The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Spanish
What you’ll learn:
Building on skills taught in Spanish levels 1- to , Spanish Level 5 moves you closer to near fluency,and adds a broad range of conversational skills. The pace and conversation move rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures and approaching native speed and comprehension. You'll learn to speak more in depth about your personal life and experiences and gain even more proficiency in creating complex sentences and discussing events in the present, past, and future. You'll learn to talk about hypothetical situations and to relate what someone else has said.
Some topics included in level 5:
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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)
We'll I DID IT. joined the other 53 Americans...now 54 that have finished level 5.! Level five is difficult. Lordy...if they gave us one more word for WAS.... Or would. I likely will repeat level 3 and 5 (level 4 was made for American spies posing as businessmen and they simply sold it as the next level.) and begin the Spanish easy reader series.
Anyway level 5 is great. You become more ...much more proficient at utilizing future past and present tenses. I know I can communicate if I go to Sud or central America or Mexico and will b able to understand si hablan despacio. My accent is really goooood(Andy Griffith gooooood)too good. Really...lol... la gente quiere mas......but the vocabulary es pequeño.
Again once finished....assuming you can't go to a Spanish speaking pais.... More vocabulary via reading and llistening(Destinos)plus repeating three and five will take you to the next level. In my humble opinion...pimsleur is the best. I really tried Rosetta. Tried 123 tried babel. No comparison...if your goal is to start speaking....and not simply repeating the high school Spanish experience...try it. You will be able to order dos XX CERVESA in no time.
The product couldn't have squeezed any better material for the number of hours that the course lasted. I took advanced Spanish courses at university years ago and needed a refresher since I do not speak as frequently as I used to. Pimsleur Spanish level 5 was the first Pimsleur course I've ever used, and I was particularly impressed with quality of content and the pace. Audio courses from other companies I've used in the past were dreadfully slow. Pimsleur's Spanish level 5 progressed perfectly. Lastly, the reading exercises at the end were also nice. I printed the PDF available on Audible.com along with the audio program and studied it at my own pace. It was a great refresher of the audio course.
Request: I would personally like to see Pimsleur develop Spanish level 6 and Brazilian Portuguese levels 4, 5 & 6. I understand that Pimsleur expects to release Brazilian Portuguese level 4 on November 8, 2016, and I have already setup a reminder on my digital calendar for that time. I hope that it will become immediately available at Audible.com so I won't have to wait.
This set of lessons takes the learning to a new level. The Pimsleur people take the more complex tenses and present them very well. The progression in the use of these more complex tenses is also executed very well. Cudos, I feel like I've made some real progress!!!
I found the motivation to go through this by booking a solo trip to Colombia (no training wheels. I was alone). I finished unit 3 while in Colombia and I could communicate just fine! (Supplemental tutoring to help through chapter 4 and 5 to explain what's going on makes a difference!) starting chapter 4 was hard for me. Once you finish 4, finishing 5 is easy! Because of pimsleur, Language exchange sites eventually became a waste of time; But I love that I have language exchange friends. If you make pimsleur a habit, you can do it too!
Listening and speaking is the way to learn a language. You can conjugate verbs forever and never learn how to use them in conversation. This system makes you think and then speak. Then you get to hear a Spanish native speaker say it correctly. I know nothing else as good as this program.
native language speakers
Once you start to get beyond the beginner level, it gets really hard to find material that is not too easy. I found the level 5 to be perfect for an intermediate learner. I will go through all of the lessons a couple times more... I SO wish they would do higher levels... but in the mean time, thanks Pimsleur!
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