Learn Spanish Like Crazy® Software: An Honest Review
by Maria Cristina Silva Lopez February 7, 2012 | Learn Spanish Programs co-editor
Working as a Spanish tutor in the UK most of my students want to study Spanish from Spain. But I encourage them and want them to learn Latin American Spanish....
Learn Spanish Like Crazy program teaches you to speak Latin American Spanish (like crazy...and you'll see why below), as minor as the differnces may be, Latin American Spanish is still the most popular and widespread form of Spanish. On top of that for North Americans it represents the Spanish speaking they're most likely to hear.
How Does it 'Spanish Crazy' Work?
Tell Me More Spanish is an all-audio course. The whole program has 30 lessons, each about 30 minutes long.
The chief goal of Tell Me More Spanish is to teach spoken Spanish, the way it is actually spoken as opposed to textbook or formal self-study spanish courses.
You simply get everyday Spanish you would hear on the streets of Latin America, not old-fashion, formal expressions used 50 years ago.
The course almost uses Spanish audio entirely, with English limited to some strategically placed explanations. You are immersed within the language, learning new Spanish phrases, words and sentences without translation...it is a unique immersive approach that lives up to its name.
Transparent Language designed each to adapt to a different kind of student, so it’s easy to find withing each you will feel comfortable with, no matter if you like learning by reading or listening, or if you need grammar rules or absolutely hate them. The course does get into grammar in almost all lessons, but all explanations are short and clear, never more than 3 minutes total.
You get basic practice of Spanish verb conjugations like the subjunctive mood (rarely heard in English but widely spoken in Spanish), for example. Quickly you'll learn why it’s used and when. So, these little Spanish grammatical tips make a world of difference and will give you handle on understanding not only the basic structure of the language but why spanish speakers use it.
Is it Easy to Use?
'Spanish Crazy' is a learn spanish by listening to audio course. The only thing you need to do is put the Spanish CD's in your player or upload them to your MP3 player and listen up.
Tell Me More Spanish is very complete or comprehensive, and if a complaint might be that it sometimes gives a bit too much information to absorb at one go. So it’s usually better to listen to each Spanish audio lesson twice, just to make sure you absorb everything.
Are there any Bonus, Coupon or Discount offers?Considering that this Spanish program isn't a big company production I found the CD version of Tell Me More Spanish to be quite expensive. However, the instant download version you can purchase for only $99.95, which makes it all of a sudden a far better buy than most these cheap spanish programs on the market.
Tell Me More Spanish has a 60-day money-back guarantee. And it’s Windows and Mac compatible.
What do I Really get?
Learn Spanish Like Crazy Platinum package (left) includes 50 audio CD's and MP3 files of Spanish sayings, phrases, insults included. Yes, its crazy. Each CD gives you 2 lessons, about one hour of audio.
And that takes you from beginning Spanish to learning Advanced spanish words, phrases,...and insults of course.
When you buy Learn Spanish Like Crazy they throw in the complete FSI (Foreign Service Institute) Spanish course as a bonus. That’s four PDF books and over 55 hours of audio, all for free.
FSI was created by the Foreign Language Service, this is how diplomats, DEA agents, the FBI and the U.S. army learn Spanish. Not exactly the most entertaining, but useful. Levels 3 and 4 are included for Advanced Spanish learning.
You can also download 3 booklets with 'common sayings and insults' that contain both 'vulgar and non-vulgar insults'. In other words you can learn how to curse in Spanish quickly and easily! (Actually profanity is common in Spanish). Also any audio you hear on the program can be uploaded to mobile devices or your MP3 player. You can go on practicing even when you don’t have your computer with you.
If the platinum Spanish package is too pricy the digital download version offers the exact same content. The difference is how the method of delivery to be honest. The hard copy Spanish CD's will give the ability to transport a hard copy to any CD-ROM on your computer or CD player within your car.
But if you have an MP3 player (most do now-a-days) save your money and buy Speak Spanish like Crazy via. download only.
Is Tell Me More Spanish the Best Program for Learning Spanish?
In my opinion any Spanish program or course that teaches you to simply hear and speak Spanish in its most common or relevant form of expression is a progam that offers real value. And that really is 'Learn to Speak Spanish' programs unique selling proposition
allowing it to become one of the most relevant and popular learn spanish tools available on the internet.
What's their Software support like?
Both levels of Tell Me More have the potential to get you to advanced fluency in Spanish. How far you actually go depends on how much work you put into it. If you want to speak Spanish crazy, this is the way to do it.
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