Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native Latin American Spanish speakers teach you conversational Spanish the way it is really spoken. This highly acclaimed method is so easy and so fast that you'll be speaking Spanish within minutes of receiving your program and enjoying the process.
Conversational Latin American Spanish will dramatically speed up the time it takes you to actually converse in Spanish and ensure that you will enjoy the learning process.
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Very helpful to for learning to converse with ease
I bought this audio program called Conversational Latin American Spanish 1. It is much better than a cd program I bought from another company years ago. It is not dry and boring like the first one tended to be. The speakers used on the program are easy to understand and copy when you are repeating what they are saying. That is the greatest thing about it for me. I appreciate the consideration that the developer of this program gives to the learner in explaining the details of Spanish and having the native Spanish speakers repeat at different speeds. The native Spanish speakers say things slowly and then at normal speed. That is such a great help in learning to speak correctly. You can’t learn to say things right if you can’t understand what is being said. You CAN understand with these speakers on this program. They teach a lot of words and phrases about a lot of different topics. The direct conversation practice really helps in learning to speak comfortably. It is all very useful if you go to any country where Spanish is spoken. As you learn the material you are also learning how to use it. That makes it fun to learn and makes you want to keep learning more.
Easy to follow along. Not too fast. Not too slow.
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I recently received this program from audible and have spent about six hours listening to it over the past couple of days. And I DO know why I am giving it 5 stars. I disagree with the reviewer who said that the narrator’s voice was ‘condescending.’ The narrator is not a professional orator or broadcaster. He is a language teacher and I think the narrator’s tone is simply his attempt to just try to be considerate of the learner and to make the program pleasurable to listen to.
This program has great Latin Americans native Spanish speakers, and is easy to understand and repeat after. It’s a very back and forth approach to conversation, back and forth between you and the teachers. No guessing about meanings. You are always reminded of what the Spanish words and phrases mean in English. You can focus on the new Spanish word without distracting yourself trying to remember what the English translation is.
Lots of vocabulary that is good for shopping, eating, and just getting around in a Spanish speaking country. It mixes stuff you already learned with new stuff so that you are reviewing previous things at the same time that you are moving on to something new.
I’m very happy with this audio program and I still have a couple more hours to go.
I only review language programs that are easy, fast, effective, portable, inexpensive & teach you to really speak and understand languages.
Great native speakers from Mexico and Colombia. Interactive approach to Latin-American conversation.
No guessing. Instant English to Spanish. Great retrieval memory technique which greatly enhances learning retention. Very relevant vocabulary for travel, shopping, restaurants, and general purpose traveling or communicating. It’s called ‘Conversational’ for a reason. If you want a lot of grammatical explanations consult a college textbook. The “Conversational Latin American Spanish” audio program teaches talking, not reading. That’s why it’s an audio program. Nothing can take the place of repetition and challenging you to speak with natives when learning a foreign language. This program does much of the review for you. It drills you on previous material at the same time that it is presenting you with new words and phrases. So older material stays fresh in your mind. That is what causes it all to sink in. The more you listen to these lessons the more conversationally comfortable you will become. You're taught how to have real conversations about real things with real Spanish speakers.
No hassle or guessing, friendly narration tone. Instant translation from English to Spanish. This program really bridged that nasty gap between slow Spanish as you learn it on audio and real Spanish spoken at native speed. I also picked up a lot of conversation-based vocabulary in context for all situations, including but not limited to shopping, eating or traveling around in a Spanish-speaking country. The awesome native speakers really helped me to speak and understand Spanish spoken at native speed. All Latin American Spanish speakers. First slow, then medium speed, then blazing fast, just like in real Spanish conversation. Great way to learn Spanish within a reasonable period of time. Really enjoyable too. For me, a bargain for my time and money.
10 out of 10 for me. Easy to learn and get along with the Latin American speakers and the narrator, who does not go too fast, not too slow. You can easily converse with them in Spanish. Listen, learn, repeat, and review all in one. It’s just like you are directly conversing with the speakers sitting in front of you. It is a great program, the best I have ever used. The narration in this program is excellent!
I will recommend this conversational Latin American Spanish program to everyone who wants to converse in Spanish, may be for a trip to a Spanish city or for shopping, restaurant, etc. It is the best program I have ever tried as you get to learn the real Spanish. The speakers also explain the meaning of it in English, which is very good. No guess work required and you learn with such an ease. Highly recommended!
