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Power Spanish Conversation Intensive

4 Hours of Accelerated Spanish Conversation Training (English and Spanish Edition)
Narrated by: Mark Frobose
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Languages, Spanish
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Summary

Build and hone your Spanish conversation skills by using this accelerated program will both challenge and amuse you as you actively converse with live educated native Spanish speakers. High Frequency Topics and Vocabulary - Only the most useful topics and vocabulary are used so that you gain a maximum conversational ability in a minimum of time. Educated and Degreed Native Spanish speakers from Colombia and Mexico - This effective team converses together so you get both educated Spanish accents at the same time and in the same program! No Guessing! - Fully translated conversations lead to direct useful practice exercises and eventually just Spanish, but only when you're ready for it. No Mind Numbing Repetition - Strategic and fun repetition and periodic review and response practice gets you speaking with the natives! No Boring Grammar - Grammar is presented by a trained and certified English speaking American Spanish instructor who guides you through the program while the educated Colombian and Mexican native speakers teach you authentic Latin-American Spanish the way it's really spoken!

©2014 Mark Frobose (P)2014 Mark Frobose

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  • AlbP
  • Wirral, Mside United Kingdom
  • 22-06-17

Same scenario is repeatedly played. Frustrating

Same scenario is repeatedly played for over an hour, going over the same material in the same way.
I found this annoying and boring

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  • Ernest
  • 19-07-16

Excellent - Doubter Turned Believer

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I didn’t believe the hype about this guy named Mark Frobose and how good his programs were. Then I waded through the heavily accented Paul Noble and nearly passed out from boredom.
Then I tried Pimsleur Spanish and got about three words out of an entire program.
Rosetta Stone cost me an arm and a leg I learned how to say something about three apples. (It’s all a blur to me now)
Then I reluctantly tried out Frobose and took his Power Spanish programs to heart. What a relief. This guy is the real deal folks. Amazing progress.
Power Spanish Conversation Intensive throws a bunch of Spanish speakers all at once, but Frobose is in there translating all of it. With the other programs like Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur, I had to guess at meanings.
Another thing that I like about PS Conversation Intensive is that I was always REQUIRED to participate.
I could not just simply space out and fall into a stupor like I did with Berlitz, Paul Noble, or Pimsleur. For that reason, I finally learned to speak quite a bit of Spanish.
Please note: There was some crossover here, but the vast majority of what I learned came from the Power Spanish series.
This program, Power Spanish Conversation Intensive gives you the fully translated native speed conversations that you get to participate in. It’s really the icing on the cake, so if I were you I would bake the cake first with Power Spanish 1,2,3 etc .. and THEN go to this one. Great memory technique.

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  • Leonard
  • 07-02-14

This Course Makes It Easy To 'Enjoy The Process'

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SUPER for practicing your Spanish speaking and conversation skills. But you don’t have to be advanced. This is for intermediate and more advanced students of Spanish. One of the native speakers tells you to Enjoy the Process. You can do just that with this intensive conversation program.

The program starts out with a section where you just listen to the teacher and to the Spanish speakers. The Spanish speaker talks so fast that I at first thought Oh No I am not going to be able to follow this. But to my surprise and delight the very next section takes the same material and slows it down so that you can repeat after the speaker. The speaker says each sentence three or four times speaking just a little bit faster each time. All you have to do is to try to say each word or sentence at the same speed and with the same pronunciation as the Spanish speaker. You speed up as you go along.

The whole program is like that. It shows you what it sounds like at normal speed then it slows it down and then speeds it back up a little bit at a time. I was astounded at how that made it pretty easy to able to mimic the native Spanish speaker both in my speed and in my pronunciation. The teacher regularly reminds you to focus on your accent/pronunciation. The final section wraps up the program with a comprehensive review of everything that you’ve learned.

Beginning language programs have to give you the material in little bitty bites because you know nothing or almost nothing. You are saying the words but at a beginning level it’s hard to feel like you are really speaking the language. This program gives you nice big bites one at a time, but not too big. It makes you feel like you are having a real life conversation in Spanish. Come to think of it you are!

Power Spanish Conversation Intensive is truly INTENSIVE without being overwhelming. If you listen to this Spanish learning audio program several times your ability to speak Spanish and your confidence in speaking it will increase several fold. This is really SUPER great practice for people who are tired of just repeating simple words and phrases but who want to REALLY START SPEAKING Spanish in a real world way. And who want to Enjoy the Process as they learn.

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  • Emma
  • 24-04-15

This program is the "real deal"

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I have tried Duolinguo, Pimsleur, Berlitz, Rosetta Stone. Nothing even comes close to this program for teaching you how to speak conversational Spanish. I believe the reason for this is because of the numerous native speakers, the different speeds, the golden opportunity to actually PRACTICE this stuff. I can't believe the number of reviews I've read from people who hate to repeat stuff. Not repeating and practicing a language is like not training for a sport or any competition. If you don't train, you get your butt kicked in reality.

