Pimsleur Spanish (Castilian) Level 1 Lessons 11-15 MP3
Learn to Speak and Understand Castilian Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
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- Lessons: 5
- ISBN: 9781442355361
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Includes 5 lessons (150 minutes) as MP3 download
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This course includes Lessons 11-15 from the Castilian Spanish Level 1 program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Castilian Spanish.
Reading instruction begins in Lesson 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Castilian Spanish These lessons 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.
The Castilian Spanish Language
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. Additionally, Spanish is a common second language --- the most studied after English, and the third most commonly used on the Internet after English and Mandarin.
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Comments about Castilian Spanish Phase 1, Unit 11-15:
The oral part and pacing is pretty effective. Sometimes the pacing is odd...slow for simple things and then a bit too fast for more involved conversation. An inordinate amount of time is spent on numbers. It seems to me that numbers are something that are easily memorized and since the lessons are costly, I'd rather the time were spent on more conversationally helpful things.
It would also be helpful if the reading lessons correlated with the oral ones, and were accompanied (or followed by) english translations.
I say that I would recommend it to a friend, but with reservation.