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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Language Learning Tool, November 8, 2007
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This review is from: My Spanish Coach - Nintendo DS (Video Game)
I'm a college student taking Spanish as a requirement, and I picked this software up hoping that it could help me get through level 2 Spanish. After playing the game today, I'm certain it will be beneficial to my quest to graduate :)

The game first tests you on a range of Spanish vocabulary to see at about what level you are currently testing at, which was excellent since I have some basic Spanish behind me already - no starting from the beginning all over again.

Another great feature in my opinion is the fact that the game forces you to continually re-play the current level you are on, and you earn 'mastery points' as you go - this prevents you from thinking you are 'close enough' to getting it and moving ahead before you might be ready. If you haven't mastered the current level you will not be allowed to move to the next.

The mini-games are enjoyable and the overall presentation of this product is very sharp. The extras almost make it worth the price of the game alone - a searchable phrasebook complete with spoken pronunciations, a English-Spanish dictionary, etc.

I definitely recommend this product and look forward to continuing to use it.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2007 2:36:03 AM PST
Dreggor Gade says:
can you comment on whether or not the DS headset (with earpiece and mic) help with use concerning pronunciation preciseness on the program?

Posted on Dec 2, 2007 8:24:15 PM PST
Advo Asks says:
Question..

I wouldn't boast an advanced mastery of Spanish, but I minored in it and spent a semester in Chile. So I can get by just fine, but I'm worried I'm losing it quickly with no exposure to the language. Do you think this would be useful for someone to play around with (casually or intensively) to retain and improve upon an intermediate-advanced mastery?

Also, is the focus mostly on vocab, or is it useful for difficult grammatical concepts as well?
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