Help me find the right "learn Spanish" app!
October 6, 2012 11:09 AM Subscribe
I spend a lot of time sitting around waiting, with my iPhone. I also spend a fair amount of time having very similar conversations, in my very poor conversational spanish, with native-speakers who (usually due to tragic life circumstances) lack education in their own language. What I don't do is expand my vocabulary or learn proper grammar. As a consequence, while I can usually understand the gist of what people say and make myself generally understood, I don't understand the details, can't express myself precisely, and I'm not getting any better at any of those tasks.
posted by Nx to Writing & Language (13 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to find a "learn Spanish" app I could work at while waiting around. Specifically, I'd like help with vocab (flashcards, presumably), and I REALLY need help with grammar. Can someone suggest an app (ok if I have to pay for it) that can help me learn these things? I don't really need someone to practice whatever it is I learn as I work regularly with enough interpreters, and they're generally happy to let me practice Spanish during our down time together.* It's fine if the app doesn't cover everything - I'm just looking for marginal improvements. (Also, please don't suggest that I just get out there and practice speaking spanish. I do quite a bit of that, and I'm perfectly comfortable speaking the language to perfect strangers. The problem is that I am sufficiently ill-educated in the language to be able to have the kinds of conversations I'd like to have, and just practicing without more learning isn't cutting it for me.)
*: Just to be clear, they've offered. I'm not presuming on their generosity.