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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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  • Rapid French: Volumes 1 & 2

  • By: Earworms Learning
  • Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 10
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Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
Earworms mbt© is a revolutionary accelerated technique that takes the hard work out of learning. By listening a few times to these specially composed melodies, with their rhythmic repetitions of French and English, you will pick up essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue but burnt deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent method of teaching

  • By Simon on 18-06-07

Good supplement

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-11

These recordings work a bit like Pimsleur, giving you a phrase and then breaking it down with a lot of repitition. Unlike Pimsleur, this is easier to listen to again and again because it is set to music. However, there are a couple of problems. Some of the phrases in French are spoken quickly, which of course is quite good, but then not properly broken down into the separate sounds. So you are left guessing how to say the word. It would have been okay if there was a booklet to download, so you could check it in writing, but sadly there isn't one.

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Rush Hour German

  • By: Howard Beckerman
  • Narrated by: Howard Beckerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
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    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    0 out of 5 stars 0
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Sing your way to a new language, anytime, anywhere! The new enhanced edition of Rush Hour German includes two audio programs, a bonus music-only version of favorite Rush Hour songs, and a free downloadable word game (see www.berlitzbooks.com for link). Original music and catchy songs help you remember everyday words, phrases, and sentences, and the exciting storyline keeps you involved. Fun to use alone or with your family!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A good idea, but failed in execution

  • By Jeffrey on 24-06-09

A good idea, but failed in execution

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-09

There was obviously a lot of theory and planning behind this course. Learn German while singing along. However, in the end several problems make it fairly useless. It is not clear what level should be using it. The character in the course has studied German before. The topics are very basic, but the very first words introduced are quite longish (e.g. kennenzulernen). And finally, the music sounds like a cheesy broadway show...