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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to near-native fluency. Speak and understand Spanish in just 30 minutes a day. Spanish Level 1 Lessons 16-20builds 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.

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

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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  • Ellen
  • 07-04-2016

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I do like these lessons but wish I was allotted a little more time to come up with the answers as I frequently feel rushed. I think it is also problematic not to know how the words are spelled as I am a visual learner and wish there was a workbook to accompany it.

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  • EmilyA
  • 11-08-2014

A Top Option

This is an effective and efficient language program. I personally have gained more from this method than the others I have previously tried. In my opinion, it is a beneficial approach for an individual who took Spanish in school and needs a brush up instead of starting from an empty platform. I highly recommend this.

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  • Hosoon Kim
  • 07-09-2016

Good, but costly

I have enjoyed the first four books of this series. However, because each year is divided into five books, it is expensive. I wish each book was twice as long. There is no reason to have only two and a half hours on each book. If you buy the textbook, you get a $100 credit towards the audio, which would cover most of it though.

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  • Sive
  • 16-05-2015

Excellent program but..

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This program is so effective and very enjoyable. Its a really good way to learn spanish. However they dont use 'tu' forms at all. i bought the books until the end of unit 2 but so little use 'tu' forms in conversations. always using 'usted' form. we are not that polite in real life. :)

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  • Dorothy
  • 02-03-2013

The only way to learn Spanish

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is an excellent way to learn Spanish. I've only been doing it for about three months and I'm beginning to feel I can understand some native conversations. It's fun!

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  • Jason B.
  • 22-11-2017

Perfect way to learn Spanish

So the first few chapters are easy peasy, then it starts getting hard. I found from reading these reviews that quizlet has each chapter, just search for the Pimsleur and whatever chapter you are on. They have great info to supplement the audio books, I listen to a chapter, then I do the quizlet and then I listen again before moving to the next chapter.

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  • stacey kohler
  • 11-09-2018

great way to learn

I feel that I'm actually learning Spanish that I can use. I've been talking (a bit!) with my Spanish speaking students, who get a kick out of correcting me, but overall they say my Spanish is coming along well

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  • Dr. Vince Baugher
  • 06-06-2018

Wonderful overall, but the content can be kind of rude

The performance and format of this program seems very effective. But I wonder why they had to use conversation pieces like “I have a lot of money.“ “He should pay for everyone because he has a lot of money.“ “He is my friend, but I don’t like it when we are together. He talks too much.““What does he talk about?“ “You don’t want to know. He talks about nothing.“

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  • Crimson Igarashi
  • 01-03-2018

Still Recommend This Series

I've gone through all of the lessons up through 20 and I still highly recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-2018

good start to learning language

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  • Mark B.
  • 03-07-2018

Good, but response pauses a little short

I like this series of Spanish lessons, and the repetition does help to retain the information. However sometimes the pauses allowed for your reply in Spanish can be frustratingly short.

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  • Chris
  • 20-06-2017

Great course, but demanding

The grammar, syntax and vocabulary become progressively more challenging. You may have to repeat several times to grasp pronunciation of some words. This is Latin American Spanish. There may be some differences from European language.