- Paperback: 298 pages
- Publisher: BookBaby; 2 edition (March 23, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0997724617
- ISBN-13: 978-0997724615
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Andrew Tracey has been learning various languages on his own since he was twelve years old and now runs two different websites (one on Spanish and the other on German) that have, over the past 8 years, helped over 100,000 people learn foreign languages. His real breakthrough came when he taught himself Spanish from zero to conversational fluency in six months using the centuries-old technique of learning a foreign language via popular media but updated in this case to modern times with modern resources: the internet. He recently lived for 3 months in Zaragoza, Spain (from September 1st to November 22nd, 2015), where he tested and further refined his Spanish, as well as the Telenovela Method, and learned the hard way what worked and what didn't, which has been the impetus for this new edition and a whole chapter on the subject (Chapter 12: Lessons from 3 Months in Spain). He currently lives in Texas with his parents and two rat terriers. Please buy this book and help him move out.
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I think, what I like most about this book is that it has shown how to engage in multiple forms of learning the Spanish language. I am listening to and translating a video on Youtube in Spanish, reading a beginning Spanish book on Kindle, writing in Spanish on Lang-8, and speaking to native Spanish speakers through a language exchange.
Of course, I am doing all of this poorly right now. The author does point out that the more mistakes I make, the quicker I can learn.
I would recommend this book as an excellent way to immerse yourself in the Spanish language.
The tips and secrets to language hacking that Andrew gives are so powerful that I wanted to be able to take unlimited Kindle Highlights and Notes from his book, and then transfer them to Evernote. Not only to have the ability to routinely review and "jack" his advice to share with my readers as if they were my very own tips and secrets - but actually for a more selfish reason . . .
I'm now learning Brazilian Portuguese. Instead of learning Brazilian Portuguese in the same haphazard manner that I learned Spanish - and which took me many years to master - my strategy is to use the Telenovela Method to achieve fluency in Portuguese in 6 months or less. I'm confident that the language learning skills that I learned from the Telenovela Method will enable me to accomplish my goal of speaking Portuguese fluently in just a fraction of the time that it took me to learn to speak Spanish fluently.
If you are extremely busy and don't think you have time to read the entire book, I totally understand. But I still urge you to get the Telenovela Method and at the very least, read Chapter 11: Language Exchanges
I've known about Language Exchanges years before I ever heard of any "Andrew Tracey." I always felt that they were quite helpful but nothing groundbreaking. But after reading the Telenovela Method and applying some of the hacks that Andrew uncovers, I find myself able to 10X the fun and enjoyment that I get from using Language Exchanges - while accelerating the speed that I'm learning Brazilian Portuguese.
Get this book now! Read the entire book. If your time is your most limited resource (like it is for me), go straight to Chapter 11. And devour Chapter 11! The language-exchange hacks that Andrew reveals in Chapter 11 are priceless. You'll be telling me "muchísimas gracias" while I'm in Brazil stuffing myself at a "churrascaria" in Rio de Janeiro while "tomando um copo de vinho tinto."