Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software

Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software

Experience the Method That Changed Language Learning Forever - Learn to Speak, Read, and Understand Latin American Spanish

  • This Edition: Software
  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9781442348714
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $450.00

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

Experience The Method That Changed Language Learning Forever.

Pimsleur Unlimited combines the interactivity of software-based learning tools with the convenience and power of the portable Pimsleur Method™.

Each level of Pimsleur Unlimited contains approximately 15 hours of audio language instruction in 30 daily lessons featuring the proven Pimsleur Method. With Pimsleur Unlimited Spanish 1-4, users get 120 daily lessons. That's 60 hours of very effective audio lessons, plus ...

• Four levels gives you 80 Reading Lessons to introduce you to reading in Level 1, then in the following Levels gives you practice in reading, and provides additional vocabulary and cultural information,
• Spanish 1-4 contains 120 Speak Easy Conversations allowing you to fine-tune conversational skills, and perfect your accent,
• There are over 1,200 digital flash cards (300 per Level) allowing you to practice, brush up, or review,
• And with four Levels of the Quick Match interactive phrase game, you get 1,200 questions (300 per Level) to challenge you.
• Online access to live native speakers who will provide cultural context and live learning with Engage Ambassador sessions.
• 120 spectacular high resolution travel photographs to inspire and enhance your cultural education,
• Unlimited allows for 4 users on up to 4 devices.

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 effortlessly. You can too.

Learn Fast
Still only 30 minutes a day, Pimsleur audio lessons are completely portable; use them in the car, at the gym, or while out for a walk. In addition, Pimsleur Unlimited harnesses the power of your computer, integrating the audio and reading lessons with “Speak Easy” conversations, which pull you into the culture, fixing rhythm and intonation in your mind, and helping you to develop a near-native accent.

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 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 new 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.

When you register the software, you’ll be given access to the Pimsleur Course Manager App, which optimizes your mobile learning experience. The iOS/Android compatible App allows you to complete the 30-minute daily lessons on the go using your smartphone or tablet including iPhone, and iPad.

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.

Product includes a DVD data disc with the Pimsleur Unlimited software application.

Minimum System Requirements

• Broadband Internet connection required
• Minimum 4GB RAM
• Minimum 10GB free disk space
• 1024 x 768 display resolution
• DVD drive for installation
• Headset, or microphone and speakers for Ambassador Sessions
• Webcam for video access to Ambassador Sessions

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

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • It works (19)
  • Perfects accent (17)
  • Portable (15)
  • Fun (12)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • No writing component (5)
  • Too fast (5)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (16)
  • Travel (16)
  • Business/work (15)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Fun (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (12), Traveler (11), 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.

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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.

(2 of 2 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.

 
5.0

simple but effective

By Mark F

from San Antonio TX

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

    The software provides several tools to supplement the audio lessons. I like to listen to the audio, then go through the interactive lessons, and then repeat the audio lessons. The interactive tools are manageable, typically 8-12 drills for each tool (flash cards, speak easy conversations, and quick matches.) They are quick and simple but work well to ensure understanding of the audio. I like that the reading lessons are translated. I wished the speak-easy drills provided this. The software now includes the audio lessons via the course manager so for the price it's a great deal.

     
    5.0

    it works!

    By RK the walker

    from Homosassa, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-4 Unlimited Software:

      You learn by listening. That works well.
      I am sorry there is not a written dialogue to go with the spoken lesson.
      I am slowly learning. It takes me several times to listen to a lesson and feel comfortable with it.

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