"Learn English" videos for Spanish speakers who aren't literate?
June 12, 2014 12:20 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a beginner level English language tutorial series for Spanish speakers who cannot read or write in either language?
posted by jayCampbell to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
To be clear, they can't read or write Spanish, either?
posted by empath at 3:14 AM on June 12, 2014

There's Muzzy or Let's Go Pocoyo!, but they are very evidently made for small children. An adult audience could feel talked down to.

OTOH, maybe the Vaughan method audiovisual materials? I know there is a TV series and they have a radio station in Spain. I just find that style of rephrasing everything incredibly irritating.
posted by sukeban at 4:49 AM on June 12, 2014

That's correct, empath. And as far as being condescending, sukeban, those children's shows beat the earlier vids we found that focused on housekeeping.
posted by jayCampbell at 9:24 AM on June 12, 2014

The Pimsleur Method audio series is good, but pricey. Your local library might have it.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:59 PM on June 12, 2014

Your local library might have it.

And most bittorrent sites (piratebay, etc), if not.
posted by empath at 12:05 AM on June 13, 2014

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