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I want to improve my Spanish while living in Brooklyn. Any suggestions?

I will be in Brooklyn and Manhattan for about 6 months and would like to improve my conversational Spanish skills. Are there any good classes or groups for this that are informal and fun? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Dec 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Learning Spanish for couples?

I would like to learn Spanish with my husband, but we are looking for activities, or games, or just exercises that would be best for couple's learning. We have limited time available after work. [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Nov 3, 2014 - 3 answers

online communities in Spanish and French

Are there any online communities conducted in Spanish or French that are kind of like Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Oct 28, 2013 - 1 answer

Ideas in helping SO learn your language?

He speaks English, my family speaks Spanish.. how can I help him learn to speak to my family? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Aug 6, 2013 - 10 answers

What's the best way to learn a language quickly?

It's difficult to get a job in my field without knowing Spanish, and the grad programs I'll be applying to next year strongly prefer bilingual English/Spanish applicants. I'm searching for a job and I'd like to become conversationally proficient as quickly as possible. What methods have worked for you? A community college class? A private class? A private tutor? A particularly awesome website? I was once fluent in both French (which I spent years studying in highschool and then got practice working for a French company, who also provided a private tutor) and Portuguese (learned via an intensive university class, but lost once the class ended and I didn't keep using it). I pick up languages fairly easily, but I need a lot of practice time and a little bit of structure. I'm confident in my ability to learn the specialized jargon of my field once I'm comfortable speaking the language on an everyday basis. I'm looking at an intensive Summer class at the local community college, but I'd like other options as well.
posted by rhiannonstone on May 27, 2013 - 22 answers

How can I relearn Spanish?

I studied Spanish in high school and college, and I even spent a semester abroad in Spain. At that point, I was very proficient at reading, writing, and speaking it. Sadly, in the 8 years since graduation, I feel as though I have forgotten everything. I am looking to get into a field where knowing Spanish would be very helpful, and I am trying to figure out the best way to both relearn what I knew (and possible go beyond that). Obviously for speaking, I will need to get out there and practice, but before that, should I just pick up my old textbooks and get going? Or, is there a better way?
posted by aka_anon on May 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Declension mode

How can I brush up my language skills, given I seem to have a difficulty with rote learning? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 3, 2012 - 21 answers

spanish songs that use vos

For a project I'm doing, I'm looking for songs in Spanish that demonstrate voseo (the use of the informal second-person singular pronoun vos). This way of speaking isn't technically "standard" Spanish, so I don't exactly know how to search for songs that show this usage. [more inside]
posted by huxham on Apr 15, 2012 - 15 answers

Quiero aprender espaƱol. Es LingQ.com un buen sitio web para eso?

Have you used LingQ.com to help you learn a language? What did you think of it? Do you have any other recommendations for paid language learning sites that cost no more than $15 per month? (I am learning Spanish.) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Should I try to learn two languages at once?

Does it make sense to learn two languages at once? [more inside]
posted by tomtheblackbear on Sep 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Is Spasnian a good idea?

How can I learn two languages at once? [more inside]
posted by hannahelastic on Jun 13, 2010 - 11 answers

What is the best way to actually learn spanish?

What is the most effective way to spruce up my spanish in terms of private tutoring, immersion courses, extended night courses, etc? [more inside]
posted by aussicht on Feb 24, 2009 - 4 answers

How to sound more like a native speaker of Spanish

How can I eliminate my American accent when speaking Spanish? [more inside]
posted by bijou on Jul 11, 2007 - 16 answers

Where should I study Spanish in Cuba?

Can anybody recommend a school to study intensive, intermediate-level Spanish in Cuba for two weeks? [more inside]
posted by penguin pie on Dec 17, 2006 - 2 answers

Language learning tips!

I'm at a stage where I need to memorize vocabulary in a foreign language, and I am looking for advice, tips & useful software. [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Feb 24, 2006 - 19 answers

Post Pimsleur Spanish Learning

Post Pimsleur Spanish III Learning? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Feb 23, 2006 - 6 answers

How are Spanish and Portuguese different when it comes to grammar?

How are Spanish and Portuguese different when it comes to grammar?

I speak Spanish fluently and now want to to take up Brazilian Portuguese. From hearing my Brazilian friends speak, and generally understanding them pretty well, I figured that Spanish and Portuguese grammar (syntax) must be very similar, the only differences between the languages being vocabulary and pronunciation. How right am I? If there are syntactic differences, what are they?

Would any speakers of these languages care to comment?
posted by pealco on Mar 28, 2004 - 6 answers

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