Spanish II by Pimsleur
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Spanish II
By Pimsleur

Spanish II

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Spanish II by Pimsleur

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The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Spanish Did you know that Spanish is the world s second most commonly spoken language? For Americans, it s one of the easiest to learn, and you won t find anything faster or easier than the Pimsleur(r) Method. Even knowing a little bit of Spanish will make travel to Latin America or Spanish-speaking countries a breeze. Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what s going on in the world around you, learning Spanish will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life. The best part is that it doesn t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try. Why Pimsleur? - Quick + Easy Only 30 minutes a day. - Portable + Flexible Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life. - Proven Method Works when other methods fail. - Self-Paced Go fast or go slow it s up to you. - Based in Science Developed using proven research on memory and learning. - Cost-effective Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers. - Genius Triggers your brain s natural aptitude to learn. - Works for everyone Recommended for ages 13 and above. What s Included? - 30, 30-minute audio lessons - 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you practice reading Spanish - in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers - a Reading Booklet and User s Guide What You ll Learn Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur s Spanish Level 1. In the first 10 lessons you ll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon you ll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local tourist attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands. The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. You ll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather. In the final 10 lessons you ll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You ll learn to express yourself with relative structures faster, slower, etc. You ll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. You ll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, you ll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you ll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about 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 experience when visiting a Spanish-speaking country. The Pimsleur Method We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his secrets: "The Principle of Anticipation" In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind. "Core Vocabulary" Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson. "Graduated Interval Recall" Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory. "Organic Learning" You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture. "Learning in Context" Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success. "Active Participation" The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English. The Spanish Language Spanish is the official language of 19 Latin American nations, as well as Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Further, it s one of the six official languages recognized by the United Nations. Pimsleur's Spanish programs teach an educated Latin American Spanish, featuring speakers from Colombia and Mexico. Students can expect to understand the lessons clearly and to be understood by Spanish speakers everywhere. Tech Talk - CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743528931
ISBN-10: 074352893X
Format: CD-Audio
(331mm x 291mm x 49mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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