Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30

Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Latin American Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442313583
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

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.

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! Spanish Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with nearnative pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Spanish. These lessons, which total about one hour, 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.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

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.

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! Spanish Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with nearnative pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading Spanish. These lessons, which total about one hour, 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.

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PimsleurSpanish Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 70 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (63)
  • Portable (61)
  • It works (60)
  • Perfects accent (41)
  • Fun (34)

Cons

  • Too fast (16)
  • No writing component (12)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)

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  • Self-improvement (53)
  • Travel (52)
  • Business/work (35)
  • Fun (30)
  • Family background/heritage (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (38), Traveler (37), Student (7), Government employee (6), Older / senior (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Never too old

I had two years of Spanish in high school more than 50 years ago. I received high marks, although I never was able to engage in the most basic conversation. Years later, when...Read complete review

I had two years of Spanish in high school more than 50 years ago. I received high marks, although I never was able to engage in the most basic conversation. Years later, when I realized how rewarding it would be to speak a second language, I tried to take up where I left off. It didn't work. In fact, I have tried everything possible to regain my limited proficiency without success. I studied books, videos, vocabularies, verb conjugations, flash cards, you name it. None of these tools worked for me.

I had to swallow a lot of pride, but I finally decided that the only way I was going to really learn Spanish was to start over and learn the way my grandchildren are learning English. I am now on lesson 28 in the Pimsleur program and it's working for me.

I am using an MP3 player and I can stop it whenever I want to "think through" and answer before the voice tells me the answer. I can repeat a lesson as often as necessary to really learn the material too. Some lessons are more difficult than others, but I can usually move on to the next lesson after repeating a lesson three to six times. I do all of this in the privacy of my car or on a leisurely walk without the embarrassment of other people watching or listening and commenting on my mistakes.

My criticisms of the program are few. I believe they could do a better job of timing the length of the pauses following the instructions. Sometimes there is not enough time to say an entire phrase and sometimes you could say it three or four times before the next instruction. Another challenge is listening to instructions in Spanish. Listening skills are just as important as speaking skills, so I appreciate the process, but sometimes the Spanish instructions use vocabulary that has not been taught yet. I also think it would be good to have a basic grammar text to supplement the other reading materials.

The bottom line is this: I am a very satisfied customer. I am already dreaming of my next trip to a Latin American country where I can try out my newly acquired skills.

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Very difficult , but probably learning

I am right in the middle of Latin America Spanish. Finding it very difficult to keep up. Maybe some of it is soaking in , in some mysterious way. Always thought that I...Read complete review

I am right in the middle of Latin America Spanish. Finding it very difficult to keep up. Maybe some of it is soaking in , in some mysterious way. Always thought that I was above average in intelligence, but now not sure.
I am traveling to a South American country in about a month. Not a big English speaking country so I wanted to get some of the basics. Also want to use it as a volunteer with a well known humanitarian/ disaster relief organization.
My concern about Pimsleur is that once one gets frustrated , its hard to get feedback. After 15 sessions, I went back and reviewed the previous 14. Now I hope I am on track to do a lot better and am able to use what I learned.

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By Sisterchick

from Springfield, MO

About Me Missionary, Traveler

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Communicating - Missions
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I have the MP3 version of Spanish lessons. I haven't been real disciplined to have scheduled study times. But I'm enjoying the lessons and retaining what I've studied. It would be helpful for me if there was a book so I could see the words as I speak them. I know it's more important to hear how the words sound for inflection, etc. but if I could hear and see at the same time, it would be easier for me to learn.

     
    5.0

    Wonderfully Challenging

    By Multilingual Mama

    from Santa Margarita, CA

    About Me Business person

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I use the lessons to increase my fluency in Spanish, and plan to take phases 2 through 4 as well.
    I love the teaching platform, as I can do the lessons on my commute. The only issue I have had is that once I got to Lessons 8 and 9 I have had to repeat them numerous times because of the introduction of the number of new words and phrases. I am currently on Lesson 9 for the third time and will keep doing it until I feel the 80 percent as the program directs. I am just curious if this is normal, having to listen multiple times as the lessons get more challenging.
    In general, thank you for a great product - I am progressing faster than expected!

     
    4.0

    Just play it on my way to work everyday

    By Godluvsall

    from Fountain Valley, CA

    About Me Traveler

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I quit rosetta stone because I didn't have the time to sit in front of the computer everyday. With Pimisleur I just listen and practice whenever I'm driving.

     
    5.0

    Well Done!

    By learner

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Business person, Traveler

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    As someone who has worked for years to learn this language and does not possess the natural skills for learning a second language, this course has been the most successful in my learning to speak and retain the information. Thanks for offering a course that is usable by ALL who want to learn!

     
    5.0

    Best Software in the market

    By Macky

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Business person, Traveler

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Spanish Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I also own Rosetta Stone and I can tell you that I have learned more Spanish in 1 month with Pimsleur then I have learned in a year with Rosetta Stone. At fist I was optimistic, then I was desperate to learn Spanish so I can communicate with my customers. I'm an Insurance Adjuster for a company that has a very large Spanish speaking clientele; therefore, learning Spanish was a necessity. In the short time I have owned the program, I'm able to speak complete sentences now, unlike before when using Rosetta. For those of you who want to lean Spanish, Pimsleur is definitely the way to go. I purchased the MP3s and downloaded to my smartphone with the Pimsleur app, and I love it!

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