I am really glad I purchased this Power Spanish audio program. There are a lot of lessons in these 8 hours of audio teaching. A lot of vocabulary words and phrases are used. They are all used in sentences so you are not just learning a list of words you are also learning how to apply them to conversations. That’s why it is not at all boring. It is cheery and moves along and keeps your attention.
Words and sentences used in beginning sections are sprinkled into later sections along with the new lessons so you can review the earlier things without having to always be reversing the audio. That is obviously done on purpose to help you review. It is very helpful.
There are several Spanish speakers so there is a variety of voices that you hear. The approach helps you build confidence a little at a time as you learn to speak Spanish gradually. I also like that the Spanish speakers say the words and sentences kind of slowly and then faster. That makes it a lot easier to understand what they are saying and to pronounce everything right.
I have listened to this once all the way through and again more than half way through. I have learned enough so far that I can definitely say that it has been time and money well spent.
You don't listen all in one sitting.You listen to as little or to as much as you want to at one time. You can skip around in the lessons, too.
I learned quite a bit of useful Spanish from this program. Some words I already knew but what was most valuable to me about these lessons was the way the speakers said sentences kind of slow at first and then said them again faster at a regular speaking rate. I don’t have much trouble learning new vocabulary words in Spanish but I get tongue tied when I try to speak them, especially several words fast one right after the others. But when the Spanish is all said at a slowed down pace like with this program, and then speeded up, it makes it a lot easier to get used to speaking Spanish like it is really spoken. This teaching process really worked for me and I learned to speak much better Spanish from it.
A lot more than one hour of dialog is given, and the conversation that is presented is long and multi-faceted, but it is fortunately, broken down into digestible bits that can be practiced and understood. This is extremely helpful to the learner who comes in from nowhere and hears a lot of Spanish spoken at native speed that sounds like unintelligible "gibberish" unless it is deciphered and explained.
It might be a little hard for a complete beginner but if you have some Spanish experience in your background, like a semester or two back in school, then you’re probably at the right level for this audio program. Your ability to speak in Spanish will definitely get better fast.
I honestly did not know what to expect when I bought this book. We have a Spanish speaking maid (from Guatemala) and two kids and I was having a really hard time giving her instructions or understanding what she was saying.
I searched for a Spanish book for homemakers on Amazon and stumbled upon this book. It's offered both as kindle and as audio book and I thought audio made more sense for me, as I can listen to it while working in the kitchen.
So I thought I'd buy this book and give it try.
Frankly, I'm blown away!! I never thought learning Spanish could be so easy!
After just one half hour into the course, I was already talking in Spanish and the maid seemed to understand everything I was saying.
It took longer for me to understand what the maid was saying, because she obviously uses a larger vocabulary, but as I progress more thru the course, I'm starting to understand more and more.
The course does not put too much emphasis on sounding like a native, only as far as is needed to be understood.
The best part is how each word is introduced in a way that makes it easy to remember.