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The Standard Deviants - Spanish, Part 1 (1997)

The Standard Deviants - Spanish, Part 1 (1997)
Title: The Standard Deviants - Spanish, Part 1 (1997)

Author: Cerebellum Corp.
Format: DVD
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $10.87

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Editorial Reviews
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 who believe no joke is too bad as long as its memorable, bring their talents to a course in introductory Spanish in this video. Lots of flashy graphics keep things lively, but the course material itself is rock solid--it's been approved by an academic panel. Following some basic information on where Spanish is spoken, the real lessons begin with instruction on pronunciation and the Spanish alphabet (which, of course, uses some typographical symbols not used in English). A bit of vocabulary is imparted as the pronunciation lessons progress, and after some pointers on capitalization, simple lessons in practical conversation begin. The video proceeds to the inescapable bane of many language students, conjugating verbs. While this production won't be a substitute for an actual course in Spanish (and the cast specifically points out that it doesn't intend to be), the presentation is consistently energetic, with the lessons easy to remember. Someone who is interested in learning (or reviewing) basic material will no doubt gain from watching it. --Robert J. McNamara --This text refers to the
VHS Tape edition.

Additional Features
The Standard Deviants DVD contains the entire two-hour intensive Spanish tutorial from the award-winning VHS version of the same name. In addition, the DVD features new footage not included in the VHS version, as well as an interactive component unparalleled in the DVD world. From a main menu, viewers can select which lesson they want to view. Retention is increased through four interactive drill-style quizzes on pronunciation, the numbers, pronouns, and the verbs ser and estar. After...

All Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful:

2 out of 5 stars This may not work in your DVD player..., January 22, 2003

Reviewer:   "zukinx" (Vancouver, WA United States) 

I have a one year old Zenith 5 disc DVD player and it doesn't work for me. --This text refers to the DVD edition

13 of 19 people found the following review helpful:

4 out of 5 stars Very helpful, September 26, 1999

Reviewer: A viewer

This video is a great extra for leaning those tricky verbs, not to mention "las muy bellas!" --This text refers to the VHS Tape edition

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful:

5 out of 5 stars Great tape for fun learning, July 1, 1999

Reviewer: A viewer

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. --This text refers to the VHS Tape edition

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