Mexico has more Spanish speakers than any country in the world, and Mexican Spanish is by far the most important form of Spanish spoken today in the United States. At last, you now have the opportunity to learn to speak and understand real Mexican Spanish quickly and easily, and in your spare time.
Language Audiobook's Mexican Spanish Accelerated features an expert English speaking language instructor who is assisted by educated native male and female Mexican speakers who quickly teach you their language the way it is really spoken. Immediately use English to speak Mexican Spanish without guessing at meanings.
Learn from an expert American Instructor with real Mexican Spanish speaking assistants. Learn high frequency words and phrases that are the most common and easy to use. Use your otherwise wasted down time to learn to speak real Spanish in just ten minutes a day. Create your own original sentences in Mexican Spanish in the first ten minutes of instruction! No grammar - Learn Spanish naturally like you learned English as a child!
©2012 Mark Frobose (P)2012 Mark Frobose
I've been looking for a good Mexican language program for a long time and I found it here. It made me reasonably conversational in real Mexican Spanish in just a few weeks of semi-intense study during my down time in the car and while working out at the gym. I liked the complete illustration of differences between Spanish speaking in Mexico compared to other Spanish speaking countries. No guessing, full explanations. Mark the narrator/teacher explains, along with some great Mexican Spanish speakers. I also learned a lot of common Mexican phrases Real bang for the buck on this program.
Excellent approach that teaches the little-known nuances between standard and Mexican Spanish.
From the get-go this program really taught me the difference between standard Spanish and Mexican Spanish.
The detail and attention that the creators of the program put into explaining and demonstrating accents within Mexico and then comparing them to other Spanish speaking countries is one-of-a-kind. That alone makes this program worth the money.
But then you have the Mexican words, the detailed explanation that "tomato" and "chocolate" are Aztec Indian words.
This is not a common run of the mill Spanish program.
This is an exceptionally high quality Mexican Spanish program that has really increased my understanding and ability to communicate with Mexican Spanish speakers.
Excellent in every way.
I would not recommend this for levels above advanced beginners. I agree that repetition is the mother of success, but repetition here is slightly overdone.
I only review language programs that are easy, fast, effective, portable, inexpensive & teach you to really speak and understand languages.
I quickly learned to speak a ton of real Mexican Spanish from this unique, fun and effective program. My opinion is that anyone from businesspersons to Spanish language students, from restaurant-goers to travelers considering a trip to Mexico will find “Mexican Spanish Accelerated” to be the essential "icing" on their Spanish learning cake! The fusion of Old World Castilian Spanish from Spain and New World Native languages and cultures of Mexico have given rise to a myriad of unique words and expressions which originated in and are largely confined to Spanish speakers from Mexico.
Mexican Spanish Accelerated contains a lot more than just words and phrases unique to Mexico. Standard, universal sentence-building Spanish phrases like ‘I have to,’ ‘I would like,’ ‘I want,’ ‘I need,’ ‘I am going to,’ and so on, prepare the beginner for fast and original sentence creation and prepare the learner for a great adventure south of the Río Grande – or “El Río Bravo” as they call it in Mexico. A variety of folk expressions are also taught by the narrator and his three or four Mexican instructors who are all educated native speakers of authentic Mexican Spanish.
Both the price of this audio program and the speed at which it teaches you to speak real Mexican Spanish are unbeatable. Spanish language students and vacationers will all benefit from Mexican Spanish Accelerated as much as I did. So click on over to Audible.com, download Mexican Spanish Accelerated, and discover how things are said down Mexico way. Ándale! - Go for it!
I'd say it's time well spent. There are just some pitfalls to look out for. The woman in the audio uses the effeminate central mexico pronunciation of SH at words ending in R. Not always but most of the time. It's kind of confusing especially when she sometimes does it and sometimes doesn't...all with no explanation. I had to find this out by accident. A man that talks like this is going to come across as a stereo-typical gay if he goes around doing that. I could write that that is okay...but it's really not. The author of this should have mentioned this.
The woman using SH on words ending in R. Mark should have mentioned this up front.
Mark does an okay job.
I appreciate that there is an audiobook for mexican spanish. It's time well spent; I had to learn outside the material about some mispronunciations so that was funny... I think the woman who is going all in with the effeminate pronunciations is doing the listeners a disservice by not speaking normally or at least warning the male listeners that they are going to sound like pansy's if they imitate her. Also, try not to judge this material by the first chapter of material...I almost did. It gets much better later starting in Chapter 2.
Please update the audiobook to address my other comments. Thanks for releasing this. I live in San Diego and am starting to understand the mexican radio stations and people I hear around town. I'm pretty confident I'm going to get better.
Honest Language Reviewer
Right at the top with Power Spanish and Power Italian.
The difference is that "Mexican Spanish Accelerated" is more specialized and focused on real Mexican Spanish.
For instance, here I learned that the Mexicans LOVE to put "le" after verbs.
Instead of just saying "Anda" or "Go" they like to say "Andale". No other country does that, and you learn these cool things from the get-go with this program.
Another fascinating thing I learned were all the Mexican Nahuatl words that we have incorporated into American English like "Chocolate" "Tomate" etc .... Mexican indian words that are a part of both Mexican Spanish and American English.
Wow. That's good stuff to know.
I loved the native Mexican speakers in the program from different parts of Mexico with their authentic accents. I can't believe some reviews actually complaining about a program that is so complete that it teaches you a language in such depth.
Mark is a "friendly instructor" type of voice presence. He's like an expert guide say "Watch for this", "This means this and that means that".
I consider his explanations, motivational tone, and guidance to be a major key in making this program so excellent.
How to "platicar" in Spanish with real Mexicans using real Mexican Spanish.
Most Spanish programs teach "conversar" for "to converse" but almost all Mexicans use the verb "platicar" for converse. I learned that one and a million other distinctions from this program.
Like with all Language Audiobooks programs, this one gives you a lot of of bang for your language buck. No BS. Just rock-solid teaching of fundamentals, great memory techniques, and interesting educated native Spanish speakers along with Mark, making your language journey a memorable and effective one indeed.
although the narrator clearly can't hear you, he says things like “that was fantastic“ when you're supposed to repeat someting. also lots of comments that are absolutely unnecessary. very american...
Good program for beginners. It is quite repetitive but that's good for learning, my issue was a lot of it was just re-recorded so I felt like there could have been more information and I could have simply listened to it again. Also, with the different accents I had trouble understanding what they were supposed to be saying at first but I just started looking words up so I'd know how they were spelled.
Organize the content into a logical format that flows better. This book does not stand very well on its' own, it needs to be edited much better.
Reduce the randomness and re-edit this program. It was not what I expected. The description says nothing about your current language level but from the content of this book it is obvious that it assumes you have at minimum a basic grasp of common words.
Monotone, Fun, Monotone
The exercises were actually useful and fun, many provided a worthwhile challenge. It is a semi-useful review and reinforcement tool.
It is obvious that this book was made of bits and pieces taken from other books. Early in lesson 2 Mark asks "Do you remember the expression for...". I spent several minutes trying to figure out how I missed our review of that expression only to discover that there never was a review of it nor a lesson associated with it. If you do not have at least some basic Spanish skills skip this one for now.
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