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Can learning Castilian Spanish 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.
This course includes Lesson 26-30 from the Castilian Spanish Level 2 program featuring almost four hours of language instruction. 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. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Castilian Spanish.
Reading lessons are included at the end of lesson 30 to provide you with practice reading Castilian Spanish. These lessons, which total about 80 minutes, are designed to teach you to sound out words and sentences with correct pronunciation and accent, plus introduce you to new vocabulary. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is included.
The Castilian Spanish Language
In the United States, the term “Castilian” or “Castilian Spanish” usually refers to the dialect that is the official language of Spain, where it’s used in television and radio broadcasts. It is understood throughout the country, although there are marked regional differences. The difference between Castilian Spanish as spoken in Spain and Spanish as spoken in the Americas (now called Latin American Spanish) is due to the diminishing contact between Spain and the Americas over the centuries and to the influence of local languages in the Americas. These two main variants of Spanish are mutually intelligible; the difference between them is comparable to that between British English and American English.
Pimsleur’s Castilian Spanish teaches the official dialect as spoken by the majority of Spanish speakers in Spain. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Spanish is the first language of more than 350 million people, more than any other language except Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, Spanish is a common second language - the most studied after English, and the third most commonly used on the Internet after English and Mandarin.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.