Learn Spanish: Notes in Spanish Inspired Beginners

Learn Spanish: Notes in Spanish Inspired Beginners

Published by: Ben Curtis and Marina Diez
30 Episodes | First Released: Jun 7 '07
Learn Spanish with real conversations. Bringing you all the Spanish you'll never learn in a classroom.
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chicagojo622
Aug 22
Rating:   2
No bien

Pass this one by. Martina’s accent is so heavy and she speaks so quickly you will not get it. Estoy aprendiendo espanol, solo. Discover Spanish es muy mejor. Adios

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deeryrd
Aug 19
Rating:   4
Ry

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mooretastic
Jul 24
Rating:   10
Very useful and clear

A lot of podcasts seem to have short clips, mostly made up of large intro and exit music parts...I enjoy listening to Ben and Marina. They are clear, easy to understand and listen to for long periods of time. And I also love Radiohead...so there was a hidden bonus!

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Finaste8916
Mar 26
Rating:   10
Love them

I have been learning Spanish for four years and it started with Ben and Marina. They have such a pleasant way of speaking to each other and they give you great insight into real Spanish used in Spain. I hope they’re still out there today sharing their gift!

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Tinman950
Jan 26
Rating:   2
Nice couple but not good

This is not a beginners class. I’m not sure what they’re going for but I gave it till the third lesson thinking I was missing something. I wasn’t. Not good

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Idkxnfiac
Nov 29 '18
Rating:   8
Great conversational Spanish

I really enjoy these podcasts. They do an excellent job of explaining the conversations and language and I can follow the conversations and understand them very well. The new vocabulary they introduce is great as well. My one gripe is the speed they take at. In both English and Spanish (especially) they speak exceptionally fast, like they just downed a 12 cups of coffee and did a couple lines of cocaine. I've never encountered people that speak as fast as they do conversationally. Relax. Slow down a tad.

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Jenjen123456!
Oct 29 '18
Rating:   10
I love this Podcast Series

I tried listening to other Podcasts geared towards learning Spanish but I naturally just return to listening to Ben and Marina's Podcasts. This series just has a nice and natural flow that is really enjoyable to listen to and learn from. I wanted to let Marina and Ben know that their website and Podcasts series is fantastic and I really appreciate the time and work they placed into it.

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jamesInSpringfield
Nov 9 '17
Rating:   10
excellent instruction

This instruction is wonderful. I can't believe it's free. I have learned so much. Real world Spanish and ec=xcellent teaching style.

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MASdestruction
Oct 15 '16
Rating:   10
Love this podcast

Really appreciate this podcast. Helped so much during my year in Madrid

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YbjaZZ
Sep 17 '16
Rating:   10
Excelente!

I'm a more seasoned beginner that has a solid foundation, but I've found this podcast to be an excellent supplement to my learning. I wouldn't recommend this podcast to absolute beginners because you need to have a foundation in the language to be able to understand and dissect what is being said. I take good notes while listening to this podcast, and I have the benefit of daily practice with friends and colleagues - so I base my daily conversations around what I learn in this podcast, some textbooks, and my everyday life.I appreciate how the two hosts break things down quickly, focus on a conversational aspect, and explain what they are talking about prior to engaging in a conversation. Listening to this podcast has elevated my knowledge, skills, and conversational fluency tremendously.Although as an American, my primary focus is to speak with a more Latin-American tongue - this podcast is still incredibly helpful. There's a few words that are used in Spain differently than in Latin America, but it's not significant. If your goal is the same as mine, just be mindful of some of the pronunciation.Overall, excellent and I look forward to continuing through the series.

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Dr liar
Jul 19 '16
Rating:   10
a must for conversational spanish

If you are looking for the best way to improve your Spanish conversational skills, this is it. While I have taken Spanish in school for many years and may have a relatively strong grasp of vocab and grammar rules, when it came to just speaking Spanish and understanding native speakers I was always lost and frustrated. This podcast has already been a great help and I plan to eventually listen to the intermediate and advanced ones as well.

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Joodf
May 3 '15
Rating:   10
Ben & Marina are fun to listen to!

They are great teachers and their chemistry is very evident, making them fun to listen to. They share cool words and phrases that you’d encounter talking to friends, so it’s much more natural sounding than a textbook. I am a 100% COMPLETE beginner but I love how they jump right into real conversation. Rather than memorizing from a textbook, I’m learning naturally and almost effortlessly. I’m addicted to this podcast!

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baileybd1
May 22 '14
Rating:   10
Great podcast

Ben and Marina are great instructors. Thanks for the podcast!

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_kii
Oct 3 '11
Rating:   10
An excellent podcast for anyone who wants to learn Spanish.

It is an excellent podcast for anyone learning Spanish. It aimed at beginners and provides many great examples of real live language.

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