Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software

Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software

Pimsleur. The Art of Conversation. Down to a Science.

  • Format: Disc ( Also available in: Download )
  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9781442348714
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $450.00

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Learn a new language while commuting, while cleaning the house, or working out. Like millions before you, discover the power of the scientifically sequenced and portable Pimsleur Method.

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Description

Spanish Levels 1-4 (120, 30-min. lessons) Application DVD version with interactive tools: Reading, Speak Easy, flash cards, and Quick Match.

Every Level of Pimsleur Spanish Unlimited contains approximately 15 hours of audio language instruction in 30 daily lessons featuring the proven Pimsleur Method, plus ...

• Up to 20 Reading Lessons to introduce you to reading,
• 300 digital flash cards allow you to practice, brush up, or review,
• And with the Quick Match interactive phrase game, you get 300 questions to challenge you.
• 30 Speak Easy conversations allow you to fine-tune conversational skills and perfect your accent,
• 30 spectacular high resolution travel photographs to inspire and enhance your cultural education,
• 30 light bulb moments to connect culture and history to your language learning.

Over 50 years ago, Dr. Paul Pimsleur developed a method that transformed language learning. Since then, millions have used this system to begin to speak and understand a new language quickly. You can too.

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.

With Unlimited mobile, you learn fast as you roam free.

Still only 30 minutes a day, Pimsleur Unlimited is completely portable, and audio lessons are hands-free; you can do them in the car, at the gym, or while out for a walk. Lessons sync across devices, so while you’re free to ramble, the app keeps your language learning firmly on track.

Digital flash cards and the Quick Match interactive phrase game provide listening and reading practice and review, and Speak Easy conversations help you to engage with the language. They pull you into the culture, fixing rhythm and intonation in your mind, and helping you to develop a near-native accent.

Every course is painstakingly crafted to highlight and explore the culture where your new language is spoken. Pimsleur Unlimited features high-res photos with light bulb captions that delight and inform, and covering everything from art and architecture, to festivals, history, vivid landscapes, and cultural curiosities.

What You’ll Learn
This program includes all of Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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.

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 the program, you’ll have gained experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll learn to speak about your professional and personal life, needs, likes and dislikes, and to create complex sentences discussing the past, present, future, conditional, and subjunctive. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers.

At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world.

Reading Lessons are included for each level. In Level 1, you'll learn to sound out words then phrases and sentences. In Levels 2 through 4, you'll continue to practice reading, improve your pronunciation, and learn new vocabulary. Before you know it, you’ll be reading with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker.

Learning the sound of each letter alone and in culturally distinct combinations allows your brain to process what you’re hearing in the audio lessons from a new and different perspective. It’s a powerful combination that makes Pimsleur different from every other method on the market.

Review on Your Terms
Reinforce what you’ve learned quickly and effectively with flash cards. Created to help you practice the most-essential vocabulary, the cards contain words and short phrases from the daily audio lessons. The Quick Match interactive phrase game will help you to challenge yourself with longer phrases and sentences in a fun and fast-paced way. Brush up, or dive deep — it’s all up to you.

Expand Your Horizons. Reconnect with Your Heritage. Travel with Confidence.
Experience language learning like never before. Pimsleur Unlimited: easy, engaging, and fun.

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.

Pimsleur Unlimited is designed for use by one registered user, plus up to three household members, and may be installed on up to four devices.

Pimsleur Unlimited runs on MAC or PC computers, and on mobile devices for iOS and most Androids.

Minimum System Requirements

Pimsleur Unlimited Desktop

• Broadband Internet connection for installation and program updates
• Minimum 4GB RAM
• Minimum 10GB free disk space
• 1024 x 768 display resolution

Windows
• 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or AMD processor
• Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit versions supported);
• Windows 8.1 (Classic or greater)
• Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit versions supported);

Mac OS
• Intel Core Duo or faster processor
• Mac OS X v 10.7 or greater

Pimsleur Unlimited Mobile
• Wi-Fi for installation and syncing progress across devices

iOS 8 or greater
• iPhone 5 or larger screen
• iPad

Android 5 or greater
• Most Android smartphones and tablets with 1280 X 720 or larger screen

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • It works (21)
  • Perfects accent (18)
  • Portable (17)
  • Fun (13)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Too fast (6)
  • No writing component (5)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (18)
  • Travel (18)
  • Business/work (15)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Fun (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (12), Traveler (12), Student (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A good program with a few bugs.