Before trying this awesome program, I tried various course books and audio programs but none was of any help to me. Then I tried this conversation Latin American Spanish audio book by Mark Frobose. I am compelled to say that it’s a great program, worth your money. It’s just like a live session with the Latin American Spanish speakers, with whom you conserve. They speak so slowly, again and again repeat it, and then little fast, ask did you get it, and then repeats it slow and fast. Mind retention power is used as the words are repeated again and again, thereby making your learning Spanish process so easy and spontaneous. I learned to speak a lot of vocabulary words related to shopping, restaurant, conversing with a Spanish person and when one travels to a Spanish city from this program. Real Spanish can be learned within few hours and one doesn’t even get bored of it, even by listening it again and again. Spanish learning gets so enjoyable with this program. Try it. I'm sure it will work for you like it did for me.
I would highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to learn to speak real conversational Spanish. What I mean by "real" is the way Spanish speaking Latin Americans really talk.
So many programs I have tried just don't give you this kind of true life practice. With Conversational Latin American Spanish, they have several native speakers, all with different accents, and they let you join in with them, repeat, practice. review ..... I really learned fast from this approach and never got bored once.
What I like best is the way the program starts out slow, lets you listen to the Spanish, gives you the meanings in English, lets you listen and repeat slowly in Spanish, and then hits you with it faster and faster until you're at native speed.
Then they are kind enough to ask "Did you get that?". Most of the time I did not get it.
Then they give it to you slowly one more time. Then fast again.
This is a great way to learn to speak any language.
My favorite scene is where I learn to say "I am from the United States" and then I learn to tell people I am American. I am from the United States, and then I learn to add to all of it to sound natural and really communicate in Spanish.
Understand conversational Spanish for the first time in your life, and then actually learn to speak it too. First slowly, then medium, then at native speed. And remember it too.
You get lots of chances to make mistakes and get it right. You practice over and over, but it never gets boring.
Compare this method, which allows you to repeat at different speeds, with a memory technique that lets you bring it all back from memory.
In order to really "converse" in Spanish, one needs to break down the fast gibberish into understandable pieces than can be practiced by the student and then pieced back together like the natives do. These are like "building blocks". You can't rush the process. There is a learning curve, and Conversational Latin American Spanish does an excellent job with this.
I tried Paul Noble and hated his approach.
I went on to the Language Guy Mark and Language Audiobooks and was pleasantly surprised by the crisp and clear voices of the native Spanish speakers, and Mark's excellent explanations in English.
The conversations are "real" and not "canned". They sound very spontaneous and include very "high frequency" vocabulary that is used every day in Spanish. I learned how to say "What do you mean?" from this program, which has deeply impressed the native Spanish speakers with whom I have spoken.
I would not change one thing about this great program and I would encourage anyone wishing to really learn to converse in real Latin American Spanish to choose this over Paul Noble, Pimsleur and all the others I have tried. This program really gets results.
I learned a ton of Spanihs from Spanish Sentence Magic and so I went on to buy Conversational Latin American Spanish 1 by Mark Frobose.
It's very challenging but fun.
As I see it there are two great advantages to this program over Pimsleur and other methods:
First .... It digs in deep enough to really teach you to understand real Spanish at native speed (eventually).
Second ... The program is the only one I've tried that actually gives you the need practice and repetition we all need to speak this stuff like the natives do.
For $19.00 bucks it's a no brainer. Buy it.
I recently bought and I am using BiteSized Spanish by the same author. I also ordered and am using with great success the program called Conversational Latin American Spanish. Brilliant actually.
A huge number of Spanish speakers converge to teach slow to fast conversational Spanish. Please note that this is truly a "Latin American" approach. No Castilian speakers noted. However, this program really got me speaking Spanish so well that my associates abroad in Spain and Mexico took note of the improvement in my spoken Spanish. Great program overall.
Right from the get-go this program showed me the practical basics of speaking real Spanish at a conversational pace. What always messed me up in the past with other programs like Pimsleur is the 5 words of vocabulary, always at the same blazing speed, and the impractical focus of just a few words.
What I love about Language Audiobooks and Mark's approach is the practical subject matter, ton of very useful words, and then, to top it all off ... the explanations to show you how to put it all together.
Then, when you're already ecstatic about what you're learning, Mark throws in the conversations at a faster level and then challenges you to remember how to say what you've learned.
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