Why did you move to México, and how long did it take for you to learn Spanish?
I started learning written Spanish in 2005 by corresponding with Spanish speaking persons on penpal/epal sites. At first, I was using online language translators, but that is a very poor substitute for corresponding in a non-native language. Over the years, I have become proficient in written Spanish. My reading comprehension is excellent, although I have some problems with European (Castillian) Spanish, as the vocabulary and grammar are slightly different than Latino (Mexican, Central and South America and Caribbean) Spanish. Also, I write with a multiple language keyboard which assists me in writing with the correct grammar, characters and accent marks which is very important in written Spanish. As for speaking Spanish, I have a large collection of Latin songs which trains my brain to the sounds of the language. I also listen to Spanish language radio stations. Unfortunately, my cable system does not carry Telemundo or Univision, which are two Spanish language TV channels. There is a large Latino/Hispanic population in my area which affords me the opportunity to speak Spanish with native Spanish speakers. The bottom line in learning a non-native language is practice, practice and more practice!Why did you move to México, and how long did it take for you to learn Spanish?