Steve D. Perkins

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (9 of 10)
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Birthday: March 10
 

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Spanish II - 2nd Ed. by Pimsleur
Spanish II - 2nd Ed. by Pimsleur
The Pimsleur family of language courses is probably the best available in the English-speaking world. However, if you're even considering buying this it means you've probably already finished Pimsleur Spanish I... so you're already familiar with what the product is like and how it works.
The main thing I can say about Pimsleur Spanish II is that when I finished I actually started to feel like a Spanish speaker. Maybe not a fluent speaker, but proficient enough to survive (or perhaps drive a taxi!) in a Spanish-speaking country. It's a much different feeling than completing Spanish I... where I had learned just enough to grasp how much there was yet to learn.
If you haven't done… Read more
Spanish I - 1st Ed. Rev. by Pimsleur
The Pimsleur family of language courses is probably the best available in the English-speaking world. Unlike most other audio programs, the emphasis is not on mindlessly repeating phrases... but rather on natural conversation. Spanish words and phrases are slowly introduced by the English narrator throughout the conversation, and you then incorporate them into conversation with the Spanish speakers (followed by the "right" response to compare yourself to). This more natural approach makes a huge difference in absorbing and retaining the knowledge.
However, ... I have a few suggestions to offer that I found helped me get more out of the product.
I would highly recommend buying… Read more
Spanish by Pimsleur
Spanish by Pimsleur
The Pimsleur family of language courses is probably the best available in the English-speaking world. Unlike most other audio programs, the emphasis is not on mindlessly repeating phrases... but rather on natural conversation. Spanish words and phrases are slowly introduced by the English narrator throughout the conversation, and you then incorporate them into conversation with the Spanish speakers (followed by the "right" response to compare yourself to). This more natural approach makes a huge difference in absorbing and retaining the knowledge.
However, the tried-and-true Pimsleur courses today are owned by the Simon & Schuster corporation... which has made some very… Read more