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Kids now can go from bored to bilingual! Speak Spanish with Dora and Diego is the first children's language learning series that combines the "can do" personalities of Dora and Diego with Pimsleur's proven language learning approach.


Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego!

Pimsleur Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego! - Family Adventures
Includes: 2 Audio CDs with language instruction and tradtional Spanish language songs /
4 all-new Dora and Diego adventures / A Parents' Manual

In Family Adventures! kids are introduced to every day settings in Dora & Diego's world that are very similar to their own. The four stories are:

  • My Family / Mi familia
  • Breakfast / El desayuno
  • At School / En la escuela
  • At Night / En la noche

Our Price $14.99
 
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Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego!

Pimsleur Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego! - ¡Vámonos! Let's Go!
Includes: 2 Audio CDs with language instruction and tradtional Spanish language songs /
4 all-new Dora and Diego adventures / A Parents' Manual

In ¡Vámonos! Let's Go! kids go exploring with Dora & Diego. The four stories are:

  • The Market / El mercado
  • On the Farm / La granja
  • At the Park / El parque
  • The Tower / La torre

Our Price $14.99
 
 
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Why kids will love learning Spanish with Dora & Diego

  • Children are immersed in the adventure filled world of Dora & Diego.
  • The familiar voices of Dora, Diego and Boots take them through each story.
  • The interactive approach will keep them involved throughout.
  • With no memorization, no tedious drills, and no tests, kids will enjoy learning Spanish.

Why parents will love Speak Spanish with Dora and Diego

  • It works! Millions of adults have used Pimsleur to learn second languages.
  • Children learn more than 200 core vocabulary Spanish words.
  • A great value! Children will listen to the program again and again.
  • Appropriate for children from pre-school through first grade: Ages 2-6

How does Speak Spanish with Dora and Diego work?

Spanish is taught in a completely organic way, similar to how children are learning their native language. New words are introduced and then practiced. Once a word is taught, it's used in different ways, allowing children to adapt their new language skills to everyday situations.

On the CDs, Dora, Diego and Boots speak Spanish. Children learn by repeating the words and phrases aloud. While listening and speaking, children follow along in the books to see what's being described. This allows children to start thinking in Spanish.

Each audio program ends with a sing along session of Spanish children's songs to complete the learning experience.


About Children and Second Language Learning

Much research has documented the relationship between early second-language learning and future success. Here are a few of the findings:

  • Many experts believe that children's brains are especially receptive to language sounds and cues between 1 year of age and until about age 9.
  • The earlier children are exposed to the sounds of a second or third language, the more likely they are to attain near-native pronunciation.
  • Bilingual speakers are better able to deal with distractions, according to researchers at York University in Toronto, Canada.
  • Foreign language learners consistently outperform control groups in core subject areas on standardized tests, often significantly.
  • Language learners show greater cognitive flexibility, better problem solving, and higher order thinking skills.
  • Foreign language learners have better listening skills and sharper memories than their monolingual peers.
  • The benefits of foreign language study to self-image, self-esteem, and satisfaction with school experience are enormous.
  • Linguistic and cultural competence will be the mark of a well-educated citizen of the 21st Century.

What is the Pimsleur Difference?
The Pimsleur Method provides the most effective language-learning program ever developed. The Pimsleur Method gives you quick command of a new language's structure without tedious drills. Because of this, learning to speak becomes enjoyable and rewarding.

The key reason most people struggle with new languages is that they aren't given proper instruction - only bits and pieces of a language. Other language programs sell only pieces - dictionaries; grammar books and instructions; lists of hundreds or even thousands of words and definitions; audios containing useless drills. They leave it to you to assemble these pieces as you try to speak. Pimsleur enables you to spend your time learning to speak the language rather than just studying its pieces.

When you were learning English, could you speak before you knew how to conjugate verbs? Of course you could. That same learning process is what Pimsleur replicates. Pimsleur presents the whole language as one integrated piece so you can succeed.


Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego!

Pimsleur Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego! - Family Adventures
Includes: 2 Audio CDs with language instruction and tradtional Spanish language songs /
4 all-new Dora and Diego adventures / A Parents' Manual

In Family Adventures! kids are introduced to every day settings in Dora & Diego's world that are very similar to their own. The four stories are:

  • My Family / Mi familia
  • Breakfast / El desayuno
  • At School / En la escuela
  • At Night / En la noche

Our Price $14.99
 
Out-of-print
 

Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego!

Pimsleur Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego! - ¡Vámonos! Let's Go!
Includes: 2 Audio CDs with language instruction and tradtional Spanish language songs /
4 all-new Dora and Diego adventures / A Parents' Manual

In ¡Vámonos! Let's Go! kids go exploring with Dora & Diego. The four stories are:

  • The Market / El mercado
  • On the Farm / La granja
  • At the Park / El parque
  • The Tower / La torre

Our Price $14.99
 
 
Out-of-Print
 
     

The Pimsleur Method
The unique method developed by Dr. Paul Pimsleur lets you learn a language the way native speakers do - exposing you to vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation all at once, in everyday conversations. And by applying Dr. Pimsleur's two key proven principles - the Principle of Graduated Interval Recall and the Principle of Anticipation - this program delivers results faster and more effectively than any other language learning method, whether classroom or packaged.

