• Spanish Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Series: Pimsleur Spanish, Book 1
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 04-01-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 (1,746 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You'll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!
Spanish Level 1 Lessons 1-5builds 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.
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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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By Robin on 11-07-11

I've tried several ways and this is the best!

I've wanted to learn Spanish for years. I took two years in school and recall beginning to think in Spanish. I know that should be an indication that I have some aptitude, but all it and those years amounted to later was knowing what the Taco Bell dog said before reading the subtitle. I've tried every book and audio book that my library had to offer. I've spent $150 on a DVD set that promised great things. I was doing research on the best price for Rosetta Stone when I stumbled onto this method. Since I'd tried audio books before, I was skeptical, but since using credits on Audible made it such a great price, I decided to try it. And I have been surprised at the easy results! Because this method uses only audio, I'm not hampered by years of training in English pronunciation. Now instead of trying to fit the H into hablo, I hear it as "ablo". As the mother of a four-year-old, I understand the need to learn to speak before reading and writing. That doesn't mean that I can't learn to read it later, just as my son is learning to read English despite our idiosyncrasies. There is a free sample with the introduction and first lesson on Audible. Try it and you'll see.

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By lucilu on 07-19-15

Not worth the price.

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The lessons are short and expensive. Very little new material is covered with each lesson, so at the end of the day I feel like I paid a lot of money for very little in terms of knowledge gained. If the price were reduced significantly, or the lessons were acquired during a really good sale then they might be worth it.

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By Eleanor on 07-06-16

Very effective language tool

After using Pimsleur for just one week, I already feel that I have made more progress than I did with Rosetta Stone in one month. I would highly recommend Pimsleur as an effective language tool.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

By Amazon Customer on 05-16-17

Poor value for money, too many adverts for itself

There is not enough content to really learn very much. Also, the learning is very parrot fashion. The Paul Nobel series is much better

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Anonymous User on 04-27-17

Great (especially if you're American)

Despite being directed firmly at Americans, this was a great learning tool. definitely recommend this.

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By Anonymous User on 02-09-18

Pimsleur is an absolute game changer

Pimsleur is the perfect start to learning a new language. Positive reinforcement+practical language= Easy acquisition.

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