There's an app that might help people who find learning languages in the traditional way difficult. This girl can explain it better than me.
I did Spanish evening classes about 8 years ago for something to do. The trouble is that almost everywhere you go in Spain when you try to exercise your language skills you will get a reply in English.
It's still useful for reading menus in restaurants which don't have pictures of the food and being polite to people.
Yo tengo una reserva y una camiseta verde esta muy grande y bonito
Si. Un boleto a Saville para ocho personas y tres hijo.If you go to South coast tourist areas where they've trained themselves to learn English then most likely yes. If you go elsewhere then you'll get more opportunities to speak in Spanish
Very random sentence
Si. Un boleto a Saville para ocho personas y tres hijo.
Memrise is good yeah.
I've been learning Spanish a while, but am at the point where until I have native speakers to speak to regularly, or spend a substantial amoumt of time living in Spain, I wonder if I'm wasting my time with regards to true fluency.
If you go to South coast tourist areas where they've trained themselves to learn English then most likely yes. If you go elsewhere then you'll get more opportunities to speak in Spanish
Italki is another one mate. It's one on one Skype teaching with a native. You can get a cheap Spanish tutor from Nicaragua or one of the more poorer countries for just a few dollars an hour if you look on there.
My lass (Italian) is fluent in English, Spanish, French and knows a canny bit of Russian. Its great for roleplay like . I'm useless in comparison (at learning languages, not roleplay)
The last time I checked into a hotel in Madrid ("Tengo una reserva...") I was told by the guy behind the desk that he was from Romania and his English was better than his Spanish.
Once you get to the smaller Spanish cities which don't get much foreign tourism or immigration then you will need some Spanish. I did a weekend in Santander (the city not the bank) and used 90% Spanish even if most of it was "una mas cerveza, por favor".
I always seek to drop out of it after a few weeks as I find not much sticks... any tips?
Spanish newspaper el pais has a version in English as well so good practice would be to read an article on the Spanish version first and then check your understanding with the English version.
Can you point me in the direction of this, had a look on aliexpress but unsure which one. PM if necessary