I run through each lesson twice a day (If I have time) and afterwards, do the review (flashcards, multiple choice answers). The program is unresponsive on my computer if it is...Read complete review

I run through each lesson twice a day (If I have time) and afterwards, do the review (flashcards, multiple choice answers). The program is unresponsive on my computer if it is open / running too long. The way it exports the audio and .pdf files leaves a LOT to be desired (read my product suggestions). I had my computer crash and reboot while I was using the program (not caused by the Pimsleur program... my computer is just getting older and more flaky) and the Pimsleur program upon restarting decided to re-update itself and somehow lose my progress and took one of my "activations" away in the process. Aside from that, it's been a good program.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good to a point

The lessons focus on sentences and phrases that will be useful for a traveler in Latin America. The repetition of what I have learned does help to cement the lesson. On the other...Read complete review

The lessons focus on sentences and phrases that will be useful for a traveler in Latin America. The repetition of what I have learned does help to cement the lesson. On the other hand, I am more of a visual learner and the Pimsleur program has very little written material. Also, I often have trouble finding the right words in the time that is allotted for a response. If I could use the spacebar to pause the audio, which is possible in other audio programs, I would be better able to search my mind for the right words. I am not sure I will ever figure out the verbs.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

This is much easier than the other one out there.

By Eileen

from Mobile, AL

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

Love this! I am finally learning!

 
4.0

Highly recommended!

By sixtiea something senior

from Huntsville, AL

About Me retiree

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Too Fast

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

Before purchasing this course i completed a basic spanish ciurse at a local university. It was ok. I then when straight into this product andni have learned far more in my first 10 lessons than i did in the entire college course.

Service and delivery comments:

I upgrafed to 2nd day delivey and the product was delivered on time.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I wish they had more in the series

By Pop5000

from Columbia, SC USA

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Reviewer

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 Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

I have completed all 5 of the Spanish courses and the 2 available courses in Modern Greek. It's a great teaching method for me because comprehension and speaking are always my greatest challenges when learning a language. And Pimsleur concentrates on this aspect of the learning process. You will not be fluent after completing the course, I would estimate somewhere close to the B2 range. Supplement the learning with a program like Duolingo to get up to speed with reading and writing and you will be prepped to take learning to the immersion level.

 
4.0

Slow but Effective

By Some College Dude

from Reynoldsburg, OH

About Me Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Time commitment

Best Uses

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

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

I got the complete Spanish software halfway through the Summer, hoping I'd know enough Spanish by the start of the semester to test out of the first couple Spanish classes I need. That certainly will not happen at this point, but that's not the product's fault. Having already taken some Spanish classes, the system has yet to teach me much I didn't already know through the first chapter. That being said, I can tell that it IS helping me with fluency, comprehension and mental speed. You know, coming up with the right words faster. It won't have you able to hold any meaningful conversations before the first month's worth of lessons, especially if you're starting with no prior Spanish knowledge. But I have little doubt that it will be everything advertised by the end of the whole course.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Still love the audio course; undecided on the software value

By bivers

from Texas

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Little Added Value For Sw
  • Not what I expected

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

I've rated the Spanish audio course before. I still love it. I tell people about it all the time. It has been, and continues to be the foundation to all my other learning - giving me the speaking and pronunciation confidence, organically building vocabulary, but ESPECIALLY getting the language into my long-term memory.

That's why I went ahead and bought the full Unlimited 1-4 course when offered at 50% off. Even though I was almost all the way through #2 in the audio only. By then I was determined to continue through all the courses, and the sale price for the full course would be slightly less than what I'd pay buying the 5 lesson sets of mp3s through the end. And figured that the added value of the Unlimited would just be an added bonus.

However, I'm not so sure about that added value. Haven't gotten too far into it, but first impressions weren't that great. First, getting at the mp3s of the lessons so that I could download them to my ipod proved to be a challenge. Software function for that had been disabled. So I had to call Pimsleur support who helped me get the mp3s.

Other than that, the added value features of the software are pretty limited and I'm not sure how much more helpful it will be. One selling point was the online courses/tutorials you could take, but those seem very limited. The Speak Easy conversation practice is not much added benefit since it seems to be just a snipet of what's in the audio. But one frustrating thing about this is that you have to complete the audio lesson in order to do this exercise. I've completed 50+ audio lessons outside of the software, but in order to do this exercise for those lessons then apparently I have to fool the software into thinking I've completed the audio by sliding the audio slider to the end of the lesson.

And then there's some additional vocabulary that I guess would be helpful for additional word practice; but no translation or definition for the vocabulary, so you learn the words but have to look elsewhere for the meaning.

The flash cards might be helpful but not sure.

Service and delivery comments:

One of the things I'd find most useful with the lessons is just some basic contextual information for each lesson -- spellings and meanings of vocabulary, some basic grammar and conjugation rules, some additional understanding on sentence structure, etc. That would be very simple to build into the Unlimited software.

Another thing that would be helpful is some sort of pronunciation guide tool, to help match my pronunciation with the speakers. Even something simple that allowed me to record my voice and play them back to back with the audio speaker's.

And lastly, maybe some simple exercises (even such as phrase matching or fill in the blank) that allowed the user to take concepts learned in audio lesson and apply them in various contexts to strengthen grasp of concepts.

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