Puedo hablar español (a little)! I am an aspiring Guidance Counselor, and want to learn spanish to communicate better with parents and students. I learned so much. Listened to it on my 40 minute commute to and from work. Only gripe is sometimes I wished that I could have gotten a spelling of what was being spoken (as I am a visual learner). However, not seeing the spelling beforehand helped with more accurate pronunciation. I will recommend this system. About to buy next lesson now..
The Paul Noble series is perfect for getting a good base/refresher course in Spanish before moving on to more advanced courses.
I listened to all the parts : 1, 2, 3 and 4. Then moved directly to Pimsleur, spanish phase 4... but I might have an advantage because I have been to Mexico for almost a year as a child so although my spanish was quite rusty, I still had a nice base. I just needed to brush it up a little.
I like that there is no music, no 'trying' to entertain with phoney conversations. Just basic, right to the point spanish!
This program seems to be a poor imitation of my favorite all time Spanish course, Power Spanish Accelerated by Mark Frobose.
The voices on the Paul Noble program are not nearly as pleasant with Power Spanish and the actual learning that I experienced with Noble was pitiful in comparison to what I learned for the Power Spanish series by Frobose.
Still, for the price, you save a few bucks by buying the Noble program and you’ll still learn some Spanish
This is my first go at a language via audible and I really enjoyed it. easy to follow, great tips and tricks for vocabulary and surprisingly easy to retain. just do it.
This is a super great way to learn Spanish. I'm buying the next one straight away. It's so clear and requires so little effort to grasp.
I bought Rosetta Stone first, unfortunately. This book is so much better. I have learned how to speak and put together full sentences so much faster, almost instantly. Highly recommend. I hope there are more books like this one
The most enjoyable part is that it teaches you in conversational Spanish. This makes it easy to understand and able to pick it up easily.
Clearly, Paul Noble has done a great service to those of us who need high quality Spanish instruction from a good English speaking instructor. He is gifted, intelligent, and structured.
Learn Spanish the Natural Way is a must buy.
However good, it is not the best out there. Many other programs like Pimsleur have a much better memory technique.
The overall best programs in any language that I have tried are by Language Audiobooks and a fellow named Mark Frobose who also created Behind the Wheel Spanish for Macmillan Audio. His best programs are the Power Spanish series in my opinion.
Buy Paul Noble, he is very good. But supplement with Frobose and Pimsleur for a well-rounded approach.