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Learn Spanish with Paul Noble for Beginners – Part 1

Spanish Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Written by: Paul Noble
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Language Learning, Spanish
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Publisher's Summary

With Paul Noble’s simple, relaxed approach you will learn in a way that suits you – without having to memorise long lists of words you won’t use, scribbling notes as you listen, or feeling frustrated. Instead, Paul will introduce you to the basics of the Spanish language and guide you through over 4 hours of everyday scenarios that are practical, fun, and applicable. Just listen, interact, and learn wherever you are.

Whatever your experience with languages, whether you’re an absolute beginner or someone with basic knowledge who wants to improve their ability, this is the course to get you speaking Spanish quickly, confidently, and with no chance of failure. 

Two native-speaking Spanish experts (one from Spain and one from Latin America) will help you to perfect your pronunciation as you progress through the course. You will learn a huge range of vocabulary in no time at all, and be able to quickly make your new knowledge work for you in a variety of everyday scenarios. A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool.

Paul Noble left school unable to speak a language – having found that the traditional learning methods left him feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. Determined that there must be a better way to learn, Paul spent years devising his own unique method of learning languages which cuts out all the grammar, all the memorisation, and all the stress. He began using his method to teach in his Language Institute and, thousands of students later, he prides himself on never having had a student fail.

This download is Part One of a three-part course. Once you’ve finished Part One, download Learn Spanish with Paul Noble for Beginners – Part Two.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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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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Fun and engaging.

Excellent way to begin the n your Spanish learning journey. You actually feel as though you are learning Spanish... and that's because you are. Looking forward to Part 2 & 3.

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Not as promised.

This book requires concentration and makes me lose focus pretty quickly. What's worse is the fact that it's killing my motivation to learn Spanish.

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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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  • James
  • 2016-04-20

Good But Not Excellent! – Lacks Personality & Memo

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dole
  • 2015-11-05

Copycat of Mark Frobose’s Power Spanish Accelerate

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This program seems to be a poor imitation of my favorite all time Spanish course, Power Spanish Accelerated by Mark Frobose.
The voices on the Paul Noble program are not nearly as pleasant with Power Spanish and the actual learning that I experienced with Noble was pitiful in comparison to what I learned for the Power Spanish series by Frobose.
Still, for the price, you save a few bucks by buying the Noble program and you’ll still learn some Spanish

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-03-17

Errors on central points

I struggled to understand one word extensively used Queser I asked a Spanish native in her final year of a master to become a teacher and she said its not used. This is also my experience having spent months in Spain. Besides, a lit of boring lengthy English explanations very little learning.

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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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  • Erin
  • 2018-11-20

Fantastico

I am about halfway through this program, and I have to say I am quite surprised by all the negative reviews. My experience with this program has been wholly positive. There are some unique qualities about the program that I found particularly helpful:

1. This program teaches the language in verb tenses you are more likely to use on a regular basis. In a Spanish class at the university, you learn present tense and vocabulary first. You definitely need these things too, but I found this to be more practical.

2. This program provides techniques for making many words in Spanish. He provides examples of cognates and shows you how to change it from English to Spanish. This adds a significant amount to your vocabulary.

3. This program is a speaking-based program. I am speaking much more quickly and with far better pronunciation that I was before. For the first time, I've been able to have a full length conversation with my grandmother in Spanish. She was so pleased and proud that I am finally speaking Spanish with her. I only wish I'd learned this much before my grandfather passed away. He would have been so proud.

A few notes for success: I use this program in combination with Duolingo's multiple language-learning programs. I listen to the podcasts on Duolingo regularly, and I also take their vocabulary-based lessons. This means that I am getting the full round of different language learning techniques. As an ESL teacher, I can say that having a program like this one is essential to true success. Learning a language takes a lot of practice, and I'm a big fan of sentence patterns. This program gets five stars in every category from me. I can't say it's all you need to learn Spanish; it definitely isn't. However, it's a great place to practice speaking full sentences. I fully recommend.

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  • Jordan
  • 2015-12-30

Naturally Prefer Frobose over Noble

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The title “Learn Spanish the Natural Way” by Paul Noble is a bit misleading.
Here are my observations:
Thick English accent is a bit off-putting and rigid.
The long introduction put me to sleep.
Paul’s unenthusiastic low energy voice lulls me to daydreaming.
Noble’s 3 Ground Rules are too structured and not really natural at all.
Mark Frobose has a much more natural high energy, motivating approach to language teaching in clear, natural educated American English.
I’ve done his Behind the Wheel programs in several languages and now with Power Spanish, Real Spanish, and all the conversational Latin American Spanish programs he has created.
No comparison between these two teachers. Frobose is by far the winner.
Just listen to Power Spanish 1 sample and then to Paul Noble and you’ll hear what I mean.
A sample is worth a thousand words.

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  • Rockin4Life33
  • 2016-04-01

save your money

full of incorrect translations! really it is just awful. g g g g g g

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