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Donald

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  • "Very helpful for learning to conver..."

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    Very helpful to for learning to converse with ease

    I bought this audio program called Conversational Latin American Spanish 1. It is much better than a cd program I bought from another company years ago. It is not dry and boring like the first one tended to be. The speakers used on the program are easy to understand and copy when you are repeating what they are saying. That is the greatest thing about it for me. I appreciate the consideration that the developer of this program gives to the learner in explaining the details of Spanish and having the native Spanish speakers repeat at different speeds. The native Spanish speakers say things slowly and then at normal speed. That is such a great help in learning to speak correctly. You can’t learn to say things right if you can’t understand what is being said. You CAN understand with these speakers on this program. They teach a lot of words and phrases about a lot of different topics. The direct conversation practice really helps in learning to speak comfortably. It is all very useful if you go to any country where Spanish is spoken. As you learn the material you are also learning how to use it. That makes it fun to learn and makes you want to keep learning more.

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

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    • By Mark Frobose
    • Narrated By Mark Frobose
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    Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native Latin American Spanish speakers teach you conversational Spanish the way it is really spoken. This highly acclaimed method is so easy and so fast that you'll be speaking Spanish within minutes of receiving your program and enjoying the process.

    Donald says: "Very helpful for learning to converse with ease"
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    I love the way this program Power Spanish takes the many words that it teaches and gives you lots of practice showing you how to put them all together correctly into different sentences with a lot of originality. You can learn words from any Spanish dictionary. The great thing about this program is that it shows you how to put them all together to express your own thoughts and desires. I have never seen this in any other program and I am excited about how fast I am learning to speak Spanish.

    A huge amount of words, phrases, and short statements are first taught, then reviewed by a variety of native Spanish speakers. Once again, all are presented so that they may be easily used in useful daily conversation with a reasonable degree of originality.
    There is enough information here to keep you busy learning for many, many hours to come. Good, good audio program if you want to improve your pronunciation and learn to speak more fluently, like a true Spanish speaker.

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    Power Spanish I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - Complete Transcript/Listening Guide (English and Spanish Edition)

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    • By Mark Frobose
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    Designed to teach you to speak Spanish while on the go, Power Spanish I Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive audiobook language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand Latin American Spanish at optimal speed. Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native female and male Latin American Spanish speakers teach you Spanish the way it is really spoken.

    Daniel E. Gardner says: "Power Spanish Accelerated: The Best Audio Program"
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    For someone who is just starting out this is the place to start. I know some Spanish so it was not helpful for me to start with this lesson. I would recommend this to those wanting to learn Spanish though.

Sandra

Sandra JULESBURG, CO, United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2003

Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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    Twain's viewpoint on the German language was written a long time ago. He has been one of my favorite writers since I was a child and this is one of his funnier pieces. It is only surpassed by his story about crossing the Platte River near Julesburg CO where I currently live.

    He tells a story about a buffalo climbing a tree after a hunter that makes most people laugh out loud.

    I advocate reading more Twain for the good of your digestive and respiratory system!

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    Mark Twain's classic satire on the German language. A must read for anybody learning German or living in a German-speaking country. "The Germans have another kind of parenthesis, which they make by splitting a verb in two and putting half of it at the beginning of an exciting chapter and the other half at the end of it. Can anyone conceive of anything more confusing than that?"

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