Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-3 MP3

Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-3 MP3

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

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 90
  • ISBN: 9781442346741
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $335.00

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Includes 90 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (48 hours), plus 3 Reading Booklets 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?
- 90, 30-minute audio lessons
- 3 hours of Spanish reading instruction and practice
- in total, 48 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This program includes all of Spanish Levels 1, 2, and 3. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Spanish.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. By the end of of the program, you’ll have gained 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.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to give you practice sounding out Spanish and then to help you progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. 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
- 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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Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-3 MP3
 
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4.0

serious about learning a language? Use Pimsleur

By Tuppence

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Retired professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • hard work that pays off
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • '30 minutes' is way underestimated. I hr +
  • Time commitment

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-3 MP3:

I am a visual learner, so being told to 'abandon a pencil and paper' at the outset, quite hard...I did, in fact, take notes as I went along, and have found them very helpful (for me). I also have a degree in English, so it seems inbred in me to NEED to know how to spell a word...I know this goes against the audio process.

However, I find the audio learning absolutely great. If I find at times that I'm getting "out of my depth" as the conversation is becoming quite complex and/or advanced with new words, etc. (or mas rapido!), I go back and redo five lessons and get back on track. I am learning a lot and as I am moving to Central America in 3 months, I hope to continue my "immersion" in Latin American Spanish on the ground there, and live and in living colour!!! I find the repetition and order of learning to be very carefully calibrated (as promised) and it is going very well so far.
I would recommend this style of learning for adults wanting to accomplish speaking/understanding another language quite easily, without hesitation.
There is no need to stress over verbs, conjugated or otherwise (!)...JUST HEAR AND REPEAT. Escuchar y repetir. Muchas gracias a Pimsleur.

Service and delivery comments:

no problems whatsoever

 
4.0

Very Good Product esp w/ Verb Background

By Joseph

from San Clemente CA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-3 MP3:

    As one who was ALMOST fluent in Spanish many years ago (through book-learning and difficult conversations) I feel this is an excellent teaching product. It really helps to have a familiarity with the verb structures (-ar, -er, -ir) and irregular verbs in order to appreciate why things are presented in the order and manner in the course. The colloquialisms and slang are very good. I am surprised at how much I recall, but I started from scratch with Level One and found it very useful as the lessons get more sophisticated. I'm waiting to see if Castillian Spanish is touched upon. My experience in Spain is that the conversational aspect of Castillian is very important. Thanks for making a great product.
    Joe M.

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    4.0

    It truly works!

    By DGGTeach

    from Rhinebeck, NY

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-3 MP3:

    This is my second time with this same series. The 1st time, several years ago, I completed the 3 available levels. When in spanish speaking countries I was able to converse and have fairly decent conversations with people from the area. I let my skills erode over time and wanted to get back. I decided to take all 3 levels of spanish again, but I couldn't play the cassettes that I had. Pimsleur changed them for an up to date format for a nominal fee and I'm off and running again. It is coming back to me. I'm surprised by what I retained, and the review is catching me up with what I have forgotten. There is no better program around, and the support is phenomenal.

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