Earworms mbt© is a revolutionary accelerated learning technique that takes the hard work out of learning.
By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Spanish and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but will be burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.
If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, earworms mbt© Rapid Spanish is the course for you.
Volume 1 is your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad. Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself, past, present, and future, expressing your opinions, chatting, and flirting (who knows?).
You will feel you are learning within minutes and might just be amazed by how easy acquiring a language can be!
Overall, very good system
Very auditory-centric - focuses on the sound and natural flow of conversation rather than the specific grammatical rules.
Basically consists of this interesting and engaging background music (which helps the learning process considerably), and a male (native english speaker) and female (native spanish speaker) speaking back and forth in a rhythmic way that helps ingrain the words and phrases into the way we speak naturally. It seems effective for helping users think of the terms in Spanish, rather than having to think of what they're saying in English, and then translate it into some vague semblance of a Spanish sentence. The focus of this audiobook is on conversation-style learning, rather than on giving you a crash course in words and grammatical rules.
If you're good at remembering lyrics and often work/study with instrumental music in the background, then this will suit your learning style. The only drawback I found was that the English speaker had a British accent, which made it a bit hard for some of the words to be ingrained because I (an American/Canadian English speaker) had to first translate the "British" into "my english", which detracted a bit from the direct word-association process.
Good to learn basic
I am a pure monolingual: I have no ear for language and no background training to prepare me for the daunting task of learning Spanish. I have really enjoyed this earworms program. You won't learn Spanish overnight; it's obviously a complex language. But I play this on my ipod while I'm running, working in the yard, or just sitting. I often think that none of it is "sinking in" when I try desperately to memorize the lesson. But then, from out of the blue, while I'm in the shower or heading to bed, phrases will pop into my head from the earworms lesson. The emphasis on presenting language rhythmically to interesting music means that it seeps into your head the same way that we all end up learning the words even to songs that we don't like - just as a function of hearing them repeatedly on the radio. If you are patient, enjoy music, and are willing to let the lessons "sink in" over time, I think you'll enjoy this system. I've mastered much of volume 1 after a couple months (of not very dedicated study or practice) and am now ready for volume 2. I feel much more motivated to learn the language and am feeling more positive about my ability to do so. Earworms is a great place to start your language journey!