Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3

Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3

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

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 150
  • ISBN: 9781442386143
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $550.00

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Includes 150 lessons and reading instruction and practice as MP3 download (81 hrs), plus 5 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 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?
- the complete Spanish course including all of Levels 1-5
- 150, 30-minute audio lessons
- over 5 hours of reading instruction allowing you to build your skills toward reading Spanish for pleasure
- in total, over 81 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- 5 Reading Booklets and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This program includes all of Spanish Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – over 76 hours of spoken language practice and over 5 hours of reading instruction and practice. With this program you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Spanish. By Level 5 the pace and conversation moves quite rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, approaching native speed and comprehension. You’ll learn to speak more in-depth about your personal life and emotional state, and be able to create complex sentences using a mix of tenses and moods. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Spanish.

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 at the end of Lesson 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about six hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Spanish, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. 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. Dr. 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 Level 5 teaches 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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4.8

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  • It works (24)
  • Portable (24)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Perfects accent (20)
  • Fun (19)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • No writing component (3)
  • Too fast (3)

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  • Self-improvement (19)
  • Travel (19)
  • Fun (12)
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5.0

This program is a great way to learn Spanish!

By Pat M.

from St. Louis, Missouri

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3:

    I borrow these from our local library and have listened to all five courses several times over in my car. I have learned pronunciation as well as basic grammar. I wish a sixth course would become available!

     
    5.0

    Love Pimsleur Language Courses!

    By Maria

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3:

    Although I haven't done very many lessons with Spanish, I still have to say how I love Pimsleur Language Courses. I bought the Italian two years ago and have been doing it diligently. For me it is a great way to learn the language. For the first time since taking a language in High School and College, I feel like I am really able to speak and understand it. Because of my experience with Italian I decided to buy the Spanish course. I took Spanish in HS and College and don't feel like I can speak or understand it very well. I plan on going to Spain this year and I'm confident that the Pimsleur Spanish Course will help me feel comfortable speaking and understanding the language.

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    5.0

    Level 6 Spanish

    By Dan and Nancy

    from Arizona

    About Me Traveler

    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 Levels 1-5 MP3:

      Level 5 was the best! Just excellent. We are hoping for a level 6!

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      5.0

      Great system, highly effective if you regularly commit time

      By Milwaukee Chris

      from Milwaukee, WI

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3:

        I purchased the MP3 files and was able to download them easily. From there I have been loading one level at a time on my smartphone and taking the lessons with me as I go. From my phone I can play the lessons in my car, or during my hotel stays while traveling for work. Some lessons I breeze through, others I repeat to ensure I'm grasping the new material. But in all cases, the lessons are boosting both my knowledge and my speaking confidence. In addition, the reading lists help me grow my vocabulary and practice my reading.

        Service and delivery comments:

        My delivery from Pimsleur was instantaneous. I even made a mistake during my purchase, accidentally selecting the wrong product version. A quick call to customer service fixed the problem, and within minutes I was in business.

         
        5.0

        The first language program that has worked for me!

        By Chevy chick

        from Fairfield, CA

        About Me Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3:

        The program is designed to have you listen and repeat in both English then Spanish. You are repeatedly reminded of the words you've learned in the lesson and prior lessons. For some reason it actually works!! I've tried a lot of different products where I was looking at pictures trying to memorize the words associated with the picture. It worked to a point but I still was not speaking Spanish. With Pimsleur I am speaking Spanish. It really does work! And I'm only to lesson 1-6 and I'm further along than any other program that I tried.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I purchased the MP3 lessons and immediately had access on my iPhone / iPad.

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        Several years ago I bought and used one of your programs to learn some elementary Italian for a trip to Rome and Naples. It was very useful.
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