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State of FSI Spanish in 2014?

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James29
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 Message 9 of 26
22 July 2015 at 9:07pm | IP Logged 
I've often thought that re-recording the dialogues in an Assimil type format would be great... basically make an Assimil course out of the same material. This way someone could do the course "Assimil-style" first and then (after being familiar with the content and vocab) could do it FSI-style.
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ilmari
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 Message 10 of 26
23 July 2015 at 3:56am | IP Logged 
Thanks for the kind commentaries. Two remarks:

1. You can use the books not only on an iPad, but also on a Mac, and (if you don't mind the smaller screen)
also on an iPhone or even an iPod touch.

2. I agree regarding the Assimil-style recording suggestion. This is even truer from lesson 13 on, as the
original tapes do not contain anymore the "Dialog for Listening" parts. For the books I have recreated the
"listen" part after lesson 13 by editing the original "Dialog for repeating."

In the same spirit, I am presenting the final "Narrative and Dialog" part without the original question format of
the textbook. This provides a number of supplementary Assimil-type elements.
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Andy E
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 Message 11 of 26
23 July 2015 at 8:01am | IP Logged 
ilmari wrote:
You can use the books not only on an iPad, but also on a Mac, and (if you
don't mind the smaller screen) also on an iPhone or even an iPod touch.


You know what I'm going to say here don't you :-)

Sadly I don't own.....etc etc
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ilmari
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 Message 12 of 26
29 July 2015 at 1:05pm | IP Logged 
I am getting positive feedback for the FSI books.

I have added a How to Use page on the
website. These are suggestions and tips how to make the most of these books. Part comes from the original
FSI material, but it is adapted to my presentation of the course.

Again - any feedback is more than welcome.

Edited by ilmari on 29 July 2015 at 1:06pm

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EnglishEagle
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 Message 13 of 26
30 July 2015 at 12:04am | IP Logged 
ilmari wrote:
I am getting positive feedback for the FSI books.

I have added a How to Use page on the
website. These are suggestions and tips how to make the most of these books. Part comes from the original
FSI material, but it is adapted to my presentation of the course.

Again - any feedback is more than welcome.


Absolutely love the format! I've just downloaded a sample from the iBooks store. At the moment, I'm learning
German so I don't need to download the full version. However, I think the way it's laid out is great, it's really
well done.
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ilmari
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 Message 14 of 26
30 July 2015 at 12:52pm | IP Logged 
Thanks for the kind words. I am happy you like it.

And good luck with your German studies!       
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ilmari
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 Message 15 of 26
11 August 2015 at 4:57am | IP Logged 
I've started releasing level 2. Please have a look at unit 16. You can dowload it
here. It is free.
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Rozzie
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 Message 16 of 26
05 September 2015 at 6:15pm | IP Logged 
ilmari wrote:
Thanks for the kind commentaries. Two remarks:

1. You can use the books not only on an iPad, but also on a Mac, and (if you don't mind the smaller screen)
also on an iPhone or even an iPod touch.

2. I agree regarding the Assimil-style recording suggestion. This is even truer from lesson 13 on, as the
original tapes do not contain anymore the "Dialog for Listening" parts. For the books I have recreated the
"listen" part after lesson 13 by editing the original "Dialog for repeating."

In the same spirit, I am presenting the final "Narrative and Dialog" part without the original question format of
the textbook. This provides a number of supplementary Assimil-type elements.


I think you did a great job with the format👏🏾 I want to try and use your formate on my Spanish book I have.
Do you have any advise?

Edited by Rozzie on 05 September 2015 at 6:15pm



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