Complicated sentences are said more slowly at first and then speeded up to normal talking speed. That makes it much easier to learn and remember the words and say them in the right order.
It's not necessary to listen all at once. You can decide for yourself to listen a little or a lot at one time.
I am minoring in Spanish in college. Next summer I am going to Mexico City for two months. Part of the program will include Spanish classes at the university there. I can’t wait! I have made good grades in Spanish classes but I know I can’t really speak it yet so I got this Conversational Latin American Spanish audio course. This course takes the head knowledge that I gained from Spanish classes and puts it to use in actual speaking scenarios.
Right into the first section I was sure that I was in over my head. Then after giving several sentences at normal speed the speakers slowed it down, saying the longer more difficult sentences slowly and then speeding it back up. That’s the way it was throughout the program and I found it a perfect way to learn. You hear how it is said and then it is slowed down for you so that you can learn it and then it is gradually speeded back up to normal talking speed. It’s the perfect way to learn! I’m lovin’ it!
I listen for a few minutes while I am walking to class and sometimes when I have an hour or so between classes. I listen on the bus when I go downtown to shop. Sometimes I listen at night for fifteen or twenty minutes after I get into bed. I have found that I can listen for five minutes or for forty-five minutes. Sometimes I listen to three or four minutes several times in a row and other times I do a whole section non-stop. It doesn’t matter. You can jump around as much as you want, although I personally recommend that you listen to the entire program from beginning to end the first time through, but you don’t have to do it the first time through all in the same sitting. After you’ve heard it all you can go back and forth and jump around. I have found that a good technique is to blindly run the audio up for a few minutes and then stop it and just start there.
I know I’m obsessed. But I know that this course will really give me a jump on being able to converse with people while I am learning Spanish in Mexico this coming summer. These great portable audio lessons have taken my Spanish from my brain and put it onto my tongue. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I want them to do a conversational Spanish level 3 so that I can continue to improve after I return.
Good Spanish Program - don't be misled by some unfair reviews.
This Spanish language program allows you to actually understand and participate in authentic conversation in Spanish at native speed.
But to accomplish that feat, you need to begin slowly. You cannot rush comprehension and practice. Every farmer knows you can't "cram" for the harvest like you can cram for a college exam.
You can cram for a written vocabulary or verb test in Spanish class, but you can’t cram speaking fluency. Speaking fluency requires – demands – time and practice. And patience. This program gives you that valuable Practice along with lots of explanations, virtual interaction with Spanish speakers, help with memorizing, and you practice with common words and sentences. You are responsible to put in the time. Add some patience and you will get there. I know. I am getting there, partly thanks to this program for learning to speak Spanish.
I know that people all have different likes and dislikes and I respect that but I think that some of the criticalness about this program by some people is not right. I think its a good way to get speaking practice in my opinion.