Audio Spanish Lessons Teach Conversational Spanish Quickly

George DodgeSep 19, 2009 | edited Sep 19, 2009 - by @GeorgeDodge

Audio Spanish lessons offer the flexibility of learning Spanish or maintaining your existing Spanish abilities while performing lots of your daily routines. You can learn the Spanish language while concurrently doing a number of other jobs.

I've personally listened to audio Spanish language lessons on cassettes, CDs and now, of course as MP3 files on my iPod while driving, walking, working round the gardens and house and while commuting to work on the tube. Since you can upload audio Spanish lessons as MP3 files onto a portable player, it is simple to study your audio Spanish lessons just about anywhere you choose to be located.

Audio Spanish lessons allow you to multitask, thus leveraging your time. You now have the ability to learn Spanish while ironing, cooking, doing the wash, cleaning, gardening, commuting,|cooking, cleaning, doing the wash, ironing, gardening,|doing the wash or taking a daily hike for exercise.

However, you need to realize that all programs offering audio Spanish lessons are not of equal quality. I have experienced audio lessons that only read lists of Spanish words or phrases separate from any conversational context. These have a tendency to be the less costly programs that guarantee a lot, but don't really deliver and make learning appear so difficult. They are rote memorization type programs that are outmoded in today's market. There are such a lot of superior programs available.

Two of the better programs to come out lately are Learning Spanish Like Crazy and Rocket Spanish. Both are available on CD or can be downloaded from the Net for immediate access. Each uses modern Latin American conversational Spanish as their basis, instead of being based primarily on the kind of formal Spanish that Cervantes would have spoken.

As well as the audio lessons, which may be used separately, Rocket Spanish also includes some interactive learning games, such as the MegaVocab, MegaAudio, and MegaVerbs software language learning games that make Spanish language learning fun.

Learning Spanish Like Crazy and Rocket Spanish both adopt the successful immersion technique. They give the person an instant intro to conversational Spanish instead of beginning by asking them to commit to memory phrases and words; individuals learn grammar and vocabulary by applying their acquired knowledge as they progress.

The Rosetta Stone language learning software programs are also a fashionable approach to learning Spanish, helping people interactively learn over time as they establish a firm grasp of grammar, vocabulary and use. Unlike these audio programs it does not attempt to quickly give the student a mastery of conversational Spanish. When used together with one of the audio programs, Rosetta Stone can provide a very acceptable way to quickly procure fluency in the language by teaching conversational abilities along with grammar, syntax and vocabulary.

The popularity and efficiency of these systems have led many of the competing older language learning programs to begin copying their techniques and supply individuals with an interactive way to learning Spanish. However, it's a good idea to stay away from a number of the inexpensive language programs, since they're usually either the old-style rote memorization approach of learning or poorly put together Rosetta Stone imitations that are tough to work low quality programs and definitely not pleasurable paths to learn Spanish.

An additional program that offers good audio Spanish lessons is the Pimsleur series from Simon and Schuster. However, the Pimsleur program is devoid of any modules that enable you to learn how to read Spanish. While the other programs discussed above focus on spoken Spanish, they also contain elements to help develop Spanish reading skills. Sadly, the tiny pamphlet given in the Pimsleur language program is severely lacking in this regard. But, if used with further material built to teach Spanish reading abilities, its audio Spanish lessons can prove quite effective in helping you learn the Spanish language.

George Dodge has studied languages and linguistics for over 40 years. Currently his top two program choices for learning basic Spanish are Rocket Spanish and Learning Spanish Like Crazy.

Monique Author Apr 10, 2010

I have been reading through your blog regularly & find the posts really helpful to me. I absolutely agree with you that audio lessons are very much easy to learn spanish or any other language. Cheers!
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edited Apr 10, 2010 - by @Monique28876
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