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Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 3

Spanish Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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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.    

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

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Great progression

Paul takes you through Spanish and you really feel like you are progressing. Some bits a a bit hard, but then again you are learning a new language. I do not feel I'm am fluent in Spanish by the end of part 3, but certainly feel I have a basic understanding to support my travel and learn more.

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So easy!

Paul has the most soothing yet encouraging voice which inspires you to learn very effectively.

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  • Imam
  • Homebush, NSW
  • 20-07-2017

Great

I now feel that I have a skeleton upon I can build my Spanish. Gracias

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  • Mark
  • 21-11-2016

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
  • 11-11-2017

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
  • 07-03-2016

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
  • 01-03-2014

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.
  • 03-05-2016

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
  • 10-12-2015

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
  • 23-10-2016

Very useful

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

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  • Mary
  • 24-04-2015

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.

Any additional comments?

MORE PLEASE!

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  • Bella
  • 20-05-2019

Good supplement.

By the time I reached book three, I was moving quickly through my other study materials and I was also beginning to have simple conversations. I think that’s why the slow nature of this book started to bug me. The first and second books are excellent supplements to your classes or self study programs. But after that, I find it just moves way too slow. Hope that helps you make a choice.

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  • QueenCC
  • 19-04-2019

I have tried many methods

And this method gave me the most confidence to speak. I have learned many words from several methods. I am able to learn in the car, shopping, in the shower and going to sleep. It has worked for me and I failed miserably in high school.

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  • Steve K
  • 20-12-2015

Very good ALONGSIDE studying Spanish

I have audiobooks 1 to 4 by this author. I believe that these and any other Spanish audiobooks are only good in conjunction with continued study of the language. You will not learn another language solely by listening to this or any other audiobook

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  • coz
  • 30-12-2014

Amazing!!!

Iv been learning spanish for over a year now and i can honestly say this is the best learning aid i have found. Unlike other learning aids Paul Noble teaches you the core of the language. Which is why the language has finally 'clicked' in my mind. Now any extra vocab i pick up i will know exactly how and where to use it in a sentence.
In sort get this if you want to learn....you wont be disappointed
Iv used rossetta stone which i found useless but I would recommend duolingo (android app).

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  • Mrs A Bolger
  • 18-05-2017

Good but some disappointment

This was overall good but I would have expected more for a volume 3. Very very disappointed with the last few chapters as they covered numbers and the alphabet. Stuff that should be covered in level one. So those chapters for me were a complete waste of time and should not have been included in this book.

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  • Cerebum
  • 02-02-2016

Very good

I have tried a number of e learning modules and this is by far the best series. I will be recommending it.

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  • luizav
  • 28-02-2015

Lovely presentation

It is a great way to learn a language and helping especially my pronounciation
I think Paul's courses are the best to learn quickly to speak a new language

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  • Adele
  • 25-07-2014

What a great way to learn Spanish!

I have enjoyed all 3 Learn Spanish books equally, and although I'm aware there is a 4th, I would like to see further books for learning more advanced Spanish language. From what I understand, the 4th book is a review of the first three books, but I am hungry for more challenges and to delve deeper into the grammar and vocabulary! Paul Noble- if you read this - make some more please! 3 (or 4) aren't enough!! :-)

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  • david
  • 02-02-2019

very simple format

best Spanish language book I have listened to. Clear speakers and comprehensive subjects with plenty of re cap and reminders throughout

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  • frankie
  • 10-12-2018

Not as good as the first 2

Although I really enjoyed the first 2 parts of the course and in particular the first one because of the approach and technique used to learn, memorise and progress in Spanish I found this third part was a repeat of the same vocabulary learned in the first two and put together again with not much new added to what previously learned

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-2017

Paul Noble course has been brilliant!

I have found this so useful and brilliantly explained by the author. I struggle to learn now I'm older but this is so helpful and I would really recommend it to anyone learning Spanish. It would be so useful to have further additions as this course brings you through the simple stages and an advanced course would be fantastic! I'm not sure where to go from here!

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  • JR
  • 12-05-2017

Excelente!

Todo estaba bien
Muchas gracias Paul Noble
Clear, easy to follow. Repetition helpful.
Great tips