Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05

Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05

Learn to Speak and Understand Castilian Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 5
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Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download

About Castilian Spanish

  • In the United States, the term “Castilian” or “Castilian Spanish” usually refers to the dialect that is the official language of Spain, where it’s used in television and radio broadcasts.  It is understood throughout the country, although there are marked regional differences.
  • The difference between Castilian Spanish as spoken in Spain and Spanish as spoken in the Americas (now called Latin American Spanish) is due to the diminishing contact between Spain and the Americas over the centuries and to the influence of local languages in the Americas.  These two main variants of Spanish are mutually intelligible; the difference between them is comparable to that between British English and American English. 
  • Pimsleur’s “Castilian Spanish” teaches the official dialect as spoken by the majority of Spanish-speakers in Spain.
  • Spanish is the official language of twenty-one countries and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.   Spanish is the first language of more than 350 million people, more than any other language except Mandarin Chinese. 
  • Furthermore, Spanish is a common second language --- the most studied after English, and the third most commonly used on the Internet after English and Mandarin.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson of Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Castilian Spanish. 

Description

Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download

About Castilian Spanish

  • In the United States, the term “Castilian” or “Castilian Spanish” usually refers to the dialect that is the official language of Spain, where it’s used in television and radio broadcasts.  It is understood throughout the country, although there are marked regional differences.
  • The difference between Castilian Spanish as spoken in Spain and Spanish as spoken in the Americas (now called Latin American Spanish) is due to the diminishing contact between Spain and the Americas over the centuries and to the influence of local languages in the Americas.  These two main variants of Spanish are mutually intelligible; the difference between them is comparable to that between British English and American English. 
  • Pimsleur’s “Castilian Spanish” teaches the official dialect as spoken by the majority of Spanish-speakers in Spain.
  • Spanish is the official language of twenty-one countries and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.   Spanish is the first language of more than 350 million people, more than any other language except Mandarin Chinese. 
  • Furthermore, Spanish is a common second language --- the most studied after English, and the third most commonly used on the Internet after English and Mandarin.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson of Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Castilian Spanish. 

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    5.0

    Learning so fast

    By Gram

    from Pennsylvania

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

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      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

      I leave for work early when traffic is light. Then sit in my car for 1/2 hr and do my lesson.
      I cannot believe how fast I am learning. Each lesson builds apon the last one. So you are always reviewing.

       
      4.0

      Easiest Way to Learn a Language!

      By Shoshaunna

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Singersongwriter

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

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        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

        I researched all the different kinds of language programs so that I would find one that would fit my learning needs. I have used the free app kinds & an online program website. Although the online one one is pretty good, I didn't feel like I was retaining the language after a few days.

        I decided to try Pimsleur because it offered a different way to learn a language. Boy, I am really impressed! It is easy to use, easy to D/L on your computer and smart phone. If you run into problems, the staff is very efficient in helping you!

        I am learning the Spanish Castillian program. I bought lessons 1-5 to see if I would like the program. I am impressed at how fast I am learning Spanish & retaining what I have learned! If I feel I need to review a lesson, I can always go back. I have 2 friends that speak Spanish, & they were impressed at how I suddenly was able to have a conversation with them in their native language AND understand what they were saying! Last week I went to a Mexican restaurant & was able to order and speak to the waiter in Spanish! I was a little nervous at first, but I found that because this program has been so successful for me in learning a new language, I did great & it boosted my confidence to speak my new language more! This was so exciting for me!

        I struggled with language classes in high school & college, although I did learn German because I was married to a man who's father was from Germany & his family spoke no English. So it's the "immersion' that really helps you to learn a language. The program is just 30 min. a day & the time goes by fast when you do them. I went ahead and purchased programs 1-30 to become completely fluent in Castillian Spanish.

        I highly recommend you give Pimsleur a try if you want to learn a new language AND speak like a native speaker! (The programs teach you how to pronounce the words so you don't sound like an "American Tourist"! I love this part of the program!

        It's an great program that I will purchase again when I want to learn another language once I master this language I am learning.

        Thanks for making my world smaller yet enriched through the beauty of language!

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        4.0

        great for learning to speak

        By lme

        from new york, ny

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        Comments about Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

        This is a wonderful product for becoming comfortable at speaking in a new language, as opposed to the more traditional methods that stress reading and writing. However, it is extremely disappointing that there are only 30 lessons, compared to the other courses that have 4 times as many units. Please consider adding more phases to the Castilian Spanish....now that I'm nearing the end of the 30 unites I will have to continue learning with a different method.

         
        5.0

        I love Pimsleur!

        By Saysha

        from Portland, OR

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        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

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          • Travel

          Comments about Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

          Before traveling somewhere, I always try to learn some of the language and Pimsleur is the only product I look to. I always thought of myself as a foreign language bone-head and avoided classes in school, but Pimsleur brought success. This is the sixth language I've learned with Pimsleur. The lessons are reasonable in length and build on each other. I highly recommend!

           
          5.0

          Definitely an Excellent Buy!

          By Phoebesplace

          from Southside Virginia

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            Comments about Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05:

            The lessons were excellent and were easy to follow and use to develop conversational skills. I found myself even "thinking" in the second language after only a few lessons. I highly recommend this approach to learning a new language.

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