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Instant Immersion Spanish Platinum

Platform : Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
3.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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  • Spanish language learning system with portable audio lessons
  • 3-CD-ROM set with 750 hours of instruction and cultural activities
  • 8,000 word audio glossary; 3,600 exercises; 6 workshops
  • 3D animation; S.E.T.S. for correction of pronunciation errors
  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels
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Product Description

Product Description

Long considered the gold standard in self-paced language tutoring, Instant Immersion brand has proven invaluable to millions of people worldwide desiring to learn a new language. Now, the global leader in language instruction melds improved flexibility and utility with lustrously polished content to create Instant Immersion Spanish Platinum, the unparalleled language system combining hands-on computer-based teaching with the portability of audio lessons on compact discs. Tell Me More 3 CD-ROM set comprises 750 hours of instruction at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, heightening your Spanish proficiency through tutorial technologies including the use of 3D animation and the Spoken Error Tracking System (S.E.T.S.) providing detection and correction of pronunciation errors. Stay motivated when you’re away from the computer with the Instant Immersion Spanish audio book 8 compact disc set. Developed by linguistic experts, these recordings offer an in-depth curriculum allowing students on the move the opportunity to master spoken Spanish, from vocabulary to conjugation. FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS: 8,000 word audio glossary 3,600 exercises 750 hours of work 3 curriculum modes 37 activities 6 workshops 3D phonetics Cultural activities 3 levels – beginner, intermediate, advanced Audio compact discs featuring over 6.5 hours of lessons

From the Manufacturer

Long considered the gold standard in self-paced language tutoring, Instant Immersion brand has proven invaluable to millions of people worldwide desiring to learn a new language. Now, the global leader in language instruction melds improved flexibility and utility with lustrously polished content to create Instant Immersion Spanish Platinum, the unparalleled language system combining hands-on computer-based teaching with the portability of audio lessons on compact discs. Tell Me More three CD-ROM-set comprises 750 hours of instruction at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, heightening your Spanish proficiency through tutorial technologies including the use of 3D animation and the Spoken Error Tracking System (S.E.T.S.) providing detection and correction of pronunciation errors. Stay motivated when you’re away from the computer with the Instant Immersion Spanish audio book eight compact-disc set. Developed by linguistic experts, these recordings offer an in-depth curriculum allowing students on the move the opportunity to master spoken Spanish, from vocabulary to conjugation.

Features:

  • 8,000 word audio glossary
  • 3,600 exercises
  • 750 hours of work
  • Three curriculum modes
  • 37 activities
  • Six workshops
  • 3D phonetics
  • Cultural activities
  • Three levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Audio compact discs featuring over 6-1/2 hours of lessons

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002DLUH2
  • Item model number: CS-462S
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,148 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Since I bought this for considerably less than $129, I am quite happy with this product, although it's not perfect. I would have given it 5 stars but for a few things: the designers of the CD ROM software could have made it easier for beginners by not "hiding" function buttons, which suddenly appear when the cursor is put in their neighborhood. These icon buttons suddenly show up, and it took me quite awhile to discover that I could return to "home" without exiting the program and restarting it (the 'home' button is in the lower left, barely visible unless you put the cursor near it). Once you find and understand all these functions, however, it becomes much easier to use. Also, the program has had a tendency to occasionally crash (I'm using XP on a 64bit AMD processor, 80GB hard drive and 512MB SDRAM) and you'll have to start over. This seems to happen in certain parts of the program more than others, and so far has been only a minor annoyance. Another thing to realize is that each CD ROM has lots of lessons. By hiding the home button, I didn't realize for a time that having gotten through all the activities of the first lesson, there were still many other lessons left on that disc (seems obvious now, but....) And finally, there's quite a bit of spoken (and very funny) "cartoon" material hidden away in the "grammar explanation" section containing lots of spoken material (connoted by a smiley face icon next to the sections that contain this feature) that you might not even realize is there - so definitely explore every section of each lesson before deciding it's not of interest - you may be surprised at what's hidden away. In fact, now that I've spent a couple days using the first CD ROM, I realize there's really a lot of material to go through.Read more ›
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This software is very highly rated in comparision with similar products, and I have found it to be interesting and effective in helping me learn Spanish. I'm still pretty early in the process, and there is MUCH more to learn (learning all the software can teach me will take a year or more, I'm sure), but the exercises are clear and interesting, and online help is very useful.
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The software is great and my Spanish is improving by leaps and bounds (says my Colombian boyfriend). I transferred the audio CD content to my mp3 player and I'm using it to learn and practice to and from work and at lunch. Very good product for the price range.
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This is James from James Spanish (the learning Spanish blog). This set of CDs presents interactive language learning at it's best. There are literally thousands of exercises, and hundreds of hours of lessons, making the program highly comprehensive. There are three levels included in the course, with more than enough information to give students a solid understanding of the Spanish language and a strong vocabulary to get by in most situations and conversations. Starting with the basics, the lessons build a foundation of language and then move on to more complex phrases and concepts, gradually increasing your level of skill.

It pays to take some time to familiarize yourself with the format of the lessons in order to easily navigate through the program and access all of the features. For example, menu buttons are hidden so that they do not take up space on your screen while studying, but can be made to reappear simply by hovering the mouse over a specific area. If you have never used an interactive software course, learning the navigation and structure of the lessons will prevent you from getting frustrated as you learn.

The animated features are fun and engaging, keeping your interest level high and presenting information in a way that is both easy to learn and remember. There are also cultural activities designed to help you to apply your newly learned vocabulary to an interesting context, therefor making it easier to remember. These also give you a sense of accomplishment.

In addition to the 3 CD ROMs, there are also audio CD's with a further 6 hours or so of lessons. These are great for when you don't have access to a computer and are a nice way to complement your virtual learning.
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If you've never taken a single Spanish course, then this is not the software set for you. While the packaging notes that it is for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced learners, the reality is that the beginner's lessons are considerably advanced. The software appears to have been designed with the understanding that a user has at least some background information-- vocabulary for body parts, numbers, and places in addition to the conjugation of verbs in the present indicative and an understanding of feminine versus masculine articles/endings. To jump into this software without a couple basic lessons under your belt will leave you beyond frustrated.

However, if you've had some exposure and are looking to clean up your grammar and add some depth to your conversation, this set is an unbelievable bargain. The sheer volume and diversity of types of practice exercises will give you hundreds of hours of quality practice. The ability to hear proper pronunciation and check your own quickly becomes an indispensable tool.

As long as this is just one of many tools in your arsenal of educational aids for learning the language, you'll walk away impressed and thoroughly satisfied.
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