Instant Immersion Spanish Levels 1, 2 and 3 (CD-ROM)
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The quickest way to learn - guaranteed! Instant Immersion uses natural image association techniques to help you learn as easily as you learned your first language. You will have more fun, save money and reach your goals faster - guaranteed! Whether you're learning for school, work or your next vacation, Instant Immersion's fun and effective exercises, interactive activities and challenging quizzes will help you achieve language fluency in less time than other language systems. You will think, read and speak your new language with ease. Spanish Levels 1, 2 & 3 includes three levels of interactive language learning on a DVD-ROM, the complete audio course for transferring to your iPod or MP3 player, and a printable picture dictionary. Bonus content includes an interactive DVD and the Who is Oscar Lake? computer mystery game. Includes a six-month money-back guarantee! Level 1 teaches you the essential words and phrases so you can get around with ease. Learn more complex phrases in Level 2, plus pronunciation and how to converse. In Level 3, immerse yourself in advanced conversations, refine your language skills and retain what you learned. Why does Rosetta Stone cost so much more? Because we refuse to spend millions on advertising. So instead of paying for their expensive ad campaign, try Instant Immersion Levels 1, 2 & 3. We guarantee you'll be satisfied or we'll give you your money back!
|Product Length:||2.0 inches|
|Product Width:||5.75 inches|
|Product Height:||7.5 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.4 pounds|
|Package Length:||7.6 inches|
|Package Width:||5.5 inches|
|Package Height:||2.1 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.25 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 190 reviews|
|Platform:||Mac / Windows|
The quickest way to learn - guaranteed! Instant Immersion uses natural image association techniques to help you learn as easily as you learned your first language
You will have more fun, save money and reach your goals faster - guaranteed! Whether you're learning for school, work or your next vacation, Instant Immersion's fun and effective exercises, interactive activities and challenging quizzes will help you achieve language fluency in less time than other language systems
You will think, read and speak your new language with ease. Spanish Levels 1, 2 & 3 includes three levels of interactive language learning on a DVD-ROM, the complete audio course for transferring to your iPod or MP3 player, and a printable picture dictionary.
Bonus content includes an interactive DVD and the Who is Oscar Lake? computer mystery game. Includes a six-month money-back guarantee! Level 1 teaches you the essential words and phrases so you can get around with ease
earn more complex phrases in Level 2, plus pronunciation and how to converse. In Level 3, immerse yourself in advanced conversations, refine your language skills and retain what you learned. Why does Rosetta Stone cost so much more? Because we refuse to spend millions on advertising. So instead of paying for their expensive ad campaign, try Instant Immersion Levels 1, 2 & 3. We guarantee you'll be satisfied or we'll give you your money back!
|Average Customer Review: ( 190 customer reviews )
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424 of 431 found the following review helpful:
Not Rosetta Stone, But That's Not Necessarily a Bad Thing! May 24, 2011
By J. Beardsley
Don't get me wrong, Rosetta Stone is an amazing piece of software. It is; however, not the only method of learning another language. There are other options that work as well. Furthermore, there are other options that cost far less money than Rosetta Stone as well. Everybody is different, and everybody learns in different ways. While the Rosetta Stone software works for many, it is not the solution for everyone.
The Instant Immersion Spanish software seems to be an excellent alternative to Rosetta Stone. It cost far, far less money; and interestingly, it has a unique and novel formula for learning the language. Rather than just being a piece of software, it offers several other unique components - such as an interactive DVD, a 16 Disk MP3 disk that can be played in an MP3 CD player or on your iPod/iPhone (awesome!), plus a great video game designed to reinforce everything you've learned. As a whole, the Instant Immersion formula is definitely novel, and seems to work well.
As with any language software, a dedicated effort is still required to improve. You won't learn to speak Spanish simply by holding the Instant Immersion software box. As with any language, it's best to learn them through repetition and practice. Instant Immersion seems to give a greater opportunity for those activities than most software I've seen, including Rosetta Stone.
A couple of nitpicky points: Rather than carrying your identity through to each of the three levels of software, you re-create your identity each time. Further, each level seems entirely different from the last with little to draw them together in appearance. It doesn't take anything away from the lessons themselves though. Also, more printed documentation would be handy.
Those points aside - I really like this software, and look forward to further utilizing it to develop my Spanish.
