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Anne

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Very effective

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Reviewed: 05-02-18

I find myself wondering when I use terms in German conversation, how I know these things. But having revised this recording before going to Germany I realize that so many things I know how to say became embedded in my brain from this effective programme. Plus, I like the catchy music.

Really useful and no effort

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Reviewed: 17-01-18

Music is fun and you effortlessly learn the sounds of Latin American Spanish . I find I need to see the terms in the supplement to really remember them, though.

Engaging and well written

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Reviewed: 06-08-17

I didn't know anything about the author but was intrigued by the setting. It turned out this was a great find - interesting and engaging main characters and an intriguing story. Will read the sequel asp and can't wait till the third book is published. Oh, and the reader's very subtle use of accents is excellent.

11 people found this helpful

Can't count, makes mistakes

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-08-16

This is not 3600 sentences but 1800 - in the format 'I did this', 'you did this', 'they did this' etc (that's 3). It hasn't been fully edited so sometimes you hear multiple attempts, which is irritating. It has value in helping aural learners learn strong verbs but lack of the perfect is frustrating.

4 people found this helpful

Effective at teaching automatic responses

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Reviewed: 12-07-16

Uses techniques pioneered by the Foreign Services Institute to model spoken German. Teaches you to automatically form sentences in an authentic German way. Very effective but best supported by other written materials. No book seems to be available, which is irritating. Probably frustrating for a beginner.

3 people found this helpful