Learning Spanish with Software Programs
Making sure you learn Spanish the right way
Modern technology has given birth to an entirely new way of teaching
- interactive software. If you are interested in paying less to learn
Spanish better than you would in a traditional classroom, then take a
look at Spanish software. The top programs offer audio lessons, video
and text combined lessons, speak recognition for pronunciation,
interactive games, grammar books and exercises and more.
Today, it is becoming more and more popular to use interactive Spanish programs. Some of the main reasons include:
- Personal schedule doesn't fit with class schedules
- Don't have time to go to a class
- A class or a tutor is too expensive
- Want to 'learn on the go' with audio lessons
- Want to learn Spanish fast
These are just some of the reasons learning Spanish online is one
of the most popular methods. It is a more engaging and effective way of
learning that most 'first timers' do not expect. And once they begin,
they are hooked. Often times, learning a language through a
computer program will sync with the way you learn because the program
offers such a variety in teaching techniques.
How to Review Spanish Software Online
There is no single, perfect way to review any type of product.
However, there are some generally accepted principles that we believe
in and feel can be applied to language software specifically. The list
below goes over the core Spanish software review principles:
- Features - Audio lessons, video lessons, audio + video
lessons, interactive games, grammar books, progress tests, speech
recognition, video chat and live online schooling. These make up the
bulk of the features Spanish software programs offer. The better
programs have more features.
- Effectiveness - Give a demo a try (most of them offer free
demos) and evaluate the how well you retained the knowledge taught to
you. If it sticks for a longer period of time, then it is considered
more effective software. You can also review effectiveness by reading
customer reviews on the seller websites as well as in review forums.
- Ease of Use - When you open the software interface, it is
either intuitive, semi-intuitive or not intuitive. In other words, do
you understand how to use the program right away, easily? Again this is
tested by us and it can be tested by you if there is a free demo
- Customer Care - When there is a problem or you a have a
question, some programs have excellent customer service staff to
support you 24/7 and others have one person staffed. We test this by
trying to contact customer support for each program with questions and
see if we get an answer(s). You can try this too.
- Price Value - After testing the software features,
effectiveness, ease of use and customer care, compare it to the price.
Some programs offer basically the same value for a much lower price
than others. For example, Rosetta Stone vs. Rocket Spanish.