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David

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  • "From Spanish 'Practice' to Spanish ..."

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    Would you listen to From English to Spanish - 3 Hours of Audio Language Instruction (English and Spanish Edition) again? Why?

    It's to your benefit to listen to it again - and again - and again.


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    Practice Speed to Native Speed Spanish - Good For Beginning and Intermediate Levels

    This is a very good course for someone who is just beginning a study of Spanish. It is also very useful for someone that has had some classroom experience but who never had much practice speaking it. It would also be great as a good brush up for people that have not used their Spanish for a while.
    All the words and sentences on the audio recording are said clearly. You never have a problem hearing how the Spanish words are pronounced. The Spanish speakers say them at what the narrator calls ‘practice’ speed. The same words are then said at what the narrator calls ‘native’ speed. Saying sentences both ways really makes it easy to learn. There are good tips on accent and pronunciation. And they teach about using nouns and verbs together to form simple but whole sentences. I noted about four different authentic Spanish speakers so you get some variety with the different voices.
    Like I said it’s good practice for beginning learners and even for people at a intermediate level.


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    From English to Spanish - 3 Hours of Audio Language Instruction (English and Spanish Edition)

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    At last. An incredible new 3 hour Spanish program that actually uses English to teach you Spanish! Imagine how easy it will be to speak authentic Spanish when you actually understand everything while you learn! This unique and effective program will have you speaking the practical basics in Spanish without the pain and frustration that comes from "guess as you go" Spanish programs. Here are just a few of the unique features of this cutting-edge program:

    David says: "From Spanish 'Practice' to Spanish 'Perfect'"
  • "Learn Spanish While You Drive, Wait..."

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    You can learn a lot of Spanish while you are driving in your car, waiting on someone or something, or just relaxing in your easy chair or on your patio.

    This more than five hour audio program makes learning some basic conversational Spanish a lot smoother process than I thought possible. Just a few minutes every day of otherwise wasted waiting time, from any location. Really. That’s all it took for me to learn a lot of useful Spanish.

    Learning quickly from Bite-Sized Spanish has made me realize that my biggest challenge to learning Spanish was never the difficulty. My biggest challenge was time. Bite-sized Spanish solved my time and convenience problem with its short and effective easy-to-learn approach.

    The native Spanish speakers on this audio recording speak in very understandable voices and English explanations and meanings are always provided. It's not too fast either, and it is very easy to follow. I highly recommend you try it.

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    Bite-Sized Spanish in Ten Minutes a Day - 30 Ten Minute Audio Lessons (English and Spanish Edition)

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    10 Minutes a day is all you need to learn Spanish with this fast and easy-to-use 5 hour audio program! Imagine how great it will feel to immediately begin to speak authentic Spanish in just 10 minutes a day, using your otherwise wasted down time. Learn to speak Spanish during the time you spend waiting in traffic, on trains, for the dentist, from any location! And 10 minutes a day is all you need! Here's the secret! With Bite-Sized Spanish, you simply learn to speak easy but powerful bite-sized pieces of your new language during your daily down time.

    David says: "Learn Spanish While You Drive, Wait, or Relax"
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  • Power Spanish 2 Accelerated: 8 Hours of Intensive High-Intermediate Spanish Audio Instruction (English and Spanish Edition)

    "Program really helps you become fluent in Spanish"

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    If you could sum up Power Spanish 2 Accelerated in three words, what would they be?

    Great for fluency practice.


    What other book might you compare Power Spanish 2 Accelerated to and why?

    A good sequel to Power Spanish 1 Accelerated.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You can use these audio lessons in any increments you like, whatever is convenient for you.


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    Power Spanish 2 Accelerated – Really Helps You Become Fluent in Spanish.
    Power Spanish 2 packs a LOT of material into its eight hours of lessons. If you have a basic knowledge of the Spanish language then Power Spanish 2 Accelerated will power your Spanish to a higher level. This program is not for the fluent in Spanish. The whole reason for the program is to help you to BECOME fluent in the Spanish language. I really think I got more than my money’s worth. Power Spanish 2 Accelerated is not just a re-hash of Power Spanish 1 Accelerated with a few new words and phrased thrown in. There is all kinds of vocabulary words covering all kinds of topics, like eating and drinking and having parties, and buying tickets to go to places and finding your way around places.
    I really learned with the variety of instruction. Sometimes you remember and recall, then you directly participate with native Spanish speakers. Often you listen and repeat and at other times you just listen. You get some simple grammar instructions in some of the sections of the program. They are very short and deal with the lesson being given at that moment.
    The lessons are somewhat structured but still spontaneous and the overall presentation is relaxed and informal. The narration has a very personal feel to it. It is not like some language learning recordings where the narration is done by deep-voiced, monotone, stiff and formal radio type of narrators. Mark Frobose, the developer of the program, serves as the narrator/teacher throughout all of it with different educated Spanish speakers. Like I said, it has a very personal feel to it. Mark and the speaker even laugh occasionally as they are explaining funny things. It really does sound like it is a private lesson between you and the native speakers and the narrator.
    But it does move pretty quick. This program is excellent for someone who really wants to learn to speak Spanish fast.

  • Conversational Latin American Spanish - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons (English and Spanish Edition)

    "Real Spanish for Real Spanish Speaking Situations"

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    What did you love best about Conversational Latin American Spanish - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons (English and Spanish Edition)?

    Easy to follow along. Not too fast. Not too slow.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Language Gain without Language Pain


    Any additional comments?

    I recently received this program from audible and have spent about six hours listening to it over the past couple of days. And I DO know why I am giving it 5 stars. I disagree with the reviewer who said that the narrator’s voice was ‘condescending.’ The narrator is not a professional orator or broadcaster. He is a language teacher and I think the narrator’s tone is simply his attempt to just try to be considerate of the learner and to make the program pleasurable to listen to.

    This program has great Latin Americans native Spanish speakers, and is easy to understand and repeat after. It’s a very back and forth approach to conversation, back and forth between you and the teachers. No guessing about meanings. You are always reminded of what the Spanish words and phrases mean in English. You can focus on the new Spanish word without distracting yourself trying to remember what the English translation is.

    Lots of vocabulary that is good for shopping, eating, and just getting around in a Spanish speaking country. It mixes stuff you already learned with new stuff so that you are reviewing previous things at the same time that you are moving on to something new.

    I’m very happy with this audio program and I still have a couple more hours to go.

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  • "Pimsleur Phase 3 French"

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    Took a college french class and no one could understand a work I said in French at the end of the class. This helped me say the words and not worry about spelling or grammar. The french have an annoying way of not pronouncing the end of most words and conjugated verbs all sound alike to me. Pimsleur just put them in sentences I could understand then reviewed them often. This worked out so well I eventually bought Phase 1, 2 and 3. Now I can actually carry on a very basic conversation and understand a fair amount of conversation in french. I did listen to each section every day and sometimes repeated the section. French does not sink into your head automatically, but if you just listen and repeat lessons each day it is pretty amazing what sticks. I did dishes, laundry, went to the market or ran errands while listening. Made boring chores more interesting and learned basic French.

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    French Phase 3, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

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    Walk Around says: "Pimsleur Phase 3 French"

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