Learn Spanish - Brainscape
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Did you know that you may be wasting a huge portion of your time learning Spanish due to inefficient learning methods? Let me tell you how you can learn FASTER.
It’s all about a new technique called Intelligent Cumulative Exposure. As much as we’d like to think that we can improve our Spanish by watching movies or just being dumped in the right country, our brains are proven to best absorb new language concepts one-at-a-time, in small increments. And I don’t mean just learning word lists one-at-a-time. I mean building your actual sentence-forming skills from the ground up.
Intelligent Cumulative Exposure (ICE) is the system of introducing concepts incrementally, at gradually increasing difficulty, in the context of REAL sentences, while repeating the tough concepts in the right intervals of time based on YOUR confidence levels. ICE is also a method that explains grammatical nuances in PLAIN ENGLISH rather than hoping you just “figure them out” through immersion.
There's no reason you should be hearing totally unfamiliar strings of jibberish fly in one ear and out the other. You should be building yourself up by scaffolding one concept at a time.
The problem is that there are currently NO apps on iTunes that apply the simple ICE method. Creating a comprehensive curriculum based on Intelligent Cumulative Exposure takes WORK, and most app developers are more concerned with flashy software than with actual learning sciences.
Brainscape’s learning scientists from Columbia and Yale Universities have spent the past TWO YEARS developing a complete, scientifically optimized Spanish curriculum tailored specifically for the mobile environment. In the process, we have created the first web and iPhone app based around Intelligent Cumulative Exposure. Check out our 40-page white paper on our website, explaining the cognitive science behind why this works.
With Brainscape's Learn Spanish, you get:
· A carefully tailored curriculum that builds on previous concepts and guides you from beginner to conversational at your own pace
· The equivalent of TWO YEARS' WORTH of high school Spanish classes
· Over 6,000 AUDIO flashcards for the most common Spanish words, phrases, and sentence constructions, including a BONUS section on Business Spanish
· Simple explanations for key grammatical concepts and the most common verb conjugations
· Convenient “browse” and “search” functions that allow you to easily find cards you want
· Ongoing feedback, statistics, and visualization tools to help you track your progress
· A network of thousands of other learners who support each other’s learning every day
We look forward to working with you over the months and years to come. You’ll be glad you joined the Brainscape community.
What's New in Version 2.20141125
-Backward compatibility for iOS 7.x
-Better audio compression = less space on your device
-Minor bug fixes
Love this app.
This app is the greatest thing. As long as you are honest about your level of knowledge, when rating the cards (1 being never even heard of it... 5 being I know it, and I know it instantly) you can teach yourself any subject available with amazing speed. In the Spanish app the pronunciation of certain words fall more into Spain than Mexican dialect, but other than double L sounds one would never know the difference. In a matter of days using this app my Spanish has went from elementary to conversational, while I still miss the conjugation of certain verbs, especially irregular verbs, I can make myself understood and can understand someone speaking fluent Spanish, for the most part. My friends who are fluent in Spanish have commented on my sudden improvement and seem to be rather impressed. I'm confident that once I truly master the verbs section, and sentence structure sections my Spanish will improve exponentially again. I love Brainscape! Thank you for the wonderful app.
Wow so impressed!
I am on my fourth day using this app and am amazed at how much I've learned already! The way it teaches you has to be the best method out there. It starts with the most basic sentences then gradually introduces new elements, one at a time, all the while keeping everything you've already learned in the sentences. So you continually practice your old lessons and never leave them behind. The sentences quickly become very complex, so in a few days you know much more than just some simple phrases. This app far exceeded my expectations. I hope this review did it justice.
Better than Rosetta Stone
I have used countless apps and books and strategies to help continue my education in a second language. Nothing compares to this because nothing makes you want to do it every single day. And that's the trick. You have to want to do it every. Single. Day. There is something special about this application that makes you want to come back to it over and over. I can't wait to give this company more of my money. The app is totally worth it.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 05, 2014
- Version: 2.20141125
- Size: 81.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
- © 2014 Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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