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Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 | [Paul Noble]

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

Collins Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.
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Publisher's Summary

Collins Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling 'confused, incapable, and unable to really say anything'. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a ground-breaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of studying. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.

Part 1 of the course covers:

  • Language ground rules
  • The use of the past tense
  • Asking questions
  • Essential vocabulary to use when booking into a hotel, taking a taxi, and eating out

Two native-speaking Spanish experts help Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. (Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool.)

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    Dustin Moorman 07-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I learned quite a bit from Paul Noble"

    I am a beginner in Spanish, but Paul has done very well in teaching Spanish 1 via this audiobook. I am finishing up today and feel confident with 90% of the book's phrases and vocabulary. I may have to listen to the last chapter again, to deliberately answer perfectly every question, but Paul actually discourages perfection during the books introduction. He states it is his job to make us remember, and actually does quite well in doing so. All in all I took away a lot of Spanish from this book and definitely recommend using it with other resources.

    I am going to try the next book from Paul, Spanish 2 and hope for the same results (or better)!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sean Baron 07-16-15
    Sean Baron 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great review for someone hasn't spoken in more than 5 years."

    Great for long car rides! Doesn't get caught up in the nitty gritty of Spanish, but explains what is necessary and builds as you progress. All while retaining what you've learned!

    Uses standard scenarios for traveling in a foreign country, so it's practical as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dakota Jean West Palm Beach, FL 07-14-15
    Dakota Jean West Palm Beach, FL 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great way to learn Spanish in the car"

    Easy to digest. Have tried several different audio programs and this is best thus far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Primus New York 07-13-15
    Primus New York 07-13-15
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    "More Please, Paul."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 to be better than the print version?

    Yes, very much so, but the printed pdf helps tremendously afterwards to recap.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paul himself is great and is very much a part of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorites, they are all quite good.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The narrative is warm, friendly, paced just right and is a joy to listen to. I only wish Paul would carry the series further and do more such books, perhaps to do with general conversation instead of travel/tourism related. Also, it would be tremendously helpful in a future version to have this in the form of an app that runs on your phone/computer like a teleprompter that would spell the words out as they are spoken, making an audible as well as visual connection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Ryan 07-07-15
    Sarah Ryan 07-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great way to learn"

    This series really helps you to learn a new language without doing the typical method of memorizing vocabulary and grammar. It helps you to be able to figure out words and form correct sentences. I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    borowis 07-06-15
    borowis 07-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent audio course"
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    Good introductory audio course, I love how this guy teaches: repetition, but not to much, you learn something new every other minute to keep you engaged, you learn to speak from words you know immediately and not sometime after, conjugations are introduced slowly and not all at once, plus Paul gives some tips and tricks related to word building from English words which is immensely useful, plus it's cheap. Wait no longer, go learn some Spanish!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S.K. 06-11-15
    S.K. 06-11-15
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    "Very helpful"

    I like the content and the approach. A good introduction. Already bought the rest in the series!

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    Linda Johnson 06-05-15
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    "Loved it!"

    Although a little strange at first to not see the words, it's a great way to learn conversational Spanish! Can't wait to start Part 2!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Hampton 05-30-15
    Joe Hampton 05-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Listen your way to habla espanol"

    Seems to be working I have already bought books 2 & 3. Pretty exciting learning a new language.

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    J. Graffeo 05-29-15
    J. Graffeo 05-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Love it"

    I'm really enjoying it and practice every day. I've taken classes in the past but this is making me comfortable speaking it. I already
    bought the other parts.

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  • deen
    7/2/15
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    "So Easy!"

    This is the best language related product I've ever bought. just sit back and relax.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • vicalvaro
    6/29/15
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    "Almost perfect."

    The CD version comes with a booklet so I'm a bit disappointed that audio download does not have a link to download and print that booklet. Other then that I like it.

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  • Cat
    Hatfield, United Kingdom
    6/24/15
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    "Exceptional!"

    For context, I've studied Spanish via computer, books, apps, private tutorial, immersion classes and become so utterly dejected (and at times, so acutely frustrated that I've felt a degree of anger) at my inability to pick up the language. It's been a horrid challenge - until now! For her first time, I feel like I am both learning and **retaining** some Spanish. Absolutely thrilled and couldn't recommend Audio Book 1 more highly!

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  • Grant Sutherland
    6/23/15
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    "Es fantastico!"

    Don't hesitate! Get it! I have loved learning with this method and I recommend it to anyone who has struggled before to learn anything close to a knew language! On to part 2 para me! =D

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • vin
    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
    5/30/15
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    "excellente for a starter"

    I like the repetition by native speakers .. better than ear worms which is insulting and distracting . Ivan hear the words more clearly than other audibles

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/29/15
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    "Easy to follow and enjoyable"

    I have trialled a number of learn Spanish audio and written books and I have found this by far the best.
    It's easy to follow, repetitive (a good thing) and the phrases and language learnt will be useful in everyday speech when I go to Spain.
    Don't forget that it also comes with an accompanying pdf which you can get from the audible site, though it's not terribly obvious to find and I had to ask the first-rate audible helpline who assisted me admirably

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mike
    3/9/15
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    "Great way of learning."

    Plenty of positive reinforcement every lesson
    Would highly recommend it
    I am looking forward to putting it into practice for real

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy-Rose
    7/8/14
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    "Great programme for learning Spanish naturally."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 to be better than the print version?

    Yes of course, you need to hear the pronunciations and reading languages can be very boring and therefore easy to disengage.


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

    The whole thing is brilliant. I already speak basic Spanish so not only did I learn new things but I was able to appreciate his teaching technique as being very clever and an intuitive way to teach and learn a new language.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Noble’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, they are all of a similar excellent quality!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I listen to it while I work and find that I absorb the information naturally after than forcing it.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this course and any others by Paul Noble. He is a clever man and obviously knows how to teach Spanish to those who always felt they were terrible at languages! What a breakthrough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Griffith
    London, UK
    4/8/14
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    "It's Great"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn a bit of Spanish.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the two native speakers as well as Paul Noble himself. He cleverly invites a European Spanish speaker AND a South American Spanish speaker and they speak one after the other each phrase so you can tell the difference.


    What about Paul Noble’s performance did you like?

    He speaks extraordinarily clearly and carefully. His voice does not rasp or grate in any way.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You can leave it playing while you do chores, or on headset while you're out and about. You do zone out sometimes but he brings things around full circle and you know you can replay it later so it's fine.


    Any additional comments?

    Before I bought this I read a review that complained that Paul had recycled some material from another course. He has but I haven't remembered EVERYTHING from that course yet AND I do forget it. There is more material on this and I fear I will never learn it all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holly
    Worthing, United Kingdom
    5/9/13
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    "So easy"

    I've been listening to this in the car while I commute to work and it's really going in! Brilliant stuff, and the explanations are very clear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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