Verbarrator was released in May 2009 and was pretty much an overnight success, very quickly becoming one of the internets most popular Spanish verb conjugation programs. It was designed specifically for people learning Spanish who were having difficulties learning and remembering Spanish verb conjugation.
It goes without saying that verb conjugation is probably the biggest obstacle faced by most people learning Spanish and is often the reason why so many of them give up any notion of ever speaking this wonderful language. Ever since languages were first taught, verb conjugation tables were the trusted and traditional, as well as the only, way to learn verbs this was both laborious and tedious and very often frustrating. However, once the internet became popular so did language learning software and programs that initially just transferred previously written information into digital information.
Things moved along very quickly and it wasn’t long before online Spanish verb conjugators became available. These conjugators offered little in the way of training and were basically little more than reference tools but they continued to develop until eventually a program was designed that would have a huge impact for those people who were struggling to cope learning verb conjugation, that program was the verbarrator.
The verbarrator in an excellent verb training tool and is probably the best new Spanish language product to come onto the market for some time. Using the verbarrator as part of a daily study routine will help a student master verb conjugation much sooner and therefore learn Spanish that much quicker.
The program took three years to develop and it is easy to understand why as it is a big download, containing over 34,770 mp3 audio files which cover 563 Spanish verbs in 20 tenses and provides user friendly training through a series of fully customized exercises and enjoyable drills. The program is available in both PC and Mac versions and retails for $57.
The program can be fully customized and adjusted to suit each user’s level of competence. Beginners can set the program to only use the 90 most common verbs to start with and increase this as their ability increases. As with all languages, a mastery of verbs is extremely important in order to communicate at a good level in Spanish and this is why Verbarrator is a particularly useful tool, so much so it has been receiving rave reviews since its release in May 2009.
One of the key elements of the Verbarrator program is its flexibility. The program allows you to set how and what you would ike to study, for example; if you wished to study the verb ser in the preterite tense just set up the parameters on the program interface , (which is very simple to do, by the way) and your training begins immediately. You have the option of listening to verbs in both English and Spanish or in complete immersion mode eliminating the use of English altogether. The versatilty of this program is definitely one of its best selling points.
My Spanish has certainly improved with the use of the Verbarrator as I have almost completely eradicated where I used to regularly use the incorrect tense or an incorrect ending, and very quickly too. Although, from a personal point of view, I initially found the interface quite confusing the first time of opening but within 5 minutes was totally at ease with it…it would have probably been sooner if I’d read the user information file!
If you are thinking about learning Spanish or have been doing so for some time and already realize just how difficult Spanish verb conjugation is then this is a program I would definitely say is worth investing in.
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