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Old 21st April 2008, 10:47 AM
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I agree Michel Thomas is Brilliant. You can usually get copies from ebay for about 20 pounds.

Yes we got that but it is difficult making it sink in

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Yes we got that but it is difficult making it sink in
I listened to the first cd for 20 hours straight on the drive down from Derby to Marbella so it stuck in my head pretty well (lol) the rest were easy after that.

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I believe that you can sign up for spanish lessons at your local townhall in spain. I think that the lessons are relatively cheap too.

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I believe that you can sign up for spanish lessons at your local townhall in spain. I think that the lessons are relatively cheap too.
About 2 a lesson here

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If you have iTunes on your computer one of the best ways is to start downloading the "Coffee break Spanish" series, it is only 20 odd mins every week, and it focuses on one subject every week, you can download them to an iPod or simply burn them to a disc, and play them in the car to work, when you are sat having lunch etc.......



and don't forget, learning a language is for the most part simply repetition, which is why learning is easier the more you hear it.
got to agree, i downloaded these - for free and its a great way to learn.

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I found reading parallel text to begin with was great. This website has Daisy Stories, short stories sentence by sentence in Spanish/English: http://www.lonweb.org/
It helps to understand Spanish sentence structure, ie. in Spanish they do not say "I am 45 years old." they say "I have 45 years." etc.

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AMEN! - I'd also suggest buying magazines in Spanish that match your hobbies - I used to buy Motorcycle mag's. At some stage you'll need to match the written word to the words you hear and it's not always as cut and dried as it sounds. I also used to sit and watch TV movies in Spanish (but NO SUBTITLES) - ones you KNOW what they're saying anyway - You might as well enjoy studying!. 6 months is about right. And get prepared to look up a fair few swear words. 1st rule of language is know when you're being insulted.
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Hi,
The best solution is to learn Spanish online. There's plenty of free websites out there which can teach you the basics. But if you really want to get on the fast track and see quick progress in learning Spanish, then I recommend you buy a good product which incorporates listening and conversation exercises. This is the fastest way to learn conversational Spanish. If any one has more comments on it then can share with us.


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Hi and welcome to the forum

There are a few ways you can learn Spanish, or at least give yourself a little head start before you arrive in Spain.

Depending on your time scale from now until you move, most colleges offer 6 - 10 week courses in Spanish. These are most suitable for holidays, which is annoying if you plan to live in Spain for quite a while. However, i'm sure it would give you the basics to get started once you arrive. I think for the time being, if you can't attend college for a short course, you could try some of the popular CD roms and audio CDs/work books just to get you started

Also, as others have pointed out, the internet is a brilliant place to pick up bits of Spanish. You could try the BBC website (who have a pretty good beginners Spanish lessons, or try youtube and search for 'Spanish lessons' you can pick a bit up from there. The only way you're going to really become fluent is by mixing with Spanish people and putting yourself in situations where you have to communicate in Spanish. I think if you learn the basics of grammar and some words before you get there, you'll be jabbering on in Spanish in no time

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I think if you learn the basics of grammar and some words before you get there, you'll be jabbering on in Spanish in no time
If only!

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If only!
Sorry, that post may have come across wrong lol

What i meant was, if you learn the basics of grammar and how to get by in Spanish, you'll pick it up really quickly once you start talking to the locals

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