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Crusty 20 Jan 2010 21:58

Language course
 
Hi all,

Can anybody recommend a Latin American Spanish language course..?

I'm thinking book+cd rom type of thing. We're heading to South America in a few months so better get started..!

I'm in the UK if it makes a difference.

Muchas gracias...:thumbup1:

Warthog 20 Jan 2010 22:37

I don't see why you need "Latin American" Spanish....

Simply enrole on a Spanish course at a local evening class.

The differences between Iberian Spanish and Latin American Spanish are on a par with the differences between American and British English: they're there but really not major...

rauleloy 20 Jan 2010 22:46

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Originally Posted by Crusty (Post 272721)
Hi all,

Can anybody recommend a Latin American Spanish language course..?

I'm thinking book+cd rom type of thing. We're heading to South America in a few months so better get started..!

I'm in the UK if it makes a difference.

Muchas gracias...:thumbup1:

Hi man

What a coincidence! I´m trying to improve my English and you can help me while I can help you. Search my skype address utilizing my mail direction : raumadrid@yahoo.com.ar or write me, of course, in Spanish :confused1: :clap:
Greetings...
Raul

LD Hack 28 Jan 2010 02:46

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Originally Posted by Crusty (Post 272721)
Can anybody recommend a Latin American Spanish language course..? I'm thinking book+cd rom type of thing.

I'm using Pimsleur Spanish. I'm only on the 8th lesson, but it keeps my interest and motivation. I've been working on it for several months - I learn slow. It's totally audio at the level I'm at. My current lesson is teaching me the words to order a beer! I do the 30 minute lesson each night, which is the discipline required. I'm still enthusiastic about it, so that's a recommendation. I spend a week or two on each lesson, learn it well, then move to the next lesson.

Crusty 29 Jan 2010 22:43

Hi guys, thanks for the replies.

Warthog, as we're going to Latin America it seemed appropriate to get a "Latin American" course. I've been on a basic course at a local college but I'm a bit rusty and we'll be gone before the next class starts.


Raul, thanks for the offer, I don't do skype but I may mail you when I've improved a bit more..!

LD, thanks, I'll check out Pimsleur.

Thanks again.

Zigeuner53 30 Jan 2010 00:37

pimsleur
 
you can get it on pirate bay
a good way to get used to spanish is get a copy of a good, simple movie that you like in English...watch it in subtitles a few times, then switch to spanish with english subtitles.....watch it often, and i mean often

Zig

JimD 30 Jan 2010 01:41

Destinos --- it's free Resource: Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish

Crusty 30 Jan 2010 20:22

Brilliant..! I love free stuff.

Thanks guys.:D

rauleloy 31 Jan 2010 03:24

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Originally Posted by Crusty (Post 274163)
Hi guys, thanks for the replies.

Warthog, as we're going to Latin America it seemed appropriate to get a "Latin American" course. I've been on a basic course at a local college but I'm a bit rusty and we'll be gone before the next class starts.


Raul, thanks for the offer, I don't do skype but I may mail you when I've improved a bit more..!

LD, thanks, I'll check out Pimsleur.

Thanks again.

Hi Crusty

You feeling free write me of anyway: una, dos, tres palabras en Español or in English or make mix. I think we are shy about foreing tongue but with a dictionary and a little of work we can comunicate us. Just now I am writing with a lot of mistake (I am sure) but afterward write it I am going best about English. Come on...I need your help for my English

Warthog 31 Jan 2010 09:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crusty (Post 274163)
Warthog, as we're going to Latin America it seemed appropriate to get a "Latin American" course. I've been on a basic course at a local college but I'm a bit rusty and we'll be gone before the next class starts.


It's your call, after all, but Latin Spanish like American English is only slightly lexically different in a few places: I just think you may be narrowing your options down unecessarily.

Either way just communicating with natives such as Raul is a great way to go, especially once you start learning the basicas and want to put it into practice.

glasswave 2 Feb 2010 06:31

Get the Pimsluer Spanish I,II & III. It's easy to find thru torrents or licenced copies are available for about $500. The best thing is thats it's passive. You can listen while riding (if on straight traffic less non techenical roads ) or driving or vacuuming. If you go thru these 90 30min lessons, you will be able to converse, but not quite be conversational.


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