Pimsleur Spanish Level 2 MP3

Pimsleur Spanish Level 2 MP3

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

  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442313958
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  • List Price: $119.95

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (16 hours), plus Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Spanish
Did you know that Spanish is the world’s second most commonly spoken language? For Americans, it’s one of the easiest to learn, and you won’t find anything faster or easier than the Pimsleur® Method. Even knowing a little bit of Spanish will make travel to Latin America or Spanish-speaking countries a breeze. Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Spanish will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you practice reading Spanish
- in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Spanish Level 1.

In the first 10 lessons you’ll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon you’ll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local tourist attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands.

The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You’ll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather.

In the final 10 lessons you’ll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You’ll learn to express yourself with relative structures – faster, slower, etc. You’ll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. You’ll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, you’ll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you’ll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Spanish, and to provide you with some insight into Spanish culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you’ll experience when visiting a Spanish-speaking country.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

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.

Tech Talk
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Spanish Level 2 MP3
 
4.7

(based on 69 reviews)

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    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (67)
  • Easy to use (66)
  • Portable (64)
  • Perfects accent (47)
  • Fun (44)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • No writing component (14)
  • Time commitment (5)
  • Too fast (4)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (55)
  • Travel (54)
  • Fun (39)
  • Business/work (26)
  • Family background/heritage (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (37), Business person (23), Student (7), Government employee (5), Older / senior (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Only way to learn

I've now used Pimsleur for French (Level 1-4), Japanese (1), Italian (1), and Spanish (1-2, so far). I find it very entertaining, and you will learn...Read complete review

I've now used Pimsleur for French (Level 1-4), Japanese (1), Italian (1), and Spanish (1-2, so far). I find it very entertaining, and you will learn much faster than from a textbook or a college class. Textbooks and classes are very useful adjuncts to Pimsleur, though.

So, what's great about the program? You will keep hearing the language, over and over, that's what! New ideas, concepts and words are introduced in each lesson, with reinforcement of what was learned in previous lessons.

Anyone who has studied languages will tell you that speaking is the secondary challenge. The primary challenge is listening and understanding. The right way to do it is to listen to a lesson everyday. It may take you 3-4 days to feel comfortable with a lesson before you are ready to move to the next one. You don't have to be perfect with a lesson before moving on. In fact, I would advise against it. New words and ideas will repeated and reinforced in subsequent lessons. Occasionally I will skip back 5 lessons or so and discover that what I thought was difficult or challenging has become very simple. That shows that it works.

I often hear people complain about the lack of a translation with the Pimsleur recordings. I did too, at first. I have come to realize that reading the material will make you think you understand it BEFORE you really do. When you are using only your ears, your brain has to work a little harder, but it makes you a better LISTENER, and as I said earlier, that is the primary challenge.

That said, it is sometimes useful to see how a word is spelled, particularly when you are having trouble understanding from the recorder. Go to Google Translate, and write in the English phrase and 9 times out of 10 you will see the translated word you want.

Will Pimsleur make you fluent? Not by itself. But if you get through Level 3 and spend time with other resources -- a grammar textbook and talking with native speakers -- you will at the very least become quite comfortable with your new language. You might even start dreaming in your new language! WILD!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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Did it meet my expectations? I found the lessons reasonably easy to follow in sequence, although I often stopped and backed up to clarify something in my mind. Each lesson always took me...Read complete review

Did it meet my expectations? I found the lessons reasonably easy to follow in sequence, although I often stopped and backed up to clarify something in my mind. Each lesson always took me more than 30 minutes; I didn't mind because the course would be of less value if I did not try to make sure of understanding each point of grammar or vocabulary. I was able to pick up quite a number of useful 'general' expressions which I have since found useful in both listening and speaking Spanish.
Would I recommend you to a friend? Well, that would depend on the friend and what that friend wanted out of the course. If the friend were in the top 10% of the population in income, intelligent, well educated, employed and with lots of time to waste/spend on non-essentials (I could go on for quite a while, but you get the idea), I would definitely recommend the program. BUT if the friend wanted to learn Spanish in order to communicate with the other 90% of the people and serve them, love them, understand them and their hopes, fears, culture, grinding poverty and the reasons therefor, who is willing to sacrifice to help these lower 90% and not expect income deductions in return, who knows what it is like to walk along a very dusty road in dry season and how much cleaning up afterwards is necessary to satisfy the average North American, who realizes what the word "barrio" really means rather than just the dictionary definition of "a neighbourhood where Spanish is spoken (again I could go on for a while), I would tell the friend, "There are some really good things about this course, but a lot of the vocabulary is aimed at people who don't speak the same 'language' that they do in the barrio. If words such as vacaciones, golf, tennis, hotels, aviones, pasajes, regalos, reuniones, excursiones, discursos, profesores, universidades, ingenieros, clientes, etc. are not part of your everyday vocabulary, I would suggest that you look around a bit and see what other options you can find."

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5.0

I love the program and look forward to the next levels.

By Chris

from Southern California

About Me Government employee, Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 2 CD:

    Working through Pimsleur Language Program CDs has saved my sanity during years of hours spent on the road commuting to and from work in Southern California.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Everything was fine with delivery: The order arrived more quickly than expected and everything was in good order.

     
    5.0

    Better than Rosetta

    By Ed

    from Saint Louis, MO

    About Me Teacher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • mimics the rhythm of conversation
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable
    • Trains my Ear

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Speaking of Faith with Immigrants

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 2 CD:

    I use this a few minutes at a time whenever I'm driving. Over the course of a year I have become comfortable with speaking Spanish. For me, this has been more helpful than Rosetta Stone because of how it follows the rhythm of conversation.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt and as ordered.

     
    5.0

    Castilian spanish 1-30 my favourite!

    By Siss

    from Oslo, Norway

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 2 MP3:

      I love this way of learning a new language! I have been learning Spanish for a while, but this has really helped me! And it is fun and easy to follow up also for us aged 60+!!

      I am so sorry that Pimsleur cannot offer me Castilian Spanish level 2!!!

      Spanish level 2 (Latino) is not by far as interesting and good! More slow and theatrical ... I would haved changed back today if possible!

       
      5.0

      I would recommend this product again.

      By Esamuels

      from Boston ma

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • More repition for the longer sentences
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 2 MP3:

      I listen to it from my iPhone when driving to and from work, while house cleaning, and walking. But some of the the sentences are hard to remember, because they're not asked enough. The longer sentences aren't asked enough. The short phases are repeated a lot, so I do well with whatever is repeated frequently.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Yes delivered quickly, no problems with it.

       
      4.0

      It has been worth my time and money

      By English Bill

      from West Chester, PA

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 2 MP3:

        My wife and I planned a month-long trip to Mexico and I thought it would be helpful to have some knowledge of the language. I worked reasonably hard on the project, which led to an enhance experience when we landed on foreign soil. I really did enjoy communicating with the people there, even if it was on a very minor level. I ordered the next 30 lessons in the Pimsleur series and hope to press on and improve so that I can do even better locally and in Mexico next year.

        Service and delivery comments:

        My delivery was instantaneous, directly to my phone while the customer service person walked me through it.

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