Get fluent with Fluent Penguin language learning tools. Designed for self-taught language learners, Fluent Penguin picks up where Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone leave off. By exposing you to a wide variety of translated conversations in everyday situations, Fluent Penguin builds your vocabulary and intuitive recognition of grammar, sentence structure, and idiomatic phrases.
Modeled after the proven and effective Pimsleur method of language learning, Fluent Penguin conversational collections employ context-driven recall techniques to help you anchor new vocabulary and phrases to the situations in which you will use them. All lessons are in audio format and use subtle repetition and meaningful associations to maximize retention of new information.
Each collection consists of conversations about common topics, ranging from work scenarios to current events, leisure activities and travel. Each statement in a conversation is first narrated in English, then spoken by native voice actors in a variety of Mexican, European, Central, and Southern American Spanish accents. Time is provided after each statement for you to repeat aloud and hone your pronunciation.
Conversation lessons range from 30 to 50 minutes in length. The following conversational topics are introduced in Conversational Spanish: Intermediate Collection One:
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"Helpful for transitioning from beginner to interme"
This is a great listening tool for someone who wants to transition from beginner to intermediate Spanish listener and speaker. The topics are also interesting and current which makes it easy to listen to.
"Just what i was looking for after finishing pimsle"
more pimsleur-like practice
It's exciting to be able to understand almost a complete conversation at normal speed after going through the step-by-step parts of the conversation. It's like a word-version of one of those magic-eye pictures where something previously unintelligible suddenly starts to make sense!
He's just the english narrator, but great voice
this is more of a book to revisit and go through again for review and additional practice
hopefully the next in the series is just as well done
"really helped me in school."
Absolutely necessary and I liked having the kindle version to read along with the Audio.
Has anyone found the next one in the series? I saw the Kindle version of collection 2 on Amazon but not on Audible.
"Great listening and pronunciation practice"
The book is divided into lessons so you can easily practice your Spanish during your commute.
I really enjoyed the dialogues. A variety of verb tenses are used during each dialogue. It's not for beginners, however if you have some knowledge this book will help it start to click for you. Conversational Spanish unlike many other audio books isn't based on travel scenarios, finding a bathroom, or ordering food, but rather conversations you might actually have or overhear someday with a colleague or new friend. I really hope they release a second one soon, so they can start on a third...
"great ear training!"
yes - this was a great way to pick up Spanish again. I took it in high school and forgot a lot; this helped me get back to where I can understand most of simple conversations.
they speak at a regular speed, and also break apart conversations word for word. it makes it much easier to understand the full conversations later.
"good way to learn. "
could be quicker in presentation. Be great if thete is a written text to go with the voice lessons.
Great way to practice intermediate speaking and listening skills! Also, good as a review of known vocabulary and vocabulary building!
"Good value when it comes to DIY language books"
the audio is the only one I have
being able to follow the fast-version conversations and feeling the breakthrough
he sounds like a movie announcer
I found these oral exercises and vocabulary very useful. Therefore I am now well into no 2. I hope there will be more aiming towards advanced level.
Way too slow for intermediate level, to the point it's more annoying than helpful.
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