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The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You'll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Spanish Level 3 Lessons 1-5 builds on material taught in prior lessons. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Spanish.

©2004 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Loving Pimsleur Spanish!

So happy to be making it through the lessons, and as a result, becoming más y más fluenta con la idioma español!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Best for learning a language

The Pimsleur method encourages listening, pronunciation, and repetition to aid comprehension. I actually was able to learn some Spanish! Other programs moved too quickly or concentrated on random grammar. This method teaches the way people learn to speak as children. Listening and repeating. I highly recommend this method.

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Beware: bad digital audio quality

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better audio quality. The CDs are of superior quality compared to this.

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrator’s performances?

No. The quality is probably the same (noticeably worse than CD quality).

Any additional comments?

1. AUDIO QUALITY
For language learners it is very important to hear the exact pronunciation, but the audio is noticeably distorted due to poor audio encoding. Compared to the CD releases, this is of inferior quality and I would advise you not to buy it. I've calculated the bitrate and it 65 kbps or even lower, which is far too low. I wouldn't settle for anything under 96 kbps.

2. LESSONS NOT SEPARATED
All of the lessons are merged into one big file and when you start the lesson again, you need to rewind to find the end of the previous one. There are no such problems with the CD releases.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • 03-08-16

language not very useful for tourism

no really useful vocabulary presented at all for the tourist. kind of presented for business traveller in the office. very boring

0 of 1 people found this review helpful