my opinion? I am not really impressed so far… why do I think this is nothing but more bs?
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I’m B2/C1 with my Spanish (as judged by my Colombian wife and her family in Bogotá) and recently started doing the mimic method. I figured $45ish wasn’t too much of a risk with the goal of eliminating my accent and hopefully improving my ability to pick out unfamiliar words/utterances in group conversations or phone calls.
In 2 weeks, my accent (again, wife and family judging) has improved, but it has done nothing for my ability to understand the language or improve my speaking ability as far as fluidity is concerned. I think it should really be sold as a form of speech therapy rather than a method to help learn the language. That said, again, my main goal was to reduce my accent, and it has made me more conscious of the errors that I am making and provides exercises and feedback to help fix those errors.
If your goal is accent elimination and you don’t have access to dedicated native speakers, then I do recommend the mimic method. It’s much cheaper than going to a speech therapist.
@mhogan gracias por la informacion. entonces eso quiere decir que puede llegar a ser una buena compra siempre y cuando se limiten a ofrecerlo como lo que realmente es…
Thanks for the info. Just found the course for 50% off at (http://polyglotdeals.com/mimic-method/es.php). Still wanted to know a little bit more about it before making a decision.
I’m just now getting into Spanish. Think it would be beneficial?
@mhogan’In 2 weeks, my accent (again, wife and family judging) has improved, but it has done nothing for my ability to understand the language or improve my speaking ability as far as fluidity is concerned.’
If the family geniuinely noticed an improvement then something is working
I guess any method would help that encourages intense focus on the sounds made and heard, and the subtle muscle-movements needed to to make them . I am experimenting with chopping up some of the recordings and inserting gaps long enough for me to repeat short phrases, then comparing myself to the recorded phrase. Certainly I have noticed a bit of improvement.
Maybe repeating tiny bits of songs might give an extra dimension to this exercise
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this site actually worked greatly for me. it helps a lot with your accent to the point of perfection. i get complimented by native speakers all the time now about how i sound native.
more than that, it talks about how language should be learned through sound and interaction, not text, thus learning the sounds and better communicating with the people who speak the language helps you learn the language faster and on a deeper level. plus you get to learn how to rap a few songs while you’re at it.
all for about $50? sold.