• Learn in Your Car: Spanish, Level 1

  • By: Henry N. Raymond
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-30-01
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc.
  • 3 out of 5 stars 2.8 (305 ratings)

Regular price: $13.97

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Publisher's Summary

The Learn in Your Car language series is the first system ever designed to teach a language in your car...or anywhere...without a textbook. Simple and effective, you can learn to converse in another language while driving, walking, or doing tasks around the house. And now with Learn in Your Car from audible.com®, you can turn your PC, your Rio, or any mobile device into your own personal language tutor.
Each course is organized the way you learn best - by learning words and phrases - and building these into sentences and clear conversations. Arrange hotel accommodations, order in restaurants, change money, and feel more at home next time you travel!
The Learn in Your Car language series is:

Easy to use without a textbook
Prepared by dialect-free professionals
Available in levels for students of all abilities
Designed to teach grammar basics through recorded examples
Level 1 offers an introduction to key words, numbers, phrases, sentence structure, and basic grammar.
Level 2 teaches more challenging vocabulary, additional grammar, and targeted sentences designed to generate confidence in your ability to comprehend and converse.
Level 3 presents expanded vocabulary, advanced grammar, and more detailed sentences to extend your conversational skills.
©1990 Penton Overseas, Inc. (P)1990 Penton Overseas, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"You really do learn the language quickly...Excellent for a traveler." (Robert C. Allen, San Antonio, TX)
"I have tried numerous other language programs...the Learn in Your Car series [is] the most concise and helpful." (Linda Clark-Borre, Northbrook, IL)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Alexis on 06-06-05

Really quite good

Based on other reviews, I almost did not purchase this audiobook... I am glad I decided to ignore others' advice and go ahead with it anyway. Now that I have been listening to it for the past week, I felt it may be useful to add my own review to the group.

Other reviews are correct in the assessment that this is not the most exciting way to learn some spanish. The book is arranged in lesson-chapters, such as "getting around" , "directions", "numbers" "shopping". And a female voice speaks a word/phrase in english, while a male voice repeats it in spanish twice (and in normal tempo, i.e. not slowly). This is certainly not choice entertainment. And I think if a listener did not know a word of spanish, this book could be very frustrating.

HOWEVER, if you are serious about learning some spanish and ALREADY know a little bit (a few words, phrases and grammar) this is a GREAT choice. I came in knowing a bit and feel like I have learned many important phrases and basic sentence constructions. Furthermore, instead of presenting a non-repeating laundry list of spanish, many of the phrases and words make 3rd, 4th, 5th etc entrances in other chapters, so you really familiarize yourself with them. I listen to it on my way to work and when I am walking places; I can zone in and out and still be learning, and flip to different chapters on which I am weaker.

I have not tried other audiobooks, but if you are serious about learning spanish, know a little bit already (and maybe have a dictionary handy), my rating is: Muy Bueno!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anuzise on 01-09-08

Good but not intended to be a stand alone course

I read a lot of the reviews here at Audbile about Learn in Your Car Spanish. A lot of the reviews seemed unhappy with this product. I think I know why.

This is not a stand-alone Spanish product. It is a Spanish phrase audiobook. In fact, the materials that come with this course mention that it is not desigend to teach you how to actually speak Spanish. It is a supplemental resource to help you learn more words and phrases in Spanish AFTER you have already learned the fundamentals of Spanish either on your own or with an instructor.

Although I have purchased quite a few of the Spanish courses sold on the Net, I am not familiar with most of the Spanish courses available here at Audible. But I have used the Learning Spanish Like Crazy course that is offered here at Audible. I must say that Learning Spanish Like Crazy is the best course that I have ever used. That's the course that I would recommend using before Learn In Your Car Spanish in order to master the basics of the Spanish language. I have written reviews for LSLC here at Audible highly recommending that course. But the best thing I can say about that course is that after you have finished both levels, you will be able speak in Spanish with confidence.

After you finish using Learning Spanish Like Crazy, I would advise using Learn In Your Car Spanish to learn some more Spanish phrases to add to your vocabulary. Using Learn in Your Car Spanish after you have completed Learning Spanish Like Crazy may not make you completely fluent in Spanish, but you will be able to communicate with Spanish speakers with confidence. And I am speaking from personal experience.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Alan on 08-21-11

Booklet required

Please can someone tell me where I can download the booklet so I can see the way the words are spelt.

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