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Best way to learn Spanish?

Asked by Jryvoan (6points) March 17th, 2010

I’ve been wanting to learn Spanish, preferably Latin American Spanish, for some time now. I’ve tried the Rosetta Stone demos in the past and they just don’t strike me as something that I would really enjoy to use. I’ve read a lot of negative comments about Rosetta Stone in the past and I was hoping to find something else. I’ve been looking at this website called that seems really interesting, but I don’t know anyone else that has used it.

Any advice?

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gailcalled's avatar

The best way to learn to speak and understand any language is to find a native speaker and chat. Do you live near any Latin American communities? See whether you can find someone who will speak in Spanish (only) with you for an hour or so several times a week.

Learning alone and on line will perhaps help your reading and writing skills.¬°Buena suerte!

bob_'s avatar

If you can’t move to a Spanish-speaking country to learn it, I’d do as @gailcalled said.

Also, watch a lot of Telemundo.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Go to Mexico and don’t stay in a resort. Rent an apartment, subscribe to a local newspaper, buy groceries and go to the corrida to watch a bullfight.

lilikoi's avatar

I’ve been using Live Mocha. Things are still pretty basic on there for me (starting at beginning) and not as comprehensive as the spanish courses I took at university where grammar was emphasized much more and language courses like Rosetta Stone et al take a ‘learn by doing’ approach. You could visit a country, take a language course there, or enlist in a college language course.

troubleinharlem's avatar

I’d say go somewhere where the main language is Spanish and don’t be afraid to make mistakes! I went to Spain over the summer and I came back rattling off Spanish like nobody’s business.

gailcalled's avatar

@troubleinharlem: Did you learn the lithp?

filmfann's avatar

Rob a bank in Tiajuana.

5 years in a Mexican jail ought to do it

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ballyc27's avatar

Hey Jryvoan,

Sounds to me that you need Rocket Spanish
Check out this site…it’s sure to help you find a solution that suits you.


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