Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Latin American Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD
  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743550451
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  • List Price: $49.95

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Description

Includes Lessons 1-16 from the Level 1 program on 8 CDs (8 hrs).

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the Spanish Level 1 program - 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. 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. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Spanish.

The Spanish Language
Spanish is the official language of 19 Latin American nations, as well as Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Further, it’s one of the six official languages recognized by the United Nations. Pimsleur's Spanish programs teach an educated Latin American Spanish, featuring speakers from Colombia and Mexico. Students can expect to understand the lessons clearly and to be understood by Spanish speakers everywhere.

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Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD
 
4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • It works (30)
  • Portable (29)
  • Fun (18)
  • Perfects accent (18)

Cons

  • No writing component (12)
  • Time commitment (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (28)
  • Self-improvement (27)
  • Fun (12)
  • Business/work (9)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (22), Business person (13), Government employee (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This really works

I listen to a lesson in my car on the way to work every morning, and then repeat the lesson on the way home. I can practice speaking in the car with no one...Read complete review

I listen to a lesson in my car on the way to work every morning, and then repeat the lesson on the way home. I can practice speaking in the car with no one to overhear or distract me. This method has worked better than the others I have tried; I feel like I'm really learning something. Although far from fluent, the Spanish I have picked up so far helped in a couple of situations while vacationing in Mexico. I plan to keep buying additional lessons.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not enough general info

I like the concept of listening and repeating. I do not like that it spent so much time on drinking and buying things. But never once got into asking questions like where is the...Read complete review

I like the concept of listening and repeating. I do not like that it spent so much time on drinking and buying things. But never once got into asking questions like where is the store and where is the bank? Things you might want to do at a beginner level. Plus where you are from...but never how to say My name is_____

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

3 times better than next competitor

By Abby

from Rural, Virginia

About Me Business person, Love Learning

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works
  • Totally Audio

Cons

  • No Transcripts

Best Uses

  • Speaking

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

I went through this in my car and recommend it to Everyone who wants to (or should) learn a language - travelers, immigrants, refugees, multi-cultural marriages, etc.

It teaches practical basics, always explains in english - so you're not left wondering what something means. Teaches phrases, and then uses those phrases in different ways to beef up your actual capacity to speak.

The first time I listened to a Pimsleur lesson - I could hardly concentrate on the language, because I was so Excited by the method that I was hearing. After I eventually calmed down, I was able to learn at a pace that is UN-matched by any other language learning software - towards the end of actually being able to SPEAK the language.

I recommend Levels 1-3 especially - since 4 & 5 seemed mainly like just vocabulary.

When I wanted to study abroad out of desperation to learn, I got this, and realized I could put that travel phase off for awhile... in fact, this is excellent preparation to going on a trip abroad. 6+ stars :-)

Service and delivery comments:

Spanish levels 4 and 5 were more like vocab boosters, and really not as helpful as the first three.

Please provide transcripts of the lessons.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not enough general info

By Ducky

from Medford, OR

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

    I like the concept of listening and repeating. I do not like that it spent so much time on drinking and buying things. But never once got into asking questions like where is the store and where is the bank? Things you might want to do at a beginner level. Plus where you are from...but never how to say My name is_____

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The program is amazing!

    By Diana

    from North Hollywood, CA

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

    I am only half way done with my level one Spanish conversational program and I already could have a small talk. Cannot recommend enought!

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    excellent

    By like language

    from phoenix

    About Me Government employee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

      I have been studying Spanish on my own for a number of years. I can read quite well. But I need to improve conversationally. This is a great aid for boosting your listening and speaking skills.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great product

      By nobody

      from Texas

      About Me Rretired

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

        I review the previous lesson, before proceeding
        clear easy to understand speaker
        I would like to have more new words each lesson & less review

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