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Second Language

English is shaping up to be the 21st century's dominant language, but an edge still goes to entrepreneurs who can sprechen some Deutsch . . . or Chinese . . . or Tagalog. Pick up those skills on your own schedule with audiotapes.

The Pimsleur Language Learning System (, 800-275-6940) teaches everything from Haitian Creole to Arabic and Russian. Short courses are $149, longer courses cost $345. The Web site offers a free taste of the Pimsleur technique--Lesson 1 of the Japanese tapes can be downloaded and listened to with the Real Audio player. (You can use a link at the site to get it.)

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This article was originally published in the August 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Get Smart.

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