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Instant Immersion Spanish Levels 1, 2 and 3

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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) 22 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Language-learning software with natural image-association techniques
  • Build your vocabulary, get around with confidence, converse with ease
  • Recordable voice technology for perfecting your pronunciation
  • Fun and effective exercises; interactive activities and challenging quizzes
  • Transfer lessons to iPod or other MP3 player for on-the-go learning

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows, Mac
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004M39SN6
  • Item model number: 81122
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 3, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #584 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Instant immersion spanish levels 12 & 3 (win xpvistawin 7/mac 10.3.9 or laterub/dvd software)

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Instant Immersion

The quickest way to learn -- guaranteed.

Instant Immersion uses natural image-association techniques to help you learn as easily as you learned your first language. With Instant Immersion, you will have more fun, save money and reach your goals faster -- guaranteed*!

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You Will Be Able To:
  • Build your vocabulary
  • Get around with confidence
  • Converse with ease
  • Understand everyday language
  • Perfect your pronunciation
  • Achieve your goals!
Instant Immersion Levels 1, 2 & 3

Whether you are learning a new language for school, work or your next vacation, Instant Immersion's fun and effective exercises, interactive activities and challenging quizzes will help you achieve language fluency in less time than other language systems. You will think, read and speak your new language with ease.

What Will I Learn?

Level 1

Level 1 teaches you the essential words and phrases you will need in order to get around with ease. Learn basic vocabulary and everyday phrases in no time! Topics include first words, food, colors, phrases, body parts, numbers, time, shopping, countries and more. Practice with virtual flashcards, play games and use the record-and-playback feature to practice pronunciation. Also includes a printable picture dictionary.

Level 2

Learn more complex phrases, correct pronunciation and how to converse in your new language. Talk about sports and hobbies, family, friends and work! Other topics include the alphabet, greetings, restaurant, hotel, business, technology, computers, emergencies and travel. Quiz yourself, record your progress or print out the dictionary to practice each subject on the go.

Level 3

Reach your language learning goals by immersing yourself in advanced conversations that will refine your language skills and help you retain what you learned. Topics include people, food, animals, numbers, seasons, business and career, marketing and communications, IT, banking and more. Practice with image association, game show-style quizzes and story reconstruction, then test yourself and perfect your pronunciation with the recordable voice feature. Also includes a printable dictionary.

More Ways to Learn: As a Group, On the Go, with a Game!

Instant Immersion I-DVD

Play fun interactive games with the whole family using your TV, DVD player and remote control. There are nine topic areas, from shopping to business, multiple choice quizzes, and easy and hard games.

Instant Immersion Audio for MP3

Easily transfer your lessons to your iPod or other MP3 player for on-the-go learning. Practice in the car, at the doctor's office or on a plane!

Who is Oscar Lake? CD-ROM

Unravel clues as you immerse yourself in your new language with this mystery game that features more than 70 hours of learning and three possible endings. Learn more than 1,200 words, use the online dictionary tool, improve your pronunciation, and much more. (Not included in Chinese Mandarin or Japanese.)

Fun ways to learn, and easy to use, too!

Voice Technology
  • An advanced recordable voice feature perfectly captures your pitch.
  • Hear what you really sound like and compare your accent to that of a native speaker.
Game Interface
  • Play games and earn points toward awards.
  • Playing engages your brain and helps you remember more!
Virtual Reality
  • Watch and interact with video of real-world conversations.
  • Ease your fears about talking with native speakers by practicing with Instant Immersion!
Learn on the go
Learn on the go!
On-the-Go Options
  • The MP3 lessons and printable dictionaries mean you can take your lessons with you.
  • Take advantage of every free minute to learn your new language!

The Keys to Successful Language Learning

1. You are having fun.
Research shows that when something is fun--you're playing, interacting, laughing--you're more likely to remember it because your brain is engaged. This is why we based our entire language-learning program around game-playing. Plus, when you know something is fun, it will keep you coming back again and again.

2. You are not overwhelmed.
We know the thought of learning a new language is overwhelming. This is why every one of our games can be completed in 10 minutes or less. Imagine your language-learning goal is a sandwich. You wouldn't cram it all in your mouth at once, would you? No. Sure, you'll finish it all, but one bite at a time.

3. You can fit it into your life.
We know you have a million things to do, and we recognize language learning is probably not the first thing on your to-do list (no matter how much we wish it was). This is why we give you a ton of different ways to learn, from computer games and audio lessons for your iPod to written activities in the workbook and interactive fun on your TV!

