The 10 minutes a day® Series is your first step in language learning. This program lays the groundwork to springboard you to the next level. You’ll understand how the components of the language work so you’ll have the freedom to use the language in any situation.
SPANISH in 10 minutes a day® AUDIO CD is a great first step to learning Spanish. This audio program takes you on a walking tour through learning the language. Your audio instructor guides you each step of the way, introducing new words, then phrases, then sentences. You’ll hear each word and practice right along, so you’ll become comfortable hearing the language and confident about your pronunciation. This audio kit also includes the SPANISH in 10 minutes a day® book and language learning software, so you have many opportunities to practice in a variety of ways. You’ll hear and repeat the words in the audio program, then read and write them in the book, and play with them on your computer screen. It’s an engaging learning experience that accelerates your success and prepares you for traveling abroad. From the time you step off the plane, hop in a cab and order your first “cerveza,” your language needs are covered and you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime!
The 10 minutes a day® Program:
The 10 minutes a day® method guarantees successall you need to do is set aside 10 minutes a day. When you do a little bit every day, you reinforce your learning and progress quickly. Whether you’re doing the exercises or playing with the interactive modules, being consistent every day will help you to become comfortable and make this new language yours.
The program is designed so you can work at your own pace. There is no set speed or time limit. If you want to do more than 10 minutes a day, keep going. Just remember, let the process be fun.
The AUDIO CDs personally guide you through every Step of your learning. Together, with your audio instructor, you’ll hear the words, say them aloud, use them in sentences and practice patterns. Exercises from the book are complemented in the audio program to give you expanded opportunities to practice. And because everyone speaks differently, a wide range of voices is used to acquaint you with the variety of accents you’re sure to encounter. When you hear your new language every day, you train your ear, improve your speaking skills and build your confidence.
Music and sound effects are part of the program to enhance your experience and create a learning environment you’ll enjoy.
Designed to look like a child’s workbook, the 10 minutes a day® book is an approachable and fun program for everyone. It covers the material equivalent to more than a year of high school Spanish or the first quarter of Spanish at university. It’s a refreshing alternative to boring textbooks and you’ll be surprised at how much you learn.
The program focuses on words you’ll use when traveling. You’ll learn Key Question Words so you can ask for what you need; money and numbers so you can shop and pay bills; directions so you can get around town smoothly, and so much more to make your experiences abroad enjoyable.
Study aids and fun activities such as word games, puzzles and interactive modules are academically sound and strategically interwoven into the program. They’re engaging and most importantly, they’re designed to help you succeed.
The program gives you a variety of ways to fit learning into your daily routine. Place the Sticky Labels around your home and office, then say the new word every time you see it. Use the interactive software to review during coffee breaks. Take the Cut-out Menu Guide to your local restaurant and practice ordering in your new language. Download the audio to your MP3 player and learn while you commute or exercise. With so many ways to practice, it’s easy to make learning your new language a part of your lifestyle.
SPANISH in 10 minutes a day® AUDIO CDs:
Let the audio program guide you through each Step. Follow along as it introduces you to a new word and practice aloudfirst a word, then a phrase, then sentences and questionsall in your best Spanish accent!
Use the book to read and write what you just heard on the audio program. You’ll reinforce what you learned and accelerate your progress.
The SPANISH in 10 minutes a day® 132-page illustrated workbook:
Use the book to guide you, step-by-step, through learning and speaking Spanish.
SPANISH in 10 minutes a day® language learning software:
Use the interactive modules to hear the words, practice and play, track your score and have fun! (PC and Mac friendly)
Full color throughout:
Color illustrations and an easy-to-read format visually engage you.
150 Sticky Labels (both in the book and for your computer):
Place the Sticky Labels around your home and office to learn new words without any extra time or effort.
Use the interactive Sticky Labels module on your computer to hear the words, practice and improve.
Ready-made Flash Cards (both in the book and for your computer):
Take the ready-made Flash Cards with you and review your vocabulary on the go. Use the interactive Flash
Card module on your computer to hear the words and test yourself.
Cut-out Menu Guide:
Practice at your local restaurant and take it on your trip.
With the Guide and simple phonetics above each Spanish word, it’s easy to begin speaking Spanish with the correct pronunciation.
Over 300 “Free Words”:
Sounding similar to their English counterparts, these Spanish words take no extra effort to add to your vocabulary.
Glossary of over 2,000 new words, definitions, and pronunciation:
You can quickly look up a Spanish word, its pronunciation and definition.