Assimil est une méthode destinée à l'auto-apprentissage des langues, selon le principe de l'assimilation intuitive. Elle repose sur l'écoute, la lecture et la répétition quotidienne de phrases simples, excluant la nécessité d'apprendre par cœur « sans peine ».
Drama documentary telling the story of Samuel Johnson's creation of the first English dictionary, in an attic room just off Fleet Street in Georgian London. The depressive writer-for-hire with Tourette's syndrome did for the English language what Newton had done for the stars, classifying words, fixing their meaning and bringing order to the chaos of language. It took him nine years, but in the process an anonymous writer became a literary superstar.