I purchased two different CDs at the same time. I started with the 2nd of my two purchases, leaving "Basic Korean: Learn to Speak and Understand Korean with Pimsleur Language Programs" aside, as it looked to be more daunting in appearance. I put in the other CD and after 5 minutes, ejected it, and replaced it with "Basic Korean: Learn to Speak and Understand Korean with Pimsleur Language Programs."
Wow, what a difference between the two products!! Within five minutes, I was able to capture a couple of very useful phrases. The program breaks down each phrase into small bits that you repeat out loud. After a couple of repetitions of each bit of language, each one building into a complete phrase, you are asked to repeat the entire phrase. Phrases build upon themselves until you have mastered a situation like; "Excuse me, do you speak English?" I'm genuinely impressed with the quality of instruction provided on the CDs and I am looking forward to future lessons! The set comes in a nice CD case and is broken down into several separate lessons, two lessons to a CD. I'd recommend "Basic Korean: Learn to Speak and Understand Korean with Pimsleur Language Programs." to anyone who wants to learn with using a CD, without books and such.! I plan to continue to study each day during my commute to work.