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Your way....How do you study Spanish?

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[color=red][/color] How do you study Spanish? What are some of the things you do to learn Spanish''

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updated JUL 3, 2009
posted by ob

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I spend at least an hour a day watching TV in Spanish. Either I watch something on one of the Spanish channels like Telemundo, or I play one of my DVDs. I was surprised at how many of my DVDs for movies and TV shows have Spanish tracks. I've watched several season of The Simpsons in Spanish.

I do other things, of course, like work through the lessons on this site. The TV is just the fun, easy thing that I do every day, my bare minimum.

updated JUL 3, 2009
posted by Jason_Bryant
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"Now there are different philosophies about how to learn a foreign language, and I greatly prefer the approach of learning new things in context rather than by studying grammar. There is also research evidence that contextual method learning sticks in our brains better."

I found above paragraph here:

http://www.learnspanishrapidly.com/blog/learn-spanish-online-free/spanishdictcom-a-free-online-resource-to-learn-spanish/

updated JUN 29, 2009
posted by Pablo_
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Wow, some of that info may help me study more too! smile

updated JUN 24, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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I memorize the things presented in Ms Whitmore's videos, as well as the 20 words for each chapter. Then I practice typing the words in the "Recall" section of its video.

I also repeat stuff. That's important. If you don't, some stuff might fade away. You want to have the grammar/words/spelling branded into your brain.

updated JUN 24, 2009
posted by Gustav-R
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LOL thanks for the helpsmile

updated JUN 22, 2009
posted by ob
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Generally I grab a coke and decide if I want to study verbs, conjugation of verbs, general nouns, or prepositions, and then I spend about half an hour doing that. I Also watch the learn spanish videos here, that is fun. I go to chatrooms when I get the chance. I also speak as much spanglish as I can. At least I get a feel for using it, the English words are just fillers anyway. Syntax is the most important thing really, and the use of pronouns...and order of words. I always have trouble with adjective and such. Aún estoy aprendiendo, como a todos estamos. And I know I took a hatchet to that spanish, pero qué puedo hacer? lol.

When I'm 21 I'll probably grab a beer/cerveza and go at it! lol.

updated JUN 20, 2009
posted by Fredbong
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I pratice by contantly writing down what I learn and talking in Spanish on here sometime.

updated JUN 19, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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Thanks that will help me a lot.

updated JUN 16, 2009
posted by ob
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I`m an adult learner trying to teach myself without any professional help. I do a lot of driving so listen to language CDs in the car . Pretty much any library will have useful material you can loan. Then there is the internet with awesome sites such as this one. Also, there are a number of free podcasts you can download.Also, if you are in the US, most major cities have a free Hispanic newspaper which are great for reading practice. If you`re in the US find a Spanish TV channel and watch some programs. Daytime talk shows and cartoons are usually fairly easy to follow. Finally, as has already been stated, practice with any Spanish speakers you encounter. Don`t be shy, it`s fun and I`ve found that most Spanish speakers really appreciate the fact you`re trying whatever your standard.

updated JUN 16, 2009
posted by vladnelson
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Thanks i will do thatsmile

updated JUN 15, 2009
posted by ob
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The best way to study is to actually use it. If there are native Spanish speakers around it is best to converse with them. Supplement that with reading in spanish. Here there are several lessons that you can take to help you build a foundation. If you don't use it and just study it, it will be little more than a boring lecture.

updated JUN 15, 2009
posted by Nathaniel
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