Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-17-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
smilie
Mouseketeer
The Tag Fairy wants to know why you aren't in school? Aren't you 16? ;-)
Married to a taco arsonist!
WoW Widow
 
smilie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Too far from the mouse
Posts: 1,841

Learning Spanish on your own-Tips?

I've decided to learn Spanish. I do not have a Rosetta Stone, are there any other ways to learn accurately?
__________________
smilie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
scrapquitler
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,227

Quote:
Originally Posted by smilie View Post
I've decided to learn Spanish. I do not have a Rosetta Stone, are there any other ways to learn accurately?
Find someone who speaks Spanish and have them help you.

Watch Univision or Telemundo (or whatever Spanish Language tv channels you can find on your cable/dish system). You won't understand much of what they are saying, but listening to the rhythm and sound of the language will help more than you can imagine.

The absolute BEST way to learn is to travel (or live) in a Spanish speaking country for an extended period of time (of course not always possible).
scrapquitler is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
ford family
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Brighton UK /Bradenton FLA
Posts: 2,611

I can personally recommend the Michel Thomas CDs.
They start off with grammar and verb construction so you are not learning huge chunks of phrases that you may never need.
He has a very good teaching style and learning becomes fun.

ford family
ford family is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
Shanna-like-Banana
DIS Veteran
 
Shanna-like-Banana's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 1,134

i know it might sound silly, but here we use something called Kitell videos to help the elem kids learn.

Maybe check and see if you can find some videos on Youtube ?

Or the library ?
__________________
*POR Aug 2009*~*POR Sept 2011*~*CSR Oct 2012*~*POR Dec 2012*
*Beach Club April 2013*~*POR Nov 2013*~*CBR Feb 2014*~*BLT June2014*
Shanna-like-Banana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #5
Pigeon
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,254

Check to see if your public library has a subscription to Mango, an online language learning program. It covers a ton of different languages. Pimsleur CDs are also good, but expensive.
Pigeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #6
JennaDeeDooDah
My oh my what a wonderful day!
 
JennaDeeDooDah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,607

We have a dual language preschool in our area that has weekly meetings of parents who are trying to lean Spanish. They get together the same night every week and just talk in Spanish. Finding someone who will speak it with you is key, so I highly recommend that. Maybe see if you have a school in the area that does something similar if you don't know any Spanish speakers personally.
__________________

JennaDeeDooDah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.