- Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.
This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.)
- Format: Color
- Rated: NR
- Studio: CEREBELLUM
- DVD Release Date: February 1, 2001
- ASIN: B00004UDS5
- Average Customer Review:
Based on 8 reviews.
Do you have a little bit of background with the Spanish
language, but want to build on that foundation? Then !Estes el programa para ti!
(Translation: This is the program for you!) First, the award-winning Standard
Deviants will review the basics of Spanish, like gender, agreement, conjugation
all the stuff you should already know. Then they ll go over irregular verbs, new
verb constructions, making comparisons, adverbs, prepositions, direct and
indirect object pronouns, and even prepositional pronouns. In short, a whole
bunch of stuff. This program is also chock full of fun scenes and conversations
that will help you master the concepts covered.
The Standard Deviants Advanced Spanish: Building on the Basics covers review,
gender, masculine, feminine, definite articles, indefinite articles,
demonstrative adjectives, subject pronouns, possessive adjectives, verbs,
infinitives, conjugation, present tense, adjectives, agreement, the impersonal
hay, irregular verbs, conjugation patterns, stem-changing verbs, the present
progressive tense, the immediate future tense, helping verbs, present
participles, irregular present progressives, comparisons, mas + adjective + que,
menos + adjective + que, tan + adjective + como, adverbs, -mente ending,
prepositions, direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns, prepositional
pronouns, the personal a, pronoun placement, multiple pronouns.
With our DVDs, you can jump around with the touch of a button and skip over
those sections you have already mastered. These highly interactive DVDs also
permit you to interact directly with the tutorial through drill-style quizzes
and multiple-choice tests.
All Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review:
Small segments of this dvd were extremely valuable., April 5, 2004
Is is difficult to review this DVD because there are so few video language
DVD's on the market. The valuable part of this dvd are a few troublesome area's
of Spanish, such as 'direct and indirect pronouns'. I found that section to be
most valuable. For example, as best I recall, they explain how to convert ' Juan
escribe unas cartas a Marie y Jose', into 'Se los escribe'. These pronoun
substitutions are a tricky yet prevalent part of the language.
As for the remainder of the DVD, there were alot of grammer lessons which I
found a bit boring. I'm not sure what audience this dvd was written for, at
times too easy. However, I did find a few sections to be useful, therefore, I
would have to say that you should consider buying this dvd if you want alot of
stuffy grammer lessons, or if you want to improve areas like indirect pronouns.
Overall, I would recommend this dvd.
1 of 1 people found the
following review helpful:
The Standard Deviants - Learn Advanced Spanish, April 4, 2004
I can't imagine why anyone would want to learn a language from a source that
is not accurate! These people try hard but they mispronounce or stress the wrong
syllable in many words. I would not recommend this product to anyone learning or
7 of 7 people found the
following review helpful:
I was very satisfied, August 4, 2003
||A viewer (Arden, North Carolina)
While it's true that I wouldn't label the DVD "Advanced Spanish" I also
wouldn't label it "Spanish Review for Kids." In fact, it is more like an
intermediate Spanish review. While I already knew everything they teach, they
still use some tips I wish I had heard when I was taking formal college courses.
The visual element is compelling - far more useful for imparting and retaining
information than audio tapes and textbooks alone. I bought the whole series, and
I almost felt like I had gotten to know the actors personally. I hated it when
the last DVD came to an end. Sure they speak with American accents - they're
mostly Americans! It's not like they're unintelligible. By the time you get to
the end of this DVD, you're speaking some pretty darned sophisticated Spanish.
The interactive element is great - there are opportunities for self-testing and
the DVD format offers chances to review sections much easier than with VCR
tapes. I would like to see another DVD that covers past subjunctive,
conditional, and the other perfect tenses that were left out of the series.
Also, I'd like to see a discussion of por versus para and other tricky
grammatical constructions. There's definitely room for at least one more DVD in
the series. How about it Standard Deviants? Make it and it will sell.