Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Standard Deviants - Spanish Part 1|
Actor: Standard Deviants
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
The first hint that this isn't your normal, staid Spanish review course is the subtitle that's flashed across the screen: the "Salsa-riffic World of Spanish." The Standard Deviants, a cast of ebullient young performers w... more »
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Spanish-Sesame Street Style
MuseGlance | WA USA | 10/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have taken college Spanish and tried to teach myself off and on, but have been unsuccessful. So since I was working graveyards and could view this on the DVD player on my laptop, I decided to give it a try.Sock puppets, and insulting words that make for good jokes were the first vocabulary introduced. Loco, stupido, etc. Fast moving colors and lots of different people relaying information kept it entertaining.By looking at the outline it didn't look like it covered much, but I would say that it covered in it's two hours what a student would be expected to learn in a week on a college campus.I didn't know everything like I thought I might, so it will be useful to me. But the tests on the DVD don't seem to work half the time. It would show question one...then the answer and then the voice would say question two but wouldn't become visible until I hit the next button and then it would give me the answer as well. (could be a problem with my computer, but don't know)I think it is a good purchase to stimulate former knowledge and a great introduction if you are looking to start the language.I rated it four cause I would have liked to see more without having to buy another DVD...and I struggled with the tests working. Thanks Standard Deviants, you are the only game in town for education on DVD's. I will be replaying this until I have it down. Good Job!"
Great tape for fun learning
MuseGlance | 07/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the way the Standard Deviants teach. This video is a fun, step by step way of learning Spanish. I can't forget some of this stuff because of the style."
The Standard Deviants-Habla Espanol?
Drew Mazurek | New Jersey USA | 03/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have bought several learn english DVD's and nothing can compare to this one..It is like having a teacher right in your own home..Very easy to learn for even the hard to learn types..I am actually speaking spanish after watching the dvd 4 times..I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to REALLY learn Spanish with ease..THIS IS THE REAL DEAL and at a very affordable price........Drew M."
Double check the exact title your buying.
Mark Spark | Kansas City, MO United States | 01/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I own 3 of these DVD's from this place. The titles can appear similar so be sure you are buying what you wanted. I bought this one only to discover that either they mailed me the wrong one, or else I just unluckily ended up with a beginners dvd. ("Basics vs Beyond the Basics vs Learning the Basics", etc) This one with the picture of the formal dressed man and woman dancing on the dvd cover, is strictly a beginners lesson. It starts with teaching you the numbers 1 thur 10, etc. Overall, this line of dvd's are good videos and they alone have gotten me past my 10 year learing barriers and allowed me to break through the world of pronouns, refexive, etc, and also break into the world of subjective verbs which have been my 10 year learning nemisis to improving my spanish. Yes, these vid's appear to be goofy and sesame street like, but this teaching approach has not been a deterent to the valuable lessons they provide."