I was surprised how much I like this program, considering it could be written off as a bit cheesy at first listen. The reason I purchased the program was because I liked the specific music track behind the program on the sample. It was soothing and added to the learning experience. The "learner" on the tracks will often respond with helpful insight about what he has just heard which makes the words and phrases make much more sense than a simple repetition track. I find that the vocabulary and dialogue given in this method are easy to remember because you are experiencing the conversations and not just repeating sounds that have little connection with you. This book is very easy to listen to.
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To date, the most volumes any language has is three. Each of the lessons extends for about 6 minutes or more. If only a language could be learnt in 3 hours. You could use these for reference while you listen to these files. Unfortunately, there is hardly any order or depth to the lessons. They teach you a few common phrases that you may need as a tourist when you are visiting the country.
Only and only from that perspective does it do an okay job. You have to hope the songs get stuck in your head To get started, you just have to go to their website and create an account. Once you do this, you can purchase the MP3 files or the CDs as per your liking. After payment, you will be able to access the MP3 files from the app or be able to download it straight into the computer.
If you chose the CDs option, then they will be shipped to you within a few days depending on your location. There are absolutely no customization options available. The content is the same for all and all you can do is listen to the tracks and hope they get stuck in your head.
Otherwise, there are no preferences, profiles, benchmark tests or other formalities that you need to complete before you get started with the resource. From one perspective, this is a hassle-free solution. However, on the other hand, it goes to show how limited their content is.
There is a lack of content and structure to the lessons Like the course structure, there is absolutely no lesson structure either.
There are several audio tracks that are accompanied by some written text in the form of a PDF. The PDF is a list of phrases that are going to be taught in that particular track.
Earworms tries to use the fact that some tunes are extremely catchy and then they blend in that tune with their lessons. At the same time, the narrators are made to speak in rhythm with the song, so the lessons get stuck in our heads. Unfortunately, the retro sensual music that they have gone with is anything but catchy, at least in my opinion. Moreover, the way the narrators are forced to speak in rhythm just sounds extremely weird.
They might actually mention something of importance in passing in the song, but at that point, your brain is still trying to understand why the speaker is talking in such an awkward way. Fortunately, they repeat and breakdown the phrases multiple times. This helps you learn the phrase easily. Sadly, there is no time between the recordings for you to repeat the phrase and develop your speaking skills.
This again hinders your learning. If there is any consolation, then it is in the fact that you can use the booklet offline or online to understand the written French language better. But then again, apart from those few phrases, there is not much to learn from the material. Plans and Prices While the total number of volumes varies slightly by language, the price remains constant. Each of these volumes contains 10 tracks of about 6 minutes each. You can get these volumes either in the form of a CD or an MP3 download.
There are other options such as downloading audio books or the paid apps on both Apple and Android devices, as well as via Audible. There is no such pack available for the third volume.
There is also an option of a trial version on the website where it plays just one of its tracks for you, so you can get a feel of the whole thing. However, going through one of the volumes, I realized it could potentially be okay for revision or for tourism purposes if you put in a bit of extra work into it.
Rapid Arabic: Volumes 1 & 2
To date, the most volumes any language has is three. Each of the lessons extends for about 6 minutes or more. If only a language could be learnt in 3 hours. You could use these for reference while you listen to these files. Unfortunately, there is hardly any order or depth to the lessons. They teach you a few common phrases that you may need as a tourist when you are visiting the country. Only and only from that perspective does it do an okay job.
Earworms Rapid Arabic Vol. 1
Every now and then I like to buy myself various seemingly innovative language products so I can give them a test drive and see if they live up to their claims. Earworms MBT is available in loads of different languages at various levels, only costs a couple of bucks and is instantly downloadable. The Auditory Cortex also at least partly helps process visual sign language in congenitally deaf people and lip readers cf. What this basically means is this part of the brain is actually capable of producing virtual sounds e.
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