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Quickstart

Our audio-only course for complete beginners helps you get to grips with the language – fast! With specially enhanced features for iPod and iPhone.

Available as two audio CDs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

 

**Brand new, our Quickstart Apps take the course to another level, with loads more features and a fun, interactive approach.

Available in French, Spanish, Italian and German.**

Description

Quickstart is a simple and effective way to get going and build your confidence. This engaging and well-structured approach breaks down the key language into manageable chunks, and gives you plenty of opportunity to listen and practise, as well as to produce the language yourself.

 

You can learn with Quickstart and Quickstart Apps at home or on the move:

 

Audio course

  • play it on your CD player or computer
  • load it onto your MP3 player
  • play it on your iPod or iPhone, and take advantage of the special features.

App

  • have fun with it anywhere on your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad
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Reviews
The newly revamped 2008 editions of the Quickstart language-learning system from BBC Active not only do audio translations on an iPod or iPhone, they also display translations textually on the iPod/iPhone’s screen. Need to ask a non-English-speaking taxi driver for a place to eat in Lisbon? Quickstart will show and tell you how. PC Today
The apps are ... in a narrative of 14 episodes of a weekend away with three friends ... guiding the user through the usual tourist experiences such as finding your way around a new city or ordering food at a restaurant. Quickstart uses the iPhone's functionality a lot better than many language apps – when playing the audio of the friends' conversations, you can choose to have subtitles of the English translation or not; another useful feature is you can record yourself speaking the phrases and play it back to compare against audio of the native speaker. The flashcard quiz is fun, and the entire app feels like good value for money. The Bookseller
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Quickstart Spanish Audio CDs
  • Audio-only course for absolute beginners
  • Fun, engaging and interactive
  • Special features for iPod and iPhone
£13.99
Quickstart Spanish App
  • App compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad
  • Full beginners’ course featuring dialogues, grammar guide, ‘listen and record’ phrase book, vocabulary lists, activities and quizzes
  • Fun, engaging and interactive
£5.99
Quickstart Italian App
  • App compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad
  • Full beginners’ course featuring dialogues, grammar guide, ‘listen and record’ phrase book, vocabulary lists, activities and quizzes
  • Fun, engaging and interactive
£5.99
Quickstart French Audio CDs
  • Audio-only course for absolute beginners
  • Fun, engaging and interactive
  • Special features for iPod and iPhone
£13.99
Quickstart German App
  • App compatible with iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad
  • Full beginners’ course featuring dialogues, grammar guide, ‘listen and record’ phrase book, vocabulary lists, activities and quizzes
  • Fun, engaging and interactive
£5.99
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BEGINNER Do you want to learn a new language? Our resources for beginners guide you step by step through the basics, and help you to speak your language of choice with confidence.
INTERMEDIATE Are you looking to improve existing language skills? Our intermediate resources allow you to build on what you’ve learnt and take your learning to the next level.
TRAVEL Are you planning a holiday or business trip? Our travel resources help you master essential everyday phrases and vocabulary so you can get by abroad with confidence.
REFERENCE Are you looking for extra support? Whatever your level, you can consolidate your language learning with our range of grammar books and revision guides.