Have you tried to learn Spanish before but failed to make any real progress? Rest assured, you’re not alone. We’ve heard it a thousand times: People begin a language course with high hopes, but continually lose interest along the way and fail to achieve their goals. Pareto’s Way was created to make sure you never feel that sense of frustration again.
Our team understands that time is your most valuable commodity. So we created a course designed to teach you Spanish in the most efficient manner possible.
During our research phase, we spoke with hundreds of students who tried to learn Spanish by using other courses. We started by asking them this question: did you end up learning the language? A resounding 88% said no. For those who said no, we then asked: what would it have taken for you to end up succeeding in the program? And for the few who were successful, we wanted to know why.
The results of this exercise led to the creation of a comprehensive course that will have you speaking Spanish in just 30 days. How so? By utilizing our proven 5-step approach to language acquisition.
You might be familiar with Pareto’s principle, or the 80-20 rule, which can be defined as 80% of the effects comes from 20% of the causes. For example, it is often seen in business that 80% of a company’s sales will come from 20% of their customers. The astute businessperson will then allocate their time, and focus, towardthese customers to increase revenue.
In language learning, understanding vocabulary is pivotal to success. Luckily for us, when it comes to vocabulary, the 80-20 rule far exceeds the amount of vocabulary we need to speak Spanish. However, by using the spirit of the Pareto Principle, we came up with the 99-1 rule.
There are over 100,000 words in Spanish, but we can understand over 90% of the spoken language by knowing the most common 1,000 words. Yes, you read this correctly. Knowing less than 1% of the language will allow us to understand 90% of the conversations. Therefore, we designed the course using our 99-1 rule, focusing on just these 1,000 words allowing us no wasted steps in speaking Spanish.
Most people can actively learn for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, retention becomes increasingly difficult. Other programs, using the misguided maxim of “more is better,” errantly ask for much more of your time. This outdated mindset is counterproductive to achieving our goal of teaching you Spanish in the most efficient manner possible. This is why every lesson in Pareto’s Way is around 20 minutes. You will be able to focus for the entirety of the lesson and your retention will be maximized.
This theory, backed by 70 years of research, has a particularly strong correlation with successful language learning. It does so by taking advantage of the Spacing Effect, or the practice showing that we learn material more effectively by spreading out our study sessions as opposed to cramming everything into one or a few sessions. The words and concepts are introduced, and then constantly reintroduced at increasing intervals with a focus on more difficult material.
Have you ever tried to teach a foreigner English? If yes, you know how difficult it can be teaching someone a subject that came naturally to you. This is why it can be advantageous to learn from a non-native speaker. They’ve been in your position and have an advantage explaining the more difficult concepts. However, there are also many benefits in being taught by a native speaker. Their pronunciation, conversational skills, and mastery of the language provide a more authentic experience.
At Pareto’s Way, we believe both types of teachers can effectively teach you Spanish. However, instead of choosing between one or the other, we decided to use both teachers – a native speaker and a non-native speaker. This way, the course you receive is uniquely tailored to address problematic areas for native English speakers while providing the authenticity lacking in other courses.
A constant criticism we saw in the feedback we received is that many people didn’t enjoy the rigidity of a class schedule, or they didn’t like having to stare at a screen – computer, tablet, or phone. We listened and we made our course audio based for maximum flexibility. The entire course can easily be placed on a smartphone or mp3 player allowing you to learn in a variety of settings and at any time of the day.
Additionally, you will receive two course books covering all of our material. These can be reviewed at any time to reinforce the material. You will receive two exams covering both volumes, and their corresponding comprehensive answer guides.
Pareto’s Way Spanish Plus is a comprehensive course designed by utilizing best practices in 1) language learning acquisition and 2) learning processes to teach you Spanish in the most efficient manner possible. The course is immediately delivered by download allowing for you to immediately begin the wonderful journey of learning Spanish. Each lesson is approximately 20 minutes ensuring you’re able to focus on the material and learn the language. This audio course also allows for learning in a variety of settings not binding you to a computer. Additionally, the corresponding course books, exams, and answer guides will reinforce the material learned from audio portion.
– Volumes 1 and 2; – 30 Audio Lessons approximately 20 minutes each; – 2 Course Books; – 2 Comprehensive Exams and Corresponding Answer Guides;
Pareto’s Way Spanish I is our beginners course designed to teach you Spanish in the most efficient manner possible. This course was created by utilizing best practices in 1) language learning acquisition and 2) learning processes. Each lesson is approximately 20 minutes allowing you to focus on the material and enjoy the beautiful journey of learning Spanish.
– Volume 1; – 15 Lessons approximately 20 minutes each; – 1 Course Book; – 1 Comprehensive Exams… Read more…