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Berlitz Spanish Premier Version 2 (PC/Mac)

Platform : Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
37 customer reviews

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  • The UK’s Best-selling Language Software from the No.1 Name in Language Learning
  • New Features for Version 2 including new beginner lessons, progress tracking and fun new activities
  • Suitable for all levels - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced for business, home, travel or school use
  • Learn on your Mac or PC with this award-winning software
  • Complete instruction – learn by listening to actual conversations and watching videos
  • Flash Card System – Quickly improve your language skills with this proven learning method
  • Practise your vocabulary using your iPod or other MP3 player, plus, extend your vocabulary with the vocabulary building screensaver
  • Master speaking skills in your car with a complete audio course on CDs
  • Advanced speech analysis – improve your pronunciation with speech analysis tools
  • Interactive games – puzzles, fill-in-the-blank and more make learning enjoyable and effective

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B003S3RLJY
  • Release Date: 6 Aug. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,495 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

BERLITZ SPANISH PREMIER V2

Manufacturer's Description



Experience for yourself how fun and easy it is to use the Berlitz Language Learning System. Berlitz has been synonymous with effective foreign language learning for 130 years.
Whether you're learning Spanish for travel, business of personal use, Berlitz will engage you in easy, fun and interactive activities that will help you learn Spanish faster than you ever thought possible.

Suitable for All Levels

Beginner - Learn and speak Spanish Naturally.
Start with the basics, such as greetings, introductions, travel terms, money, shopping and more.

Intermediate - Know your way around in Spanish.
Learn to talk about your environment. Berlitz makes it easy to ask for directions, order a meal or tell the time.

Advanced - Start speaking confidently and with ease.
Begin to express yourself in conversations using the Spanish speaking skills you have learned.

Award-Winning Software
Learn to speak Spanish easily and with confidence on your Windows PC or Mac. Berlitz's complete language learning system will engage you interactively so you can learn faster and more effectively.
  • Start speaking Spanish confidently in just 30 days.
  • Great for travel, business, school or personal use.
  • For beginner, intermediate and advanced users.

New Features for Version 2
  • 15 New Beginner Lessons - More than 12,000 words and phrases covering beginner level topics.
  • Progress Tracking - Keep on top of your progress and identify what you have left to learn.
  • New Activities - Make Learning fun with Fill in the Blank, Word Whirl, Concentration and Four Square.
  • New Tests - Prove your knowledge and track your progress.

Learn on Your PC or Mac
Learn to speak easily and with confidence on your Windows or Macintosh computer. Berlitz's complete language learning system engages you interactively in four different ways so you can learn faster and more effectively.
    Engaging Activities Mean You'll Learn Faster:
  • Audio Learning - Learn by listening to actual conversations.
  • Multimedia Learning - Enhance your knowledge by watching videos.
  • Flash Card System - Reinforce your learning with this proven method.
  • Speech Analysis - Improve your pronunciation with practice conversations.



Learn in Your Car with Audio CDs
Build Speaking Proficiency with Berlitz Audio CDs. Master your speaking skills with a complete and comprehensive course on audio CDs - directly through your car speakers, iPod and other mobile listening devices.

Learn on the Go
Innovative iPod Exercises. Whether you're relaxing, cooking dinner, taking a walk or doing chores, you can practise your vocabulary with both audio and pictures on your iPod. You'll even get to regularly test your proficiency with word lists that match the software.

Learn and Explore at Your Own Pace

Speed Up with our Flash Card System - Reinforce your lessons and quickly improve your speaking skills with this proven exercise method. Learn more than 1,000 vocabulary words and phrases with Berlitz Premier Flash Cards
Berlitz Premier allows you to determine your own learning pace by deciding when you need translation-and when you don't.
Plus, you can…
  • Slow down the dialogue.
  • Build a personalised vocabulary list.
  • Listen to native speakers.
  • Click on any word to hear its pronunciation.

Advanced Speech Analysis

Berlitz Premier provides advanced speech analysis to help you speak like a native. Simply record, playback, and compare to perfect your accent and improve your pronunciation.

Interactive Games make Learning Fast and Fun

From simple puzzles to fast-paced Plug-n-Play games that help increase your reading comprehension, Berlitz makes learning languages exciting for the entire family.












Reviews

"The concept of multiple learning strands is certainly a clever one which gives this package the edge over the average language tutor."
ITReviews.co.uk

"a powerful learning package"
PC Utilities

"an incredibly good tutoring system aimed at everyone from beginners to reasonable speakers"
MacFormat

System Requirements:

Windows: Window XP, Vista or 7, 256 MB RAM, DVD Drive, Sound card and speakers. Macintosh: OS X 10.4 or Later, 256 MB RAM, DVD Drive
^According to Chart Track figures reported January to May 2010 by units and/or value for each Berlitz title compared to the next equivalent language title reported. Product comparison based on competitive products in-stores on 09/01/09.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Louise E on 13 Oct. 2010
I bought this because my daughter has just started secondary school and will now be learning Spanish along with the usual French. I studied Spanish to A level and want to revise what I can remember. This software is perfect for both my daughter who is a beginner, and for me wanting to dig out all those lovely memories of this beautiful language.

