Pimsleur: Spanish 2Go
By Simon & Schuster
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Spanish 2Go is the essential beginner’s Spanish app from Pimsleur® the most effective language learning program ever developed. Pimsleur has over 50 years of language teaching experience in over 50 languages, and now we are bringing that expertise to Iphone with this practical new travel app!
With this quick and easy program you’ll learn how to begin a conversation with anyone in Spanish and practice essential conversations you will have as a traveler in a Spanish-speaking country. You’ll see how easy speaking Spanish can be.
Learn more than just vocabulary, it’s not just a Phrasebook… Listen to Unit 1of Pimsleur’s Spanish to get an introduction to the language. Then learn actual conversations such as ordering in a restaurant, checking into your hotel, and asking directions. Our process will have you sounding like a real native speaker by the time you land. Then keep the searchable flashcards on hand to use as a phrasebook on your travels.
*Complete 30-minute Spanish lesson
*11 essential Travel Conversations
* Native speakers for audio
*Follow along through three repetitions of each conversation
*Reinforce each individual phrase with audio flashcards
*Additional flashcards with 9 essential categories of vocabulary
*Search through flashcards for the phrase you need now
*Tag your favorite flashcards to reference on the go
Look for 5 other languages coming soon! French, Italian, German, Japanese, and Russian
If you like this app continue to learn Spanish with our full 30 lesson audio program! Available on iTunes. www.pimsleur.com
Built by ThoughtWorks (www.thoughtworks.com)
What's New in Version 1.3
- Bug fixes
- Changed application name
A good travel tutor
This is intended to be a trainer on the go app and as such is very good. There's only 1 lesson in Spanish. But, there's about 10 scenes of dialogues for key discussion areas: at the airport, going through customs, asking directions, ordering breakfast, buying at the neighborhood store, at the hotel, at the emergency clinic, at a reception, at a restaurant, and a stroll through an area. These display text in either spanish or english or both while you are listening to them. I like this as it allows one to hear the material and see it in writing while saying it. THIS DISPLAY TEXT FEATURE IS NOT AVAILABLE in the Pimsleur full-length courses.
My criticism is this: for $4.99, this application conveys too little content. Basically, if you buy this app., all you are doing is paying Simon & Shusters marketing loss leader costs for their full length programs along with some overhead costs for the iTunes store. THEY SHOULD HAVE A COMPLETE PIMSLEUR for the iPhone for $100. Then, I suspect, they'd sell like hotcakes. I assume they don't because they don't want to cut their profit margins on the full length courses.
I have the Pimsleur audio lessons and LOVE them. They are so easy to follow. The problem in this app is that when you are reading along with the conversations, all of the text is not there in the speech bubbles. PLEASE fix this. Also, I would love to see more of the lessons available but, please make them more affordable. At $5 each, that would be too expensive. Will give 5 stars when all text shows in the conversation bubbles.
I love pimsleur lessons and when I saw this flash card app I thought what a great idea. I was expecting the flash cards to speak the word so i could improve my pronunciation. Sadly it was just the words.
Pimsleur I love your lessons but you let me down here.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Mar 06, 2010
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 22.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Simon & Schuster
- ©℗2009 Simon & Schuster Inc., Pimsleur ® is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.