[Course Forum] First 5000 Words of Spanish by BenWhately

Hi there,

For this course and the version of this broken down into introductory, intermediate and Advanced I can never get the downloads to work for them (even though I can downloaded higher item courses).

Has anyone else been able to download them?

Thanks

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Hi Joshua, Are you talking about downloading it with a phone app? This course does not behave well on phones (I am told). A few years ago Ben Whately copied and broke it down so it would behave better. But this one didn’t go away because so many people were already invested in it and were willing to do it on the computer instead of smaller device. I hope this helps! (Or maybe various comments above will help?)

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I’ve tried to download the course with 5000 words (i.e. the full course) and it’s already for 20 minutes on ‘Gathering Information’. Now, this course has tons of mems. And mems are pictures. Perhaps that slows it down. So: No, I am not able to download it.:unamused:
(On Android)

Update: after waiting for 3 (!) hours, I checked again and it says ‘gathering information’. It didn’t fail either. In other situations I have seen the status changing to failed (or whatever). I didn’t use my phone in this time and it was just sitting at the charger.

Edit2: PS: It’s said in the 5000 words course was broken up into three smaller courses, but I don’t see the links… Can’t test them. Or do I overlook them?

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There are, effectively, three versions of “First 5000 Words of Spanish”

  1. “First 5000 Words of Spanish” by BenWhatley
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/1288/first-5000-words-of-spanish/

  2. “First 5000 Words of Spanish” by xoviat
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/737/first-5000-words-of-spanish/

  3. And this is the series of shorter courses by BenWhately that contains exactly the same content as “First 5000 Words of Spanish” by xoviat:
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/169109/introductory-spanish-1/
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/169110/introductory-spanish-2-2/
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/169111/intermediate-spanish-1/
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/169112/intermediate-spanish-2-2/
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/169113/intermediate-spanish-3-2/
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/169114/advanced-spanish-1/
    *https://www.memrise.com/course/169115/advanced-spanish-2-2/

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Thank you! I’ll test it when I have time.

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I have tested and tried to download this Introductory Spanish 1 on Android and it worked.

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That’s good news.

I was wondering (if you have the time) if you could test out one of my “Top Up” short courses to check the same functionality - e.g.

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Hi there … just wondering if anyone has found that this list is problematic or hurtful to someone focusing on South American Spanish?

Thank you!

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Hi there … just wondering if anyone has found that this list is problematic or hurtful to someone focusing on South American Spanish?

Thank you!

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