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Learn Spanish: Fluenz Spanish Latin America 1+2+3+4+5 for Mac, PC, and Phone

Platform : Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows XP
4.6 out of 5 stars 282 customer reviews

Price: $368.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Follow the full program on your iPhone, Android, iPad, online from your computer, or install it in your hard disk from the DVD included in the red box. Includes additional audio material and access to our digital Flashcards.
  • 150 sessions of up to two and one-half hours each -- the most comprehensive software application covering the first five levels of Spanish anywhere. This program will guide you in English through the challenges of Spanish with a proven system.
  • Fluenz blends a video tutor with a range of engaging, interactive workouts to improve your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in a unique approach that is currently being used by the US Navy, senior personnel at the UN and UNICEF, executives of Fortune 500 companies, students at Harvard Business School and other leading universities.
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Product Description

ACCESS FLUENZ ONLINE AND FLUENZ MOBILE WITHIN HOURS OF PURCHASE

Access the full Fluenz program online, on iPhone, iPad, and Android phones with the link we'll send you to your Amazon account within hours of purchase.

Real explanations
We'll break down Spanish into parts and explain how they work together--nothing like good, common sense explanations.

Every Step of the Way
Our tutors will be there every step of the way with the tips, tricks, and motivation that will make a difference.

No Games, just Real Learning
Our workouts aren't simple games but real practice tied to our step-by-step explanations. Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Reading to success.

Buy a Red Box, get full access within hours of purchase
Install the program on your computer with the included DVD. In addition, get access to the full program online, or follow the whole thing with our iPhone, iPad, and Android phone Apps.

Ready for Fluency
Learning Spanish takes real commitment. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. A game or a pen pal won't take you very far. If you're willing to put in the hours there is nothing like Fluenz to power your fluency.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B002ZF31NQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 8, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 282 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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I went on a vacation to Costa Rica, and resolved to learn Spanish. I studied French in high school and college, and I enjoyed it for the most part. I've NEVER had an opportunity to actually use my French, as I've found that everyone who speaks French usually speaks English. So, I thought I would try to learn Spanish, and maybe I could actually use it.

I found a website which reviewed many Spanish Learning Software packages, and many of them are only PC compatible. The two highest rated Mac compatibles were Fluenz and Rosetta Stone, #2 & #3, respectively. I had seen the Rosetta Stone commercials ad nauseum, so I thought it would be a good starting point. The "no drills" and "no memorization" aspects sounded great, so RS was my starting point.

I started out with Rosetta Stone 1, 2, & 3. RS is a beautiful program, with lovely pictures, and an intuitive interface. There were many, many times when I was clueless as to what to do, so I would just click until I got it right. RS would sense this, and would present the material again until I scored 90% or better. However, there WERE times when I would figure out the answer through the process off elimination, without truly understanding what I was saying/doing. For example, "comprar": did it mean "to shop" or "to buy"? I couldn't tell. Also, the speech recognition on Rosetta Stone could prove to be very temperamental. There were some words, some ONE-SYLLABLE words, that RS simply couldn't accept. I would record them with my iPhone, and play it back into the microphone, and it STILL wouldn't work. These occasions were rare, but troublesome. There were multi-syllable words or phrases that I had to use the iPhone trick for.
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Like everyone else, I'm comparing what I consider to be the two top dogs when it comes to Spanish language learning software: Fluenz and Rosetta Stone. Which software you should choose depends on what you want to be able to do first. Do you think it's more important to learn to order food in a restaurant, or explain where a cat is in relation to a table? It's a serious question, because therein lies the difference between these two programs.

Rosetta Stone assumes that you are an infant who should learn colors and animals first. If you are an infant, stop reading, and navigate to the Rosetta Stone section. If you are an adult who would rather learn the word for "cellphone" before "horse," then you should undoubtedly choose Fluenz.

Fluenz features a slick user-interface and a real person who acts as your personal tutor. (Incidentally, she is quite attractive.) Unlike Rosetta Stone, which uses a strict immersion model, Fluenz relates Spanish to English in order to build on the knowledge you already have about grammar and the way words work together. With Rosetta Stone, I found myself having to look up words because the pictures are sometimes unclear. For instance, there was a picture of a child and a man with the word "abuelo." I didn't know that it meant "grandfather" until I consulted a dictionary. You can't rely strictly on visual cues for everything. With Fluenz, every detail is spelled out and explained for you. You are told the precise meaning of every word and given tips for pronunciation and usage. I have found that this explicit approach is much more effective for my learning style. Your experience, of course, may vary.

After the principal lesson, Fluenz tasks you with a series of "workouts.
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I have completed 4 of the 5 levels of Fluenz Spanish and am on lesson 3 of level 5. Before investing in this great language learning program, I tried RS, Rocket Spanish and Tell Me More Spanish. Fluenz is by far the best language learning software out there if you are serious about LEARNING the Spanish language.

My background...Never studied a language before. I'm retired and was looking to something to keep the brain hoping along. I liked the Spanish language so much that I decided to work towards an oral proficiency rating so I enrolled in a Spanish certificate program at the University of Wisconsin (7 semesters of Spanish required). I tested out of Spanish 1. I'm currently taking Spanish 2, and outside of additional vocabulary, I found that I knew all of grammar and sentence construction required for Spanish 2 and should have enrolled in Spanish 3. So, I'm at least at a 3rd semester university level of Spanish. My Spanish professor continually praises my pronunciation, knowledge of grammar and sentence construction. Where did I learn all of this? Using the Fluenz program!

As I stated at the start, I have tried Rosetta Stone (fell asleep), Rocket Spanish (very little grammar)and Tell Me More Spanish (not bad but only for those who are at an intermediate level). By far, Fluenz Spanish offers the most grammar instruction of any of the others and will provide you with a solid foundation in the Spanish language. Some have posted reviews here after only completing 1 - 2 levels. If your goal is 'fluency' I suggest that you finish all of the lessons before judging how much fluency you will acquire using this program. How do you measure fluency anyway? What does that mean? I will say that Fluenz's main focus is not on building a huge vocabulary but on building a strong foundation.
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