163 of 166 found the following review helpful:
Spanish from Spain May 26, 2011
By A. Stein
Good for memorizing everyday phrases and words. There's no grammar to it - in case you were wondering, but that may not be a factor to you, depends on how you learn. If you want to speak the language just to get around, this is what you need, but if you want to speak Spanish fluently, this is just a good start. It seems easy to learn another language with this method; therefore, it motivates you to keep going.
Side note: it might be a bit difficult to recognize the accent of Spanish speakers here in the States since most of them are from Latin America. This software teaches with a Spanish accent from Spain.
200 of 209 found the following review helpful:
This is a great starter May 26, 2011
By Celeste Thoms
If you are just starting out in Spanish this is worth the money. You can start with the flash cards, listen to how the words sound and then test yourself by recording how you say the word. I haven't found that it reviews your recordings to see if you say the word correctly, but trust me you will know when you hear yourself back. I like the interactivity of the software and DVD. I already speak a little spanish and used other systems before. I wouldn't say this system was the best, but it is in my top 3. I like how you can get a conversation like feel because the hardest part about learning any language is you might not have someone to practice speaking with. This will help you out with that problem. It is a lot cheaper than Rossetta Stone and I would say if you work at it, you will get the same results as Rossetta Stone. So give it a try.
66 of 69 found the following review helpful:
Not perfect, but up to the task. Jul 21, 2011
By Dustin Farahnak
I've used a lot of spanish language software. I've used Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur, My Spanish Coach, and some older more generic approaches.
It amazes me how expensive Rosetta Stone is. The software has gotten better in the last two years or so, but for a while, it was very glitchy and resource intensive for hundreds of dollars more than competitors.
Pimsleur takes a clever approach, where intro sessions are cheap, and the advanced stuff approaches Rosetta prices. But I've always found their approach very effective.
This is different. It's actually hard to describe concisely. You get a pretty good audio program. The pauses are a little long, but otherwise the main difference from this audio program and others is that the rules change. With Pimsleur, the guide will say something in English, and you repeat it in spanish. Forever. With this, they change it up just when your mind starts to wander. I think this is strong.
The software has memory style games that don't approach the smoothness or even structure of Rosetta Stone, but they do cover a lot of material anyway. Technologically, they look a great deal like software from the late 1990s. If you don't care about that, the software does its job. There are a lot of modern words regarding technology. Rosetta tries to include them too, but I think Instant Immersion did better.
One huge advantage this has over Rosetta is the DRM (security to prevent piracy) is not a hassle. With Rosetta (which I own a legit copy of) I've had problems getting my software to work. There are updates and security passes and it just gets a little old.
Another advantage Instant Immersion has is that it will work on older computers. Rosetta Stone really taxes systems (and it's hard to understand why).
The accents in this series seem generalized. It's not always Spain, but it's certainly a departure from strictly Latin American. Don't let that scare you off. I don't think this will make it harder for you to understand a Mexican or American Spanish speaker.
Bottom line: I would rather be using Rosetta Stone, simply because it's a discrete path that makes sense to me. It's organized and I have to admit I like the slicker interface. But for the money, Instant Immersion is a much better deal that will teach me Spanish as well as Rosetta Stone, albeit in less style. I would definitely not say this about most cheap Spanish programs. I doubt a Rosetta Stone 'graduate' is a better Spanish speaker than an II grad.
And please consider the Spanish Coach for PSP or Nintendo DS which I linked at the top of this review. It's also a great value for the money.
49 of 52 found the following review helpful:
Not what it used to be. Also Win7 problems. And Castilian. Mar 26, 2012
I used to recommend Instant Immersion to everyone, but not any more.
I've used Instant Immersion Deluxe 2.0 in the past and it was great. Much better than Rosetta Stone, at a fraction of the price. But this is a completely different product. Apparently they've bought out EuroTalk, slapped the Instant Immersion label on it, and discontinued what had been very good language-learning software. This is just audio flash cards. No grammar, no evaluation of your pronunciation (though it does let you record yourself and listen to yourself, for people who for some reason can't hear their own voices but can hear a speaker...)
On top of that, it doesn't work on Windows 7, even though the box says it does. I contacted the company and they suggested running in XP Compatibility Mode.
Furthermore, I had contacted the publisher before I bought this product and was assured it was Latin American Spanish. It is not. It is Cathhhtilian. And now the publisher is telling me it's not even available in Latin American version. Which means they lied to me the last time.
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