Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3: Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3
by Paul Noble
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Collins Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting new, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling 'confused, incapable and unable to really say anything'. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a groundbreaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of studying. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language. Part 3 of the course covers: Vocabulary for conversing with a pharmacist or doctor Practice and revision Mexican and Castilian pronunciation Future and past tense Two native-speaking Spanish experts help Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation in both Latin American and Iberian Spanish. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all, and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. (Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool.)
Easy to understand what he is teaching you
I've used all sorts of language learning software. This one is really good for one reason. The hearing of native speakers helps a lot with pronounced words and understanding
A bit disappointed
So I am almost through with this third part of the series. I was pretty impressed with the first two sets so I decided to keep going. His method is great but what you walk away with as far as knowledge isn't. For example, I know how to ask for a ticket for a train, how to say "you must pay a supplement" (who uses that term?) , and how to book a double room at a hotel, but don't know how to say I'm hungry lol or I'm tired. Very basic things that he hasn't presented as of yet. So that part has been slightly frustrating.
I also hate that with this CD, he's chosen to focus more on European Spanish instead of Latin American. I know there aren't many differences, but he takes up a significant amount of time with things I'll never use since I live in Texas closer to Latin America.
Overall I've enjoyed the series. It does give you a good foundation as far as sentence formation, etc. but you walk away with a VERY limited vocabulary. More geared toward a tourist wanting to learn Spanish rather than every day life/ conversational Spanish.