Spanish Level 2

  • by Pimsleur
  • Narrated by Pimsleur
  • 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Speech

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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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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- carolyn

Pick Pumsleur for your language needs

If you want or need to learn Spanish, I highly recommend this audiobook. If you dedicate yourself to listening to this 30 minutes a day you will learn Spanish. I am very busy and always on the go. I don't have time to sit in front of a computer every day to learn a language. I do have 30 minutes in the car. I also listen and practice while I'm cleaning my house or doing yard work. Before using Pimsleur I could say basic words that nearly every English speaker knows. Now that I'm done with level 2 I can carry out basic conversations. pimsleur is not just about memorizing long lists of words like other audiobooks I've tried. It helps you understand how to use the language to say what you want to say; not just pointless phrases like "Where is the library?"
I recommend this to anyone wanting to learn a foreign language.
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- Chad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio