Now improved with a complete transcript/listening guide, Power Spanish I Accelerated is where you will learn to speak and understand more Spanish from one audiobook than from 16 CDs from other more expensive and boring programs. Want to learn to speak Spanish quickly and easily and have fun in the process? Designed to teach you to speak Spanish while on the go, Power Spanish I Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive audiobook language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand Latin American Spanish at optimal speed. Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while several trained native female and male Latin American Spanish speakers teach you 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!
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Yes. Without reservation. Being able to form your own sentences to say what you want to say is obviously a major goal of the Power Spanish Accelerated audio program. In fact, the creator seems to be obsessed with that objective. In order to do that you have to remember what you learn. The Power Spanish method somehow gets you to quickly memorize large amounts of Spanish without your being fully aware that you are doing so. There is nothing mysterious about it. It is simply a matter of constantly presenting new material while at the same time reviewing previous material. You are moving forward even during those times that you are looking back. Sometimes you look backwards but you never move backwards. Power Spanish always keeps you charging ahead and learning to speak and understand Spanish quickly – more quickly, I believe, than either of two other programs that I have also used.
I have purchased and listened to beginning level Spanish audio programs produced by Pimsleur and Behind the Wheel. You'll learn a fair amount of Spanish using either of them. But the Power Spanish program using more native Spanish speakers than either of the other two. It also contains a lot of creative and unique drills and exercises, including one that is called "Audio Snapshot," that aren't found in either Behind the Wheel or Pimsleur. Power Spanish is very upbeat. It's easy to listen to. The others tend to get monotonous after awhile. Power Spanish just has more variety, which keeps you listening again and again. To get the full effect of a language audio program you have to listen to it again and again. If you get bored you won't do that.
There are no 'characters' in the traditional sense because this is not fiction audio book. The narrator and native speakers function as 'characters,' so to speak. Power Spanish Accelerated has a variety of native speaking 'characters.' You don't have to listen to the same one or two speakers throughout the entire program. This variety makes Power Spanish Accelerated more fun to listen to than other language audio program that I have heard.
A few of the lines might make you laugh. And being able to use what you learn to make some of your own sentences is nothing to cry about.
I found Power Spanish Accelerated to be quite fast and effective at teaching basic conversational Spanish. It teaches a lot of vocabulary words, it has what for me is a very effective memory retention technique, it uses several native speakers, and, as language audio courses go, it is simply fun to listen to.
I am really glad I purchased this Power Spanish audio program. There are a lot of lessons in these 8 hours of audio teaching. A lot of vocabulary words and phrases are used. They are all used in sentences so you are not just learning a list of words you are also learning how to apply them to conversations. That’s why it is not at all boring. It is cheery and moves along and keeps your attention.
Words and sentences used in beginning sections are sprinkled into later sections along with the new lessons so you can review the earlier things without having to always be reversing the audio. That is obviously done on purpose to help you review. It is very helpful.
There are several Spanish speakers so there is a variety of voices that you hear. The approach helps you build confidence a little at a time as you learn to speak Spanish gradually. I also like that the Spanish speakers say the words and sentences kind of slowly and then faster. That makes it a lot easier to understand what they are saying and to pronounce everything right.
I have listened to this once all the way through and again more than half way through. I have learned enough so far that I can definitely say that it has been time and money well spent.
Yes - I bought these CDs from Amazon and have been extremely happy with this purchase. Use it in my car and listen while driving. Am now more comfortable talking in Spanish or ordering in restaurants than I have ever been. I'd been trying to learn from books and Rosetta Stone, but none gave me the confidence to speak in Spanish like these tapes have.
Mark Frobose and the native speakers are all favorite characters of mine. They do a great job of keeping the tempo upbeat and me motivated. The "listen and repeat" exercises are simple and practical – they are not only helping me speak and pronounce correctly but have also increased my response time to answer in Spanish tremendously. There is a nice pace throughout and repetitive nature of the exercises makes it easy to recall and improve.
I have not listed to any of Mark Frobose's other tapes ..but now that I have listened to Part 1, I am looking forward to Part II of the series
I guess the biggest "aha" moment for me when I Mark broke up Spanish into simple usable high frequency phrases that I could begin to use immediately. This happened from the first CD itself.