Who is Dr. Paul Pimsleur?
Dr. Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After obtaining his Ph.D. in French from Columbia University, he taught French Phonetics and Phonemics, and supervised the language laboratory at UCLA. He went on to become Professor of Romance Languages and Language Education, and Director of The Listening Center at Ohio State University; Professor of Education and Romance Languages at the State University of New York at Albany; and a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Heidelberg.

After years of research and development, including field studies of spoken language training with adults, Dr. Pimsleur created a new method for self–instruction in spoken languages that is based on the way the human brain takes in language as speech. Of the several unique features of the Method, two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory that he called Graduated Interval Recall This is the only language teaching program which incorporates these essential principles to provide you with the most easy–to–do, amazingly rapid, and highly cost–effective learning method available.

Read more about Dr. Pimsleur.


The Principle of Graduated Interval Recall
is a complex name for a very simple theory about memory. In his research, Dr. Pimsleur discovered how long students remembered new information and at what intervals they needed to be reminded of it. If reminded too soon or too late, they failed to retain the information. This discovery enabled him to create a schedule of exactly when and how the information should be reintroduced.

The Pimsleur programs are designed to remind you of new information at the exact intervals where maximum retention takes place. Each time your memory begins to fade, you will be asked to recall the word. Through this powerful method, your new language skills move from short-term to long-term memory.

Read more about Graduated Interval Recall.


The Principle of Anticipation
Before Dr. Pimsleur created his unique teaching method, language courses were based on the principle of repetition. Teachers drummed phrases into the students' minds over and over, as if language were made up only of words to be memorized. On the contrary, however, neurophysiologists tell us that simple and unchallenging repetition has a hypnotic, even dulling effect on the learning process, completely counterproductive to actually learning a new language. Dr. Pimsleur discovered that learning accelerates when there is an "input/output" system of interaction, in which students receive information and then are later asked to retrieve and use it.

The Principle of Anticipation requires you to "anticipate" a correct answer. Practically, what this means is that you retrieve the answer from your memory based on information provided in earlier lessons.

Read more about the Principle of Anticipation.


Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego!

Pimsleur Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego! - Family Adventures
Includes: 2 Audio CDs with language instruction and tradtional Spanish language songs /
4 all-new Dora and Diego adventures / A Parents' Manual

In Family Adventures! kids are introduced to every day settings in Dora & Diego's world that are very similar to their own. The four stories are:

  • My Family / Mi familia
  • Breakfast / El desayuno
  • At School / En la escuela
  • At Night / En la noche

Our Price $14.99
 
Out-of-print
 

Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego!

Pimsleur Speak Spanish with Dora & Diego! - ¡Vámonos! Let's Go!
Includes: 2 Audio CDs with language instruction and tradtional Spanish language songs /
4 all-new Dora and Diego adventures / A Parents' Manual

In ¡Vámonos! Let's Go! kids go exploring with Dora & Diego. The four stories are:

  • The Market / El mercado
  • On the Farm / La granja
  • At the Park / El parque
  • The Tower / La torre

Our Price $14.99
 
 
Out-of-Print
 
   

Pimsleur Results
In short, Pimsleur reinvents natural language acquisition - the way you learned your native tongue - and applies it to second-language acquisition. As sufficient structures and vocabulary are acquired, early reading is introduced in those languages that imply a sound-based alphabet. Learners can then process to see how word-sounds become written language.

You'll have a broad repertoire of words, phrases, and sentence structures to choose from as you're able to build longer sentences and have real interactive conversations with native speakers. You'll find yourself subconsciously thinking in your new language before you know it. You'll be amazed at how quickly you begin to understand the words and begin to put sentences together in real conversations.

Pimsleur Means Language!


What are People Saying about the Pimsleur Language Programs?

"I've finished the Pimsleur Spanish I course and will be starting on Pimsleur Spanish II. It's working out very well. In fact, it's the best language course I've encountered. Thanks very much!"
     --D. Dillon

"I LOVED Pimsleur's Spanish I. I am learning much better than the individual lessons I am taking from a personal tutor. I play the CDs and 'talk to myself' each day in the car and when I get ready in the morning. The biggest compliment I get from my Mexican friends in on my accent, which I attribute to the CDs. As a Canadian from Vancouver originally with no experience in Spanish, I think Pimsleur's Spanish has been very good for me. Thanks for such an easy and effective program!"
     --C. McIntyre

"I think that these are the best tapes that I have every used to learn new languages"
     --H. Pross

"I want to tell you that Pimsleur Hebrew is even better than expected! Hopefully they'll come out with a Level III soon."
     --S. Ferguson

"Thanks Pimsleur! I have been trying to learn the Arabic language for years and this is the first method I have found that works for me."
     --P. Vamvas

"We are adopting a 13 year old girl from Russia and I have been working my tail off to acquire the language. I've been studying Russian for a few years and the Pimsleur course is exceptional."
     --K. Andrus

"Wow! These are wonderful! I can't wait until I get through this course so I can order more."
     --T. Farrell

"I can't believe how much I learned from the Pimsleur French I course. I studied French in college for 4 years. I actually minored in the French language. I was amazed that I learned more conversation skills from the Pimsleur French I course than I did in 4 years of college. Thanks Pimsleur!"
     --M. Bradley

     

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