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Collins Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting new, nontraditional 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 groundbreaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of studying. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.

Part 3 of the course covers:

  • Vocabulary for conversing with a pharmacist or doctor
  • Practice and revision
  • Mexican and Castilian pronunciation
  • Future and past tense

Two native-speaking Spanish experts help Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation in both Latin American and Iberian Spanish. 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.)

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  • Mark
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • 11-21-16

Great way to begin learning Spanish!

listened to all three to start leaning Spanish and gain building blocks necessary to continue. if you are looking to learn enough to travel, these three lessons will leave you comfortable to speak as you need to.

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  • William
  • Fort Mill, SC, United States
  • 03-01-14

Great way to pick up spanish

What did you love best about Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3?

Continues the line of Learn Spanish books with fun and easy ways to learn to speak it.

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

Yes, I have listened to books 1 and 2. This book continues the tradition and helps to learn spanish!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

I appreciated the pace at which Paul worked, and the way he cleverly linked much of what I know already in English to what I did not know in Spanish. This increased not only my vocabulary but my confidence. I am traveling in Mexico now, and I'm amazed at how much I'm remembering. So much fun! Thank you Paul!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Buyer beware!

Buyer beware! If you are looking for an advanced audio book for learning Spanish, this is NOT the book for you. I bought Collins Learn Spanish number 2 and number 3, thinking that they would have more advanced lessons than the first audio book. Unfortunately, I was very wrong. I wasted 2 credits on these books. "How would you say... a waste of money?" This audio book is about 20 percent "How would you say...." 70 percent a waste of time on repetition, and 10 percent useful. After 3 hours of audio, this book is still trying to teach you the personal pronouns tú, usted, ustedes, ellos, ellas, él, and ella. The entire final chapter is counting. That's an entire hour of counting - half in English! Really? I'd like 90 percent of my money back.

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Good method, limited vocabulary. Easy to use.

The overall teaching method is effective, however, the words taught are limited to the very basic one would need to travel to a country where Spanish is the native language.

Good points:

-The course covers both Latin American and Castilian dialects
-The narrator explains basic grammar rules, how to go from present tense to past tense, to future tense and plural.
-The narrator explains how to convert words from talking about me vs. you vs. more than one of you, vs. we.
-The narrator explains when there are differences in the two major dialects.
-The narrator and the native speakers are easy to understand and speak clearly.
-Word emphasis (which syllable gets emphasized and when) is explained.
-Limited explanation of feminine vs. masculine words.
-Inexpensive.

Not so good points:

-The vocabulary is very limited. Granted, you are told how to make up or guess at words, but things like fork, spoon, automobile/car, stop, and many other basic words are not explored.
-The program ends at version 3. The last observation wouldn't be an issue if there were more volumes to purchase.

Overall, the course was worth the money (because it is very inexpensive). I learned a fair amount and could carry on a basic conversation at a restaurant with the waitress, but the course left me wanting more. I ended up purchasing the Pimsleur courses as well. They overlap somewhat, but also give different pronunciations for some of the same words. And they expand the vocabulary past what is offered in this course.

Summary:

If you just want to learn just enough Spanish to get by and don't want to spend a lot of money this is the course for you. If you want to be fluent in conversational Spanish, spend more money and buy a more in-depth course.

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Books 1-3 good, Book #4 a rippoff at 19minutes

Would you consider the audio edition of Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3 to be better than the print version?

Learn Spanish 1-3 are good and 3-4 hours worth of material, watch out and don't buy book #4 thought it's only 19minutes

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Very useful

Useful words for travel and everyday communication. The format provides a good amount of speaking practice.

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  • JEFFREY
  • COMMERCE CITY, COLORADO, United States
  • 10-01-16

Great course before vacation to Mexico

Any additional comments?

This is a good course for someone planning a vacation in a Spanish speaking country. After completing the course I'm able to speak short phrases that will allow me to order food at a cafe , purchase goods, communicate with a doctor, and ask for basic directions and locations. I'm not remotely fluent in Spanish and I'm not able to follow conversations among spanish speaking people. If your goal is to become fluent in Spanish I recommend a more comprehensive course.

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More please!

If you could sum up Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3 in three words, what would they be?

