Understanding spoken Mexican Spanish
what is the FASTEST way to understand spoken mexican spanish?
1) Watching Mexican telenovelas (soap operas);
2) Renting Mexican movies (Under the Same Moon); and
3) Listening to Spanish radio stations in California.
The fastest? Go live in Mexico and enroll in a Spanish-for-gringos course.
Convive con mexicanos durante un año, no hay de otra.
I would click on Learn Spanish and start watching the videos.
Also try Rosetta Stone because it focuses more on speaking and listening.
Watch TV shows/soap operas, news in Spanish with closed captions (Spanish subtitles).
The absolute fastest way I've ever used for learning a language is a Berlitz class. It's one-on-one immersion with a native language speaking teacher. Trying to teach yourself from a book, software, or web site may work, but it won't be very fast.
It's impossible. There is not a single, I repeat, a SINGLE home study course out there designed to enable you to understand spoken Spanish. For learning Spanish grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary there are tons courses available; just pull a name out of the hat. Every one of them will teach you to speak Spanish "like a diplomat" or like a news commentator but not one of them will teach you to speak spanish as it's spoken on the streets of Mexico City or Los Angelas and not a single one will equip you to understand a telenovela. The dirty little secret is that understanding spoken spanish is an entirely different skill than speaking Spanish. With the need so great it's astounding that no one has developed a home study course to meet it.