VocabuLearn Spanish

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VocabuLearn Spanish is not glamorous, but it is useful. It works like this: a voice tells you a word in English, then you come up with the equivalent in Spanish, then you are told the answer, which you have a chance to repeat for reinforcement before you are given a new word in English. Or sometimes it works in reverse, moving from Spanish to English.</p>
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For Spanish there are three different VocabuLearn levels available, each originally coming on four CDs of 45 minutes apiece, broken up into parts-of-speech-based segments such as nouns, adjectives and adverbs, verbs, and expressions. It is likely that nine hours of VocabuLearn Spanish will be too much for most people to tolerate, but a subset of that, perhaps one level at a time, could serve as a valuable accompaniment to errand-running, or driving, or dish-doing. VocabuLearn Spanish can help you improve your accent, learn new words, and reinforce vocabulary you once knew but have forgotten.</p>
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VocabuLearn CDs stopped being published by Penton Overseas in the midst of the global economic meltdown. However, the product is increasingly being made available online in downloadable audio format, through <a href="http://www.amazon.com">Amazon.com</a> or iTunes or other sources. (At present, <a href="http://www.audible.com">Audible</a> has some VocabuLearn products, but not this one for Spanish.)</p>
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In my experience, while the audio quality of the original CDs is high, the audio quality of the new incarnations varies, so if possible, I recommend you listen to a sample before buying anything. Prices are all over the map right now, so you might want to comparison-shop or check with libraries. I first encountered VocabuLearn products at the <a href="http://ellenjovin.com/review/new-york-public-library-mid-manhattan">New York Public Library</a> back in 2009.</p>
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Another caveat: VocabuLearn Spanish is not good for haters of classical music, because it sometimes plays in the background. I personally did not find the music distracting at all, but not everyone feels that way.</p>
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One final warning: if you search online for VocabuLearn Spanish, results can include something called <em>Spanish Word Booster: 500+ Most Needed Words &amp; Phrases</em>.&nbsp;That is a different product, one I find intensely irritating, so please make sure you are looking at the right thing if and when you buy.</p>

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