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Old Jan 27th 2018, 8:58 am
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Apologies if this has been posted before - a review of Spanish language Apps.

I can recommend Wlingua - I have been using it for quite a while now and am approaching the end of module 2. I find the lessons are about the right duration and my only complaint is that I have to keep Google Translate running in the background to look up words or phrases.

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Old Jan 27th 2018, 9:04 am
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Someone showed me this one this week - Beelinguapp

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...languageswitch

Once you have enough spanish to begin to read, this gives you books in parallel text form. The app is free, some of the books are paid for.

The description here suggests you can actually listen and follow the text at the same time - that's even better - i was just shown the parallel text part of it.
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Why not dulingo ? Its free.
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I did Rosetta Stone (the £199 one) and found it to be very useful, but I think you’d probably have to have a basic grounding in Spanish. I taught English in Ecuador once upon a time - I was by no means fluent, but could go about things on a day-to-day basis and was comfortable having conversations with locals (albeit I expect they spoke more slowly and clearly to take account of the fact I was learning).

I bought the Rosetta Stone app as a kind of refresher as I hadn’t spoken Spanish for decades, and I also wanted to get some background on the Spanish spoken in Spain rather than in Ecuador.

About a quarter of the way in there was a bit of a step change and, as it progressed, I remember thinking that it would be pretty difficult for a beginner to keep up with it. For me, it did exactly what I was wanting and I’ve now signed up for three months of the advanced course to give it a try.

To sum up - if you have a foundation then I’d thoroughly recommend it but would try something else if you’re a complete beginner.

I hope that helps, Caroline.
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I bought Total Spanish with Michel Thomas a few years ago but it was rather complicated for a beginner and expensive. I've now lost it when I could probably use it. I tried Duolingo for a year but found it tedious, and I've tried numerous books. For the last few months I've been using the Mondly app which I can recommend for beginners. 47 euros for a year.
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I've mentioned it before but Wlingua is excellent - I do one lesson and one revision most days which takes around 90mins. I can pick up words OK but find verb tenses difficult. i have completed Rosetta Stone and whilst it is a good program I wasn't overly impressed. I still have one module to complete on Wlingua which will probably take me thru to next year.
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Memrise seems to offer a good, free learning program. I particularly like the practical approach, lessons follow a theme until to an obvious conclusion and the levels seem (to me) to follow a more obvious logic as opposed to Duolingo which seemed rather random.
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