I've been trying to re-learn Spanish and came across this audio book. It's hands down the best learning tool I've come across! Paul has an interesting method of teaching Spanish that isn't boring and allows you to use your English skills to learn how to communicate. Brilliant!
I took four years of Spanish in high school and college...but it was feeling downright rusty after too many years. This course condensed about 3 years worth of lessons into an interesting and fun audiobook! Even my youngest (8 years old) kept up with me while listening. HIGHLY recommended!
This is easy to use & easy to understand. It is definately worth the purchase. This is not a waste of time.
I was looking for a good way to learn a language only via audio as I commute a lot, and this is the way to do it! I tried a couple of other methods but they always needed extra reference material really fast. I went through this one in 2 days and feel like I can hold a decent small conversation in Spanish already. It does help that I'm native in French and fluent in English, but I would recommend this method to anyone who wants to start learning Spanish (only fluent English speakers though).
I really like his easy approach. It's effective and simple. He builds your knowledge systematically. I often don't even pay attention to as I have it on in the background while driving or cleaning, etc. and you find yourself constantly repeating spanish phrases without much of a problem.
It won't teach you to be fluent, but it's effective for building your skill and knowledge of spanish. I just wish they were longer and more in depth because I find his style of teaching very effective.
I hope he puts out many more spanish instruction audiobooks (though the third book won't play completely through, but this might be on audible's end).
Also, gave five stars on the story because that's a silly question on an instructional audiobook like this.
I have just begun listening to this course, but I love the way Paul Noble approaches language. He uses the knowledge you already have of English to help with learning Spanish, and instead of learning vocabulary and starting with the usual, "Buenos dias, como se llama", he gives useful building blocks that will help you build phrases, and improvise chunks of language.
For the first time, I feel like I will make real progress with learning Spanish, and actually be able to talk to people. So happy to have found this program!
There is a teaching pattern. The focus is not on memorization but on the structure of the language so that you could start to come up with your own sentences. You learn vocabulary as a by-product.
Not yet, just downloaded #2
Not really for that. I listed to one CD at a time in my morning commute. This download has 4 CDs. The tempo of the teaching picks up as you progress. So far I've gone through twice.
Excellent tool for the cost. Better than "Learn In Your Car" material.