“The Ear Training is very helpful for the most difficult aspect, understanding someone talking in Spanish”
Your courses have helped me so much. Each one has built on what I have learned from previous ones and the Ear Training one is very helpful for the most difficult aspect, in my opinion, understanding someone talking in Spanish. Also, the collocations are particularly useful.
Another vital factor is that your courses manage to generate enthusiasm in me and I love learning through them. I think that a large part of teaching is having the ability to generate that enthusiasm from a pupil and I think you have that ability in abundance.
– Brian Murray (UK)
“I am now at the stage of understanding documentaries on Spanish TV”
I have tried many courses (classes/books/DVDs/CDs) but for me the Spanish Ear Training Course is unique in its teaching style. It has been great in giving me confidence to converse with my Spanish friends. I am now at the stage of understanding documentaries on Spanish TV.
I have nothing but praise and gratitude to you Marcus in devising what for me is the most successful course around. Your communication is excellent. Always generous in your support. Thanks.
– Julie Bruce (Scotland, UK)
“Now I can comprehend a lot of what is said, even on the first hearing at normal speed”
When I started the Spanish Ear Training course, I didn’t think I would ever understand what was being said. However, after lots of repetition and practice, it slowly started to fall into place. Now I can comprehend a lot of what is said, even on the first hearing at normal speed.
– Jo Madle (UK)
“You’ve done a fantastic job of simplifying a lot of grammar I just couldn’t grasp before hearing you explain it”
Your courses have helped my understanding of how the language is actually used and helped me understand phrases and grammatical structures that would otherwise escape me. And you’ve done a fantastic job of simplifying a lot of grammar I just couldn’t grasp before hearing you explain it.
– Rodney Prince (Florida, USA)
“I have lost all nervousness when speaking with someone Spanish”
You are my hero! You make learning Spanish so enjoyable. I have lost all nervousness when speaking with someone Spanish -even tho’ I make mistakes. They don’t bite my head off – they correct me! And my Spanish pen-pal says my Spanish is improving all the time. Gracias!
“I now receive the words in Spanish, rather than trying to translate into English”
Spanish Ear Training is teaching me how to listen to rapid Spanish – I now receive the words in Spanish, rather than trying to translate into English. I can’t tell you how pleased I am about that – it seems such a big step.
– Aileen Jayes (Spain)
“Your course has been great for giving me lots of extra information which I constantly find myself using in conversation with people here”
I moved to Spain 2 years ago. I have been having lessons with a local teacher and am learning a lot.
However, your course has been great for giving me lots of extra information which I constantly find myself using in conversation with people here.
– Alison Tuohey (Spain)
“Have found a system that works for me”
Have found a system that works for me. I find your way of teaching gets me talking and that’s what I want to achieve.
– Sharon Jackson (UK)
“I love Spanish Ear Training”
I love Spanish Ear Training. It has helped my comprehension.
– Terry Vann (Maryland, USA)
“My Spanish speaking friends tell me I speak Spanish very well”
I use Spanish Ear Training frequently. I like the Collocations because they are “how they speak” and not just what you get from a dictionary. For example, to say “I realize” as “Me doy cuenta” – when I use a phrase like that, my Spanish speaking friends tell me I speak Spanish very well.
This course has been so helpful for me! It has really helped me to think in Spanish more, and also has helped my pronunciation.
– Michelle Coe (New York, USA)
“It’s fun to understand folks speaking Spanish”
I am a high school teacher in Connecticut. Our Spanish speaking population is growing and I use what I’ve learned for your courses to speak with students and parents.
It’s also fun to understand folks speaking Spanish when I’m in Hartford, the largest city in our area, or at the mall. As always – many thanks!
– Ray Campbell (Connecticut, USA)
“Your classes make sense of things that before were just rules”
Spanish Ear Training helps me with thinking and speaking like a hispanohablante. The lessons are like a friend that I carry along in my iPod. I have taken other classes and I find that your classes make sense of things that before were just rules.
– John Merk (Texas, USA)
“I was able to write for the first time with confidence”
I just wrote a letter to a friend of mine in Chaipas, Mexico I was able to write for the first time with confidence.
