Sunday, March 13, 2005

podcast #1, introduction to Trying to Learn Spanish

This is the link(1) to the first podcast.

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At 3/15/2005 9:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting, I'm ready for some reviews!

At 5/30/2005 2:10 PM, Anonymous Ted said...

Rich -- in my search for a reasonably priced version of Pimsleur's Spanish II (I'm almost "finished with Spanish I) I came across your blog. I believe the Pimsleur approach makes sense, at least for me, because I don't at my age of 61 have the patience to book-learn. Do you have an opion on Pimsleur's approach? Also, you must be very humble since after 4 yrs of study, as described in your podcast (what's a podcast) you must be fairly fluent. I look forward to communicating with you.

At 5/30/2005 3:20 PM, Blogger Rich said...

Ted, I need your email address to communicate with you. Please send me an email at:

Looking forward to hearing from you - Rich

At 6/01/2005 7:00 AM, Anonymous Clayton Smith, Dallas TX said...

Rich, I listened to your 1st podcast this morning and enjoyed it. I have been thinking about how I could learn spanish in my spare time and your experience and knowledge will be a great benefit to me. Thank you for establishing this blog and podcast. Congratulations on your blog and podcast!

At 6/10/2005 8:55 AM, Anonymous Steve said...

I just listened to your first podcast. Before adding any real comments, I´m first going to listen to the other 6 installments. But I sincerely want to thank you, up front, for the contribution you are making.

At 8/01/2005 9:55 AM, Blogger Vince said...

Check out your local library. I am currently on lession 3 of level III. I have found the Pimsleur approach extremely helpful. Sometimes it doesn't seem that way. It kind of leaves you in the dark with what you are working on but if you stick with it, it pays off nicely. For the first time, I was able to keep up in a conversation with my father-in-law in Spanish in early July. He is from Puerto Rico. It was great.

I have borrowed all the programs from my library. They were able to get them through the inter-library loan system. One of them even came from Colorado and I live near Chicago. So it's been great, I haven't spent a dime on the lessions. Check it out. If they can't get it, try ebay.

At 8/07/2005 8:16 PM, Blogger carlmlewis said...

Rich...Thanks for restarting my Spanish learning efforts. I've taken a couple of evening semesters aimed at adults at a local college (Duke University) and tried a Microsoft CD product. Thanks to your first podcast, I'm about to try Pimsleur's first set of 16 lessons - the tape sets seem to be affordably available on eBay. Until your podcast, I'd never heard of Pimsleur - but at my age of 63, he may be just what I need. When my adult language course got into serious verb conjugation - I bailed out. Wish me luck this time. It's a beautiful language and I'm excited to approach it again.

At 3/25/2006 9:30 AM, Blogger Simon said...

Rich -- Just got my first iPod and found your podcast on the iTunes website. I've downloaded all the podcast and I'm making my way through them.

On to podcast #2 and have already taken on the idea of marking words in the dictionary. I look forward to the rest.

Thanks for a great resource.


At 1/25/2007 9:14 PM, Anonymous Rob in Oregon said...


I have recently decided to make an effort to learn Spanish.
I was delighted to find your blog and podcasts - it looks like just the kind of resource that I was hoping for and a good example of how these new technologies can be used for education.
Thanks very much for your efforts.
I look forward to the rest of the podcasts.

At 1/26/2008 11:09 PM, Blogger dbvader said...

Get to the point. It is frustrating to hear you repeat the same point over and over.

At 11/19/2010 12:36 AM, Anonymous Learning Spanish Quickly said...

I am currently using a podcast called 'coffee break Spanish', it’s free on i Tunes and in my opinion is excellent! It's really easy and fun and I am already starting to feel more comfortable speaking and understanding Spanish. One small downside is that its focus lies on Spain rather than Latin America so the accents can be slightly different. Other than that it’s great!

At 5/22/2011 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great tips for beginners are available at . I would especially recommend Spanish Dict and Real Spanish for practice and as a comprehensive beginner's course Rocket Spanish from

At 6/21/2011 2:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how the lessons are arranged here, so its like level by level. If your ready to continue with the lessons you can move up to further lessons. Another great thing is I can listen to it anytime if i want to. Truly a great way to learn Spanish online.


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