Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 CD

Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 CD

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

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442368422
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading practice on 16 CDs (17 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, 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 programs 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
- 85 minutes of reading instruction in the form of a short story, allowing you to build your skills toward reading Spanish for pleasure.
- in total, over 17 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Building on skills taught in Spanish Levels 1-4, Spanish Level 5 moves you closer to near fluency, and adds a broad range of conversational skills. The pace and conversation move rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, and approaching native speed and comprehension. You’ll learn to speak more in depth about your personal life and experiences, and gain even more proficiency at creating complex sentences, and discussing events in the present, past, and future. You’ll learn to talk about hypothetical situations, and to relate what someone else has said.

Some topics included in Level 5:

- Home life: extended family members, pets, laundry, toiletries; turning off lights, helping with the dishes, asking how someone slept,
- Dining: sharing a bottle of wine, reserving a table by the window, asking about portion size, requesting utensils, tipping, discussing food allergies and vegetarian options,
- Travel situations: lost luggage, an error in a reservation, single and double beds, non-smoking hotels, a noisy room, a room with a view, bus travel, border stops, eco-tourism, sight-seeing, a vacation rental,
- Accidents, illnesses, and unforeseen events: a flat tire, a fall and an injury, a toothache and a dental appointment, an upset stomach, a prescription, spilled wine, broken eyeglasses; dropping or losing a passport or wallet, encountering a strike, reporting something to the police,
- Political and conversational topics: discussing climate change, the environment, recycling, an earthquake, politics, unemployment, mergers, and layoffs,
- Personal and daily life: expressing disappointment; dealing with voicemail; talking about hobbies, the weather and the seasons, sports and national teams, hypothetical situations; discussing retirement; admitting a mistake; expressing opinions and preferences.

Of course, you'll not just need to speak Spanish; you’ll also need to be able to read it. Take your reading to a new level with a 75-minute story broken down into 20 manageable segments.

This course teaches Latin American 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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3
 
4.9

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (37)
  • Easy to use (34)
  • Portable (34)
  • Perfects accent (32)
  • Fun (24)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (35)
  • Travel (33)
  • Business/work (22)
  • Fun (21)
  • Family background/heritage (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (20), Business person (11), Government employee (3)

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5.0

More levels please

By Drew

from Buena Park, CA

About Me Government employee

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Family background/Heritage
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

Please make more levels of the Spanish program.

 
5.0

LOOOVEE this program

By Mandi

from Amarillo TX

About Me Speech Pathologist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

    This product has helped me gain confidence speaking in Spanish. I had a good vocabulary base before starting it but using it (speaking) was a different story. I am almost finished with level 5 and my friends have noticed a big improvement in my conversation skills. I don't think it is possible to learn Spanish the way I was trying before (memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations). This program gets you talking from day one! I look forward to my lessons everyday! I downloaded the app and practice on my long commutes to work! I have reached a point where I can speak better than I can understand, so I am supplementing my learning with Spanish only radio and television. I am finding I can understand more and more everyday!

    Service and delivery comments:

    I used the digital option and get my lessons through the app on my iPhone! So easy and I can access my lessons everywhere.

     
    5.0

    NEED LEVEL 6 Plus! ;)

    By Dan O

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Pros

    • It Works

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No writing component

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

    Best language learning tools I've ever used. I need more levels because I'm in love with this program!

     
    5.0

    This is the best way to learn a language

    By Denise

    from Florida

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

    I have been learning Spanish off and on for years and have found this system to be the very best. I love the way they repeat things from one section to the next..putting conversations in real world context.

    Service and delivery comments:

    It was a download mp3. It downloaded fine, but I had trouble getting it to export to Itunes. Kept getting an error message. Note I have never had a problem with Itunes before. But I found away around it and was able to get it on to my ipod.

     
    4.0

    My foundation

    By Snakedance

    from Seattle,wa.

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

    I've made it to level 5! I'm only on lesson 1 of level 5, so I have to address levels 1 through 4 here. I am very busy and have little time to study. I mostly listen to my Pimsleur lessons while driving. It means my focus is shifting, that is good and bad. What Pimsleur does really well is understand how short term memory gets turned into long term memory by continually, progressively, stretching out the intervals of recalling things you have learned. I'm an architect, and somewhat of a visual learner. Learning entirely through an auditory method, like a child does, doesn't always work for me. I need to look at conjugation tables, not so much to memorize them, but to add to my visual memory. The first time Pimsleur said "haya" I had utterly no idea what verb it was from, how it was spelled, I lacked a certain structure I needed to identify and remember the work. I think Pimsleur is great, I have learned a lot. I blend it language exchange programs for writing emails and chatting online. I need the structure of Pimsleur for learning, and it makes learning relatively easy, but it is more fun to talk with a real person from Guatemala. It is my foundation, but not my only tool to learn. At this point, I write better than I speak or hear. This might just be me. I do write on language exchange programs a lot. For me there is a big difference between recalling words and sentences taught to me by Pimsleur, and trying to express my ideas to a real person. Pimsleur gets me to the starting gate, but nothing replaces real life discussion. John

    Service and delivery comments:

    Downloading online was simple.

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