– Vicki Tyndall (Canada)
“I have taken a lot of Spanish classes, and this was the best”
I have taken a lot of Spanish classes, and this was the best. I learned more in these lessons than any other I’ve taken.
“I could understand everything without any problem”
My teacher the other day give me a test and she was very surprised that I knew the answers, because she said it was hard.
She made me listen to a cd and I could understand everything without any problem. She said that all the other students complained that the Spanish was too fast.
– Pauline Dechamplain (Ontario, Canada)
“Everyone tells me that my Spanish has improved enormously”
I think this is the best program that I have used. Everyone tells me that my Spanish has improved enormously. Thank you for a great program.
– Shirley Foley (Massachusetts, USA)
“I am at last becoming a Spanish speaker”
Thank you so much for your absolutely brilliant series, Spanish Ear Training. It is so simple and a tribute to your excellent mind. I really feel that I am at last becoming a Spanish speaker, which is my greatest wish.
– Victor Young (UK)
“It has changed my life”
It honors me to tell you that I have become quite fluent in Spanish. And oh how it has changed my life. Its one of the best things I have ever done with my life so far, and I owe it all to you.
I respect you and commend you highly for all that you do. I consider it a blessing that I was able to be one of your students.
In a few weeks I will be departing on a two year mission for my church. I am going to be a missionary in Ecuador! I am grateful and feel so blessed that my extensive knowledge of the language will serve as a huge help and advantage for me while I am there.
I know that I have never met you in person, but I am honored to say that you are someone who has been a wonderful help and influence in my life.
Gracias por todo lo que hace. Usted tiene regalo maravilloso de Dios. Le deseo lo mejor con todo. Hasta la proxima vez
– Joseph Nelson (Arizona, USA)
“My understanding skills have improved even in my first month”
I do really love your program. I have studied Spanish and live in Iquitos, Peru but always the listening and talking just didn’t happen.
I am so thankful that I signed up for your Spanish Ear training course, my understanding skills have improved even in my first month. Thank you.
“Your program gave me the confidence to record a puppet show for our Vacation Bible School mission team to take to Peru”
Spanish Ear Training was a HUGE help to me in every area – in fact, I would credit your program with giving me the confidence to record a puppet show for our Vacation Bible School mission team to take to Peru with them two summers ago. (It was a huge hit, by the way! :))
– Michelle Coe
“I’m learning in leaps and bounds with your style”
While in Mexico, I take weekly Conversation Spanish classes but there is not much conversation. In comparison, I’m learning in leaps and bounds with your style.
– Heather Leonard (Ontario Canada)
“Its the best money I’ve spent by far on learning Spanish”
Your Spanish Ear Training Course course is perfect and I must say its the best money I’ve spent by far on learning Spanish.
– William Sydnor (Florida, USA)
“Tu e-mail en español está muy muy bien, como una auténtica nativa!”
“I love your courses. My neighbour in Spain said last year how much my Spanish had improved.”
I also chat on Skype to practice speaking in Spanish with people who are learning English – I often send emails to arrange chats with my friends. I write in Spanish and ask them to correct it.
A recent email from Silvia from Madrid said: “Tu e-mail en español está muy muy bien, como una auténtica nativa!” (Your email in Spanish is very good, like an authentic native speaker). I put that all down to you teaching us word order and expressions that are actually used by Spanish speakers.
She also said recently when we were chatting that I had used quite a difficult and advanced expression that to me seemed quite an easy and obvious way to say something – again down to the way you teach us how to use authentic expressions.
– Eileen Trotter (Spain)
“Now I can talk and laugh with my Spanish friends”
Your Ear Training course has helped me so much that now I can talk and laugh with my Spanish friends that I meet at the gym or when shopping or at the school.
– Kirk Jorgensen (Utah, USA)
“Your courses have changed everything for me”
I went to Costa Rica and lived there for 6 months studying Spanish with a Spanish family. But I wasn’t getting it. I wanted to learn Spanish but I wasn’t fluent when I came back.
Your courses have changed everything for me. I now read “La Nacion” Costa Rica’s newspaper online almost every day. I watch “Premier Impacto” two or three times a week.
I’m getting much better at understanding the spoken language too. Anyway, to make a long story short, I’m getting it!