I'd rather train and learn. This program is the "real deal". Buy it and use it. You'll be glad you did.

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  • Leo
  • 17-04-15

More material than one would expect

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I have been using Conversational Latin American Spanish by Mark Frobose for some time now and have nothing but praise for the program. Power Spanish Conversation Intensive is also quite good, and has more material than one would expect for such a low price.
Honestly, given the quality of Mark's programs and the low price, I don't see how anyone could go wrong. Have you priced a Rosetta Stone program lately?

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  • Jenny
  • 05-10-16

MUST BUY TO SPEAK SPANISH!!!

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I consider Power Spanish Conversation Intensive to be much more than a “good buy”. I regard this program as a “must buy” if you really want to master Spanish.
Here’s why:
1. Easy to understand and to use. Unlike most programs out there, this one always breaks down everything, even word for word into English so you can understand and learn to speak large pieces of Spanish bit by bit and then you learn to reassemble it on your own and even create new sentences.
2. Great memory technique, more like a game but spot on serious when it comes to retaining what you learned. This timed repetition really works and keeps you entertained while you learn.
3. Awesome native speakers. These native-speaking guys and girls kept things lively and exposed me to lots of different accents. Priceless.
4. Real Spanish. Nothing esoteric. Real Spanish. I had Latinos I know listen in and they all said this stuff is the “real deal”, so I learned it and now I’m thrilled.

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  • jgrant
  • 12-05-16

This is the Best - Ignore Bogus Reviews

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Amazing the lengths competitors go to in order to trash a great program like Power Spanish Conversation Intensive.
I’ve tried them all, and none of them have native speakers from both Mexico and Colombia. I played this for a certified Spanish teacher friend (she’s American but speaks fluent Spanish). She told me the program was GREAT and that even she learned some Spanish from it after just one round of listening.
Beware of scam reviews that scream “Don’t buy” and other fear tactics. Just listen to the audio sample and see for yourself.
Ask any native Spanish speaker if “Hay que preguntar para saber” is great Spanish and “Creo que tiene retraso” is also correct and useful. They’ll tell you.
It’s challenging, but there is a memory technique so you’ll get it eventually and then you’ll really know how to converse in real Spanish.

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  • Mary
  • 03-03-16

Loved Fun Repetition/Must Buy

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It took me a while to figure out why I was learning to speak and understand so much Spanish so quickly from Power Spanish Conversation Intensive.

At first, I thought it was the repetition of difficult material.

Then it came to me.

It’s not really rote repetition. It’s more like a “retrieval” method that they use. You bring it back, again and again, until you’re really good at it.

They do it like situps or weights. They start off easy and light and then build. It really works and makes this program a must buy for just under ten bucks. I’ve paid many times that for programs that didn’t teach me a thing. This is a bargain.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-03-19

GREAT CONVERSATION SPANISH COURSE

ALL OF MARK FROBOSE'S COURSES ARE GREAT. I WOULD GIVE IT A 5 STAR, IF HE HAD PDF FILE WITH THIS PROGRAM TO FOLLOW/. IT IS ALWAYS HELPFUL TO SEE ALL THE WORDS WRITTEN OUT.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-01-19

Amazing. Ordering More of Frobose

This is a super program. Here are my observations of what makes Power Spanish Conversation Intensive so effective:


Interval Memory Technique: What I love about all of Frobose’s programs and this one in particular, is the unique way in which they review difficult material to the point where you are certain to always remember it. This is essential if you want to become fluent someday.
Tons of in-depth vocabulary. MostSpanish conversation programs just gloss over a few conversations without giving the listener an opportunity to really master the material. This program focuses on mastery of Spanish. It is not for dabblers or dreamers. Power Spanish Conversation Intensive is designed for the serious Spanish learner who really wants to become fluent.
Best bargain for the price. Don’t even mention Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur. This program delivers more bang for the buck than all the others combined so I recommend you add it to your library of Spanish programs if you’re serious about learning Spanish.

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  • Jo
  • 01-07-14

Love the Challenging Method and Review Practice

If you could sum up Power Spanish Conversation Intensive in three words, what would they be?

This program really allows you to master the basics of conversational Spanish with effective review. The only way to really learn to speak a language is by intelligently practicing it with a great method. This program has the best method I have ever used, and I am really learning to speak Spanish thanks to it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Power Spanish Conversation Intensive?

When I learned how to ask "Can you tell me what time the plane arrives from ......"
I use that one every time I travel to Latin America. Also .... "Don't mention it" - No hay de que. And "It's going to arrive really late, right?"
Very useful for Latin America, believe me.

What about Mark Frobose’s performance did you like?

I love the caring way Mark goes the extra mile to explain and review everything.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I am still deeply moved by the fact that I learned so much Spanish.

Any additional comments?

Buy it and use it. It really works. Don't be afraid to review. As Mark says ... Repetition is the mother of fluency.

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