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Speed Spanish (4 One-Hour CDs) (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Audio CD – Unabridged, July, 2003


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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Language Dynamics Inc.; Unabridged edition (July 2003)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1893564517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893564510
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,350,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Language Dynamics CDs are among the BEST in the industry and a 'GREAT VALUE'. -- Men's Health Magazine, September 2003

About the Author

Mark Frobose is a well known foreign language author, teacher, and speaker. Mark founded Language Dynamics Inc. in 1981 with the express purpose of simplifying the foreign language learning process through the creation of fast and easy to learn foreign language courses. This course is the successful result of his company's many fruitful years of teaching countless individuals from all walks of life to effectively communicate in a foreign language, quickly, easily, and naturally.

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By R. Yamada on September 29, 2004
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I have made several attempts at learning Spanish over the years - mostly with computer software but also with the Learn In Your Car series from Penton. None of them were very effective. This short program had me forming sentences after disc one! The sequence the material is presented in, is way better than anything else out there. The explanations are also way better than any other program I've tried. I tested the material on my Spanish speaking employee and I think she was impressed. I am by no means fluent, nor will you be with this short program but it is a great starting point. It certainly gave me the confidence to try my Spanish. There are problems however; discs 2 and 4 in my set seem to have the last seconds or minutes(?) missing and there is no printed transcript so you'll need a dictionary if you want the spellings. Some words and phrases are repeated throughout the four discs which is great but some words are only brought up a few times so you have to keep listening to each disc several times (which is great for learning). I still gave it 5 stars though since it worked where all else had failed. Next I'm going to try one of the 8 disc sets from the same company, which do include transcripts. In fact, two of the 8 disc sets are priced only a few dollars more than this one so I'd suggest just getting one of those - unless you're really pressed for time.
An update: I purchased the Behind The Wheel 8 disc set and the first four discs are identical to Speed Spanish! Skip Speed Spanish and get Behind The Wheel. For a few more dollars, you get four more discs AND a text! I also read in another review that Behind The Wheel and Conversational Spanish (also Mark Frobose) are identical. So again, get either of the 8 disc sets - they're a better bargain. Even though I feel a little ripped off, my 5 star rating stands because Speed Spanish is still an excellent program.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 2004
I've had Language Dynamics' Speed Spanish for just over two weeks now and here's what I can now do. I am able for the first time to speak and understand so much practical Spanish that I find it necessary to explain my experience to you in detail. Understand that I am not a linguist. I have gone to college and I consider myself reasonably intelligent but until now, learning a language has always been a scary and not too fruitful experience for me. Speed Spanish has changed all of that for me, thank God. I bought Speed Spanish AFTER trying and returning Barron's Mastering Spanish, National Textbook's Teach Yourself Spanish, Living Language Spanish, and Great American Audio/Fast Track Spanish. None of these had the exceptional METHOD that I experienced with Language Dynamics Speed Spanish. The Speed Spanish tapes and Listening Guide & Tapescript were versatile, relevant, had a very appealing and useful content, appropriate course speed, and was very relevant to my learning needs (which was to speak Spanish as quickly as possible). Several of the other courses I listed were either horribly fast paced, used esoteric Castilian instead of the more common Latin American Spanish used in Speed Spanish, and were all just a rehash of the old 'mope and grope' stale language learning techniques your old high school teacher used to use. I found these courss to be sterile and difficult to impossible to learn from. I found Speed Spanish to be excellent and unique in the following ways. It was easy to go away from the tapes after each session speaking and understanding a great deal more Spanish than before the session. The structure and method used in the course were so simple that the learning speed dramatically increased for me.Read more ›
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Beth Nic on September 27, 2004
Compared with other courses I have used in the past, Speed Spanish has been the most effective at getting me to understand and to quickly speak the practical basics in Spanish.

I love the informal 'interview style' teaching approach which is much warmer and less rigid than the standard mechanical approaches that bore one to tears. I also love the fact that English is given first, followed by two nice repetitions in Spanish.

The pace of the course is quite fast and thus the name

'Speed Spanish'. This is the course to buy if you really want to learn Spanish quickly and without the hassle.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 19, 2004
April 21, 2001
After listening minimally to the four tapes in 123 Speed Spanish for five days it is my strong opinion that all taped language courses should be like this one. It is easy to learn from and all the English definitions are given on the recordings. The native speaker speaks slowly enough for me to get the accent right. The content is exteremely useful, which allowed me to form simple sentences within minutes of receiving my course. Believe me, this course is fast and user friendly. Try it and see for yourself.
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