If I had known these CD’s would help me so much, I'd have bought the set sooner. Thank you Mark - you are a great teacher and hopefully you will make more such audio books..as you are doing a great service helping adults like me learn new languages.
Good Spanish Program - don't be misled by some unfair reviews.
This Spanish language program allows you to actually understand and participate in authentic conversation in Spanish at native speed.
But to accomplish that feat, you need to begin slowly. You cannot rush comprehension and practice. Every farmer knows you can't "cram" for the harvest like you can cram for a college exam.
You can cram for a written vocabulary or verb test in Spanish class, but you can’t cram speaking fluency. Speaking fluency requires – demands – time and practice. And patience. This program gives you that valuable Practice along with lots of explanations, virtual interaction with Spanish speakers, help with memorizing, and you practice with common words and sentences. You are responsible to put in the time. Add some patience and you will get there. I know. I am getting there, partly thanks to this program for learning to speak Spanish.
I know that people all have different likes and dislikes and I respect that but I think that some of the criticalness about this program by some people is not right. I think its a good way to get speaking practice in my opinion.
I love the way this program Power Spanish takes the many words that it teaches and gives you lots of practice showing you how to put them all together correctly into different sentences with a lot of originality. You can learn words from any Spanish dictionary. The great thing about this program is that it shows you how to put them all together to express your own thoughts and desires. I have never seen this in any other program and I am excited about how fast I am learning to speak Spanish.
A huge amount of words, phrases, and short statements are first taught, then reviewed by a variety of native Spanish speakers. Once again, all are presented so that they may be easily used in useful daily conversation with a reasonable degree of originality.
There is enough information here to keep you busy learning for many, many hours to come. Good, good audio program if you want to improve your pronunciation and learn to speak more fluently, like a true Spanish speaker.
I have tried all the major players in the Spanish instruction category. Living Language, Berlitz, Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone.
Power Spanish Accelerated is by far the fastest and easiest way I have yet found to speak Spanish. I think all the other competitors are just Mark Frobose 'wannabees' because they can't even scratch the surface of what Power Spanish has taught me.
Here are a few highlights:
1 The approach. Fun, easy to learn. Fast. Varied. Lots of Spanish speakers.
2. Tons of vocabulary and then they show you how to put it all together.
3. Tons of practice. Different angles. Never gets boring.
4. Tons of review and memory building.
Pimsleur is a rip-off. They teach you 5 words of vocabulary for one program.
Rosetta Stone cost a fortune and you're tied to your computer.
This Power Spanish is dirt-cheap and works like a charm.
Don't be fooled by negative reviews planted by the competition to keep you away from the best Spanish program ever made. It's obvious they didn't even care enough to listen to the program.
Buy it and use it. You'll learn to speak Spanish like I did.
The only program I could begin to compare with the excellent Power Spanish is Behind the Wheel Spanish by Macmillan Audio. Same author. Yep. Mark Frobose was even a consultant for Macmillan Audio and created all their language programs for them.
The difference is that Power Spanish is far better and more motivating.
Mark Frobose is a one-of-a-kind language teacher who has been in the language field for around 30 years. I have heard his radio interviews and read his ebooks. I was one of his earliest fans back in the 90's when he began teaching on audio. Now Language Audiobooks is the best and this Power Spanish is great.
It made me laugh to think that I spent only $19 bucks to really learn Spanish at last.
I cried when I thought of the small fortune I spent on garbage like Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone and all the other programs out there that just can't compare to this.
My advice is to realize that the competition in language programs is fierce and that you need to really "review the reviews" for truth. Whenever you see a fine program torpedoed, it's because it's too good for the competition to bear.
Look .... If you were selling language programs for a fortune and getting a bunch of dummies to buy from you, wouldn't you want to get rid of a fantastic program like Power Spanish that can get you really speaking good Spanish for just $19.00?
I already owned the CD version of this program and got great results from it. I also like the fact that the program comes with a complete PDF typescript.
Power Spanish 1 Accelerated is by far the best Spanish language program I have ever used. I have tried Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone, Living Language, Learn in Your Car and Berlitz and this is the BEST.
It teaches you real Spanish from the bottom up. It's not just for travelers, It shows you the basic building-blocks for how the language is put together and then it has you actually use what you learn over and over until it sticks.
Very entertaining. Never boring. Love it.
My favorite scene is where I get to speak Spanish with the natives.
