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  • "Program Builds Confidence and Fluen..."

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    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.

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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
    • Narrated 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"
  • "Nice Job -- Worth the Money"

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    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.


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    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.

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    Conversational Latin-American Spanish 2: 4 Hours of Intensive Conversation Training (English and Spanish Edition)

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    • By Mark Frobose
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    Now learn to converse at an even higher and faster level than with our popular Conversational Latin American Spanish I, and enjoy the process...No Boring Grammar. Grammar is presented by a trained and certified English speaking American Spanish instructor who guides you through the program while the educated Colombian and Mexican native speakers teach you authentic Latin-American Spanish the way it's really spoken!

    Oleta says: "From My Mind into My Mouth"
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    "I've listened to the rest, this is the best!"

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    Would you listen to Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1?

    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!


  • Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 1

    "best language teacher EVER"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is the most easy, incredible way to learn a language that I have everrrrrr experienced. I bought all of the french language learning courses sold here on audible, and there is no competition AT ALL. My husband, who has struggled to learn another language for years, said, "I want to marry Paul Noble and have his babies!" (he was Just joking :) but he loves loves loves this course. And it is for the true beginner, BUT it is also great for those who took this in high school years ago, AND anyone needing any refresher. He is absolutely brilliant in his method! Better than Pimsleur BY FAR (yes, we bought Pimsleur too. With pimsleur, after HOURS you still can only speak about 50 words at most). The best! France, here I come this summer, and I am NOT going to sound like an AMERICAN idiot! Hooray!


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  • "Hope to see more in this series!"

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    This is just one of several tools I'm using to learn a little Spanish. The music and voices are very pleasant. It's a somewhat passive, yet effective way to pick up new phrases and accustom one's self to accents and proper pronunciation.

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    Rapid Spanish (Latin American): Volume 3

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    • Narrated By Marlon Lodge, Vivian Atienza
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    Earworms Rapid Spanish (for latin America) Volume3. As well as another lexically rich, immediately useful set of words and phrases, this volume will give you an insight into many of the core structures of the language, allowing you more scope to mix and match the vocabulary you already know. Effortless, enjoyable, fast and effective language learning through music. Essential phrases for your trip abroad. Words anchored deeply into your memory by gentle repetition to music.

    Marjorie says: "Hope to see more in this series!"

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