• Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-01-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars (614 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Spanish Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Spanish.

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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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Spanish could be my second language

What did you love best about Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01?

It was simple and easy to follow without having to worry about a book or paper.

What other book might you compare Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01 to and why?

My school text comes to mind and there is no comparison. this is way better.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

More understanding of the material.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No film from this I hope.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Kevin
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • 02-18-11

Good sample

You only get 30 minutes of material. It says that in the description so don't complain about it.

First 15 minutes talk about the theory of memory and good intro for reinforcing how to use the material in the program. Sets the foundational for your learning schema. It's free and gets your toes wet for what you're in store for.

If I were to create the chapter instead of just hacking out the first 46 min as a download, I'd increase the accelerated approach of learning by cutting out some theory. Turns out to be too much of harping on traditional methods otherwise.

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Not long enough.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This was a free trial, and I liked the way it flowed, but it was so short that I am not comfortable paying for any other units.

Would you be willing to try another book from Pimsleur? Why or why not?

Not sure.

Do you think Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, it is only a tiny section to give you a taste.

Any additional comments?

I was impressed with the way it was presented and the ease of learning. I am still trying to decide if I want to spend money on future sections that may also be very short.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I waited too long to do this

Another good reason to go for a daily walk. Mindfully learning espanol. This is a great resource for learning a spoken language

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  • Taura
  • ST GEORGE, UT, United States
  • 02-11-14

Incredible way to learn a new language- it works!

Would you consider the audio edition of Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01 to be better than the print version?

I have only used the audible

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

narrator is good

Any additional comments?

I am very excited to continue with this method & learn many different languages.

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Great as supplemental learning

I found this to be great as supplemental learning material in addition to taking an in-person Spanish class with an instructor. It helps with common vocabulary and phrase, though some are outdated or not actually used by native speaker. I'm on LV4 and the format is exactly as LV1.

Pros:
Useful vocab and phrases.
Good practice to listen to language and speak it while driving. Make sure to speed up the audio, native Spanish is MUCH faster than this.

Con:
Can not replace a real class for learning the language
Does not cover any grammar or conjugation rules

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better

loved it. it is great. I will keep using it. I can speak better now.

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It was refreshing very impressed#@$!

it was well narrated fully understandable, I was very impressed with the lesson. excited about the next lesson.

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Want to learn Spanish by audio this is the one

I have done a lot of research on Internet lookin king for the best spanish audii learning material this is by far the best that I have found

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  • 06-05-17

Don't buy.

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

What would have made this experience a 4 or 5-star rating, would have been the ability to learn Spanish.

What was most disappointing about Pimsleur’s story?

Lengthy advertisement in English about Pimsler.

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

Never.

Any additional comments?

Seriously. Don't buy this. Find a Spanish speaking friend.

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  • MR A CHRISTMAS
  • 07-19-18

I am finding this a very easy to learn Spanish

really enjoying learning Spanish using these audio lessons. Just started and finding it easy to recall and speak the right words

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  • Silvia F.
  • 04-27-18

Solo 2 capitoli......ridicolo !

Ridicolo che abbia solo 2 capitoli uno dedicato ad una infinita e noiosa presentazione del metodo e il secondo con primi approcci allo spagnolo...giudizio negativo

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  • Morizza
  • 01-13-18

Loved it!

Loved it. Good introduction to Spanish. It is simple and easy to understand and follow.

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  • Blondie
  • 12-03-17

Promising

Basic introduction, very helpfully structured, especially for pronunciation and recall. Over 30%is an introduction, of which 5% is interesting, but then, it's free because it's a marketing tool.