Assimil Method Review
According to the Assimil, their courses apply the same natural process adapting it to the abilities of adults, young and old that allowed you to learn your native tongue. This is that you will absorb – or assimilate – the meanings of the word associations, and will begin to link words and form your own sentences.
1. Bolded letters for stress – The letters which are stressed in each word are in bold. This is great as it allows you to avoid developing the bad habit of stressing the wrong syllable in the new words
1. Obsolete spelling – Out-of-date version for Romanian (1989) and possibly other languages and this impacts a lot on the course as there was a major spelling reform in 1993 and thus, certain frequent words are now not only spelt differently but also pronounced using slightly different vowel sounds
So would I recommend using Assimil?
Assimil is certainly a useful product to supplement your language learning. I found it particularly effective for learning where to stress lies on new words and for noticing patterns in the language’s grammar. However, it comes with the following qualifications: