SmartSpanish, Introduction to Spanish, Vol.1
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I have spent hundreds on books, audios and video in trying to learn Spanish. All have helped. But this one is a MUST. I recommend Smart Spanish without reservation. --William Martin, Former Political Editor, The Oakland Tribune.
This is Volume 1 of 2 introducing the Spanish language to the total beginner. In this volume, you will work on the alphabet, numbers and verb conjugations. Vol.2 covers the basic vocabulary. How did we choose the words that you should know first? We interviewed Spanish and Latino-American natives and let them speak about the subject of their choice. We then selected a minute of these conversations and we isolated every word pronounced, classifying them into Basic, primary and secondary words. In the basic list we put all the words that appear systematically in every conversation. Table, pencil or airplane, would be included in the primary list but not in the basic list where you will find words like: for, that, what, I, of, in, am, etc... We made an interesting discovery: 63 to 65% of all words used by people when they speak are basic words regardless of the theme. After you work with these vol.1 and Vol.2, you will know about 65% of every conversation you will happen to hear or be a part of. You will be ready to work on real dialogs in the SmartSpanish Audio CDs Beginner. Check also - SmartSpanish for Travelers. -- Like for all our products, we use our color-coding method to help you with pronunciation. The way you will speak with SmartSpanish is the natural way. You will sound like a native very early learning Spanish and you will feel very confident speaking Spanish.
It's unbelievable that this simple, easy approach has never been done before. Some of the most successful, useful inventions become obvious to the rest of us after someone comes up with the idea, and we smack our foreheads with the palm of our hands thinking: Why didn't I think of that? It's so obvious! SmartSpanish is like that. --Music Critic, Belmont, MA USA.
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This is a simple, simple program. The SmartSpanish Audio Cds Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (separate purchases) figured out which essential vocabulary words, verbs (6 of them), and phrases you need to know to speak Spanish quickly. It's unbelievable that this simple, easy approach has never been done before. I'm glad someone finally did it! Some of the most successful, useful inventions become obvious to the rest of us after someone comes up with the idea, and we smack our foreheads with the palm of our hands thinking, "Why didn't I think of that? It's so obvious!" SmartSpanish is like that.