Can learning another language be as easy as speaking your own? Yes - with Pimsleur it’s that easy. Learn on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you choose. English for Spanish Speakers Phase 2 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completion of Phase 1.
In the first 10 lessons of Phase 2, you begin to use the past tense – we ate, we went, we bought, and more. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Conversations become fuller, and learners are given tools to discuss business and social activities, manage shopping situations, and express their personal preferences and interests. As you progress, vocabulary is expanded and fluency increases.
The next 10 lessons allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences with confidence. You gain practice visiting the home of a colleague and dealing with business situations. You learn to bargain with shopkeepers, get and give medical information, get details about a colleague’s trip, and discuss the weather at length, a skill that is useful in any language.
In the final 10 lessons, you'll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. In these lessons, you will gain experience asking for assistance and using relative structures – faster, slower, more or less expensive, etc. By the end of Phase 2, you’re speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you are comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.
Reading Lessons begin in Unit 10. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. These lessons, which total about an hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
"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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