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The Standard Deviants - Spanish, Part 2 (1997)

The Standard Deviants - Spanish, Part 2 (1997)
Title: The Standard Deviants - Spanish, Part 2 (1997)

Author: Cerebellum Corp.
Format: DVD
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $14.99

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Editorial Reviews
In the opening jingle, the oddball lyrics "Careful or you're speaking Spanglish, then your grade will cause you anguish" provide a glimpse into the premise of this production from the Standard Deviants. In this, their second trip to the "Salsa-riffic World of Spanish," the energetic young cast performs skits and unleashes some clever and elaborate computer graphics while providing a reliable review course in the Spanish language. Starting with what's billed as "Really Basic Stuff," the cast reviews practical matters such as how to count, talks about what time it is, and discusses the weather. Moving into more advanced material, there are pointers on grammar, with a focus on the rules of particular verbs. It should be noted that the curriculum has been approved by a panel of professors, but the cast members tend to present the material in a relaxed format, which often involves the use of costumes and some bad (and hopefully memorable) jokes. Each major portion of the program is followed by a quiz, which the student can either take or skip, and the entire DVD concludes with an exam titled "La Tormenta." This DVD isn't a substitute for classes in Spanish, but as review material the unorthodox presentation would be helpful to a student. --Robert J. McNamara

The Standard Deviants' modern approach to learning and understanding makes difficult subjects accessible and even enjoyable. Recommended by over 500 educators and professors, the Standard Deviants DVD is the ultimate way to relax and learn. Our unique approach to education helps you learn in a way that is different from anything you've ever experienced. The Standard Deviants DVD combines award-winning educational content with cutting-edge technology. With enhanced flexibility and interactive tests and quizzes, the Standard Deviants DVDs give you immediate feedback while providing you with the ability to design your own program and learn at your own pace.

Includes such topics as: numbers, adjective placement, -ar verbs, -er verbs and -ir verbs, irregular verbs tener & querer, constructing negative sentences, expressing time, date and weather, possessive adjectives

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

2 out of 5 stars COULD BE BETTER, August 4, 2004

Reviewer:   Justin (California) 

This tape does teach you some words and phrases but not at all enought to carry a real conversation. --This text refers to the DVD edition


2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

2 out of 5 stars 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 13 people found the following review helpful:

2 out of 5 stars Only for the basics., July 6, 2002

Reviewer:   M Naylor "dnaylor7" (Michigan) 

I found the format of this DVD both distracting and not very effective. There seemed to be more animation than actual learning content. I did learn a few phrases but the DVD fails to combine words and phrases into valuable conversation topics. This DVD is best suited for children, not for adults who actually want to learn to speak Spanish. --This text refers to the DVD edition

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