My Spanish Coach
Great for beginers...
I have purchased this product to see how it compares to taking Spanish classes in school. I would have to say that this game teaches you a lot about Spanish and how to speak it correctly and fluently. But it does not compare to real classes. I have taken four years of Spanish and would say that this game would cover about one year worth of instruction in school. For those people who already know Spanish this is a great refresher if you have forgotten something, and the dictionary is excellent. But for those of you who would like to learn how to speak the Spanish language, I would RENT this game first if you can to see if it is worth your time, if you like it and want to learn Spanish, go ahead and buy this game, but if you do not like it, I would not buy it. But remember this, if you really want to learn Spanish, go take classes.
Good for the DS
I am excited about this coming out. This is a foreign language-teaching game for the DS. Since it is on a portable, handheld game system, then gamers and people who want to learn another language would play it, and really learn another language would. I hope this goes teaches more than just the words, but I also hope it would teach sentence structure and conjugation of verbs. I hope Nintendo keeps this up. I want them to come out with a Japanese version so I can learn this language, like a lot of gamers I know want to.
I'm so glad to see something besides game titles being released for the DS in the United States. Nintendo has been marketing such titles in Japan for a long, long time (foreign lanuage translators, reference guides, recipes, etc.). I agree with one of the other reviewers and would love to see a Japanese (language) Coach marketed in the United States. An English language coach is marketed in Japan; how hard could it be to reverse the process. FINALLY, someone is looking at the DS user demographics in the United States. With the great technology provided by the DS, some of us are looking for titles beyond just games. BTW - Does anyone know what ever happened to the Organizer that was supposed to be released for the DS last year? I was looking forward to this software so that I could retire my Palm and only carry my DS.
Great Way To Learn Spanish
This game is a great way to learn Spanish. The games are a great way to help you enjoy learning the words, but get dull after a while. Overall, if you want to learn Spanish, I'd recommend My Spanish Coach.
I have mixed feelings about this game.
The game is a wonderful learning tool. It's especially great if you are taking a Spanish class as well, like me. It's only great for learning key words and sentences that would be utible when you are surrounded in a Spanish- speaking enviournment. This game will not make you a fluent Spanish speaker. I think the reference part of this game was a good touch because it will help in difficult situations. When it comes to sound, lasting appeal, and gameplay, the story changes. First of all, the sound is great when you have earphones on, but when you don't wish to use the earphones the pronunciation of the words is difficult to understand. Even with earphones, sometimes the pronunciation of certain words is confusing. The lasting appeal of this game is a problem because you have to really want to learn Spanish in order to finish this game. I can only learn two lessons a day before I get bored. In fact, I stopped playing this game completely and I just started playing it again because I'm bored. Lastly, the gameplay is average because I don't enjoy how you have to play each game a million times in order to get to the next lesson. Even though you are practicing the words more, it's what makes the game boring. In short, this game is kind of overrated, but if you are extremely interested in learning Spanish, this game is for you.
I'm glad they made this because nowadays, America's youth is being corrupted by unecessary games, but this helps them flex their brain muscle. I'm going to get it once it comes out. I hope they come out with a German edition.
Should be helpful for school...
I take Spanish at my school. I'm usually good at reading the language, and remembering words, but I can't speak it too good. I'm probably going to buy this game and play a bit every day. Hopefully it'll improve my speaking and possibly boost my grades.
Spanish is for School
Spanish is to be learned in a school...taught by a teacher...not some floating head telling you to repeat him...and if it picks up your dog barking it says well done...no...real people should be teaching you a foreign laguage not a computer. I dont wanna learn spanish when i could be setting fire to my enemies or speeding through a tight turn getting ready to take first place in a race. Thats my opinion.
Cool... when's the Japannese version coming out?
I have to learn Spanish at school and my wacho teacher only speaks Spanish to us so no one is learning anything and I am going to get this game so hopefully I don't have to ask my fellow spanish-speaking sudents for our homework assignment! I can't wait for a japanesse verison because Im a quater japanesse and I really want to learn how to speak it!
This was a very good idea Im not that interested because I already speak Spanish but I think it would be a good idea to make a Japanese coach, yes it would be very difficult to learn but this will give you the opportunity to use your mic. plus there are a lot of people who would love to learn Japanese and Im one of them.