For those looking for a great gift idea. At Barnes and Noble they have the following.
Pimsleur - Ingles Conversacion Al Instante.
10 cassettes with small guidebook. Has been selling for $39.99.
On Sale for $7.88
Note that all 3 stores I went to only one had it marked down. I went to service desk with the item and they said yes it was on sale.
WalMart has walkman style cassette players for 5 dollars.
Makes a great gift for friends in the DR starting to learn English. They will also be able to help family members with this gift.
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