Summary: As a human I think it is important to be able to communicate with our fellow human beings. Setting aside our race, cultural, religious or geographic differences we all need to communicate and get along on this big ball in space. I took Spanish in high school but I'm pushing 50 now. This helps to refresh my language skills and its cheaper than Rosetta Stone. I may be getting rustier in the body each passing year, but now my Spanish doesn't have to do the same!
Summary: I recently moved to a Spanish speaking country and MUST learn Spanish. This game is contributing greatly to my learning of the vocabulary. The game alone is certainly not enough to learn to speak Spanish. It is a fun way to learn a lot of new words with some reinforcement of basic grammar rules. There are many, many words with a lot of repetition as you go through the games. Just what an older learner needs. I expect this game is really good as a brain exercise as well.
Summary: Having bought and played the Japanese version of this game, and being addicted to learning languages, I decided to buy `My Spanish Coach' to also brush up on my Spanish skills. This follows pretty much the same format, but with the Spanish language. First off it has to be said that it is very easy to set up your profile on this game and get into the learning very quickly.
Summary: At first I thought this game might be too cutesy for me, and it didn't grab me while I was initially viewing the vocabulary - let me give you some advice, despite the placement test, start at the very beginning, otherwise you might miss words the game thinks you know. The ones you do know will breeze by. Once I got serious about learning the language, I really got into the game, and found that not only was it challenging, but that I really was remembering vocabulary.
Summary: Very good drill program that includes pronunciation and speed. Good: Great drill in a nice form factor used while waiting in a line or for your tires to get rotated. Variety of drill programs. Bad: Full sentence game has too few sentences. Large vocabulary with multiple speed levels with native pronunciation. It is good for building raw vocabulary. I am very satisfied.
Summary: The only negative I've noticed so far is that I can't really hear the "Spanish coach" without earphones unless in a very quiet environment. This is a minor gripe however and I find the game enjoyable and sufficiently challenging for a beginner.
Summary: It escapes me how anyone is supposed to learn an actual language with this program (as advertisements seem to imply) since it has almost no grammar. The lessons provide only very scanty basics- no subjunctive, past or future or any decent treatment of gender. The nouns do not have the gender article provided, a problem if you don't have a dictionary and a good understanding of how noun endings relate to gender in Spanish.
An excellent tool, but with some fairly big problems.
Armando N. Roman, Amazon
18 December 2009
Summary: Working with mostly Spanish speakers, I decided it'd be best if I re-learned the language. I took it for 2 years when I was in school and didn't do too hot (averaging a C on every report card) despite my dad being Mexican and trying to teach me when I was younger. That was back in 1998-2000 and here I am learning via my DS. How's it going? Really well actually.
Summary: I had taken some Spanish in high school and college, but it's been a few years since I had used it so I wanted something to help me relearn it. I've played through the first 55 lessons, and while it has been fun up to this point, the game has too many flaws: First, it teaches some basic grammar, but that's it. Even most of the grammar it teaches, it doesn't bother going into some of the mechanics.
Summary: I have purchased this product to see how it compares to taking Spanish classes in school. I would have to say that this game teaches you a lot about Spanish and how to speak it correctly and fluently. But it does not compare to real classes. I have taken four years of Spanish and would say that this game would cover about one year worth of instruction in school.