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In_focus (Andia) I love that it's 2014. It's a year of promise and freedom.

Learn Spanish (read all 2 entries…)
I have some old audio cd's

that I need to dig out. They have the corny title of “Learn Spanish while you Drive” Something is better than nothing though.



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Podcasts?

Do you have an Itunes acct? If so, there are tons of different podcasts from beginner to advanced; really helps me.

In_focus (Andia) I love that it's 2014. It's a year of promise and freedom.

I will have to look into this

thanks for the advice!

Bigmighty When you’re going through hell, keep going.

it works.

Podcasts is a great idea, but the “while you drive” CD’s do work. That is how I taught myself Danish. Granted, I was no expert after I got done with the CD’s but I did learn a lot; enough for the Danes to notice and know I could understand and speak a little.

In_focus (Andia) I love that it's 2014. It's a year of promise and freedom.

thanks

being an expert isn’t a goal, so no worries there. I just want to be able to move to an area that has a lot of hispanic and latino influence and want to be able to get by in that fashion. I’m sure in time if living in the area my skills will increase.

Bigmighty When you’re going through hell, keep going.

regional

just beware that Spanish is very “regional”: the way say Mexican’s ssay things is very different than Cubans or Puertoricans, etc. You can learn “proper” Spanish from CD’s, but “street” Spanish you have to pick-up from the people you are dealing with. So, don’t be surprised if you learn something on a CD and no one knows what you are talking about. On the podcasts you might find better info. However, I was listening to one of these podcasts and it was a British guy teaching Spain Spanish. That isn’t going to work at aqll in East L.A., Spanish Harlem or Calle Ocho in Miami.


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