Pimsleur Spanish Level 3 CD

Pimsleur Spanish Level 3 CD

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

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528955
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs (16 hrs), 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 Levels 1 and 2.

In the first 10 lessons, you will expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations eagerly, confident of being understood.

In the next 10 lessons, your skills will demonstrate ever-increasing mastery of Spanish. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.

In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural sounding, near-native accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self-confidence soars as you no longer experience the language and culture as a foreigner, but as someone with a deepening insight into the Spanish-speaking world.

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, to provide vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Spanish with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker.

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
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Spanish Level 3 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (43)
  • Easy to use (42)
  • Portable (40)
  • Fun (29)
  • Perfects accent (29)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • No writing component (8)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (32)
  • Travel (32)
  • Business/work (26)
  • Fun (24)
  • Family background/heritage (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (28), Business person (18), Government employee (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great program, but where's the meat?

I love that I can spend travel time in my car in such a beneficial way. I'm loving the process of learning a new language and the anticipation of starting a new lesson to...Read complete review

I love that I can spend travel time in my car in such a beneficial way. I'm loving the process of learning a new language and the anticipation of starting a new lesson to see what I can add to my knowledge. Thanks to what I'm learning, I feel confident I could get by in a Spanish-speaking environment without too much trouble.
However, being in Level 3 I am very frustrated with the slow pace of introduction of new material. I don't think it's necessary to keep asking me to say "My name is..." or "You speak English very well" or "Thank you very much."
To me this is a total waste of time. I understand that repetition is key to learning, but this is way too basic. Please give me some more meat!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Some good, some bad. Read the review below.

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

Great way to learn Spanish

By Lisa

from Malibu, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 3 MP3:

    I have been using these lessons every day for about 6 months. I am constantly amazed what a natural way this is to learn. I find myself using Spanish frequently and even surprising myself at how much I know. Once you get a little taste of success, it is hard to stop.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery

     
    5.0

    Excellent. Will be buying Level 4 when I'm done.

    By Love Languages

    from Washington, DC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 3 MP3:

      Am now starting to be able to understand some conversation around me in Spanish

      Service and delivery comments:

      All fine

       
      4.0

      Enjoing Pimsleur Spanish

      By Shawn

      from Saint Louis, MO

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • I wish there were transcripts for clarification
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 3 MP3:

      I am a full-time traveler, and I work for a company based in Mexico. I like the mobile app version of the product. I am five months into my spanish learning (started with another product first), and I prefer the dialogue-based learning method with Pimsleur over some other visual learning products I used prior. The material seems geared to a business traveler, so the vocabulary is useful for my needs. I am not fluent, but I am understanding the language better, and I am now starting to read in spanish to supplement my knowledge. My one wish for enhancement of the product would be written transcripts of the dialogue. Every once in a while I have difficulty with a phrase, and I have to use other resources to understand the phrase.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The MP3 format is extremely easy to use and navigate.

       
      5.0

      Pimsleur fan

      By Jana

      from Seattle

      About Me Traveler

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 3 MP3:

        I've loved the Pimsleur method of learning a language since the days of cassette tapes from the library. But now I'm extra motivated with more travel to Mexico to visit my daughter who lives there. I love that I can just start listening any time I have a spare moment now that it is with me at all times on my phone. Fantastic!

         
        5.0

        Enjoyable during householdactivities and very effective

        By Ernst

        from Hasselt, Belgium

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 3 MP3:

          I have the impression that it works but we will the proof on our trip to Latin America.

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