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DaraghM
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21 October 2011 at 3:56pm | IP Logged 
Has anyone tried the Linguaphone Second Stage CD Language courses ? They only do them in English, French, German, and Spanish. They imply the course is entirely in the target language but don't give a huge amount of detail.



Edited by DaraghM on 21 October 2011 at 3:56pm

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Elexi
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21 October 2011 at 5:44pm | IP Logged 
They are all in the target language and consist of 60 lessons using about 2500 additional words to the first
stage linguaphone courses.   The format is that of dialogue and grammar/usage exercises. Is there anything
you want to know specifically?
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DavidW
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21 October 2011 at 8:08pm | IP Logged 
They differ from the advanced assimil courses in these ways: Grammer notes are explained
in the target language. There are many written excercises, and some recorded oral
exercies. Some exercices are more open-ended than you would find in the beginner
courses: write a small article about xyz, write a letter etc. There's quite a few
lessons dedicated to phonetics and intonation. I've studied with the French one, which
was quite good and carefully prepared, even if the content of the lessons wasn't very
inspiring.

Edited by DavidW on 21 October 2011 at 8:13pm

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chrisphillips71
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21 October 2011 at 8:32pm | IP Logged 
I am interested in this course, but am worried about the price tag (over $200). Here are
some threads I found about it on HTAL.

http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?T ID=4519&PN=83

http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?T ID=22682&PN=7

http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?T ID=20956&PN=29


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22 October 2011 at 2:44am | IP Logged 
The Spanish one is quite useful, I don't regret buying it, though even second hand it
cost more than any other language book I have -although I'm contemplating buying "German
for Reading", which (amazingly for just a book with no audio) may well cost more :-( -
but it definitely feels like studying. I prefer Assimil's "Using Spanish", which was fun.
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DaraghM
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10 November 2011 at 3:59pm | IP Logged 
These courses mention a vocabulary book. Is this also entirely in the target language ?
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Elexi
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11 November 2011 at 10:56am | IP Logged 
The vocab book has English translations of the words
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DaraghM
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24 November 2011 at 3:16pm | IP Logged 
How much audio is included in these courses ? The description says it's 6 CD's, but are they full length ? I came across an older French Complete course and the Cd's are about 35 minutes each. Also, are the vocabulary books broken down by lesson or is it an alphabetical dictionary ?

Edited by DaraghM on 24 November 2011 at 3:31pm



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