What European language should I learn for the purpose of higher studies, work, and extensive travelling in Europe? I am a bibliophile, cinephile, and love songs with good and meaningful lyrics. Till now I've been enjoying all these, I mean the ones from Europe, in the form of translations and with the help of subtitles. (I write too; not to publish but it's very important to me). [more inside]
Hi, folks. Through work and study, I achieved fluency in Spanish. In my current job, I was hired to do bilingual work, but I have had very little opportunity to speak Spanish for about six months. I'm worried I may be forgetting Spanish, which is really very bad for me on many levels. Please help me find a few ways to keep in touch with the language. [more inside]
Do you have suggestions for the best ways to improve my intermediate-level Spanish, take advantage of immersion here in Argentina for the next few months, and ease up on anxiety/overthinking when speaking so I can be more fluid and fluent? My top priority for improvement is listening comprehension, followed by clarity, speed/fluidity, and confidence in speaking. [more inside]
I just got a new job where I will have access to Rosetta Stone for a single language. I don't need to learn any languages for work so please help me decide how I'd like to use it. [more inside]
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.
Ayudeme a decir a la gente que tienen alta presion arterial. [more inside]
Best structured cheap or free Spanish conversation classes in Toronto (better yet, at the University of Toronto)? [more inside]
I'm trying to revive my rather rusty Spanish. One of the green's favourite tips for language learning seems to be to immerse yourself in TV programmes/films/music in the target language. So I want to start listening to Spanish-language music, and I need some recommendations. [more inside]
What is the best way to teach a child a foreign language that you yourself don't know very well, if immersion is not an option and you are limited to what you can do in your home? [more inside]
Recommendations for beginning Spanish reading? [more inside]
How can I brush up my language skills, given I seem to have a difficulty with rote learning? [more inside]
How best to learn Spanish for a three week vacation in Argentina? [more inside]
What would be the best way for someone to develop / re-learn Spanish in four months or so of part-time study? [more inside]
Have you successfully learned Spanish while working and without travel? What was your process? [more inside]
Can you recommend passages I can memorize in Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Russian? [more inside]
How can I best use ebooks (and ebook readers) to learn German and Spanish? I live in Canada. [more inside]
How can I most effectively learn a language (specifically Spanish) while in a college Spanish class? [more inside]
Where and how to learn Spanish in Atlanta at a relatively low cost? [more inside]
Where can I find a great one week intensive Spanish class in London or Spain? [more inside]
Is there a good Spanish-language primer/course/guide for beginners wanting to learn Windows? [more inside]
Online Spanish courses? [more inside]
Where can I find TV and Movies from Spain with Spanish subtitles?
I'd like to be aware of current pop-culture in Spain as well improve my Spanish-language skills. I've found quite a few interesting programs on the various Spanish TV channel websites; however, none of them have subtitles.
Ideally, I'd like to find some interesting and relatively current TV shows from Spain with subtitles in Spanish. [more inside]
Comprehensive Spanish resource? [more inside]
If I buy an English book that has been translated into Spanish, does it matter for which Spanish-speaking country it was translated? In other words, if my intention is to learn Castilian-Spanish, is it better to find book translated for Spain? If so, how do I find such books? How do you know what version of Spanish a book is based on? [more inside]
What tools can I use to help my family (adults and children) learn to speak Spanish? I am interested in CDs, software, music, TV shows,kid-friendly immersion programs, and anything else. [more inside]
Relocating to South America: haven't touched Spanish in 20 years, how do I freshen my lingual skills up? [more inside]
Modern Spanish-language music to help a complete newbie? ... but I have some specific preferences based on what I like in French! [more inside]
Ive been learning spanish for about 8 months now and i'm really frustrated. Of course, 8 months is little time in terms of picking up a whole new language but i'm finding that going from English to Spanish seems to be a big step up in terms of complexity but what I think is most frustrating is that even if you knew all of the equivalent words, as in.. memorized the dictionary, simply translating whats in your head from english to spanish almost NEVER works. [more inside]
What Spanish language kids' show (in the USA) would be good to watch for someone trying to pick up Spanish? [more inside]
Traveling to Oaxaca with a friend for a 2-4 week Spanish immersion program this June/July. We are looking for some advice about Spanish language programs, homestays/lodging, and transportation. We are having a very difficult time finding a good learning program—there are so many to choose from and we don't quite know what to look for and how to determine which ones are good. [more inside]
How do I learn to speak a language I already (sort of) know? [more inside]
Foreign language "bibles" (superlative, comprehensive language resources) for language-learning lovers? [more inside]
Pay lots of money, follow instructions for a couple hundred hours, know a new language? [more inside]
What is the best audio resources for learning spanish? I commute about 1.5hrs/day and would like to get some more spanish learning time in. Can someone recommend a good cd set? I have 3yrs spanish in high school, use it at work, but am a little rusty (I used to be conversational).
Please help me find downloadable spanish language radio in the style of BBC Radio 4. I'm learning spanish and, while I'm doing my best in talking to native speakers, watching local TV and listening to local radio (I'm in Buenos Aires :), I can't find anything that is similar to the non-news, non-sport, non-call-in talk radio that I like on Radio 4, Plays, books of the week and so on (that I can listen to over and over while I'm on the bus, rewind etc). I haven't found too many podcasts that do it for me either but then, I'm not the hive mind.
How and where to learn Spanish online [more inside]
I want to practice my spanish. Is there spanish language media that can hold my interest; available solely through the internet? [more inside]
Know of any good blogs in Spanish, written in a pretty simple style? [more inside]
I minored in Spanish in college about 10 years ago, but remember very little of it. Just went to Tijuana to and had the opportunity to be immersed in the language and culture for 5 days. A lot of it came back and I was able to communicate .. now I have a huge desire to be bilingual. I'm back in Tennessee now ( where I live ) and won't be able to go back to Mexico for awhile. Whats the best way to learn to speak fluent Spanish in Tennessee? More classes? Books? Tapes ? I don't have any Spanish-speaking friends.. any ideas ? Is it even possible ?
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?