Item description for Advanced Spanish (Berlitz Advanced) by Berlitz...
BERLITZ ADVANCED SPANISH
The advanced conversational course
Designed for students, business people and anyone with an understanding of Spanish, Berlitz Advanced will take your language skills to the next level with challenging and engaging content including advanced readings, vocabulary and grammar activities featuring authentic dialogues and exercises.
What Do I Get?
*3 audio CDs with native speakers in engaging, real-life conversations (3 hours total).
*Fully illustrated course book to master the four key elements: listening, speaking, reading, writing.
*Go online for free additional materials--easy to read audio script and learner s guide for those who like to read along with the audio.
How Does the Course Work?
1. Strengthen your language skills as you use the course book and audio CDs.
2. Practice and reinforce what you ve learned by listening to the audio at home or on the go.
3. Go to berlitzpublishing.com for free additional materials to help you gain fluency in your new language.
4. Compatible with your iPod or MP3 devices.
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Studio: Berlitz Travel Guide
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 20, 2008
Publisher Berlitz Guides
ISBN 9812683224 ISBN13 9789812683229
Reviews - What do customers think about Advanced Spanish (Berlitz Advanced)?
Berlitz Advanced Spanish Mar 24, 2010
This is a great book and CD for learning and reviewing advanced Spanish. Though it's a slim book, it's packed with the most necessary grammar, so there's a lot one can study and review over and over. I also like the fact that it's slim and can be easily toted around for studying on the subway during commutes.
This is NOT advanced Jan 13, 2010
The material here is what you learn in the second semester of a college spanish course. It's good material, but it's not advanced.
A bit beyond basic Castilian Spanish Jul 31, 2009
This book is labeled "Advanced Spanish" but it's really fairly basic, or intermediate at best. The lessons are clearly laid out. The CDs have Spanish dialogues that are spoken slowly and clearly, which is good for beginners but not very helpful for more advanced students who want to improve listening comprehension. I found the slow rate of speech fairly annoying at times. Normal people just don't talk that slow. In addition, this book uses the Castilian Spanish of Spain rather than Latin America, so if you want to learn Latin American Spanish, it won't be all that helpful. The book I received was in slightly damaged condition but not bad enough for me to bother returning it. If you'd mastered some basic Spanish and want something a little more advanced, this is a good book, especially if you are planning a trip to Spain.
Great source for advanced learners Jul 14, 2009
This is a great resource for learners to get the most out of spanish. It's assumed that readers are at an intermediate level, so if you're not you will hace difficulty learning the material. But for those that have a good understanding I highly recommend this workbook/cd, it will teach a lot of material most books/cds dont.
Another thing I liked is that the dialogue is both in Castilian and Lat. American Spanish. I would say the book is more geared for people traveling to Spain, but still they include words and phrases that are used in Lat. American. They also have cultural lessons where you can understand the dialect and culture, a nice bonus.
Lastly, in reference to the last post, you can only learn so much from cds and books. The only true way to become fluent in Spanish is to speak it everyday. Obviously living in a spanish speaking country is the best option, but no book is going to bridge that gap from average to fluent. Learn the most you can from this workbook and then practice it every day.
Advanced? Apr 24, 2009
I don't know what "advanced" means these days. Maybe in a high school this material might be referred to as advanced. I took French in high school for four years and couldn't speak a word so maybe in high school "advanced" means basic. I don't know.
I got a high school Spanish text book, and I spent about an hour a day, and after about six months I was up to this level. I could barely function in Mexico City with this ability level. I wouldn't consider that "advanced".
I was hoping that the audio CD's would be useful in helping with listening comprehension. The audio CD's use very basic language with people who talk slowly and clearly. Most of the Spanish audio CD's are too easy to help me. Meanwhile watching Spanish television or listening to Spanish radio is too difficult. Native speakers speak so fast with accents and slang that I just can't keep up. I was hoping to find something that would help me bridge that gap. This wasn't it.