Comparison Chart - Top 9 Home Study Spanish Courses
Are you looking for the best Spanish lessons?
Online you will find many different types of computer Spanish courses promising you fluency in speaking Spanish. Some emphasize on grammar and vocabulary while others concentrate on conversational skills. In all the cases each assures that you will be a confident and good speaker post completion of their respective course. However, each Spanish course has its own pros and cons and you should know what you are looking for before you decide which one to do.
Given below is a short but intensive comparison of 9 top Spanish lessons. The comparison chart is aimed at helping help you decide which Spanish course will suit your requirement, your budget and your time constraints.
||Tell Me More Spanish
||Rosetta Stone Spanish
||Learning Spanish Like Crazy
||Pimsleur Approach Spanish||Fast Lane Spanish
32 interactive Audio lessons
progress tracker, games
|Well structured course module divided into 10 levels. Easy to navigate, progress tracker, course modules
||Immersion Method of teaching in 5 levels with games and puzzles to help vocabulary, 6 month money back guarantee.||
Fast track course for beginners.
USP to teach 138 of the most important words for basic daily skills
|More than 2000+ flashcards to simplify the learning process. Online course, as well as desktop version available. Audio files that can be downloaded to iPhone or iPod for ease of use.||
Course has 15 CDs of regular Spanish + 15 CDs of FSP Spanish, all listening intensive.
Also, covers sayings and insults in Spanish
|Short audio intensive lessons, no computer needed student teacher interaction and lots of freebees.||An online tool to help Spanish lovers learn this language and speak it like a pro in just 3-4 months.||Targeted at those who wish to learn Spanish but are unable to do so because of the absence of a good training center near their homes.
High quality audio and affordable
|Excellent record and listen feature, good pedagogy. Money back guarantee||Speech recognition technology and interactive lessons||It’s fun, fast and cheap with good quality audio lessons||Progress tracker, ease of creating customized cards, dictation and pronunciation practice.
||10 free video lessons, 8 week money back guarantee, 6 bonus deals||Backed by 40 years of research, course is well structured to ensure fluency||Animated videos and audios – You can learn frequently used Spanish words and stylish phrases that native speakers use on the streets.
||NuLengua Spanish sessions are akin to exercising and doing physical training with your very own personal trainer.|
|No time bound schedule. Absence of personal coach.||
Not much of grammar and no dictionary or transcript to help clear doubts.
It’s only for beginners, no reading and writing.
No interactive audio sessions
|Not for individuals looking for a personal tutor; less emphasis on teaching grammar.||
No reading or writing.
Advanced learners have to buy level 2
|A bit slow and no reading or writing taught.||The course is available for only intermediate and advanced Spanish learner. Their beginner course is "Learning Spanish Like Crazy".||Beginners may need to put in extra efforts while using this course.|
Download version At $99.95
Hardcopy at $299.95
|2 Levels course for $229. Full course for $529.||
Download version for all 5 levels $479.
Individual levels priced separately
|$67 for 3 level course or home delivery for $110 S&H extra.||Download course content or order CDS for shipping by paying $179.95||Digital download version at $99.99 includes 30 CDs and 6 bonuses||$9.95, free shipping||
$47.00 sign-up fee for the first month. Then $17.00 for each following month.
Or 1-year membership for just $187.00
|First lesson is FREE. Each lesson costs as low as $10 (USD).
|The Verdict||One of the most structured and learner friendly courses available online today.||An excellent course for beginners||
A very Intensive course
For basics and speed it’s good.
Very traveler oriented.
|Content rich course perfect for individuals who want to learn the language in a short time.||Good for those who want a fast track fairly intensive course||It’s good for those keen on learning fluent daily Spanish and it’s cheap.||A good option because it helps you learn the language interactively through videos and audios of the native speakers.||A perfect course for you if you would like to learn Spanish from an expert personal trainer.
Average user rating from: 1 user(s)
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|Value for Money:||4.0 (1)|
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May 25, 2011
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