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Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you’ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes. Spanish Level 1 Lessons 6-10builds 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.

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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)

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  • Robin
  • Baton Rouge, LA, United States
  • 11-13-11

Still the best I've found!

I've just finished unit 10 and am still in awe of how much better this system is than what I've tried before (high school Spanish, other audio tapes, and DVD lessons). My accent is MUCH better since I'm not trying to fit the English pronunciation onto the Spanish spelling. I've even started to roll my R's despite my high school teacher having written me off as a lost cause in that regard. Yesterday I sat next to a Spanish-speaking family in a restaurant and actually understood some of what they said. Judging by the pace of new words introduced, I feel confident that with four phases available, I'll be fluent enough to really consider myself a Spanish speaker once I finish them. And as I progress through the levels, I have yet to feel overwhelmed. New words are introduced at just the right places, while old words are reinforced. If you're reading this and trying to decide if it's worth trying, my advice is YES!

36 of 36 people found this review helpful

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Written material in PDF doesn't synch with course

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After writing an earlier review criticizing the course for lack of written materials, I was pleased to find the PDF that accompanies the last units of Phase 1. Unfortunately, the vocabulary in the PDF differs from the vocabulary that was presented in Pimsleur Spanish 1 downloaded from Audible. I called Pimsleur and learned the version of this course we have available from Audible is an older version of the course, and we have not been given the correct PDF. The PDF available with the last units of Phase 1 is also the PDF that's also avialable of Pimsleur's site, but they don't have previous versions of the written materials there, so we are out of luck.<br/><br/>Other than this major disappointment, the audio presentation was excellent. Without written materials, though, I have a hard time distinguishing Bs from Vs and other letters. I would help tremendously to have the right PDF to study.<br/><br/>I have reported this issue to Audible.

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  • Jennifer
  • Etobicoke, ON, Canada
  • 08-24-13

Makes learning a new language easy!!

Would you listen to Spanish Phase 1, Unit 06-10 again? Why?

I have been using Rosetta Stone for 8 months now and although I have learned many nouns and verbs, I have had trouble putting these words into sentences. Pimsleur helps me think in Spanish. I can now hold a conversation and understand un poco. Sometimes my friends join in to learn a couple of phrases!

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I can't wait to finish all Pimsleur Spanish!!

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I'm actually able to THINK in Spanish

What did you love best about Spanish Phase 1, Unit 06-10?

Even though I've had 7 years of Spanish in school and can read Spanish and make out what others are saying if it was spoken slowly, I never made much progress actually speaking, because I was constantly translating each English word in my head. This method simply skips all of that, I try to turn off much of what I have previously learned and enjoy the simplicity of this method and cannot believe my progress.

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  • TravelGal
  • Redmond, WA, United States
  • 07-14-12

Good way to quickly learn a new language

I assumed all the advertisements and such were hype, but I have to say, this really worked for me to get a good general working Spanish. I've tried others and Earworms is good for travelers, Rosetta Stone is a flop. This is the best I've tried so far.

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A great way to prepare for a language immersion .

A great way to prepare for a language immersion trip. These Pimsleur books are why I have Audible. Worth the time invested.

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Love this!!

This is an amazing program. Thank you Pimsluer. I love these useful lessons

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So good! Oh

I have tried Rosetta Stone in the past with no success. I took two years of Spanish in high school and this program is bringing it ALL back to me!

It is easy to use. I do one half an hour per day. This would be a fabulous tape for before traveling to a Spanish speaking country.

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  • Tad
  • wichita, KS, United States
  • 09-20-16

great learning tool.

great way to learn. fun and easy to pick up. simple to advance quickly with your progress

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Excellent learning tool.

Native language speakers helps with proper pronunciation. Lessons move along at a comfortable pace using phrases that are essential for a new speaker.

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  • Book Addict
  • 07-03-15

Love Pimsleur

I've learned loads of languages with this method and it's the best I've ever found. Love it's now on audio

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  • Phil Adams
  • 08-20-17

It's good

These Pimsleur courses are great and you learn a lot. I just wish they were more comprehensive like the extensive Paul Noble book.

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  • Mrs. Suzannah E. Young
  • 05-18-17

fast and enjoyable learning.

easy to fit into daily life (whilst driving, cooking or doing housework). I'd recommend it

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  • Chris
  • 04-13-17

Effective, but pricey. Warning Latin American Spanish taught

Builds confidence, vocabulary and pronunciation skills gradually in 30 minute sessions. Annoying assumption that students will be American. Not cheap, but can be used to reach any desired level of competence.