'Our son is using the product (as complement for GCSE preparation) and making leaps of progress already after years of frustration and struggling. Probably the best seller we have ever dealt with. Huge thanks. Recommend unreservedly. 20 February 2010' D. CRASS 'J Linn' Gt Britain
· CDROM with booklet to learn real Spanish
· Color coding to help your pronunciation
· Transcriptions of entire excerpts of authentic conversations
· Translations of all dialogs from Spain and Latin America
· step by step approach
The novice in Spanish should start with SmartSpanish - Introduction to Spanish, Vol.1 + 2, to study the basic grammar, conjugation and vocabulary needed in order to build a perfect foundation, with lots of tricks to memorize rapidly and painlessly.
This CDRom will start you on the right tracks to be able to understand Spanish at normal speed and speak the language the way people from Spain and South America deliver it in natural conversations.
This software was like the missing piece of my spanish education... What a great product. I wish I had it years ago . Greg Oelke, MO.
Learning Spanish requires that you learn to speak Spanish and that you learn to understand it. Vol.1 and 2 will teach you to speak and this SmartSpanish CDROM will teach you to understand as you will develop strong listening skills. If you want to enter a conversation in Spanish at normal speed without any training to listen to it, you will not be able to get what is coming back to you. Then your Spanish studies will be worth nothing. On the other hand, even if you feel hesitant to speak Spanish, you can have a conversation saying just "yes" or "no", as long as you understand the other person. That's why to develop listening skills is so important. With SmartSpanish you will develop a two-way conversation skills.
After six weeks with this course I saw a very satisfying improvement in my ability to hear phrases and everyday expressions, which seemed a blur before . Karl Stull, IL
This system gives me more of an appreciation for the language, keeps me interested, and motivates me to keep on learning . Christina Guida, CO.
The difference between this CDROM and the Smart Spanish CDs - also available on amazon.co.uk, is that you can play the CDs in your car. The CDROM is for the computer(Windows/Mac). It has all three levels and the videos of the interviews on which the lessons are based (to see people when they speak always helps.)