• Pimsleur Spanish Level 2

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 04-01-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (130 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. Spanish Level 2includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction and is designed to be used after completing level 1.
In the first 10 lessons of level 2, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex, and informal speech is introduced. Conversations become fuller, and learners are able to discuss business and social activities, manage shopping situations, and express their interests. As you progress, vocabulary is expanded, and fluency increases.
The next 10 lessons of level 2 allow you to further combine and build upon known elements and produce longer and more complex sentences. You learn to bargain with shopkeepers, deal with business situations, get and give medical information, and discuss the weather.
In the final 10 lessons of level 2, you’ve doubled your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You'll gain experience asking for assistance, finding a location that is some distance away, and using relative structures - faster, slower, etc. Sports and leisure activities are explored as well as shopping, changing money, and future travel plans. By the end of level 2, you're speaking at a midintermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you are comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.
Reading lessons are included at the end of lesson 30. These 16 lessons (approximately one hour) are designed to give you practice reading Spanish and to provide you with some insight into Spanish culture with proverbs, common expressions, and a broad look at things you'll see when visiting a Spanish-speaking country. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
©2003 Simon & Schuster (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
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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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5 out of 5 stars
By carolyn on 04-18-13

It works!

What did you love best about Spanish Phase 2, Units 1-30?

I took Spanish for a few semesters in college, but never got to the point where I felt comfortable speaking it. After about a month of listening for 30 minutes a day, I can converse about a few different topics and use different verb tenses. The way the program introduces new information is just perfect. Listening to Pimsleur turns a long commute or housework into an opportunity to learn a new language.

Have you listened to any of Pimsleur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Once I tried Pimsleur French at Phase 1. It moved a little too slowly and I got bored with it. I would recommend that if you have any background in a language, start with the last few units of Phase 1 or even at Phase 2.

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5 out of 5 stars
By N. McDowell on 03-20-16

Filling a gap - reducción de la brecha

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

Soy estudiante en la universidad y este semestre, tengo 3 clases de español: gramática avanzada, composición avanzada y cultura de américa latina. Los profesores hablan en español toda la clase y yo no puedo usar el inglés toda la clase. Muchos de mis compañeros de clase son hispanohablantes, pero cuando no estoy en clase, no tengo nadie para hablar. En siete semanas, voy a Costa Rica durante casi dos meses. Estoy tratando de perder mi acento ‘gringo’ con Pimsleur.

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I am a college student and this semester I am taking 3 classes in Spanish: advanced grammar, advanced composition and Latin American culture. The professors lecture entirely in Spanish and I cannot use English during lecture. Many of my classmates are Spanish-speakers but when I'm not in class, I don't have anyone to talk to. In seven weeks, I'm going to Costa Rica for almost two months. I'm trying to loose my 'gringo' accent with Pimsleur.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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