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Old 01-17-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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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?
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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).
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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.

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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 ?
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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.
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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.

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