Spanish In 10 Minutes A Day - Audio CD And Book Course Review
Spanish In 10 Minutes A Day was put together with a lot of extra thought and consideration for you, the Spanish student.
It's a high quality Spanish instructional course with a lot of attention paid to detail. The course contains 6 audio CD disks, and a 132-page book.
The book works well with the audio. It contains flash cards you can cut out, over 150 sticky labels you can put on things around the house to help you learn, and it has a lot of colorful games and quizzes to make learning Spanish fun.
There are a lot of tips and teaching included on these audio disks. They don't just dump the information out there, they teach, and guide you, and give you tips to use throughout the audio.
One of the helpful practices of the instructors is to use Spanish words you've already learned, when possible, in the English sentences. In other words, some time after they have taught you the word libro (book), they'll use that word when giving you an instruction such as: "Now turn in your libro to page twenty-three". This is very helpful, and has the effect of reinforcing the words you've learned in your memory.
There are a number of ways the Spanish in 10 minutes a Day course goes the extra mile, to deliver an extra high quality product.
For one thing, this course uses an amazing 15 voices on its 6 audio CD disks. Native Spanish speakers from a wide variety of countries are used including Argentina, Columbia, Spain, Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Costa Rica. The advantage of listening to and learning from this variety of speakers, is they demonstrate the slightly different way Spanish sounds around the world and prepare you to communicate in Spanish with a wide variety of Spanish speakers.
Another thing the course does is pay special attention to words that sound similar in Spanish but have completely different meanings. For example, when they teach you about the word cuando (when), they also caution you about the common word cuanto (how much), which sounds very similar to cuando when spoken quickly in a sentence. By preparing a being aware of these similar sounding words ahead of time, you avoid misunderstanding and have a better Spanish conversation.
Among the numerous topics presented, you'll find:
- Post Office
- You can use the course with, or without the book.
- Comes with six CDs and 1 book (132 pages)
- From Bilingual Books, Inc.
- The suggested price for this course is $59.95 USD