Testimonials and User Reviews

People trying to learn Spanish are excited by No-Work Spanish. Read feedback from customers, journalists and others learning Spanish: 

Baltimore Examiner rates No-Work Spanish 5 Stars!
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a 5-star Learn Spanish program

My instructor noticed the difference in my confidence and fluency during a recent oral quiz


Barb Webb said: These books helped me with the extremely important skill of listening to spoken Spanish and comprehending what was just said. The books were also terrific in reinforcing words and grammar that I already knew, along with introducing new terms, phrases, and sentence structure. This helped me understand my professor better and to begin to put together longer conversations when speaking Spanish.

As a bonus, it also helped reinforce accent and emphasis in speech, which has helped me to speak Spanish words more clearly to be understood by others. My instructor noticed the difference in my confidence and fluency during a recent oral quiz, so the proof is in the pudding!

I followed up with Barb:

Me: Barb, the professor really noticed a difference in your speech? That’s awesome. It’s funny too because a lot of people would assume that since No-Work Spanish is all about listening, that it will not help you learn to SPEAK Spanish. I hope No-Work Spanish can help you ace the rest of your exams. And then you’ll have to let folks in on your secret!

Barb: Yes, and it had to be attributable to the No-Work Spanish books as I didn’t do anything else different. We came to the consensus that several things helped to directly improve my oral presentation. 1) That I hesitated far less in responding because I had grown more accustomed to listening to spoken Spanish and correlating it with English. When the professor asked questions, my brain clicked in the translation easier than ever and I was able to reply promptly.
Also, from listening to the accent, grammatical structure of sentences and emphasis points, these must have stored in my subconscious because I found that I was able to effortlessly pronounce words more correctly… where I had stumbled a lot more before.

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The Case of the Missing Poodle is the cutest and most fun Spanish Lesson I’ve ever had.

Posted on No-Work Spanish’s Facebook page by Jill Bernard

… there isn’t anything I have to study!

“I’m really enjoying it, me and my mum are giving it a listen every day on the way to the train station and back.
We’re only on chapter 2 so it might take a while, but we’re both finding that it works quite well.

My mum said she would’ve liked some sort of vocabularly sheet to see how the words are spelt but I like the fact that there isn’t anything I have to study!”

- Kate Bubb from Dunfermline, Scotland

I wrote to Kate and told her:
There is a copy of the text on the second CD if you put it in the computer, or… you can go to: http://www.noworkspanish.com/PDFs/and Kate replied back:

and get a copy of the text there. Then your mum can see the words as she likes — but you still don’t HAVE to study at all. I rarely looked at a written copy. I think everyone’s best way to learn is a little different, don’t you?

I just told my mum. She has a big smile on her face. That’s her only gripe dealt with. She loves it! I think I’ll be avoiding the written copy, my learning style is definitely more creative than words on a page.

I was amazed that in only 50 minutes, I was able to sharpen my Spanish vocabulary

I loved being able to listen to an audio book and hear someone else say both the Spanish and English words, so that I can relate them and practice on my own. Even though I learned many of these words back in school, I had either forgotten how to correctly pronounce them or didn’t even remember the Spanish word for them. Having said this, I was amazed that in only 50 minutes, I was able to sharpen my Spanish vocabulary, and couldn’t wait to go home and share what I learned with my husband. If I can learn Spanish in 50 minutes, during a car ride, or on the go, so can you. What do you have to lose?”

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They are simply fantastic…. my biggest request is to please produce more of these books.

Just wanted to send my thoughts on the No Work Spanish audiobooks. I have bought (all of them)

They are simply fantastic.

I am an adult learner of Spanish, after having done so many audio courses I have lost count, the single biggest thing I needed more of was practice. I had gotten bored of gaining this through conventional lessons, so the ‘translated fiction’ approach of No Work Spanish has worked a charm in recapturing my imagination. It also added imagery to the learning experience (due to the format), which I think is really helpful for vocabulary memorization.

Within the No Work Spanish method, I also like having the two tracks per chapter, and within the English/Spanish combination track, having the English line first. This is useful as it enables me to change my approach to suit how I want to learn at that time. I can either be passive and just listen, or be more active and pause and translate after I hear the English line but before the Spanish.

The only bit of the formula I would tweak would be to ensure native accents (/speakers) are used through the recordings. But my biggest request is to please produce more of these books, and keep me on the mailing list for when they are ready so I can buy them!

Best wishes,
Phil

I am completely hooked


Many learn Spanish audio CDs understand the importance of listening to, and speaking, Spanish repeatedly, but they totally miss the mark when attempting to deliver realistic conversation lines. The No-Work Spanish CDs, on the other hand, tell actual, interesting stories that encourage the listener to pay attention and actually learn something! I received the first two No-Work Spanish CDs to review, and I am completely hooked.

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I was not sure how my daughter would react to something she could only listen to…


When I first received the audiobooks I was not sure how my daughter would react to something she could only listen to. You must remember, my daughter needs something to do with her hands.

So, I put on the first audiobook, Poster Girl. I then handed my daughter paper and crayons and told her to just color while she listened.

While the CD played, I went about my business doing chores around the house. Princess sat on the floor and colored. When I was done with my chores, I turned off the CD and let Princess know it was time to move onto something else.

Since this was supposed to be “no work” I wanted to be sure to make it no pressure and not really stress that it was a learning activity. I began to clean up Princess’ papers and asked her what she had colored. She replied, “arbol” . She went on to tell me that, “arbol means tree in Spanish.”

She WAS listening!! AND she obviously learned at least one new word and I’m pretty sure that if we listen in this way, she will learn even more!

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All three of my children enjoyed the stories and when I stopped them they kept asking for them to be turned back on


These are a wonderful for the family on the go wanting to learn a new language or to help those who already know some Spanish to have a better understanding of speaking Spanish. All three of my children enjoyed the stories and when I stopped them they kept asking for them to be turned back on.

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Choose which story you want to hear as you learn Spanish this new and exciting way!