It can come back fairly quickly, but it does take some concentration. However, Paul Noble DOES keep reviewing & adding new phrases in both Spain's dialect & South American Spanish, which means you don't memorize exactly...it is more natural. I did both French & German first parts also, which I had not studied, and did find that they were natural & I was encouraged. Now if I could only make my mouth pronounce as well as I can hear... (Review by Rick)
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..
This was a good way to review some starter phrases. The repetition was really helpful, and I felt like I could put what unlearned to use right away. Highly recommend this book
I am a retired nurse, and I am very interested in alternative medicine, also very interested in Death Cafe, and to be a Death Doula.
Did it like it! At all. Boring. I would like my money back. Thank you!
The teaching method is excellent, as it teaches you not just how to speak, but also why certain words and phrases are said the way they are. Between the three Audible volumes of this course, I learned not just how to speak passable Spanish, but also how to continue to learn by looking up words and phrases to expand my vocabulary on my own, while not sounding ridiculous to native speakers.
The performance was excellent, but I don't mind dry British male voices. The inclusion of two native speakers speaking in different accents (Latin American and European accents) adds to the depth of the learning. It's not exciting by any stretch of the imagination, but if you're looking for excitement then try audio dramas instead of educational material.
The only possible criticism is that the pauses to sound out words were short for me, but that's just me. The length of time might be just right, or annoyingly long depending on how easily one picks up the language.
10/10. Highly Recommended.