Latin American Spanish
Pimsleur Spanish Language program is an efficient audio
training system designed to teach spoken Spanish language to English speakers.
The Pimsleur Spanish audio program uses a
natural mode of interactive communication -- questions and answers; statements and
rejoinder; give and take -- beginning with the most-frequently-utilized vocabulary native
Spanish speakers use in everyday conversations.
The complete Pimsleur Spanish program consists of 90 lessons divided in three different levels of thirty
half hour lessons each. Level 1 will
teach to establish rapport with Spanish speakers and participate in simple
and direct conversations on everyday topics such as ordering food and making simple
purchases. With Level 2,
you will learn to combine more elements to correctly form sentences of increasing length.
will teach you to converse with growing ease and confidence, narrate and describe in terms
of past, present and future using connected discourse of considerable conversational
In addition to the 90 lessons, Pimsleur offers a Spanish Plus program
which are five hours of spoken language practice designed to be used after Level 3.
This is how the program
In the lessons the student is required to actively participate in
thinking and speaking following the tutor's instructions.
The student listens to a recording on which a native speaker
speaks phrases in both the foreign language (Spanish) and explains in the language used
for teaching (English).
At varying intervals, the student is prompted to repeat a
phrase after the speaker finishes it.
The student is then introduced to a new phrase and the
meaning is explained
After repeating several times, the student is asked to repeat
a previous phrase, along with integrating vocabulary from the new one.
More new phrases are introduced, while old phrases are
prompted at random. The random recall is designed to associate words with meanings.
Where to buy Pimsleur?
Before you buy:
Note that Pimsleur program Level 1 can be bought
as a complete package containing the 30 lessons, or smaller packages with just the first
8,10 or 16 lessons.
The 30 lessons package is known as Pimsleur Comprehensive
The 16 lessons package is known as Pimsleur Conversational
The 10 lessons package is know as Pimsleur Basic or Compact
The 8 lessons package is known as Pimsleur Quick & Simple
Pimsleur programs can be bought from any of the following dealers:
Pimsleur Spanish at Amazon.com
Amazon.com offers all packages of Pimsleur Spanish.
Versions are available on CD, Cassette and chips.
Authorized Pimsleur Dealer.
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