Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 MP3

Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 MP3

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

  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442338883
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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
- 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.
- Small talk: 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
- 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 4 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (43)
  • Easy to use (41)
  • Portable (36)
  • Perfects accent (31)
  • Fun (30)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • No writing component (5)
  • Too fast (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (38)
  • Self-improvement (34)
  • Business/work (27)
  • Fun (25)
  • Family background/heritage (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (27), Business person (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Where is Level 5,6,7

The program works great. At the current progression rate, I think that I would be nearly fluent if the levels went to 12 or so.

The levels are only 15...Read complete review

The program works great. At the current progression rate, I think that I would be nearly fluent if the levels went to 12 or so.

The levels are only 15 hours. How hard is it to put another one together. Level 4 is enough for basic slow conversations but it is not enough to throw me out to the wolves (fluent speakers).

Come on Pimsleur, I recommend you to everyone. Add enough levels to get all the way through intermediate. Nobody else does it. Everyone focuses on beginners.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Progress but disappointing vocabulary

I go to Mexico twice a year for my job and have found that my pidgin Spanish only gets me so far, so I have worked hard to get through all four Pimsleur levels...Read complete review

I go to Mexico twice a year for my job and have found that my pidgin Spanish only gets me so far, so I have worked hard to get through all four Pimsleur levels in advance of my next trip. I just finished Level IV. I'm sure I will be able to do better, as I am better at my listening skills now and I am able to address a broader scope of things (including past and future tense) but I am disappointed that Level IV does not include more broadly useful vocabulary. I would rather learn how to discuss cooking and grocery lists than book fairs and soccer. More camping and hiking and less sunbathing on the beach. What is the word for "pets?" How about horseback riding? Furniture? Rugs, curtains, towels, toothpaste, spoon, fork, soap?

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5.0

Very happy with Pimsleur for advanced language learning.

By Raising bilingual kids

from New York City

About Me Business person, Father, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 MP3:

      I speak Spanish well but there are many small grammatical mistakes, words I don't know, and accent issues that I wanted to work on. I began at level 4 and have found it very helpful. Also, as a psychologist, I found the logic of the program very compelling. So it was easy to see what had gone into the programming and why it made sense to follow the guidelines.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Easy to use

       
      4.0

      Great lessons!

      By David

      from San José, CA

      About Me Business person

      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:

        Product is great. I like the informal style of gently introducing new words and gradually expanding out vocabulary from there rather than introducing batches of new vocabulary.

        It would be great if the conversations could have slightly more creative content. It may be at this level the content just needs to be pretty dry and repetitive, but sometimes I feel like the conversations are just not going anywhere.

        I'd also be interested in practicing more specific types of conversations. For instance, my barista speaks Spanish and I try to have conversations with her, but I haven't learned a lot of relevant small talk and have trouble coming up with appropriate phrases to say.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I had some technical difficulties with the app (Android) and logging in. There was a "+" sign in the email address I gave and the app claimed the password was wrong or something without any indication it was actually the email address tripping up the app's inferior checking. Once I realized that and modified my Pimsleur login to use a different email address, it worked fine.

        The app does take quite a while to launch, spending at least 10 seconds on the splash screen. I don't understand why it should be so slow since the content is already downloaded and it just needs to display the list.

        I was glad to see a demo "lesson" in the app available out of the box. I think that's new since last time I tried using the app.

         
        3.0

        One Flaw in a Great Pr

        By Andrea

        from Indialantic, Flo

        About Me Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Has a long disclaimer at the end of every disk.

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 CD:

        Pimsleur is a great system for learning a language but on the new versions every single disk ends with a long advertisement explaining the details of Pimsleur. This is excruciatingly annoying since the disk won't change until the talking ends. I really resent that Pimsleur has added this interminable message to the end of every.single.disk.

         
        5.0

        I like it.

        By Marshall

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Too Fast

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 4 MP3:

        I am studying during my commute to and from work.
        The course reinforces the memory by scientifically timed repetion and is efective.
        I like the addition of two new speaker in level four.

         
        5.0

        Effective Lessons

        By SMLthegreat

        from Marshall, MO

        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 Level 4 MP3:

          I love the pimsler method and will most likely be buying Unit 5 in a couple of months. It's great to help you use what you learn in language text books. Even if you already know the new phrases it helps me practice my speed of responding in Spanish.

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