Item description for Berlitz Rush Hour Express Spanish (Berlitz Express) (Spanish Edition) by Howard Beckerman...
BERLITZ RUSH HOUR EXPRESS SPANISH
Take the fastest route to a new language
Have you ever noticed how you still remember words to a song you haven t heard in years? Berlitz Publishing knows that putting words to music makes the words easier to remember. Learn a new language in just one hour! Rush Hour Express presents the words and expressions you need to know in order to begin to communicate in Spanish. Plus, original music engages you, so you remember what you learn.
Effective and Entertaining!
*Great low price
*No books needed
*No rules to memorize
1 CD includes:
*Track 1: numbers, greeting, introductions, telling time
Reviews - What do customers think about Berlitz Rush Hour Express Spanish (Berlitz Express) (Spanish Edition)?
One time through won't do it, but repeats help. Aug 27, 2007
I wanted to learn Spanish and this seemed like a good place to start. Yes, it's a little corny at times in the "story" going on, but it DOES manage to teach basic words and a few phrases. Some of the songs are a little annoying, but they get the point across.
This is probably great as a supplement to a more detailed course, but not so much as a stand-alone product. They go at a pretty quick pace, and many words are pronounced once quickly before they expect you to be able to pick up on it. Still, this is trying to get you a lot of info in a short amount of time, so I suppose it accomplishes that.
It Works for Me May 31, 2006
I recently competed a Fast Spanish class. It was made up of computer software and a one-hour per week phone session with a "mentor." I found early on that unless I could find a native Spanish speaker to tutor me on a regular basis then I'd be sunk. I found someone in my neighborhood and we still meet once a week. My tutor helps me with pronunciation and I supplement this with a collection of children Spanish books (my favorite is "The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary in Spanish"!). I found that starting at a "basic level" has been a good approach and I'm now conversing at a comfortable level with native Spanish speakers. I'm not "fluent" but I can get through the basics and then some and I continue to build.
I'm taking Fast Spanish II in September and wanted to find a CD to help build my vocabulary or at least reinforce what I had already learned. I had some success with Berlitz programs (Germans and Arabic) in the past and was having a difficult time trying to find something basic that, horror of horrors, contained a lot of repetition of basic phrases and vocabulary.
This CD is a hoot and for me, but it works. Setting the vocabulary and phrases to music played to my ability to quickly memorize the words to songs. I listen to this when I walk my dogs and I can't believe how much I have learned and how much it has stuck.
What works for some does not always work for others. Many of us are looking for that "silver bullet" program that will magically makes us speak another language in the time it takes to fly from Orlando to Cozumel. Well...it ain't gonna happen! Walking my dogs gives me an hour a day to devote to my Spanish and I make full use of it with this CD, now safely loaded into my iPOD. I think Rush Hour Express Spanish is a novel and useful approach toward learning the basic phrases and vocabulary to help get you through everyday situations when you travel in a Spanish speaking country. You get out of a program what you put into it. I alternate this with the PIMSLEUR Express SPANISH. Combined, the two are formidable learning tools provided you put the time aside to listen and practice the modules. Having a native Spanish speaker to help with pronunciation is also a very big plus. Good luck and Adios!
Berlitz Rush Hour Express Sep 13, 2005
I found it sounds too much like a bad Soap Opera, which made it difficult for me to pay attention.