CORONAVIRUS IN ECUADOR


Now you have time!  Do some of the things you have always wanted but did not have a chance. 

For example, learn Spanish at home.

To make this possible for the next four days we are offering an incredible $110.95  Stay-At-Home discount.  Our super Spanish course is normally $149.95.

From now through Sunday April 5, 2020, you can order the entire online course for only $39.

See our special pandemic offer on our Super Spanish course, after Dr. Andres Cordova shares some musings about music from Ecuador.

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Dr. Andres Cordova

CORONAVIRUS IN ECUADOR

At the time of writing this article on Wednesday April 1st there are 885.000 confirmed cases of COVID19 worldwide out of which Ecuador has reported 2.302, with 79 deaths.

Ecuador’s reported cases and deaths translate to 130 cases and 4 deaths per 1M in population. This would seem quite low if compared to the list-topping US with 573 cases and 12 deaths per million, Italy’s 1,750 cases and 206 deaths or Spain’s 2,185 and 194.

However, there are likely much more cases in Ecuador and worldwide. We need to consider that some countries may be reporting faster and better in tune with the number and quality of the tests they may be conducting.

As many as 25% to 50% of the people who become bearers of COVID19 show no symptoms or rather mild ones, yet can spread the disease to others. Main symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Social distancing is essential to keep the spread of the virus at bay. We have been admonished and mandated to do so in Ecuador and for the most this has been taken to heart.

Out of the COVID 19 cases in Ecuador, Guayaquil has the most with 1,116, followed by Quito with 197, Cuenca with 58 and Manta with 27. Salinas has reported 4 cases.

To combat the spread and flatten the curve, since Wednesday March 25 there is a curfew in place that goes from 2pm to 5am and establishes fines that start at $100 for first time offenders, $400 for second time offenders and prison for third time offenders.

Furthermore, starting on March 28 further restrictions have been enacted, with cars being able to circulate only two days per week according to the last number on the license plate.

Vehicles with license plates ending in 1, 2 and 3 can circulate Mondays and Fridays. Those with license plates ending on 4, 5 and 6 on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Those with 7, 8 and 9 on Wednesdays and Sundays and those ending in 0 on Mondays and Thursdays. Circulation is restricted for errands regarding food, medicine and gas.

Those with essential activities may, however, apply for a safe passage.

Social distancing is important as it appears that the virus can also be transmitted through the air. While experts tend to agree that it’s mostly safe to spend time outdoors with forays encouraged for mental health, distance, density and ventilation matter. It can be very difficult to control that people not come close to each other and groups form.  Promoting forays can lead to many people coming together and there’s risk, hence the restrictions.

Wearing face masks is a must, more than to avoid catching airborne particles of the virus, it is to prevent people carrying it from contaminating surfaces with droplets and projecting airborne contaminants.

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Last week I went to the local supermarket to get groceries for Isabella and my ex-wife, who are under strict quarantine as they had recently come from abroad. There were allowing a limited number of customers in at a time, perhaps less than 50% capacity.

The line to get in was long but mostly due to a rather good distance being respected between each person.

To go in we all had to be wearing masks and gloves, and staff would spray each customer with disinfectant from head to toe. All carts had been sanitized and before grabbing one they’d put disinfectant gel in your hands. While shopping, they’d ask customers on the PA for them to shop in haste, so those waiting outside could come in.

These measures are essential to combat the spread of the virus.

As I mentioned in my previous email, it so heartwarming to see so many people, communities and companies contributing and coming together in this time of need.

Please stay safe,

Andrés Córdova

Spanish Words You Can Use

Virus – Virus
Mask – Máscara
Gel – Gel
Breathe – Respirar
Safe – Seguro

Why You Can Learn Spanish in Three Days

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic most of us have more down time.

Why not use this time to learn Spanish.  To make this possible we offer $70 off in our a Stay-At-Home discount below.

You can learn Spanish in a day, or a week, month or any time frame that works for you.

I’m Gary Scott.  Over fifty years ago I started a business that has helped hundreds of thousands of subscribers learn about investing in Hong Kong (1960s and 1970s), Switzerland, London, Isle of Man (1970s and 1980s) and across Europe. My wife Merri and I took thousands on investing tours to these countries.

In the 1990s we began taking investors to Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.  That’s when we realized an incredible need for an easy, super fast way to learn Spanish.  Our delegates were business people with hard schedules and tight deadlines.  They did not have months, or even weeks to learn a second language.

Plus, even though these delegates were successful international business people, most did not have degrees in grammar.  When it came to sentence structure, punctuation rules, parts of speech, morphology and especially derivation of verbs, they were at a loss. They wanted good basic ways to communicate in Spanish that worked and sounded eloquent, right now, without having to become educated in grammar.

Fortunately there is a scientific method of learning (called Super Learning) that was created and refined by a Soviet educational master, Georgi Lozanov.   Lozanov transformed the entire Soviet Union’s educational system to such a degree that this third world nation beat the USA into space.

My wife Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside the Soviet Union who were taught this system by Lozanov himself in the early 1970s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for decades so we used it to create a Super Spanish course that has helped thousands of subscribers learn Spanish in three days and less.

This course is now available online.

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Merri teaching a Super Spanish course in Florida.

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way, but the scientific Super Learning method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books creates educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music to create Relaxed Concentration in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Soviet educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

You gain six valuable ONLINE Baroque Relaxed Concentration Sessions in the online course that is delivered via the internet.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. 

For example action is accion.

Education-educacion.

Manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read these four sentences? 

Ask yourself.  “How many words do you know that end in ION”.

You now know all these Spanish words that you will never forget.

How long would it have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

The third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

In an incredibly short time you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving.  The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.

The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know.   This eliminates the need to memorize 99% of Spanish words.

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   The normal three day in person course fee is $499 ($749 for a couple).

The ONLINE course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Here are some testimonials from the course.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!” Nadine Taylor

The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.

Still not sure?

Take just ten minutes to let me prove to you that this super fast way to gain the basics can let you can communicate in Spanish in an incredibly short time.

Gary

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The ONLINE Super Spanish course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee. Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund. 

The course is available at the highly reduced price of $149, but in this special offer we are knocking another $70 from the price so you can start now for only $79.  

Learn Spanish online $79 - using coupon code SPANISH70 at checkout to immediately save $70 off the regular price of $149.