eview aside this was the last of the Bueno, entonces telenovela
/Spanish learning program
and like all good soap operas, not that I can lay claim to watching too many, there was drama, sadness and a little bit of hope and expectation…..although I can’t really say I was too surprised!! The lesson began with our profesora, Jimena, revealing that her novio had packed his bags, much to the delight, however not without compassion, of David…..the drama and sadness!! And of course the class terminated with a cliffhanger situation…..the expectation of possible future happenings between the 2!!
Being the final official class it was far more relaxed and free than those preceeding it, with the majority of the time spent discussing Argentina
and all its glory. In terms of an advertising campaign Bueno, entonces
did a fine job in promoting this incredible country, and I think anyone learning Spanish
with this course around the world would for sure be tempted to make their way to this end of the world and enjoy!! They class covered the diverse regions of the country, activities, sights and, of great importance and which there is an abundance, el carne!!
Beside the relaxed atmosphere of today David seemed a touch frustrated in that Jimena refused to go into, and teach, el pasado
(the past)…..a very important verb tense…..
.although there were mentions of the “next level”, which suggests that there could be more to come from this team! I know from my experience of attempting to learn Spanish
away from Bueno, entonces
that el pasado is a tricky tense to get the head around and so maybe was deemed to much for this installment! Would be interesting to find at what stage the likes of Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone
introduce this topic to its users…..but I’m not willing to fork out the money to find out!! Bueno, entonces
still appears to be the cheapest on the market, as you can see here on this funky comparison chart
All there is to do now is wait for tomorrows review to discover whether David and Jimena will be dancing un baile de apareamiento!!