
Any experience with this program?