Instant Immersion Spanish was one of the many Spanish language courses that I picked up from the store when I was desperate to learn Spanish. The course that I purchased came with 8 audio CDs. It was a fairly decent product that I did learn some things from, but it also had it’s disadvantages. For one thing, it did not come with any written material at all. I was dependent completely upon my ear to understand what was being said on the recording. Some parts of the lessons I had to listen to several times over just to understand what they were saying. So, this particular Instant Immersion Spanish product’s major disadvantages were that there was no way to actually get a “visual” of what I was learning, nor was there any way to look up the Spanish vocabulary that was being taught.
Instant Immersion Spanish Left Me Wanting More
Basically, Instant Immersion Spanish products come in a variety of flavors, and I had purchased a scaled down version that I found at a local department store for a drastically reduced price. It was marked down so much, that there wasn’t much to lose in buying it. But, after having used and listened to the program, it became quite clear that this particular product was not going to be adequate to meet my needs.
I considered purchasing another Instant Immersion Spanish product, but after looking over the various products that they had to offer, I became very confused. You see, Topics Entertainment, packages the IIS series of products in a variety of ways. And after I began looking at some of the other products in the series, I noticed that many of them already included the 8 CDs that I had already purchased. So, if I were to purchase a different Instant Immersion Spanish product, then it was highly likely that I would wind up repurchasing something that I had already paid for.
Looking For Something Better Than Instant Immersion Spanish
After realizing that Instant Immersion Spanish was not going to meet my needs, I went about looking at various other Spanish language learning courses that are available. If you are familiar with any of these other courses, (such as Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone, and the like) then you will not be surprised to hear that the prices gave me sticker shock! The training materials were obviously of a high quality, but I certainly could not afford to pay $300+ for any of them. At this point I was really worried. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to find a decent quality learning package for a price that I could afford.
Here’s What I Found!
It was beginning to look like Instant Immersion Spanish was going to be my only option, but I refused to give up looking for something better. I know it sounds ridiculous, but would you believe that I found a product that is actually as good or better than those higher priced courses, but was being sold at a much lower price? Like, I said, I know it sounds ridiculous, but part of the reason is that I happen to come across it when the company was offering the product at a promotional price of half off! That’s what made it a total steal.
Okay, so I’m sure that by now you’re wondering what it was that I found. Well, the name of the program that I discovered is Rocket Spanish, and if they are still running their half off promotion, then I highly recommend that you give it a look. Okay, you are saying, but what about the quality? Well, the cool thing about Rocket Spanish is that the training materials come in so many different forms. There is computer based training, written materials, audios, videos, and computer based games that help reinforce what you are learning. In all honesty, I find Rocket Spanish to be a lot of fun, and I often enjoy it so much that I forget that I’m “studying”.
QUICK NOTE: I just looked, and at the time of this writing, Rocket Languages is still offering their Half Off promotion on Rocket Spanish. I think it’s a great alternative to Instant Immersion Spanish, and I know you probably think I’m just giving you a sales pitch; but if that’s the case, then I say take a look at it for yourself. It comes with a complete money back guarantee. If for some reason, you decide that it doesn’t work for you, then you can get a complete refund, no questions asked. It doesn’t get any better than that! You’ll never know unless you take a look, and if the half off promotion is still going, then you’re cheating yourself if you don’t at least look it over.