I have other Berlitz software so I am familiar with the format. This updated version has many improvements that make it easier to use. It does take a while to get used to the format of it but once you get the hang of it, you'll love it. Thr flashcards are the best thing about it (as well as the CDs you can play in the car, and the MP3 files you can put on your ipod). If you only have 10 minutes to spare you can just go through a few flashcards.

I had absolutely no difficulty loading or operating the software. The only thing I did do, was to remove the screensaver (of key phrases etc) simply because my computer is a few years old now and it would take a couple of minutes to stop the screensaver each time I wanted to get back on the Pc. But apart from this small point, I would recommend this software.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kris on 22 Aug. 2011
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This is definitely a case of you get what you pay for. Being one of the cheapest on the market, I wasn't expected to be dazzled by graphics and blown away by the ease in learning a new language, and that was a good job because this product certainly doesn't do that. However, what it does do is give you an understanding of the language. In my opinion, I think some of the phrases and words given are slightly unnecessary, and personally I would have much rather learned that which I would need in a Spanish speaking community.

The program works on repetition and you are forced to perfect a word or phrase several times if you get it wrong before you move on to the next. This is quite tedious but at the same time it does encourage you to get it right and it sticks in the mind after numerous pronunciations. The one thing to note is that the audio is pretty poor quality: you can understand clearly enough but in my opinion you would expect this to be crystal clear.

The software implements learning exercises with fun games which does encourage you to continue. The games do repeat themselves but this is standard of any similar program. It also comes with additional CDs to listen to in the car which are useful but at the same time I can't help but think they will go unused.

I can't comment on how it runs on Mac but I have it running on Windows 7 with few issues, although it does occasionally freeze up or lag. I may be slightly biased in my review as I have used a well known language training software in the past, but with this you have to bear in mind what you have paid to begin with. I don't think anyone can knock a basic knowledge of a language for less than £20.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GK on 3 Mar. 2013
Wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this software. With alternate packages like Rosetta costing hundreds, £10 seemed a bargain. As you'd expect it's a more basic package but still good. The video sections are quite clumsy and hard to navigate. And the explanation sections for grammar, gender etc. are just plain 'help' text files. The power of this software lies in the flash cards and testing which are very good. Simple good old fashioned drill learning. You can test against reading, listening and writing in Spanish and English. The 'stale' list allows you to refresh any words you've not viewed in a while. NOTE: For some strange reason you can only type if keyboard is set to US in control panel! As an added bonus there are four audio CDs with around 2 hours in total that are great for listening to in the car.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SuPeRsOnIc VINE VOICE on 15 Aug. 2011
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I only took French at school so I was a bit dubious as to how effective these language CDs would be. I think that if you want to learn spanish, then this is is definitely worth it. The software is fairly user friendly and the included flashcards are a massive help if you keep using them. This may not be the case for everyone, but for myself, repetition works wonders. There is sufficient material to keep you going for quite a while.

I quite like the games/puzzle feature. I find it is fun and a great way to reinforce what you have learnt.

The only negative which has nothing to do with the software is that I can't use the program too much because I start getting a headache, so I prefer doing short periods.

I really would recommend this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martyn Davies on 3 Sept. 2011
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Berlitz are one of the best-known names in language products, and they also have a long history delivering them using technology. If you can remember the Psion 3 PDA, they had plug-card that provided a language dictionary; in fact there's probably still one in my loft somewhere.

Berlitz Spanish Premier V2 is a Spanish course on CD-ROM, which installs both on Mac and PC (Win XP, Vista and Win7), giving the same user interface and features on both platforms. In the pack you also get 4 CDs of tutorials that you can listen to in the car or copy to your MP3 player.

There's plenty to do in the Spanish course, with a flash cards application to build your vocabulary, tests of listening comprehension, conversation practice, puzzles and quizzes. When the phrases go by too fast (and Spanish speakers can be fast) you can hit the slow sound button (marked with a turtle) to slow the delivery, which is pretty useful. There's also a gimmicky feature that records your pronunciation through the microphone, and then compares it to the native speaker, drawing little graphs of pitch, fricatives and vowels. I'm not sure yet how useful that is.

There are a couple of minor annoyances: for example in the tests where you have to type in the answer, sometimes I found you couldn't type text into the box (although you could paste it from the clipboard). It's also quite picky, in the way the computers can be, for example if you put "el coche" and the flash card says "coche", then you get a bad mark. Likewise if you missed an accent (like tambien and not también), then this is marked wrong. Technically it is wrong, but come on, I've just started out; cut me some slack.

Niggles aside, this is a nice package and I'm looking forward to spending many more weeks going through the exercises. This Premier series also includes products for German, French, Italian and Chinese/Japanese.
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