- Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:11 am
Best, almost free way I think is to go somewhere where you are the only English speaker, then put a bit of effort in with grammer books at home. This is how I learned French, mind you I was young and had a French boyfriend too which helped.
Now I am finding it so much harder, especially being surrounded with English speakers and having a family. I must admit to being inconsistent in my learning process-sometimes going all out and spending hours per day, sometimes when life gets busy, not doing any for weeks.
I now have 1 hour per week with a local group for grammer, am repeating my pimsleur speak & learn last 30 lessons and practising conversation with my Spanish friend. Its hard going, but at least I can get by in many situations now, which really does make life easier and more enjoyable living here.
One little tip I have found..... if you install the latest google toolbar in I.E. with all its bells and whistles, you have the option in the menu for a translator -set the language to Spanish and when you hover your mouse over an English word, it will show you that word in Spanish. Very useful as a learning tool.