First Time Mom and Losing It: How to Become Fluent in Spanish (Not for Beginners, Not Quick and Easy, but Really Effective) eBook #Review

Sunday, March 2, 2014

How to Become Fluent in Spanish (Not for Beginners, Not Quick and Easy, but Really Effective) eBook #Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


I grew up knowing Spanish because I grew up with my grandmother who only spoke Spanish. As I got older I could read, understand and speak Spanish. I could write Spanish too but with some help. Though I grew up with Spanish all around I am not completely confident that I can speak it the proper way. I want my daughter to know proper Spanish so I decided to tune up my Spanish skills.

It was perfect timing when I got to review the "How to Become Fluent in Spanish (Not for Beginners, Not Quick and Easy, but Really Effective)" eBook. It is a guide for people who know Spanish, who have taken at least a year in school and want to become fluent. The book teaches "conversational fluency". It teaches you a way to study words and use them in everyday conversations. It also gives you steps on how to test yourself and go onto more difficult steps like getting the pronunciation and grammar right.

I have been reading the book for a couple of weeks now and following the study tips, activities, and tests. I can definitely say that these tips have helped me become more confident in the way that I speak Spanish. I have also been speaking a lot of Spanish in my home with almost no English. My daughter is picking up the Spanish words which I am pretty proud about.

If you already know some Spanish and want to improve on your skills I definitely recommend this book. You can also check out the author's site to learn more about the book and gain some tips.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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46 comments:

  1. This looks cool, I always wanted to learn another language. I stumbled this as well!

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  2. I really need to tune up my spanish skills. While I was never fluent I knew enough to get me by. Now I have a TON of spanish speaking students and I would love to know what they are saying when they think they are being sneaky lol

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  3. I took two years of Spanish in high school but haven't thought much of it since. Sounds like a great way to brush up on what I already know and maybe learn a bit more.

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  4. I did not take Spanish in school but had a lot of Spanish friends over the years who attempted to teach me. I can understand some of what is said if said slowly enough but---I have a feeling I would need to know a whole lot more for this to be able to help me unfortunately--as for pronunciation oops---

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  5. Very cool! I don´t speak Spanish, but I would love to learn it.

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  6. I wish I took Spanish in school. I learned French instead. Now, I can only talk to myself or watch a movie with all my studying.

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  7. Such an important skill! Your daughter will be glad to have had this exposure.

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  8. Spanish is definitely on my "learn NOW" list. I have a lot of Spanish speaking friends who try and help me, but this sounds like it would be a great addition to that!

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  9. I never learned and always wanted too---but I guess this book is NOT the one to start out with =}

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  10. lol - I think the title of the book is hilarious. I spent six years learning Spanish in middle/high school and I still remember a lot. I then lived three years in an on-campus Spanish-speaking house and furthered my skills by watching novelas with my roommates. I think it's great when kids learn Spanish at a young age. I've been trying to teach my nephew a lil' bit, He has 'donde esta mi telefono'' down pact.

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  11. This would be a great resource for my stepson. He is learning Spanish (as we speak, lol) and could probably use this. I took French through school and as we live in a French town (close to Canada) it really does come in handy to polish your language skills!

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  12. This would definitely come in handy.. My father in law speaks SpanItalEng (yes i meant to write it like that) in just about every sentence.. This would help me understand him more.

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  13. Living in New Mexico, knowing spanish is great for getting a job. My white husband is very fluent in spanish and teaches classes in spanish.

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  14. I so need this! Silly me opted to take French in HS and NOT Spanish, fail! LOL! Spanish is very common in our country :)

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  15. I took one semester of Spanish at a local community college "just because," but other than that, I haven't had much exposure to learning it. I'd like to learn though...I think a second language is extremely useful to know! I just don't ever feel that I have the time.

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  16. Sounds like a great resource, and I LOVE the name of the book - telling it like it is! There is no quick and easy way.

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  17. My daughter was in Spanish Immersion all throughout Elementary School. Knowing Spanish has really been a blessing in her life in many ways.

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  18. Ooh i would love to try this out! i really want to learn a second language badly and spanish would totally come in handy!

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  19. I love that you told me about this because I have been wanting my son to refresh the Spanish he learned in high school. I have to get this for him. @dapperhouse

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  20. Sounds like a great book. I have always wanted to learn another language.

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  21. I'd love to learn Spanish in order to teach my daughter who's father is Mexican and Salvadorian.

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  22. If you are going to learn Spanish, you might as well learn it well so you do a good job with it!

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  23. I would love to be fluent in spanish. This is actually one of my goals!

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  24. I would love to be fluent, it is such a beautiful language!

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  25. This is awesome. They do say the best time to learn a new language is before the age of six. It gets harder after that. Those that grow up bilingual I believe have a true advantage. I think this is great for people who know a language, but aren't exposed to it enough to be thorough in it.

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  26. A practical Spanish book. I love it! After three years of high school Spanish, two semesters in college, and a 28 year gap, this is probably the best resource for me. Hasta luego.

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  27. I really with I had the time to learn a second language. I really should try something like this. Do they have other versions?

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  28. In a global economy second and third language are very important. It will be even more important for our kids.

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  29. I live in Houston, TX and definitely want to brush up on my Spanish. Thanks for this resource :)

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  30. I took three years of Spanish in High School, but I really don't remember much of it! :( I could definitely use this to help me brush up my skills!

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  31. I remember only enough Spanish to communicate very basic ideas with native speakers :) I would love to give this a try !

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  32. This is great. I would definitely love to give Spanish a try.

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  33. mucho gusto, mi amiga (and for those who don't yet speak Spanish - that means, very good, my friend.... :D )

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  34. awesome! we're planning a trip to Spain maybe in a year or two. I can't rely on Dora to teach me Spanish so will definitely grab this practical book.

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  35. It's so important to learn another languange nowadays. I am trying to teach my kids the value and it's hard but I know someday they will get it and understand it. I just hope it happens soon! lol

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  36. I took spanish for many years! I know how to say hello! I also know how to count! I need this book!

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  37. I love that it builds on what you already know and takes you even further. This is a great resource!

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  38. I took four years of Spanish in high school, and literally learned nothing. I tried so hard and even stayed after school with my teacher several times a week working with her one-on-one to learn what I needed to learn, and it just would not happen. I think my Spanish teacher passed me out of pity because she saw how hard I was working and just never picking it up. Something like this would maybe help pound it into my brain a little better.

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  39. Great choice, Michelle. Spanish is not only an useful language but also really beautiful. I would love to learn at least 1/3 of what you know.

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  40. Never think of learning spanish language but it would be nice if we are mulch-lingual. I love to learn french though. But because of this post i got interested in learning it.

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  41. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. It would be so helpful in Texas.

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  42. This sounds great, I would so use it in my homeschooling!

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  43. I am definitely going to check this out! Spanish is practically a must these days.

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  44. Spanish is a very important skill nowadays and a beautiful language besides. There are many treasures of literature to discover in Spanish or you can enjoy the telenovelas without the subtitles ;)

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  45. It's an important language in the world and in the US so learning it is equally valuable. Will check it out.

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