Learning Spanish

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Let’s Learn Spanish!

  I am working on learning Spanish by employing a number of different methods. Some seem to help me more than others. I was thinking about how a child learns language. They learn “mom”, “dad”, “cookie”, etc…and as time goes on they add verbs and conjunctions and before you know it they have simple sentences. What this revelation did for me is made it clear to me that I need more nouns in my vocabulary. I checked a book out...

Why Mexico?

There are many reasons that we want to move to Mexico, and I thought I’d explain a few of them. These are not in order of importance! 1. Because We Can Retire. Paul is going to be 62 in June. I’m 9 years younger. If we are going to be able to both retire, we really can’t do it here. Given our financial circumstances, if Paul were to retire here and take his social security and pensions, I would have...

Book Synopsis

  As stated in a previous post, I just finished reading How to Learn Any Language Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably and On Your Own by Barry Farber. I guess I am smart since a number of the suggestions he makes for learning any language are ones that I’d already worked out for myself. Take full advantage of opportunities – If you meet someone at a party, or a cab driver, or wherever you run into someone in your target language...

Teaching an Old Dog

  Ok, I’m not THAT old! But sometimes when my Spanish studying isn’t going very well, I feel like an old dog. Seriously, I am studying Spanish every day. I am trying to do my own Immersion Course since I know that is the fastest way to learn. Even though I have never had the TV on unless I am actually sitting down to watch – I have the TV on one of the two Spanish language channels a lot...

Language Obsession

  I am starting to feel the pressure to really concentrate on learning Spanish. Our move is coming up fast! Since Paul has more of a facility with languages, I want to make sure I don’t fall behind and then get lazy and let him do most of the talking. So, I am back on a focused language-study program that I made up myself. First, I am re-listening to the Michel Thomas cd’s that we have. His way of teaching...