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baretummyx3
Friday 13th of January 2006 03:10:06 AM
Best way?: What's the best way to become fluent in another language? I've studied Spanish for a few years, but have not profited greatly. Any suggestions?


javi
Friday 13th of January 2006 07:33:24 AM
Music!!!: well,...i think one of the best ways of getting fluently in some languages is to listening music (styles that you like),....lot of music!,...this way you will get a better pronounciation....of course you must practice what you hear,..that works, i think.......but thats only my opinion.....maybe people have another ideas...


Duffie
Thursday 19th of January 2006 10:05:26 AM
Watch Spanish speaking programs. Don't get furstrated if you don't understand them at first. Just flip them on in the background as you browse the internet.

Then one day you'll start picking out words in the background.

That and as Javi suggested, listen to music.

Read Spanish material a lot. If you have to look up something in the dictionary, that's fine, because seeing it twice (once on the material, once in the dictionary) is likely to help you recognize and recall the world a lot quicker.


aldybill
Thursday 19th of January 2006 07:44:59 PM
That's an excellent suggestion duffie. I often do that. Unfortunately the only spanish channel I have access to is mostly news, game shows and talk shows. The news is useful though because you can usually relate what is being said to the events on screen. The big difficulty is that newsreaders tend to speak VERY fast.


Duffie
Friday 20th of January 2006 12:12:49 AM
Originally posted by aldybill


That's an excellent suggestion duffie. I often do that. Unfortunately the only spanish channel I have access to is mostly news, game shows and talk shows. The news is useful though because you can usually relate what is being said to the events on screen. The big difficulty is that newsreaders tend to speak VERY fast.

Yeah, that worried me a lot when I started Spanish, but as they would be flying by, saying hundreds of words a minute, I started to pick a few out and soon the entire phrases would be very clear to me.

It's like learning an instrument, you've just got to train your ear.

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