Treat Videolinguist Spanish (Cubic Media, Inc.) as a supplement to language program. You’ll need to know beginning Spanish to get any benefits from this title. Made up of video clips from Spanish television programs, the approach is similar to plunking down in front of a television and letting it talk at you. You can slow it down and repeat clips but, unless you’ve got the basics, you’ll be lost with no Help around. If you are at an intermediate level or want to refresh your knowledge before a trip to Spain, this is a good program. The clips aren’t dull and they move at a brisk pace, although better quality video would be a big improvement. This is real Spanish at real speed and, as such, is a good tool. This program is also available in a French version.
– April 1995