Para practicar hablar - ¡Necesito ideas!
Donde vivo, no están muchos españoparlentes (Spanish Speakers). Unos pocos de mis amigos hablan español, pero, no están cómodo hablando aqui. Necesito algunos ideas para practicar hablando cuando tengo ningun hablarme. :/
Mis compañeros de clase no les gusta hablar fuera de clase :(
In your original post you had:
"Necesito algunos ideas para practicar hablando cuando tengo ningun hablarme. :/ Mis compañeros de clase no les gusta hablar fuera de clase"
Mejor dicho así: Necesito algunas ideas para practicar hablar cuando yo no tenga a nadie con quien puedo conversar A mis compañeros de clase, no les gusta hablar.
In a conversation there are 2 things that happen: 1) You listen to what is being said and 2) you respond
You can practice both of these things independently from each other and get better at both. To practice the listening aspect, just watch some spanish TV, or listen to spanish radio, or rent a spanish movie. Have you seen 'Pan's Labyrinth' or 'El laberinto del fauno'? An EXCELLENT movie. You can even put spanish subs on if you want to make sure nothing slips you by.
To practice the response/talking part. Might sound to others like you're losing your mind or that you're turning into Tom Hanks from 'Castaway' talking to a volleyball, but just have a conversation in your head and speak your parts out loud. Or you can read a book and read everything aloud.
I'm a native Spanish speaker, studying English, I don't know if there's an option to send my MSN account in order to practice. Greetings.
Join our voice chat! Five of us talked yesterday, all Spanish
Charlius, I hope to be seeing you too You REALLY know what you are talking about!
There are Spanish speaking chat rooms around the web, like this one: Chat room
MSN seems to be the most commonly used messenger amongst people in English/Spanish chatrooms, so if you have that, you can speak with them outside the chatroom, too.
I agree with Heidita. Speaking in chat rooms would be the most helpful at this point. Try to speak to people who are willing to have more substantial conversations, because I know there are many in chat rooms who tend to babble.
I don't know how old you are or if it is possible for you to leave the country, but nothing helps you learn quicker than being forced to speak a foreign language. I wish that opportunity was possible for all who are learning Spanish, but I know that it is not always a possibility, especially in this economy.
Another suggestion would be to befriend someone in your community who would be willing to help you learn.
Heidita, I actually tried joining the chat on this site, for some reason it didn't work for me. Well, I don't know. I joined the 'group chat room' in the front page where there were like 3 or 4 people, but either 1) no one was typing anything or 2) I couldn't see what anyone was typing.
I also tried doing a 'one on one' chat, but that didn't work either. I couldn't even get my cursor into the type box to blink. Couldn't type ANYTHING. At least in the group chat I could type stuff, but just couldn't see anything. Ideas??
I've been to the espanglish.com chatroom that utilizes one of the later versions of Java, and that worked perfect for me. I dunno, is the chatroom in this website NOT java based or something?
EDIT: Never mind Heidita, just check your private messages
Donde vivo, no hay muchos hispanoparlantes (Spanish Speakers). Unos pocos de mis amigos hablan español, pero, no están cómodos hablando aquí. Necesito algunos ideas para practicar hablar cuando no tengo a nadie para que hablar. :/