Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3

Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3

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

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442386167
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading practice as MP3 download (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
- 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 5 MP3
 
4.9

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (28)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Portable (27)
  • Perfects accent (26)
  • Fun (19)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • No writing component (5)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (26)
  • Travel (25)
  • Fun (17)
  • Business/work (15)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (15), Business person (8)

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5.0

Fantastic Product!

By Dan and Nancy

from Sierra Vista, AZ

About Me Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

    Pimsleur Spanish 5 is excelente, excelente, excelente! We hope there will be a version 6!

     
    5.0

    Pimsleur 4, 5 and off to Honduras we go!

    By Mike

    from New Westminster, BC Canada

    About Me Retired volunteer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

    Five years ago, my wife and I took a group of kids on a "church mission trip" to Honduras knowing about 5 words. We decided then and there we had to learn Spanish. We went on line, found "Visual Link Spanish" and got a solid background to grammar and verb conjugation. But it wasn't enough. Then we were recommended Pimsleur and we found levels 1-3 in the library. We loved it. Finally we bought 4 & 5 recently. Both of us have been using it when we walk about town (we gave up the car a few years ago) when we work out in the gym, when we walk along the Quayside boardwalk and wherever we going.... completing 1-2 lessons a day, three times repeated, per day. Then we were off to Honduras again this month. People were impressed with what they heard. We were impressed with what we could understand. Now, with a bit more practice and, perhaps a level 6 or 7 ??? we can add the finishing touches.....

    Service and delivery comments:

    It was fine as we did it on line

     
    5.0

    SIMPLY AMAZING

    By THOMICUS

    from RANCHO MIRAGE, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • More than 5 levels needed for the Spanish course

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

    Took a cruise to South America and used some of the Spanish I learned on the course. Two people were amazed at my pronunciation. "Your pronunciation is perfect" was the statement from a Chilean lady and an Argentinian. Thank you Pimsleur. Over the years I have studied French, Arabic and Italian, and made some progress both with self study and live courses. But for home study, the Pimpsleur course is just the best.

    Service and delivery comments:

    On-line delivery was excellent. Took a little bit of fussing to get the Course Manager working, but that was mostly my own ignorance. Feedback from Pimsleur when I had a question was EXCELLENT.

     
    5.0

    Love it...one thing though

    By Hunter

    from Va

    About Me Business person

    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 5 MP3:

      I have both the Rosetta Stone and pimsleur...I have gotten a lot more from your program. The words & sentences y'all teach are very practical & enjoyable. I run two businesses & your program works a lot better with my schedule, because I can play the course in my office & can still work while I do. However, I would still use a visual program...BUT I really really really would like it if y'all would release more phases. There is so much more that I'd want to learn. Sure the Rosetta Stone has more in that regard, but I much prefer to do it with Pimsleur. So if you decide to release more in Spanish Latin America then k will buy it.
      Respectfully,
      Hunter

      Service and delivery comments:

      Easy to down load...easy to use

       
      5.0

      The journey continues.

      By Mark F

      from San Antonio TX

      About Me Business person

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Need supplementary learning

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Level 5 MP3:

      Level 5 is a logical continuation to the other levels. I found it 5 the most difficult, as it should be! There is heavy emphasis on using preterit and imperfect. Some of the phrases are quite complex. This level really lets the learner practice switching between the various verb tenses. I am rating this a 5 because I understand the merits and limitation of the Pimsleur program. I recommend using Pimsleur with other programs to really understand the language.

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