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January 01, 2008

Rosetta Stone Spanish Makes it to Amazon Editor's Picks of Software for 2007

Feliz Año Nuevo!

Today Amazon.com released its Editor's Picks of Software for 2007. Rosetta Stone Spanish Version 3 was among the list. Rosetta Stone keeps improving its language learning software. Now it is finally version 3. I would say a rating of 3.5 (out of 5) by Amazon.com users is a fair rating. From my point of view, Rosetta Stone Spanish is a good piece of Spanish learning software to try out. However, if you want to buy your copy, I suggest that you buy directly from the manufacturer, because it will come with a six-month money back guarantee.

See details of Amazon.com Editor's Picks of Software 2007

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August 17, 2007

Spanish Programs That I can Listen to in My Car

Following is a communication between me and a website visitor, regarding programs that is suitable for commuters driving cars.

Visitor John: I am looking for a Spanish language program that I can listen to in my car. Do your programs work for this or do you know of some other that will?

ESDICT Answer:

Regarding your situation, I think Comprehensive Pimsleur Spanish is the best program.

There are three levels for this program. Each level has 15 learning hours (or 30 lessons), either in CD or Cassette format. There are no textbooks accompanying this program.

Check them out here:
Pimsleur Spanish I
Pimsleur Spanish II
Pimsleur Spanish III

These comprehensive programs are costing roughly $220 for each level. You can also try the first 8 lessons for Level I first (to see if it fits your need and see if you can follow):
Pimsleur Quick & Simple Spanish

Besides Pimsleur Spanish, you might also try Learning Spanish Like Crazy. This program is quite similar to the Pimsleur Program. They have a download version for less then $100. This is a nice option if you know how to burn CDs from mp3 files.
Learning Spanish Like Crazy Level I
Learning Spanish Like Crazy Level II

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August 07, 2007

Top Spanish Learning Programs

As a reseller for language products and owner of several public language web sites, I am lucky enough to have access to many language learning programs. Here I am listing the Top Spanish Learning Programs (programs that you can use as a major tool for learning the Spanish program). I am going to publish more detailed review for each program one by one later on.

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May 01, 2007

Review: 750 Spanish Verbs and Their Uses


First of all, if you are looking for a reference book that can give you the various verb conjugations, this book is NOT for you. Verb conjugation is not the focus of the book.

Secondly, if you are a beginner, this book might not be good for you. It is not a beginner's book.

So what kind of book is this?

This book is an intermediate to advanced Spanish reference on verb usages by examples. The verbs are listed alphabetically, so you won't have difficulty to locate a verb you want. Each verb entry is led by the verb or verb phrase, with English explanations, followed by 1 to 10 example sentences. Each example Spanish sentence is followed by its English translation - this feature is very convenient from my point of view.

The Spanish examples are in general very good. The verb usages are usually shown by using common Spanish words - that is, it is not common to see very difficult Spanish words. Each example sentence is relatively short, just enough to demonstrate the usage of the verb in the context.

In general, this is a good reference book for intermediate to early advanced Spanish learners.

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