Behind the Wheel - Spanish 1

  • by Behind the Wheel, Mark Frobose
  • 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Behind the Wheel - Spanish Level 1 covers beginner to intermediate level Spanish, providing a flexible, solid, and universal foundation in speaking, understanding, and creatively expressing yourself in Spanish. The program features an English-speaking instructor to guide you through the lessons and two native Latin American Spanish-speakers to aid with your pronunciation. Includes a companion book to reinforce and enhance the audio experience.

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Lots of content, but not great teaching

If you've already listened to so some Spanish language audiobooks then this has a lot of content for you to practise with. However, its strength is also it's weakness. You just don't have time to take it all in. I am now listening for a second time and the pace is still too much.

I definitely would give Behind the Wheel 2 a try. But I think I might see if I can find something else first.

If you are a complete beginner, I would definitely try the Paul Noble, Collins books first. They are much better for complete beginners. If you already know a bit of Spanish, this will keep your brain busy as you drive.
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- Once We Were Fiction

Easy listening....

I listen to this in my car during my daily commute and it helps get my mind into that 'work mode'. It's very easy on the ear, and the way they build up the vocabulary and tenses is very logical. I have some very basic (and I mean Basic) Spanish already which helped me get going but the best bit for me was being able to say simple sentences in future and past tenses, quite quickly. I'm not sure what Spanish accent I'm learning, but I think this one is some kind of Latin or South American - definitely aimed at the US market. No matter as whichever it is I'm guessing (hoping) it can be understood wherever Spanish is spoken, which for my purposes would be on the Costa's of Spain. I've tried a few courses where you're just supposed to pick up the language intuitively somehow, but my middle aged brain likes a bit of structure and this fits the bill nicely. Comes with an enormous downloadable workbook too. Good for underpinning lessons learnt as you go along or propping up a wonky coffee table. Only downside is, on my phone at least (which is where I keep it and beam it into my car from) you can only go back in sections of 30 seconds. If you try and go back a 'chapter' it just goes right back to the beginning. Could just be my phone though - haven't tried it on the computer.
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- Katie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-09-2008
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio