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Ratings and Reviews
I really like this series. Spanish 101 let's you build a decent size set of useful vocabulary. I'm glad it focuses on common and practical terms rather than cluttering it with words you would seldom use.
The method of learning is fantastic. It's designed to keep you from getting bored by providing a set of different learning tools.
The multiple choice quiz tends to be the easy one and I always start with that. The puzzle game is the most fun and really
does a good job of locking words into your memory. The write in is the hardest but the one that verifies that you learned it.
The priority feature is a smart idea. You can filter out words and phrases that you have already learned, so they don't show up in the quizes. By adjusting the priority threshold you can either focus on the difficult parts or review the entire set.
The inclusion of audio pronunciation by a native speaker is so important. I think it's much better than synthesized speech. This is one of the best foreign language applications I've ever used.
Great for testing on the go!
I’ve so far purchased Spanish 1, Spanish 4, Spanish 5, and Spanish Food and Dining. These apps are great for increasing vocabulary in spare moments of the day and seem to be bug free. The different types of quizzes are a really nice option for learning words from a ‘different angle’. The priority threshold works very well. These are the only apps I’ve found so far that keep a decent track record (Priority Threshold) of the words I’m having trouble remembering and keeping them in my face during quizzes.
In the upper level app (level 4), the question quizzes are very helpful for testing your knowledge of question structure.
*there’s great audio to hear the correct pronunciation (may be a bit too quiet for some)
*the layout of the quizzes allows you to avoid looking at the word/sentence & clicking on the audio to test your auditory knowledge of words instead of the visual.
Great learning tools! I plan on purchasing all of these apps.
I've been using both this vocab app and also the phrases app and I'm amazed at how quickly I'm learning. The variety of study methods is very helpful. It let's you work up from the easy tests to the more difficult types of quizzes. This interactive approach to learning suits me perfectly. The ability to track your progress with the catgeory scores is also very helpful. The audio is good and sounds very authentic.
I definitely can recommend this app. It really works for me.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.