What is the best way to actually learn spanish?
February 24, 2009 4:12 PM Subscribe
What is the most effective way to spruce up my spanish in terms of private tutoring, immersion courses, extended night courses, etc?
posted by aussicht to education (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I took 3 years of spanish in high school. I grew up in California (so was conversational in my youth), then moved to Oregon where I lost all of it (no surprise there)!.
I started working in health care and so my spanish is coming back to me. Now I live in Miami and it continues to improve but I want to get conversational and eventually approach fluency. I've had a couple ideas, but am not sure which are most effective/a good or bad use of money:
1. An immersion program. All I have is a month give or take unfortunately.
2. Private tutor 4 or so hours a day for a month, + my everyday spanish (grocery store, restaurants, transit, friends, etc).
3. Immersion program part time in Miami (expensive).
People tell me to do 2, but I wonder if the total immersion abroad would speed things up, or if doing immersion locally would give me more time and structure vs individual attention. Any educators out there?