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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Description

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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Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • It works (11)
  • Portable (11)
  • Fun (9)
  • Perfects accent (9)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)

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  • Self-improvement (12)
  • Travel (8)
  • Fun (7)
  • Business/work (5)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
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    • Traveler (5), Business person (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By Jason

from Albuquerque

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3:

    Great experience. I am now through 40 lessons and I really enjoy each lesson. I try and do it in the morning and I love the way it gets my brain going in a different way. It is relaxing yet stimulates the brain at the same time. Great way to learn.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery

     
    5.0

    A great method to learn Spanish

    By The DC Doctor

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3:

    I love Pimsleur products! I listen on my way to work in the morning. It's a great system for making you speak out loud which trains your mouth and brain to actually make the correct sounds. It won't teach you everything but it's a wonderful place to start learning a language. The material can be a little corny but the spaced repetition is great for helping you strengthen the words you've learned. I also find that the stress of having to respond in a limited time frame is good for helping you think more quickly when you're speaking to someone in real life. It's not for everyone (my wife hates it) but for most people it will really help you learn to speak a new language. If your goal is to learn to *speak* a language you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

     
    5.0

    It is exactly the practice I was looking for.

    By Najib

    from Doha-Qatar

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3:

    I use it in the car while driving, making the best of my time

    Service and delivery comments:

    yes it was.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best, as usual

    By Christi

    from Dallas, Texas

    About Me Artist, Professor

    Verified Buyer

    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 1-5 MP3:

    I've used Pimsleur in the the past for French, and now people are shocked at how fast I'm learning Spanish. It gets you to speak in a more conversational way than just memorizing words and conjugations.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Spanish program

    By Slim Jim

    from Flossmoor, IL

    About Me Student

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Pimsleur Spanish Levels 1-5 MP3:

    I have been following the recommendations of doing the lessons consecutively and on a daily basis. I want to achieve a high level in my knowledge of the Spanish language and speaking ability in the future. After finishing with all the Pimsleur lessons I will purchase another sequence of Spanish courses from Fluenz. This will serve as reinforcement because I will review the content I learned with Pimsleur.

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