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Learn Spanish with Paul Noble – Part 1

Spanish Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Written by: Paul Noble
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.

No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

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easy to learn!

great, hands on approach to learning a language... done conveniently and easily.. practical! it was a great tool to start with

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Very good!

I love the method used for teaching. It's so simple and easy. I learned a lot without efforts and the process is really enjoyable.

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Very informative

I liked the fact that their was an explanation of why many verbs were used in the audio. The fact that Paul Noble had Native speakers from both Spain and North Americas doing the pronunciations of words so one could note the differences. It was slow enough for me to go back and listen to the words so I learned a lot and built my vocabulary at the same time.

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Spanish language unwrapped

Spanish language learning can be discouraging for the older adult. I have tried numerous products in my quest to embed the language in my non-porous brain. I have been trying out the Paul Nobel CD’s and find his approach very logical and accessible. The building block method seems to take the anxiety away and actually sticks in the memory. As a review or for new learners I would recommend this series #Audible1

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Very productive language learning

This is a wonderful, fast language introduction. I’d recommend it for anyone trying to get some conversation skills for a trip.

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Fantastic

A fantastic way to learn to speak Spanish.
It's very intuitive. I'll be purchasing the next level!

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  • Bryan Smith
  • 2018-03-26

Wtf

Why is it so that when you have your two speakers saying the different pronojnciations for Latin American and Castilian.... they are all different. The guy will say something like “reservacion” and then the girl will say “rese” and that’s it. Sounds to me like the recordings aren’t correct and parts have been clipped out. This happens about every 2 or 3 words you’re trying to teach us. Pretty hard to learn when you can’t hear what they are saying

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  • John S. Horvatinovich
  • 2018-07-17

No Bueno

Just not a fan of the delivery or the style of learning in this audible.

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  • elizabeth
  • 2018-06-28

so slow, learned nothing

so slow, I learned very little. very repetative. I would instead recommend you listen to the podcast called "light speed spanish" particularly the "light speed Spanish vocabulary" series. a MILLION time better. and free!

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  • James
  • 2016-04-20

Good But Not Excellent! – Lacks Personality & Memo

Any additional comments?

Clearly, Paul Noble has done a great service to those of us who need high quality Spanish instruction from a good English speaking instructor. He is gifted, intelligent, and structured.
Learn Spanish the Natural Way is a must buy.
However good, it is not the best out there. Many other programs like Pimsleur have a much better memory technique.
The overall best programs in any language that I have tried are by Language Audiobooks and a fellow named Mark Frobose who also created Behind the Wheel Spanish for Macmillan Audio. His best programs are the Power Spanish series in my opinion.
Buy Paul Noble, he is very good. But supplement with Frobose and Pimsleur for a well-rounded approach.

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  • Judith
  • 2016-03-19

Not so good: Difficult to revise.

What would have made Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 better?

The tape was divided only into 4 parts making it impossible to go back a short way and revise.(as with the German one). Have to go back to the beginning of first section and listen to all the blurb. Boring.

What was most disappointing about Paul Noble’s story?

As above

How could the performance have been better?

Dividing the whole performance into many chapters instead of just 4.

Any additional comments?

The two Spanish speakers were fine with speaking Spanish as in Spain and the other South American Spanish.

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  • stacey kohler
  • 2018-06-16

Have you prepared the paella?

Be prepared to spend the entire first lesson learning this phrase. Not useful! Buy Pimsleur.

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  • Adam Lucas
  • home
  • 2017-07-17

Very slow

Good start if you are traveling to Spanish speaking country. Not for everyday natural conversations.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-02-25

Nerd Spanish

Boring, dry, and weird ways of saying things. I'm pretty sure this guy doesn't speak the language he's attempting to teach. The format is weird and the phrases are weird. First part spent a lit of time asking if stuff was romantic...it isn't now...it isn't now.

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  • Jen Howard
  • 2016-02-24

Just didn't care for it.

What would have made Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 better?

I don't mean to be a jerk, but trying to learn Spanish from someone with a British accent made me have to do double duty deciphering and I just didn't like that.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Nothing.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Would prefer listening to someone that spoke American English or English with a Spanish accent

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1?

None

Any additional comments?

couldn't hold my attention

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  • AnB
  • 2015-12-10

Get Part 1-3 books, WARNING - do not buy part 4

Would you consider the audio edition of Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 to be better than the print version?

This is part 1 which has a good chunk of material although he drones on a bit in the intro.

Bought all 4 books in the series, 1-3 were good and have 3-4 hours worth of material. Part 4 shocked me when it was only 19minutes and as such was a pure rippoff.

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