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Spanish Level 1 Lessons 1-5 Audiobook

Spanish Level 1 Lessons 1-5: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

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Publisher's Summary

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 1 Lessons 1-5builds 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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2002 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"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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    kitty Spokane 04-17-12
    kitty Spokane 04-17-12 Member Since 2002
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    "This greatly improved my Spanish communication."

    This really worked for me. I used it to brush up on Spanish before traveling to Central America. I had studied Spanish in school but never felt comfortable speaking. It seemed overly simple. However I followed the directions exactly. I was shocked at how effective it was. I had the confidence to speak in situations that would have caused me to grapple for words in the past. Successive units quickly add terms and expressions but the pace is amazingly manageable.

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    Isabella 08-10-15
    Isabella 08-10-15
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    I listened to this on my daily commute to work and the family is so happy how well I speak.

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    James D Cahill 07-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent beginner Spanish"

    This has been the most enjoyable language learning experience I have had! It's great. It has helped me considerably in my work. Would recommend to anyone looking for a working knowledge of spoken Spanish.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Etobicoke, ON, Canada 12-31-14
    Jennifer Etobicoke, ON, Canada 12-31-14 Member Since 2015

    I am an elementary teacher. I love to cycle, swim and walk my dog. I enjoy quilting when I can sit still. I'm learning to Scuba Dive.

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    "Easier to learn Spanish than Rosetta Stone."

    If you want to learn how to speak Spanish this is the course for you. I was learning Spanish through Rosetta Stone for a year and I completed the first level and I still could not figure out how to put a sentence together and then I got the Pimsleur course and now I can have a conversation.

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    Brian North Port, FL, United States 04-17-13
    Brian North Port, FL, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Really works!"
    Would you listen to Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05 again? Why?

    It is good to improve thinking in Spanish


    Any additional comments?

    Very helpful in understanding and thinking in Spanish! The pronunciations are very accurate and is enjoyable to listen too! Makes the commute entertaining and educational at the same time!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Fayetteville, NC, United States 08-16-16
    Sharon Fayetteville, NC, United States 08-16-16 Member Since 2010
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    Would you try another book from Pimsleur and/or Pimsleur?

    The problem is not with the instruction or the "Pimsleur method" so to say. But the problem is with the value of what you receive either paying full price or with an Audible credit. In each purchase you get approximately five lessons. While these lessons are in digestible lengths, each 30 minutes long, and do a good job repeating previous information in order to reinforce memory, I paid one credit for under three hours of recording. So at the end of the first five lessons I'm able to introduce myself, tell you that I can understand and speak a little Spanish, and that's about it. Do you see where I'm headed with this? Heck, I ordered the Hamilton biography for one credit and it's over thirty hours long. Pimsleur should repackage Level 1 into two recordings at the most. In that way, paying 1 credit would be worth it.


    Has Spanish Level 1 Lessons 1-5 turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It's looking that way.


    Have you listened to any of Pimsleur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to the Portuguese recordings. They are all formatted similarly. It's pretty dry stuff.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


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    WEG 05-22-16
    WEG 05-22-16
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    "Excellent Investment "

    Pimsleur training books are easier to comprehend and I've learned much more in less time, compared to the $400 software I purchased from a well known company that's supposed to specialize in languages. I returned their software and purchased Pimsleur which proved to be an excellent investment.

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    Ali 04-27-16
    Ali 04-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Helpful"

    I found this to be very useful in learning basic (hello, where is the____?, and I speak a little Spanish) conversational Spanish. I felt pretty comfortable speaking by the end of the lessons and I am looking forward to moving on to the second course.

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    Andrea Billups Alabama 02-08-16
    Andrea Billups Alabama 02-08-16

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    "Muy Bien, Gracias"

    this is a very good review. I have spoken Spanish for several years, but it has become slow and I wanted something to help me review the language. This tool is very useful and I have enjoyed using it while driving to work in the mornings.

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    Yeyu 01-20-16
    Yeyu 01-20-16
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    "would like to see a transcript of lessons."

    love the way it forces you to think and speak. I am making progress a little more every day.

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