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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.

Why Brainscape Spanish Works

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 gibberish 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 the market 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 THREE YEARS developing a complete, scientifically optimized Spanish curriculum tailored specifically for the mobile environment. In the process, we have created the first web and mobile 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 FOUR YEARS' WORTH of high school Spanish classes
- Over 10,000 AUDIO flashcards for the most common Spanish words, phrases, and sentence constructions
- Simple explanations for key grammatical concepts and the most common verb conjugations
- 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 2.20160809

Updated for iOS 10, bug fixes, and answers to the meaning of life.


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Customer Reviews

Best Spanish Course in the App Store

The set of Spanish flash cards is so much more than just a set of flash cards like you can get for free in other flash card apps. It really is a full Spanish course. I have done Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. I like them both and they can take you from beginner to intermediate student. But this set of Spanish flash cards is taking me from intermediate to advanced. The cards have a quality recording of the Spanish so I can practice pronunciation. My Spanish tutors compliment my accent and the breadth of my vocabulary. This app is worth what I paid for it. I recommend it to every English speaker who is serious about learning Spanish.

Great Spanish Language App

This app is definitely one of the best in the App Store. The science behind the learning works. It's a great app to reinforce what you already know or to advance your Spanish level.
Probably the most important aspect is that reinforces your knowledge of Spanish so that you can have a conversation with a native Spanish speaker with more ease and confidence. This is the area in which other apps such as Rosetta Stone fall short. What is the point of having an Advanced knowledge of the Spanish language if you can only speak it like a child. Bravo! Bien Hecht. Great App.

Nice pace

I should have realized that this flashcard-based method wouldn't include any typing/writing, but I think it would be helpful in learning. I use the app with a notebook next to me to write things down as I learn them. I can also use my notes to "study" from before I start a new session.
It's best for me to do all three things - see, hear, and do (i.e. write) - in order to learn them, even in English! Otherwise I'm just repeating from short term memory.

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  • $29.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Size: 598 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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