If you can get a copy definitely choose Rosetta Stone....and, watch a lot of telemundo (if you are in the US) the grammar isn't always correct, but you will begin to automatically tune your ear to the language....
Remeber, there is only one way to truly learn a language and that is the language experience.....listening, body language association and repitition.......just like you learned your native language...
Has anyone tried TELL ME MORE. They have a great program for Spanish. that is the one I am currently using. There customer service is great and the language training is excellent. I found them reading Rosetta reviews and I found that they were cheaper and ranked number in language training
Lo mejor es compartir una amistad con alguien del idioma nativo, expresiones y sonidos naturales. La fluidez del idioma se da en el dialogo. Después de todo será otro medio de expresión y comunicación. :lool:
Para mí, es muy difícil comunicarse en otro idioma.
I earn my living translating medical literature out of several languages. I am good at it. My clients keep coming back and I have to refuse more work than I am able to accept. However, when it comes to using languages actively, I am useless.
Of the languages I work with, my favourite is Spanish. I would love to be able to speak and write it fluently.
I took spanish in Jr. hi. and two years in high school, one year college, but didn't understand anybody for about two months when I moved to mexico. It was about four months I began understanding most and at about six months felt like I was speaking about 6th grade spanish so far as vocabulary and grammer goes.
That's what I did too and also the same is the experience in Mexico! Didn't catch a word. But my teacher in school was Puerto Rican and in the military I made a couple of Puerto Rican friends and didn't have nearly the trouble.
A friend of mine has also suggested Rosetta Stone for immersion learning. I'm not sure though, immersion without the daily experience of living? It's said we learn like that as babies, fine, our minds don't work quite that way anymore. Still, learning German was easier for me once I actually lived in Germany and spent my days using the language.
I found something online for my son when he started learning Spanish, way above him as yet but I enjoyed it: Mi Vida Loca This is a mystery series in Spanish with lots of lessons and help.
Travelling alone in a spanish speaking country is by far the fastest way. That is true immersion. Doing an immersion course with a friend who speaks english defeats the purpose as you get way too lazy and 'cheat' all the time.
Bit like me then. I've been living with my Spanish boyfriend for 5 years and he doesn't speak English! We listen to Spanish radio and television all the time, and I guess I've picked up enough of the language to get by, but I've just started a beginner's spanish course in the local village because I do not know the grammar and it's high time I learned. I can't really read or write it either, just speak it, sort of.
Did you grow up learning three languages at the same time? My children 6 and 3 are learning English-Spanish and French at the same time. They seem to be coping very well but I would like to hear about people...