Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 CD

Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 CD

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

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780671317966
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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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
- a Spanish short story (65 minutes) 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 1-3. You’ll be speaking and understanding Spanish with near-fluency and with considerable skill. In Level 4, the pace and conversation moves more rapidly, making way for even more substantial mastery of vocabulary and structures.

Some topics included in Level 4:

- Work related travel: meetings, projects, conferences, appointments; using a business center in a hotel; making conversations in an educational setting.
- Accommodations: reserving a room, requesting an Internet connection, getting help with luggage, asking about breakfast and dinner hours.
- Shopping: getting around in a department store, trying on and buying various items of clothing, asking for colors and sizes, buying gifts and souvenirs, going to the market.
- Vacationing: going to the beach and swimming pool, sunbathing, choosing inside or outside seating at a restaurant, taking a walk, talking about sports.
- Family and friends: conversing informally with and about friends and extended family, talking informally about everyday situations.
- Smalltalk: expressing opinions, wishes, and stating views; asking how someone is feeling; talking about books.
- Weather: describing types of weather: rainy, windy, sunny, humid.

After Lesson 30, a short story broken down into 20 manageable segments (65 minutes) is provided for practice reading Spanish.

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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Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (48)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Portable (41)
  • Perfects accent (36)
  • Fun (33)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (13)
  • No writing component (7)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (42)
  • Self-improvement (39)
  • Business/work (29)
  • Fun (27)
  • Family background/heritage (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (30), Business person (18)

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Pimsleur is the most effective program

I've used 3 other well known methods and a private tutor from Latin America on Skype. Pimsleur has been the most effective by far. The way that different conjugations are introduced a little at...Read complete review

I've used 3 other well known methods and a private tutor from Latin America on Skype. Pimsleur has been the most effective by far. The way that different conjugations are introduced a little at a time and then used in many different sentences enables you to remember them. Not like how I learned (or didn't learn) Spanish in high school - learn a verb, then try to memorize how conjugate it 12 ways. I listen to the lessons when I'm walking or exercising, traveling - even commuting, even though I might look a little funny as I move my lips to repeat the phrases. My only complaint - I'm on Course IV and want Pimsleur to continue with a course V so I can progress even further. Their product and method are so far superior to software programs or podcasts - I highly recommend them to my friends. Other companies have better marketing, but Pimsleur has a better product.

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Lack of continuity with Spanish 3

I have been a huge advocate of Pimsleur Spanish for a couple of years, recommending it to everyone that shows any interest in learning the language. And I will continue. However, I'm put...Read complete review

I have been a huge advocate of Pimsleur Spanish for a couple of years, recommending it to everyone that shows any interest in learning the language. And I will continue. However, I'm put out by a lack of continuity between Spanish 3 & 4. I could tell right away that something had changed with this course - a new native speaker and a slightly different structure. But after several lessons (at #18 currently) I started to realize that some phrases from Spanish 3 weren't ever coming back up in Spanish 4, which I thought was strange given it's dependence on phased repetition.

I didn't want to forget those phrases from #3, so I've gone back to review some of it's lessons. I've been shocked to realize how many phrases I'm hearing again, that have never come up in #4. It has shaken my confidence some in this course overall. This seems to be a serious oversight on the part of whoever designed #4, to leave so many potential gaps in reinforcing those phrases and words.

This has been disappointing. I'm getting around this by reviewing the #3 lessons again, for that needed reinforcement. And the #4 course itself has not been disappointing otherwise; I am continuing to learn and am satisfied with the new material. Just disappointed that some of the continuity of the earlier courses was broken somewhat with #4.

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5.0

Great method that works, if you stick to it.

By Sally

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Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 MP3:

Super intelligent method.

 
5.0

Heads above all the rest.

By Wnnbrb

from Palm Beach Gardens. Fl

About Me Government employee, Traveler

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 CD:

I have tried every audio program out there, along with tutors, workbooks, readers, adult education classes and coversation groups. Aside from a 5 week immersion course in Costa Rica, nothing has helped me like the Pimsleur courses. It just works for me like nothing else. I can remember and USE everything I learn. Wish there were many more in the Spanish series!

 
5.0

Excellent way of learning a new language.

By LindaJ

from Aylesbury, England

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 MP3:

I use the programme every day, usually for half an hour, then repeat the lesson the following day to make sure I have understood everything. I like the audio programmes best as I can listen when I am doing housework etc, and also it is the best way to learn correct pronunciation. I have worked my way through levels 1-3 and now am well into level 4. I don't know what I will do when I have finished level 5! Pimsleur please make a level 6!
The only problems I have are that the course is heavily biased towards people learning for business reasons. I will be spending time in Spanish speaking countries as a tourist, so much is not applicable to me. Also sometimes there is not enough time given for making a response. But generally an excellent programme.

Service and delivery comments:

Prompt delivery, no problems.

 
4.0

Pimsler has me hooked - In the good way!

By Pat

from Chicago

About Me Medical school educator

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 Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 MP3:

I've been through 4 levels of Pimsleur Spanish and it's been a wonderful experience. I've been able to listen (and learn) as I drive. Being an educator, I understand and appreciate the methods that their experts have used to improve my ability to communicate. Thank you Pinsleur!

Service and delivery comments:

Everything was downloaded. It was great!

 
5.0

I would definitely recommend this product to anybody.

By Flutetooter

from Victoria BC Canada

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 4 MP3:

    I am 81 years old, learning a new language just for fun, and to fend off dementia and alzheimers. I will probably never have a practical use for it, but I love the progress I'm making, the pace of the lessons and hearing new voices speaking in this level. Who knows? I may try French or German next. Pimsleur makes it easy.

    Service and delivery comments:

    The CD/s are no longer sent to Canada, but the digital download was even better because it arrived within minutes. I'm happy about that - plus, digital was cheaper than CD's were.

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    After completing Rosetta Stone, I still coundn't really SAY anything, I knew vocabulary but struggled with making up sentences and conversing. Pimsleur is great at forcing me to recall phrases and sentences, really allowing me to converse more effectively. Pimsleur also does a much better job with grammar.
    Jackeye from Anchorage Alaska