A Beginner's tip for practicing Spanish
While I am plodding along through a couple of Spanish textbooks, my favorite way to practice real Spanish language is to put in a favorite movie that I am very familiar with, and turn on the Spanish subtitles. (Most DVD's offer subtitles in multiple languages.) Then I pause after each dialog, and read the Spanish over and over until I can make it flow. I have learned more about how to put together phrases and idioms this way than any other method. I hope to become at least functional in Spanish before the end of 2008.
my friend suggest that I buy a dvd with spanish and english words. music is powerful and easy to remember if you get the right songs. I plan to listen to the singer Selina.
I highly recommend Pan's Labyrinth
To bad I did not thought of that, it is a great idea! Now I just have to find a film that is suitable for old f'rts.
It's my shy way to immerse myself in the language. I don't have the confidence yet to plunge into one of the Spanish chatrooms, and I don't have any Spanish-speaking friends. I would like to try it the other way around, too. I plan to check at our local library for dvd's that are Spanish, with English subtitles! That way, I get the enunciation practice, also.
I agree. I was doing it qhen I started watching Friends from the first season onwards. Upto season 4, it has Spanish subtitles. I was enjoying hearing English and laughing me heart out. But from season 5, there are no Spanish sun titles. I felt so bad.