Here's the real deal on how to really speak Spanish at last, for $19.00 bucks, and enjoy the heck out of it while you learn.
By far the best. No comparison to any program I have ever used.
Any review you read to the contrary has to be from a jealous competitor.
Honest Language Reviewer
In language audiobooks, and this includes Power Italian and Mexican Spanish from the same company Language Audiobooks, I rank Power Spanish Accelerated #1.
It's the gold standard of language programs in my opinion.
It appears that the author and contributors spent a significant amount of time putting together the basic building-blocks for effective communication and eventual fluency in the Spanish language. Something none of the other "marketing-hype" related programs, in their superficiality and lust for immediate profits, failed to take the time to do.
This excellence in program design is obvious throughout Power Spanish I Accelerated.
You hear it in the voices of the 7 (yes, 7 different native Spanish speakers from diverse Latin-American countries)
You feel it when you use one of this programs "recipes" for creating an original Spanish sentence. First choose from "I like" I want I'm going to I have to etc ... and just add a verb infinitive after it. So simple, yet so brilliant. And once again, this is not simply a tourist based travel program. You'll learn plenty of tourist applicable vocabulary, to be sure.
But what you learn with Power Spanish goes far deeper than a mere travel program.
Here you learn to construct sentences and even questions on ANY TOPIC.
Once you learn to say this stuff, you're ready to hit the streets in any Spanish speaking country and not just survive, but thrive.
The moment I realized how much of a rip-off these other programs I have been using are.
It seems that every day a new language method is born.
What I love about Language Audiobooks and Power Spanish is that this method is rock-solid, the author Mark Frobose created the entire line of language programs for the biggest publisher in the world, Macmillan Audio of NYC.
They even paid him as a consultant so they could learn from him on how best to create language programs.
This is the "English-speaking instructor" on all of these programs that sort of guides you through the language while his "trained native instructors" really show you their stuff
(meaning they teach you how to really speak Spanish the way the natives do).
Brilliant combo in my opinion.
Mark plays the role of "informed, caring, and friendly" instructor very well.
He is a key player in all the Language Audiobooks programs I have used. And they have all been bargains for the money.
The moment I found myself "enjoying the process" as they say over and over in the program.
I found myself loving every minute of learning as I really learned Spanish.
What a great feeling. Getting all that "gain" without the "pain".
For the price of 2 large hamburgers, double fries and a milkshake you can buy and use
the world's greatest Spanish language program ever and finally learn to speak and understand Spanish and "enjoy the process"..
Why wouldn't everyone do this now that they know the truth?
This is repetitive in the extreme, teaching very very little in each hour. It gives equal emphasis to phrases that require almost no memorization like "no" and "si" and those that comprise full sentences. At the end of this you will be able to utter a few tourist questions but I doubt you will understand a single word of the responses.
I would have to listen to, and approve of, a section first before ever shelling out a dime for another one.
The writer repeats the promo for his program ad nauseum. It is one thing putting it in the intro but leave the rest of the time for doing what is advertised, that is, studying Spanish.
The whole thing could be condensed into 30 minutes.
Don't buy it.
Wow, still in lesson 8 working on the same words from lesson 1, just different forms. Each lesson quickly flies through some new words and then does not touch on them again. Does not spend enough time talking about grammar rules. The pace is too slow and there is no flow, it is. The main focus of the entire audio book is 'asking simple question' but after lesson 2, you have got that down. In lesson 8 your repeat the exact same exercises as previous lessons with too little new information. I have a hard time finishing this one and have learned more in shorter amount of time by just reading and practicing free learn spanish websites and apps. Disappointing.
"Covers a lot of Spanish in 8 hours"
One gets a sense of covering a lot of material very quickly. I have done some Spanish before (Michel Thomas & Pimsleur) but feel the need for a course to drill and review quickly (impossible with Pimsleur) - this course works well for this.
Pimsleur & Michel Thomas - all 3 courses have their merits: Pimsleur is good at geting one to think in the language, but covers so little and is far too expensive; MT covers the grammar very well, but ziltch vocabulary and the non-Sapanish speaker is a real problem; Power Spanish bridges the gaps between all 3.I believe if one is looking for an all audio approach, you'd probably need to look at all 3 to fill in the gaps
No, definitely not
Do MT (say) first, then progress onto this to improve your vocabulary & pronunciation
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