Spanish Phases 1-4

Spanish Phases 1-4

Learn to Speak and Understand Latin American Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9781442338951
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  • List Price: $450.00

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Includes 120 lessons and reading instruction (64 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 4 reading booklets

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete Spanish course includes all of Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Spanish. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Spanish.

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 at the end of Unit 30 for each Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Spanish, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. You’ll be reading Spanish with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.

Spanish Phases 1-4 includes the new Spanish IV, 30-unit course, that replaces the Spanish Plus 10-unit course.

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 120 lessons and reading instruction (64 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 4 reading booklets

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete Spanish course includes all of Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Spanish. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Spanish.

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 at the end of Unit 30 for each Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Spanish, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. You’ll be reading Spanish with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.

Spanish Phases 1-4 includes the new Spanish IV, 30-unit course, that replaces the Spanish Plus 10-unit course.

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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4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

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  • Portable (21)
  • Fun (14)
  • Perfects accent (14)

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  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • No writing component (3)
  • Time commitment (3)

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4.0

better then books

By anna

from USA

About Me Student

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Travel

Comments about Spanish Phases 1-4:

it is VERY helpful to hear how the words should be pronounced.
i used to study spanish with books but it kept getting more and more confusing and the more i studied the more i felt i couldn't speak it and never would be able to.
i now understand quite a bit of what spanish speakers are saying and can speak a little bit with them myself.

Service and delivery comments:

it would be helpful to also have a some writing lessons

 
4.0

2 Weeks In

By Erin

from Fort Collins, CO

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Spanish Phases 1-4:

    I've been using Pimsleur Spanish for about 2 weeks now. I listen to the MP3 while I'm cooking dinner and I really like that I can do other things while I'm learning Spanish. I really like the pace of the courses. I often think too much when I'm trying to learn a language and Pimsleur doesn't give you a ton of time to respond, it forces you to just speak without a lot of time to think. I've noticed a difference in the ease of my speech just after 2 weeks. I'm a lot more comfortable with speaking although I'm still at teh basic level. My only complaint is that there isn't a lot of explanation. For example, when to use bien vs bueno. I find myself doing more research on my own to figure it out.

     
    5.0

    Well spent time!

    By RapidLearning

    from Lake Charles

    About Me Business person, Government employee, Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Spanish Phases 1-4:

      I drive my car from place to place for my job each day, often requiring a cumulative hour or more each day. Pimsleur has been an excellent and efficient way to learn Spanish on the road. It has been the best method of several I use for helping me to have the confidence and the ability to speak with a more natural accent and interact with native speakers. Of the methods I use, Pimsleur is the one I prioritize most.

       
      5.0

      This is the one!

      By Susan

      from Healdsburg, CA

      About Me Retired

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Mp3 Is Affordable
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Spanish Phases 1-4:

        This is the right program! I am 57 years old. I took two years of Spanish in High School, (a long time ago), and then one year in Junior College. I rarely had the opportunity to speak it so sometime during my 30's, I took a conversational class. Nothing stuck! Fast forward to today. I really want to learn Spanish as I have a lot of Mexican friends. I tried other introductory courses and they just didn't work. Finally, I tried the first 8 lessons with Pimsler and it works! So much so, I bought the whole course. And it's much less expensive if you download it as an MP3. I practice one lesson almost every day. They suggest every day but life gets in the way sometimes and sometimes, I need to redo the day before. This is an AWESOME way to learn a foreign language. I mean, it IS just like we learned how to talk as children. I want to go for Italian next! Thank you Pimsler!!!

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        For the reading material for each Phase, it would be nice to have the English translation with the new words so we know what we are saying and reading, without going to a dictionary.

         
        5.0

        Simply the best

        By Eric

        from Centennial, CO

        About Me Business person, Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Spanish Phases 1-4:

        I have tried several different language learning programs. Pimsleur is the most effective one that I have used. I have used Rosetta Stone and Fluenz previously. With Pimsleur I have seen the best results. Here are the main reasons why:

        1) Only 1 thirty minute lesson each day. I am currently on Unit 2 of 4 for the spanish lessons. Unit 1 took me approximately 2 months to complete. I find myself repeating each lesson anywhere from 2 to 4 times in order to feel competent to move to the next lesson. I would recommend everyone to use this strategy as well. It takes much longer but more of the lesson is retained for future lessons.

        2) Pimsleur is more practical than the other programs that I have used. With Rosetta Stone and Fluenz it requires you to be in front of a computer. With Pimsluer I am able to have all the lessons at my fingertips on my iPod and I can practice at anytime and anywhere. Not being strapped to a computer screen makes it much easier to find time throughout the day.

        3)Pimsleur not only teaches you how to speak the language but also the pronunciation of the language. I don't have much opportunity to practice with other native speakers but when I do the practice that I get with the pronunciation in the Pimsleur lessons definitely helps out.

        I have been studying spanish for a little of a year now and over the last 2-3 months with Pimsleur I have seen dramatic results in my language journey. I am hoping to be fairly proficient by the end of the year when I am taking a 4 week educational vacation to Mexico in December. I will be staying with a Mexican family and going to a local university to further my spanish education. If my progress continues I am hoping to be placed in an intermediate level course at the very least.

        I would recommend Pimsleur to anyone that is interested in learning a new language. It may be on the expensive side but it is well worth the money spent.

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