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Pimsleur Spanish Level 1 Lessons 1-5

Learn to Speak, Understand, and Read Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur method: the easiest, fastest way to learn Spanish. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! 

Pimsleur makes learning easy with: 

  • Thirty-minute core lessons you can take anywhere or do at home with Alexa
  • Sync progress across devices 
  • Stream lessons or download to use in offline mode
  • Individual progress tracking for one main account holder and up to three additional household members
  • Car mode for easy driving and learning 
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo devices for working through lessons at home
     

Why Pimsleur? 

  • Quick and easy - Only 30 minutes a day.
  • Portable and flexible - Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life. 
  • Proven method - Works when other methods fail.
  • Self-paced - Go fast or go slow - it’s up to you.
  • Based in science - Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
  • Cost-effective - Less expensive than classes or immersion and features all native speakers.
  • Genius - Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
  • Works for everyone - Recommended for ages 13 and above.
     

What you’ll learn

This course includes lessons one through five from the Spanish Level One program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Spanish. 

The Spanish language 

Spanish is the official language of 19 Latin American nations, as well as Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Further, it’s one of the six official languages recognized by the United Nations. Pimsleur's Spanish programs teach an educated Latin American Spanish, featuring speakers from Colombia and Mexico. Students can expect to understand the lessons clearly and to be understood by Spanish speakers everywhere. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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  • Eric Salazar
  • 23-06-2019

Finally found the PDF

Use an internet browser. On mobile make sure you're viewing the desktop version. Click library at the lop left of the page. On the right side under "other actions" click view PDF.

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  • James Rosenberg
  • 24-05-2019

Reading Required

I bought this title because I've listened to Audible books in the past, and I enjoyed them. I've always wanted to learn Spanish, so I thought I'd try it on Audible.
Like many of you, I only use Audible when I am driving or when I am working out, and it has always worked perfectly for that. Chapters 1-3 were perfect. But when I got to chapter 4, the speaker wants me to READ! I can read of course, but not when I'm driving or working out. And i thought that was the whole point of Audible.

I was just a little disappointed with it. still a good program, but I was disappointed.

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  • Carollynn
  • 08-03-2019

Reading lessons?

I cannot find the reading lessons. It says they should be available but they aren't.

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  • Alycia
  • 20-04-2019

Can’t find reading

¿Donde está el pdf? I’m using the app and can not find the reading. The details say it should be in my library, where would I find it?

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  • SSM
  • 04-04-2019

Going well for me! Muy bien!

I listen on the drive to work, so this method is effective for me. Learning a new language is a challenge, but this format works, if you stay with it and repeat lessons as necessary. I like that it’s geared toward adult learners. The comprehensive pdf for reading is available with the first set of audio lessons (1-5), as well as the second (6-10), in its entirety. Go to your lesson library and you will see the link to open the pdf under “Launch App.” Enjoy!

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  • alethea douglas
  • 10-03-2019

Powerful Tools

This method is by far the most easy and uncomplicated listen and take with you anywhere in the car at work no internet needed after download on your devices *AWESOME*

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-2019

lacks workbook

While the audio is great the workbook is not included. when the narrator references the book I felt I was missing a part of my learning

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  • Ed Courtney
  • 23-05-2019

Great for learning Spanish

I wish I knew about this back in high school. How painful foreign language classes were! These lessons are great. You learn so fast.

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  • Amazon Woman
  • 06-03-2019

I understood a conversation after book 1

So far so good. I was able to understand a conversation about where I am from and what language I speak. I’m encouraged that if I continue I can become conversational in no time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-2019

So glad they made this an audible.

Love it!

I can easily pull out my phone at ANY place to learn. So glad they made this an audible because now I can take it anywhere I go.

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  • Daniel Wiltshire
  • 25-03-2019

Slow but sure way to learn a tiny bit of Spanish

5 lessons sounds like a lot, but after 3 hours and 4 minutes all you will be able to do is ask where a hotel is.

The lessons aren’t particularly fun, but the method is useful - if only it weren’t so slow!

There’s a pdf with words written on it that don’t relate to the audiobook - he simply says the words written down with absolutely no definition!

Certainly not worth the price.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-03-2019

really really great

30 minute lessons are perfect to keep you Interesed. not too short or long. laid out perfectly just when you're about to forget something it will remind you. highly recommend.