• Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3

  • Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-25-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (455 ratings)

Regular price: $7.45

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Publisher's Summary

Collins Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting new, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.
Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling 'confused, incapable and unable to really say anything'. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a groundbreaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of studying. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.
Part 3 of the course covers:


Vocabulary for conversing with a pharmacist or doctor
Practice and revision
Mexican and Castilian pronunciation
Future and past tense

Two native-speaking Spanish experts help Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation in both Latin American and Iberian Spanish. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all, and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. (Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool.)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Pat Webb on 11-11-17

Good method, limited vocabulary. Easy to use.

The overall teaching method is effective, however, the words taught are limited to the very basic one would need to travel to a country where Spanish is the native language.

Good points:

-The course covers both Latin American and Castilian dialects
-The narrator explains basic grammar rules, how to go from present tense to past tense, to future tense and plural.
-The narrator explains how to convert words from talking about me vs. you vs. more than one of you, vs. we.
-The narrator explains when there are differences in the two major dialects.
-The narrator and the native speakers are easy to understand and speak clearly.
-Word emphasis (which syllable gets emphasized and when) is explained.
-Limited explanation of feminine vs. masculine words.
-Inexpensive.

Not so good points:

-The vocabulary is very limited. Granted, you are told how to make up or guess at words, but things like fork, spoon, automobile/car, stop, and many other basic words are not explored.
-The program ends at version 3. The last observation wouldn't be an issue if there were more volumes to purchase.

Overall, the course was worth the money (because it is very inexpensive). I learned a fair amount and could carry on a basic conversation at a restaurant with the waitress, but the course left me wanting more. I ended up purchasing the Pimsleur courses as well. They overlap somewhat, but also give different pronunciations for some of the same words. And they expand the vocabulary past what is offered in this course.

Summary:

If you just want to learn just enough Spanish to get by and don't want to spend a lot of money this is the course for you. If you want to be fluent in conversational Spanish, spend more money and buy a more in-depth course.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 11-21-16

Great way to begin learning Spanish!

listened to all three to start leaning Spanish and gain building blocks necessary to continue. if you are looking to learn enough to travel, these three lessons will leave you comfortable to speak as you need to.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Steve K on 12-20-15

Very good ALONGSIDE studying Spanish

I have audiobooks 1 to 4 by this author. I believe that these and any other Spanish audiobooks are only good in conjunction with continued study of the language. You will not learn another language solely by listening to this or any other audiobook

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By coz on 12-30-14

Amazing!!!

Iv been learning spanish for over a year now and i can honestly say this is the best learning aid i have found. Unlike other learning aids Paul Noble teaches you the core of the language. Which is why the language has finally 'clicked' in my mind. Now any extra vocab i pick up i will know exactly how and where to use it in a sentence.
In sort get this if you want to learn....you wont be disappointed
Iv used rossetta stone which i found useless but I would recommend duolingo (android app).

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephan on 03-21-17

Great progression

Paul takes you through Spanish and you really feel like you are progressing. Some bits a a bit hard, but then again you are learning a new language. I do not feel I'm am fluent in Spanish by the end of part 3, but certainly feel I have a basic understanding to support my travel and learn more.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-20-17

Great

I now feel that I have a skeleton upon I can build my Spanish. Gracias

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