I need to learn different language to fulfill my business requirement and I found audible as a helping friend to reach my goal.
Yes, I would definitely listen to Power Spanish 2 Accelerated again. Power Spanish taught me how to communicate quickly and effectively in Spanish using my own original thoughts and did so without boredom or tedium. Mark Frobose doesn't follow the herd with mindless and old language programs like Pimsleur and Spanish Like Crasy. Mark's Language Audiobooks approach makes it easy and fun to really learn to speak and understand a new language. It is obvious that this method makes all others pale in comparison. From basic review to advanced idiomatic expressions taught in a situational format, Power Spanish 2 (just like the original Power Spanish 1) exceeded all of my expectations.
Teaching me how to really speak Spanish.
I love the caring way he relates to the listeners while he teaches Spanish.
Yes, Mark managed to create the most effective language-learning program where one section built on the one before it. He also succeeded to make it easy for the listener to go back to the start of a lesson to repeat.
Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone and Coffeebreak Espanol could learn a great deal from Language Audiobooks and Mark's excellent voice and educated Spanish speakers. Mark's spontaneous and expert delivery and of original sentence making templates, memory techniques and humor make the language learning process a real joy.
Yes of-course, I would listen to bite-sized mandarin Chinese because, It helped me a lot to learn and improve my long term desire of learning a mandarin Chinese.
I got a lot of business requirements, where I need to understand and speak Chinese. I had to leave major opportunities before learning Chinese through bite-sized mandarin Chinese, but now it will not happen in future because I am very confident about speaking and understanding Chinese.
In beginning, It teaches very basic words like, please, thank you, and hello etc.. with very clear pronunciation. It helped me to identifying difference between similar pronunciation of different words. Now I can pronounce words exactly as natives.
Different levels of lessons and repetition of words with clear pronunciation make it different which I won't be able to enjoy in book. Because in book you can only read words but you can not understand how are they pronounced. Encouraging words and tips given in beginning by Mark Frobose, motivated me to practice as much as I can.
Mom of five
Let me compare this course to Pimsleur, since that is the other well reviewed course out there. Pimsleur is good, first of all. You will learn basic Spanish with it. this is why Collins is soooo much better.
1. Collins is cheaper.
2. You learn about 20 times the vocabulary that you do with Pimsleur. I am not joking. Collins uses a very similar method as Pimsleur, but I swear to you they have taken Pimsleur and VASTLY improved upon it. I testify to this based on the experience of 7 people I know who have tried and used both. Count this as 7 reviews.
3. Collins Teaches you more things you can really use. Did you know that words that end in "ion" in English are basically all identical in Spanish? Now you've just learned about 1000 spanish words. Collins teaches you absolutely incredible language learning tricks like this. PIMSLEUR DOESN'T.
I could go on and on.
4. Collings teaches you both Spain and Latin American Spanish at the same time, easily, and without any sweat at all. Pimsleur doesn't. You might think you won't use Spain spanish, but you will need it if you progress at all, because most books use it. Trust me.
I could go on and on about how Collins is better. It is absolutely incredible in every way. I am using it along with Instant Immersion Spanish to teach Spanish to my kids. I would NEVER go back to Pimsleur again. It was a waste of money. thank you, Paul Collins, for the gift you have given us!