Best program to learn spanish?

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    Jul 31, 2012 6:47 AM GMT
    Wanting to learn spanish, was wondering what programs people have used and had good success with. I won't be able to do it via online or through a college program due to the location I'll be working from.
    Thanks for any input.
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    Jul 31, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    People swear by Rosetta Stone but in my experience, buy a few workbooks, practice on your own and if you can hire a native speaker to practice with you it will make all the difference!

    Are you looking to gain proficiency in the language? Simple conversation? Trying to learn for travel? If your work is requiring it of you, usually they should provide some reimbursement to do so.
  • trl_

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    Jul 31, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    King_Simba said

    Are you looking to gain proficiency in the language? Simple conversation? Trying to learn for travel? If your work is requiring it of you, usually they should provide some reimbursement to do so.


    Good point! As a language teacher, I say the best method depends on your goals.
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    Jul 31, 2012 1:56 PM GMT
    Op you live in Texas. Is it that hard to find Latino friends to make? Go make some and hang out w them
  • FireDoor211

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    Jul 31, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    Honestly, nothing works quite as well as the real thing. Spend sometime in the southwest or Mexico. Or, make some friends online who are from Mexico/Spain. But if all that is impossible, get yourself so post-it notes and a few Latin music albums. Look up the words for all the common things in your house online and label them with post-its. Then everyday you go to your cupboard for una taza de cafe, it'll work it's way into your vocabulary in a very practical way. It's the fastest way to learn. And listening to music where people are singing in foreign languages, when they say phrases u've already become familiar with it will cue your mind to pay attention. This is how u learn syntax. It's the fastest way to learn.
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    Jul 31, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    Date a Spanish guy. You will learn pronto.
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    Aug 01, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    Thanks for the input, I'm looking to be able to have a fluent conversation. I'll be out of the U.S. in two weeks or so. If there's someone who speaks spanish in antarctica I'll gladly get them to help me. Also never thought of the labeling method. Thanks again for the input from everyone.