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Pros

It uses mnemonics to help people easily remember certain Spanish words and phrases. Synergy Spanish is really easy to follow--it's written to accommodate people of all ages and education levels.

Cons

It doesn't contain any flashy games, pictures, or videos, which may bore some people.

Verdict

If your goal is to only master conversational Spanish, this eCourse will easily fit your needs.

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Synergy Spanish (by Marcus Santamaria) - REVIEW

Learning Spanish is hard--although it's similar to English, the countless phrases, words, and sentence structure can leave your head spinning.  

But language teacher Marcus Santamaria says he has a really easy, fast way you can fake knowing Spanish without actually having to study the entire language, called Synergy Spanish.  

It's so simple in fact that many people are able to converse with Mexican and Spanish natives within a month of using this program.  Just a month--and what a difference it can make.

This review will cover the following:
  • What exactly is Synergy Spanish
  • What's great about Synergy Spanish (and what isn't)
  • How customers feel about this program
  • Who should use this program--and it's specific

First let's cover what Synergy Spanish actually is.

What is Synergy Spanish?

Synergy Spanish is a simplified language learning eCourse developed by language teacher Marcus Santamaria, who wanted to develop a quick way to master Spanish without actually doing the studying required.  To live closer to his in-laws--his wife is Mexican--Santamaria decided to relocate to Mexico, without knowing a single word of Spanish.  This, of course, was a big problem, and he knew he had to learn Spanish fast.

What he discovered was that conversational Spanish only contained a handful of words and phrases.  He noticed this, studied it, and eventually figured out a system for mastering all of these conversational words and phrases, which he teaches in the Synergy Spanish eCourse.

As the eCourse developed, he was able to narrow these phrases and words down.  He eventually narrowed it down to 138 words.

What's in Synergy Spanish

Although Synergy Spanish isn't as complex as other language learning eCourses, such as Rosetta Stone, this eCourse is surprisingly easy to follow.  Santamaria separates the course into numerous, bite-sized lessons, helping people memorize words using mnemonics, which allows people to memorize the words faster.  For instance, for the word pan, which means bread, the mnemonic would be "I am cooking bread in a pan." 

To ensure people are memorizing these words, each lesson ends with a written wrap-up, where you'll write the correct response next to a phrase or question--which you reviewed earlier in that chapter. 

As a language eCourse, Synergy Spanish is really easy to like.  Santamaria breaks down all of the words in a very easy-to-follow manner, and the use of mnemonics really helps improve memorization.  The eCourse is highly reminiscent of a workbook you'd receive from a language class, so what you're really receiving is a textbook--except that it's not as boring.  

As for its cons, there are virtually none whatsoever.  One might argue that the eCourse doesn't contain any flashy games or other modules for learning--such as videos or pictures--but this is a very minor issue.  Just realize that this eCourse isn't designed to help you master every part of Spanish, however--just the amount needed to hold a conversation with a native Spanish speaker.

What the Customers are Saying

Here's some good news: People who have bought Synergy Spanish seem to really like this program.  Here's what some of them had to say:

"This program is fantastic.  It teaches Spanish in a very logical, common-sense way.  I love the way you're not just memorizing words or conjugating nouns, but really using sentences and phrases right off the bat." - About.com

"Without getting technical about it, I highly recommend these courses for building a basic foundation in the language before starting a more in depth course.  You get a chance to learn the rhythm of the language and make meaningful sentences in a short period of time." - How-To-Learn-Any-Language.com

Conclusion

Without a doubt, if your focus is to only become conversational in Spanish, Synergy Spanish is one of the best programs you can buy.  It's simple, really great at helping people memorize truly meaningful Spanish words and phrases, and isn't boring or tedious to learn.  It's not going to be a good eCourse if you truly want to master the language however; this eCourse's focus is only mastering the conversational aspects of it.
Date Reviewed: February 29, 2012, 1:43 pm
Reviewed by Annie Oh
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