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Learn Spanish with Paul Noble for Beginners – Part 3

Spanish Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Written by: Paul Noble
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: Language Learning, Spanish
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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 help you build on what you learnt in Learn Spanish with Paul Noble for Beginners – Part Two, and guide you through over 3 hours of everyday scenarios that are practical, fun, and applicable. Just listen, interact, and learn wherever you are.

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 Three of a three-part course. To continue your language learning journey once you’ve completed Part Three, download Next Steps in Spanish with Paul Noble for Intermediate Learners – Complete Course.

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.

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great well put together course for learning spanis

I think I've come out of this program with alot more knowledge in terms of speaking Spanish. it was a pleasure to listen to and taught very useful rules to the language and commonly used words.

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Effective and easy

I listened to all 3 books. Did my best to come up with the phrases and words while listening. Very simple and effortless. The result: I am proud to say I was able to get around a conversation on my vacation in Barcelona.
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Great way to learn a language

Paul Noble’s simple approach to language learning is refreshing and effective. I highly recommend. #Audible1

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  • Mark
  • 2016-11-21

Great way to begin learning Spanish!

listened to all three to start leaning Spanish and gain building blocks necessary to continue. if you are looking to learn enough to travel, these three lessons will leave you comfortable to speak as you need to.

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  • Pat Webb
  • 2017-11-11

Good method, limited vocabulary. Easy to use.

The overall teaching method is effective, however, the words taught are limited to the very basic one would need to travel to a country where Spanish is the native language.

Good points:

-The course covers both Latin American and Castilian dialects
-The narrator explains basic grammar rules, how to go from present tense to past tense, to future tense and plural.
-The narrator explains how to convert words from talking about me vs. you vs. more than one of you, vs. we.
-The narrator explains when there are differences in the two major dialects.
-The narrator and the native speakers are easy to understand and speak clearly.
-Word emphasis (which syllable gets emphasized and when) is explained.
-Limited explanation of feminine vs. masculine words.
-Inexpensive.

Not so good points:

-The vocabulary is very limited. Granted, you are told how to make up or guess at words, but things like fork, spoon, automobile/car, stop, and many other basic words are not explored.
-The program ends at version 3. The last observation wouldn't be an issue if there were more volumes to purchase.

Overall, the course was worth the money (because it is very inexpensive). I learned a fair amount and could carry on a basic conversation at a restaurant with the waitress, but the course left me wanting more. I ended up purchasing the Pimsleur courses as well. They overlap somewhat, but also give different pronunciations for some of the same words. And they expand the vocabulary past what is offered in this course.

Summary:

If you just want to learn just enough Spanish to get by and don't want to spend a lot of money this is the course for you. If you want to be fluent in conversational Spanish, spend more money and buy a more in-depth course.

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  • Jillian Dirou
  • 2016-03-07

Excellent!

I appreciated the pace at which Paul worked, and the way he cleverly linked much of what I know already in English to what I did not know in Spanish. This increased not only my vocabulary but my confidence. I am traveling in Mexico now, and I'm amazed at how much I'm remembering. So much fun! Thank you Paul!

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  • WILL RINEY
  • 2014-03-01

Great way to pick up spanish

What did you love best about Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3?

Continues the line of Learn Spanish books with fun and easy ways to learn to speak it.

Have you listened to any of Paul Noble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have listened to books 1 and 2. This book continues the tradition and helps to learn spanish!

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  • Bradley S.
  • 2016-05-03

Buyer beware!

Buyer beware! If you are looking for an advanced audio book for learning Spanish, this is NOT the book for you. I bought Collins Learn Spanish number 2 and number 3, thinking that they would have more advanced lessons than the first audio book. Unfortunately, I was very wrong. I wasted 2 credits on these books. "How would you say... a waste of money?" This audio book is about 20 percent "How would you say...." 70 percent a waste of time on repetition, and 10 percent useful. After 3 hours of audio, this book is still trying to teach you the personal pronouns tú, usted, ustedes, ellos, ellas, él, and ella. The entire final chapter is counting. That's an entire hour of counting - half in English! Really? I'd like 90 percent of my money back.

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  • AnB
  • 2015-12-10

Books 1-3 good, Book #4 a rippoff at 19minutes

Would you consider the audio edition of Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3 to be better than the print version?

Learn Spanish 1-3 are good and 3-4 hours worth of material, watch out and don't buy book #4 thought it's only 19minutes

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  • Kari-Ann
  • 2016-10-23

Very useful

Useful words for travel and everyday communication. The format provides a good amount of speaking practice.

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  • Mary
  • 2015-04-24

More please!

If you could sum up Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3 in three words, what would they be?

Best spanish audio tapes I have heard.....I just wish there was more of them!

What did you like best about this story?

Easy to understand....easy to follow....excellent explanations.

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MORE PLEASE!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-22

Great Course

This Collins Spanish course has been the most effective audio language course I've used. I travel often and going through this course alongside Duolingo has helped me to navigate Spanish speaking countries without ever having taken a formal course.

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  • Chantage
  • 2019-09-15

Best language course I’ve used

I have done many language programs and the is the first one that has given me the confidence to speak with my Spanish speaking friend in their language. I love how he doesn’t start with baby steps and repetitive conjunctions. You will be saying compound sentences in the first 5 min and it will make sense. So glad my friend recommended it.