What is the best way to learn Spanish when you are really busy?
I've seen many advertisements--learn Spanish in three months, only having to spend ten minutes a day listening to some CD. I don't know if this works--I've always been skeptical.
I would like to continue learning Spanish, but my medical coding class takes up a lot of my time. I've decided to focus on the Spanish lessons offered here on SpanishDict. However, I was wondering if anyone else had any suggestions.
You want to learn a language, but you don't have a lot of time on your hands. Anybody knows a good system for this problem that works?
I would say just ignore all those false claims.
One school here, in Bolivia, has a big poster saying
"Learn English in 4 months - dominate it in 8 months"
In Spanish as well.
Forget it - it is simply impossible to learn a language that quickly.
Be prepared for some hard and continuous work.
I have heard of things you can download onto your iPod/MP3 if you have one. Otherwise, yes Cds might be a good idea.
I would see "novelas" when I come from work.
Podcasts are good for on-the-go learning, like during your commute, when you might not otherwise be doing anything else. I like the BBC Mundo podcast, which is a daily 15-minute news podcast that covers world news with an emphasis on Spanish-speaking countries. It's on iTunes if you want to check it out.
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I am also very busy and don't have a lot of time to learn Spanish. Trying to incorporate Spanish into other things that I am dong works well for me. I listen to learn Spanish CDs in the car while I'm driving to work and Spanish songs or lessons on my ipod while I'm at the gym. Then I try to do something everyday for 20 minutes such as a lesson on this site, watching a video clip, or Rosetta Stone. I find that no matter how busy I am, I can usually spare 20 minutes a day.
I would strongly suggest being as active as possible on this site. I would try to use what you do know in conversation and try to post in both Spanish and English. Good luck and welcome!!
Well. I'd say listen to card CDS, so hopefully it'll sink into your subconscience without you realising. If you want to really study it you need dedication, ofcourse. So carry on trying with listening to CDS but make sure to continue when you DO have free time