What is the best way to learn conversational spanish? (Latin american spanish)?

I have looked into buying rosetta stone but have also found other useful audio discs and work books which may better help me. I go to mexico often, my wife if from there and I need to learn. I’m basically looking to speak spanish, don’t really care about proper writing skills or other, just be able to speak and understand spanish.

11 Comments

  1. i am from Mexico and i tell you don’t need to buy any program to learn Spanish just with listen you will learn the books and the programs confused people there are wrong the best way to learn Spanish is practice just tell you wife start speak in Spanish with you and you start pick words more practice more better you get
    good luck

    ???
  2. the books, the grammar, the writing skills, the practice-even if u don’t care about them, will help lay a foundation so the words can sink in (remember we learned english a few words at a time from when we were little, writing them over and over again ad nauseum)–right here on yahoo answers, go over to yahoo en espanol or Mexico, and start answering or asking questions—-u gotta just do it—–the speaking comes with practice, so if u find audio discs u like, keep it up—-it will take time and practice—

    blacksnake
  3. Go to https://www.spanishpod101.com . If you have found the CDs useful, you’ll love Spanishpod101.com, they have a new mp3 every day. It’s like having a new CD every day, for free!

    If you end up joining, leave me a message there (soy maxiewawa!), I’m always interested in how many people at this site actually end up following my advice.

    Good luck!

    kclass99
  4. Hey, for conversational Spanish or street Spanish the best course I have found is Learn Spanish Like Crazy.
    It is uniquely created for people who intends to learn Latin-American Spanish quickly with much hassels.

    You will not develop any writing skills or any formal conversational skills.

    But it’s a handy tool to quickly start conversing in Spanish…

    This course is cool because it is for people like us who only intends to develop conversational skills.

    Read the review before you buy.
    https://learnspanish.mynewlanguageonline.com/learn-spanish-like-crazy-review.htm

    Sandy
  5. YAKiToMe! will read you any Spanish text out loud by turning it into an audio book podcast for free. It has high quality male and female Spanish speakers and you can control how fast they read to you. You can also read the text along with listening to the narration in order to get more language learning reinforcement.

    eldelfinalegre
  6. I tried Rosetta Stone for Spanish. It does not have any translation, grammar or conjugation instructions so it will be very hard to go beyond the basics with it. There is no way to be fluent with it. Their program is based on the same thing where you see these 4 pictures over and over again. I was disappointed especially for the price I paid.

    My college uses a software called tell me more. It covers not only the basics, but also intermediate or advanced level. It is also a lot less repetitive. My goal was to become fluent so it was perfect for me and I bought their individual version. It has a lot of different activities: picture/word association, videos, dialogues,…, includes also grammar and conjugation. It has also more content than any other language software. Their speech recognition is great so you can have a dialogue with the computer. You can check out their website at https://www.tellmemorestore.com for a free demo and compare too. You can check out independent reviews on the web too Top Ten Reviews or about.com websites. I just noticed they launched a new product.

    The best way to learn a language would be through immersion, visiting these countries. Learning a language will require some time. In addition to software, you can have books which are useful as well. Audio CDs like Pimsleur for instance might help you out but you cannot get any feedback on your pronunciation so I did not like it so much

    jparizona2007

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