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Can anyone tell me why Fluenz insist on not teaching basic grammar rules for dissecting a sentence in Spanish? It is the same as English: subject--verb--indirect object---direct object. By avoiding the basic grammar rules, the sentence construction in the lessons are being taught on 'half-truths' of what is being said, which can lead to greater confusion down the road. That is my main complaint about the program. Otherwise, I love the program very much! I wish there was a second level as well :-)

Can anyone tell me why Fluenz insist on not teaching basic grammar rules for dissecting a sentence in Spanish? It is the same as English: subject--verb--indirect object---direct object. By avoiding the basic grammar rules, the sentence construction in the lessons are being taught on 'half-truths' of what is being said, which can lead to greater confusion down the road. That is my main complaint about the program.

Otherwise, I love the program very much! I wish there was a second level as well :-)

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andy@fluenz
Yes, please give an example if you could. There are quite a number of tutorial lessons where Sonia will specifically break it down for you and specify the word order, so I'm not quite sure what you're referring to. Additionally, we have 5 levels in total for our Spanish program.

Yes, please give an example if you could. There are quite a number of tutorial lessons where Sonia will specifically break it down for you and specify the word order, so I'm not quite sure what you're referring to. Additionally, we have 5 levels in total for our Spanish program.

zac.hilliker
Sentence structure is covered and reviewed throughout the 5 levels of Fluenz Spanish. There is some unnecessary rearrangement (specifically questions) and almost nonsense English translations (see "tampoco"), but it is definitely covered!

Sentence structure is covered and reviewed throughout the 5 levels of Fluenz Spanish. There is some unnecessary rearrangement (specifically questions) and almost nonsense English translations (see "tampoco"), but it is definitely covered!

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Does anyone have any suggestions and recommendations on what online media sources are out there to learn Spanish via movies, TV programs etc? I am looking for free (or if necessary, paid) sources. Thanks!

Does anyone have any suggestions and recommendations on what online media sources are out there to learn Spanish via movies, TV programs etc? I am looking for free (or if necessary, paid) sources.

Thanks!

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andy@fluenz
There's a short series on YouTube that I found called "Extra" which was developed for Spanish learners. Here's a link to check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb9-ZTCA-E Hope this helps!

There's a short series on YouTube that I found called "Extra" which was developed for Spanish learners. Here's a link to check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb9-ZTCA-E
Hope this helps!

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I like the explanation by Duarte during every program. He really pulls the why of the dialogue together. What I don't like is the last exercise where you have to write everything that was said in the dialogue. It is way too fast and not intelligible. While Sonia comes across as a nice transition into and out of the program, I can't help but get a little prissy feel from her which detracts from the program.

I like the explanation by Duarte during every program. He really pulls the why of the dialogue together. What I don't like is the last exercise where you have to write everything that was said in the dialogue. It is way too fast and not intelligible. While Sonia comes across as a nice transition into and out of the program, I can't help but get a little prissy feel from her which detracts from the program.

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Mickeya13
I don't find this to be so about Sonia. I find her to be extremely engaging and very pleasant to watch and hear. I get a sense that she truly wants me to learn. I commend her for how perfect her English is being that her native language is Spanish. If I could meet her in person, I'd give her a huge hug.

I don't find this to be so about Sonia. I find her to be extremely engaging and very pleasant to watch and hear. I get a sense that she truly wants me to learn. I commend her for how perfect her English is being that her native language is Spanish. If I could meet her in person, I'd give her a huge hug.

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