What's in the Box

  • DVD-ROM
  • Interactive DVD
  • Complete Audio Course on MP3
  • CD-ROM (Not included in Chinese Mandarin or Japanese)
Six-Month Money-Back Guarantee

* You may return Instant Immersion Levels 1, 2 & 3 with a valid receipt directly to TOPICS Entertainment up to six months from the original date of purchase. See http://support.topics-ent.com for details.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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634 of 646 people found the following review helpful
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Don't get me wrong, Rosetta Stone is an amazing piece of software. It is; however, not the only method of learning another language. There are other options that work as well. Furthermore, there are other options that cost far less money than Rosetta Stone as well. Everybody is different, and everybody learns in different ways. While the Rosetta Stone software works for many, it is not the solution for everyone.

The Instant Immersion Spanish software seems to be an excellent alternative to Rosetta Stone. It cost far, far less money; and interestingly, it has a unique and novel formula for learning the language. Rather than just being a piece of software, it offers several other unique components - such as an interactive DVD, a 16 Disk MP3 disk that can be played in an MP3 CD player or on your iPod/iPhone (awesome!), plus a great video game designed to reinforce everything you've learned. As a whole, the Instant Immersion formula is definitely novel, and seems to work well.

As with any language software, a dedicated effort is still required to improve. You won't learn to speak Spanish simply by holding the Instant Immersion software box. As with any language, it's best to learn them through repetition and practice. Instant Immersion seems to give a greater opportunity for those activities than most software I've seen, including Rosetta Stone.

A couple of nitpicky points: Rather than carrying your identity through to each of the three levels of software, you re-create your identity each time. Further, each level seems entirely different from the last with little to draw them together in appearance. It doesn't take anything away from the lessons themselves though. Also, more printed documentation would be handy.

Those points aside - I really like this software, and look forward to further utilizing it to develop my Spanish.
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236 of 244 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spanish from Spain May 26, 2011
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Good for memorizing everyday phrases and words. There's no grammar to it - in case you were wondering, but that may not be a factor to you, depends on how you learn. If you want to speak the language just to get around, this is what you need, but if you want to speak Spanish fluently, this is just a good start. It seems easy to learn another language with this method; therefore, it motivates you to keep going.
Side note: it might be a bit difficult to recognize the accent of Spanish speakers here in the States since most of them are from Latin America. This software teaches with a Spanish accent from Spain.
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281 of 303 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is a great starter May 26, 2011
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If you are just starting out in Spanish this is worth the money. You can start with the flash cards, listen to how the words sound and then test yourself by recording how you say the word. I haven't found that it reviews your recordings to see if you say the word correctly, but trust me you will know when you hear yourself back. I like the interactivity of the software and DVD. I already speak a little spanish and used other systems before. I wouldn't say this system was the best, but it is in my top 3. I like how you can get a conversation like feel because the hardest part about learning any language is you might not have someone to practice speaking with. This will help you out with that problem. It is a lot cheaper than Rossetta Stone and I would say if you work at it, you will get the same results as Rossetta Stone. So give it a try.
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109 of 115 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, but up to the task. July 21, 2011
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I've used a lot of spanish language software. I've used Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur, My Spanish Coach, and some older more generic approaches.

It amazes me how expensive Rosetta Stone is. The software has gotten better in the last two years or so, but for a while, it was very glitchy and resource intensive for hundreds of dollars more than competitors.

Pimsleur takes a clever approach, where intro sessions are cheap, and the advanced stuff approaches Rosetta prices. But I've always found their approach very effective.

This is different. It's actually hard to describe concisely. You get a pretty good audio program. The pauses are a little long, but otherwise the main difference from this audio program and others is that the rules change. With Pimsleur, the guide will say something in English, and you repeat it in spanish. Forever. With this, they change it up just when your mind starts to wander. I think this is strong.

The software has memory style games that don't approach the smoothness or even structure of Rosetta Stone, but they do cover a lot of material anyway. Technologically, they look a great deal like software from the late 1990s. If you don't care about that, the software does its job. There are a lot of modern words regarding technology. Rosetta tries to include them too, but I think Instant Immersion did better.

One huge advantage this has over Rosetta is the DRM (security to prevent piracy) is not a hassle. With Rosetta (which I own a legit copy of) I've had problems getting my software to work. There are updates and security passes and it just gets a little old.
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105 of 112 people found the following review helpful
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I used to recommend Instant Immersion to everyone, but not any more.

I've used Instant Immersion Deluxe 2.0 in the past and it was great. Much better than Rosetta Stone, at a fraction of the price. But this is a completely different product. Apparently they've bought out EuroTalk, slapped the Instant Immersion label on it, and discontinued what had been very good language-learning software. This is just audio flash cards. No grammar, no evaluation of your pronunciation (though it does let you record yourself and listen to yourself, for people who for some reason can't hear their own voices but can hear a speaker...)

On top of that, it doesn't work on Windows 7, even though the box says it does. I contacted the company and they suggested running in XP Compatibility Mode.

Furthermore, I had contacted the publisher before I bought this product and was assured it was Latin American Spanish. It is not. It is Cathhhtilian. And now the publisher is telling me it's not even available in Latin American version. Which means they lied to me the last time.
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