Spanish I-II

Spanish I-II

Learn to Speak and Understand Latin American Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 60
  • ISBN: 9780743557658
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  • List Price: $495.00

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Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs, plus 2 reading booklets

Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you’ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. 30 minutes a day is all it takes. This Spanish course includes all of Levels I and II – 30 hours of spoken language practice and two hours of Reading Lessons providing background on the Spanish language and culture. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding and reading Spanish.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world.

Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading Spanish. These lessons, which total about one hour for each Level, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

About the Spanish Language
Spanish is the official language of Spain and 21 Latin American countries, and is an official language of the U.N. Pimsleur's Spanish teaches an educated Latin American Spanish, with speakers from Colombia and Argentina in levels I-III, and from Mexico in level IV.

Description

Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction on 32 CDs, plus 2 reading booklets

Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you’ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. 30 minutes a day is all it takes. This Spanish course includes all of Levels I and II – 30 hours of spoken language practice and two hours of Reading Lessons providing background on the Spanish language and culture. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding and reading Spanish.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world.

Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading Spanish. These lessons, which total about one hour for each Level, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

About the Spanish Language
Spanish is the official language of Spain and 21 Latin American countries, and is an official language of the U.N. Pimsleur's Spanish teaches an educated Latin American Spanish, with speakers from Colombia and Argentina in levels I-III, and from Mexico in level IV.

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4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • It works (14)
  • Portable (14)
  • Fun (9)
  • Perfects accent (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Travel (12)
  • Fun (8)
  • Business/work (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An effective fun to use course

I recently completed Spanish phases 1-4 inclusive. I'm 65 and lived in Mexico many years ago and have studied Spanish before. This course was much easier to use than any of the others...Read complete review

I recently completed Spanish phases 1-4 inclusive. I'm 65 and lived in Mexico many years ago and have studied Spanish before. This course was much easier to use than any of the others I have taken and I found that on reviewing my retention was excellent. I did the software course and would recommended it as the exercises were very helpful. I'm more of a visual learner so seeing and hearing the words definitely facilitated learning. There were some glitches in the software, but apparently these are being corrected as the course has been updated a few times since I purchased it. I did a lot of the course when I was driving. However,I only had it on when I was on the open road in cruise control. After going through the audio lessons one or two times I always followed the audio portion with all the software exercises. The course is a little costly,
but I feel it is worth the cost and have recommended it to several people.

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Spanish I

the lessons start off well but soon the overall problem of the approach becomes evident: it is not obvious how the spoken word is in writing i.e. a written compendium is essential to...Read complete review

the lessons start off well but soon the overall problem of the approach becomes evident: it is not obvious how the spoken word is in writing i.e. a written compendium is essential to include. Also the conjugation of verbs should be explained, while they are being used. The P-approach may be useful for those who do not understand the structure of languages and learn them by just listening to them. Also th ereading book is useless as it lacks any explanations or translations.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Spanish App

By Spence

from Los Angeles

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works

Cons

  • Integrate With Car Audio

Best Uses

    Comments about Spanish Phases 1-2:

    Product seems OK as I'm just brushing up. However, it is the only app on my device that will not play through my Mazda's audio. I only bought this expensive app to listen to in the car, and instead I have to listen to it through the iPhone speaker, which is not ideal.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This One Works

    By Beth G.

    from Chandler, AZ

    About Me Retired

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable
    • The Constant Repetition

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Spanish Phases 1-2:

    I have tried Rocket Spanish, Rosetta Stone and Study Spanish in my quest to learn the Spanish language. I've also taken classes. My biggest problem was to actually understand a conversation. I had all the grammar basics, but just couldn't put it together. No one seems to teach Spanish, the way we learned English as children. I have found that Pimsleur is the best resource for understanding Spanish. The constant repetition in each of the lessons has helped me immensely. I only bought Phases 1 and 2 because I wasn't sure if this system would work, but I look forward to buying the rest of it in the near future.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I don't have any suggestions.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pimsleur 1

    By gypsy

    from Providence, RI, USA

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Spanish Phases 1-2:

    Great way to spend a commute!

    Service and delivery comments:

    The lessons instruct you to say norte americano indicating you are from the United States. Mexicans and Canadians are also North American and estadounidense would be more accurate and sensitive.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Reviewing on just the audio

    By Junior

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Spanish Phases 1-2:

      I commute 1 hour each way to/from work. Listening to the Pimsleur lessons has been a GREAT use of my time. My Spanish-speaking friends are impressed with my pronunciation and grammar. I absolutely love this style of teaching. The only down side I've found is I still have a hard time understanding Spanish, but it could be because I've only completed Spanish I & II and I have not done any of the reading portion. Not sure if that would make a difference.

       
      5.0

      Very good results

      By jdajos

      from Ann Arbor, MI

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Spanish Phases 1-2:

        I feel like I can get by a lot better now in Spanish speaking countries and Spanish speaking areas in the US. Do the program and it will work.

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