Best spanish audio tapes I have heard.....I just wish there was more of them!

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Easy to understand....easy to follow....excellent explanations.

Any additional comments?

MORE PLEASE!

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Excruciantingly slow and boring

Perhaps fit for small children learning Spanish.He may spend 20 minutes discussing "the word tickets in Catalan versus Latin America. In the last,third book, you still repeating two coffees,please.", for example. The last hour of the third book is spent on counting one to million.
There is absolutely no conversation between the two Spanish speakers. They only repeat what Mr. Noble says in English. One is also suspicious that he does not speak Spanish as he never does in the three volumes.
He may have mentioned the names of the Spanish speakers at the beginning, I do not remember, but he never mentions their names again. There is absolutely no interaction between him and the speakers, no humor. They just automatically translate.

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  • Steve K
  • 12-20-15

Very good ALONGSIDE studying Spanish

I have audiobooks 1 to 4 by this author. I believe that these and any other Spanish audiobooks are only good in conjunction with continued study of the language. You will not learn another language solely by listening to this or any other audiobook

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  • coz
  • 12-30-14

Amazing!!!

Iv been learning spanish for over a year now and i can honestly say this is the best learning aid i have found. Unlike other learning aids Paul Noble teaches you the core of the language. Which is why the language has finally 'clicked' in my mind. Now any extra vocab i pick up i will know exactly how and where to use it in a sentence.
In sort get this if you want to learn....you wont be disappointed
Iv used rossetta stone which i found useless but I would recommend duolingo (android app).

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  • Cerebum
  • 02-02-16

Very good

I have tried a number of e learning modules and this is by far the best series. I will be recommending it.

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  • luizav
  • 02-28-15

Lovely presentation

It is a great way to learn a language and helping especially my pronounciation
I think Paul's courses are the best to learn quickly to speak a new language

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  • Adele
  • 07-25-14

What a great way to learn Spanish!

I have enjoyed all 3 Learn Spanish books equally, and although I'm aware there is a 4th, I would like to see further books for learning more advanced Spanish language. From what I understand, the 4th book is a review of the first three books, but I am hungry for more challenges and to delve deeper into the grammar and vocabulary! Paul Noble- if you read this - make some more please! 3 (or 4) aren't enough!! :-)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-17

Paul Noble course has been brilliant!

I have found this so useful and brilliantly explained by the author. I struggle to learn now I'm older but this is so helpful and I would really recommend it to anyone learning Spanish. It would be so useful to have further additions as this course brings you through the simple stages and an advanced course would be fantastic! I'm not sure where to go from here!

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  • Mrs A Bolger
  • 05-18-17

Good but some disappointment

This was overall good but I would have expected more for a volume 3. Very very disappointed with the last few chapters as they covered numbers and the alphabet. Stuff that should be covered in level one. So those chapters for me were a complete waste of time and should not have been included in this book.

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  • JR
  • 05-12-17

Excelente!

Todo estaba bien
Muchas gracias Paul Noble
Clear, easy to follow. Repetition helpful.
Great tips

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  • Mr. Sean Corcoran
  • 03-28-17

A must have for learning Spanish

I started learing Spanish through this course a year ago and found it fantastic. I finished the whole course and left my learning Spanish for about 6 months. I then decided to back over the course and was amazed that I remembered about 80% of what I'd learned this is down to the way the course is structured with repitition but not in a monotonous manner. I have quite a poor memory but it doesn't seem to hinder my learning. I highly reccomend this course if you're serious about learning Spanish. You'll be amazed how quickly you progress. Thank you Paul Nobel for setting me on the road to leaning another language. I never thought I'd be able to do it.

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  • Wappinglion
  • 03-05-17

great way to speak a language I need part 4

love the way he relates the Latin parts of English to Spanish - it gives you an instant vocabulary.

also like the two speakers - one Latin American the other Iberian

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  • Stephan
  • 03-21-17

Great progression

Paul takes you through Spanish and you really feel like you are progressing. Some bits a a bit hard, but then again you are learning a new language. I do not feel I'm am fluent in Spanish by the end of part 3, but certainly feel I have a basic understanding to support my travel and learn more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-20-17

Great

I now feel that I have a skeleton upon I can build my Spanish. Gracias