Spanish IV, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Latin American Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

(Book #4 of Comprehensive)
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About Spanish
  • Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world with over 350 million native speakers.
  • The largest number of Spanish speakers reside in Mexico, with over 98% of the population speaking Spanish.
  • This course teaches Latin American Spanish.
  • Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
  • Derived from Latin, Spanish is a Romance language, in the Ibero-Romance group.
  • Spanish is spoken widely throughout Latin America and Spain as well as parts of the United States, Asia, Africa and Oceania.
Spanish IV, Comprehensive
  • A new 30-unit course that replaces the Spanish Plus 10-unit course, and which is designed to be completed after Spanish Level III.
  • Consists of thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken Spanish language learning. Plus, one hour of Reading Lessons designed to give you practice reading Spanish and expand your vocabulary.
  • Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur's Spanish Levels I – III. You'll be speaking and understanding Spanish with near-fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills. In Level IV, the pace and conversation moves more rapidly, making way for accelerated and more plentiful learning of vocabulary and structures.
  • Learn to speak about your profession, needs, likes and dislikes. Create complex sentences discussing the past, present and future, and discuss current technology.
  • Main topics of Spanish IV include:
    • Work related travel: meetings, projects, conferences, appointments; using a business center in a hotel; making conversations in an educational setting.
    • Accommodations: reserving a room, requesting Internet connection, getting help with luggage, asking about breakfast and dinner hours.
    • Shopping: getting around in a department store, trying on and buying various items of clothing, asking for colors and sizes, buying gifts and souvenirs, going to the market.
    • Vacationing: going to the beach and swimming pool, sunbathing, choosing inside or outside seating at a restaurant, taking a walk, talking about sports.
    • Family and friends: conversing informally with and about friends and extended family, talking informally about everyday situations.
    • Small talk: expressing opinions, wishes, and stating views; asking how someone is feeling; talking about books and summarizing a book plot.
    • Weather: describing types of weather: rainy, windy, sunny, humid.
  • Speak with a natural-sounding, near-native accent.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural and useful conversations at a high-intermediate level.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective – We guarantee satisfaction and a measurable level of spoken proficiency (rules and regulations apply, see http://www.pimsleur.com/Proficiency-Guarantee for more details).
  • Learn anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary!
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Book Details:
  • Pimsleur | 
  • 16 disks | 
  • ISBN 9780671317966 | 
  • November 2010
List Price $395.00

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