Duo lingo

Big Jeff

Winger
I went on last night and the site was down.

They are not allowing us to learn forrin languages no more cozza we’ve token back the fish.

I div not care as my English is pwoppa sorted anyways how:.!
 


Darlo1973

Midfield
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.


Thank - I've seen similar concepts elsewhere but hadn't heard of Language Transfer. You can download all of their content from Free Courses — Language Transfer

Another good resource are the Coffee Break podcasts which cover a number of languages and split their lessons into short 15 minute chunks suitable for a coffee break. A couple of years ago when I had a crappy commute I would listen to them in the car. They do some paid content but the podcasts are free: Podcasts - Episode Library Archives - Coffee Break Languages
 

fireatwill

Central Defender
The lads who have completed duolingo for German, what level does it leave you at? I'm around B1 now, would it help me progress further?
 

aupaalaves

Winger
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.

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
Yo tengo una reserva y una camiseta verde esta muy grande y bonito

Very random sentence
 
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.
 
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aupaalaves

Winger
For anyone wanting to learn Spanish, go to www.tusclasesparticulares.es and see if there is anyone around Spain who would be interested in doing a language exchange. One hour in English and one hour in Spanish.

A lot of Spaniards would be interested in that especially for conversation. Best thing about it is that it'd be free for both of you.

Takes away some of my customer base but I've got plenty for now 😎
Si. Un boleto a Saville para ocho personas y tres hijo.

Jimmy Saville certainly did get a ticket the dirty bugger 😉
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.

www.tusclasesparticulares.es and look for people looking to do a language exchange.

Alternatively, look for groups on Facebook and other social media
 
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Darlo1973

Midfield
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

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".
 

aupaalaves

Winger
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)

Only problem with south and central American Spanish is that the accent and words are quite different to European Spanish.
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".

Depends how long he'd been here. Romanians generally pick up Spanish quite quickly as it's not that different from Spanish
 
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aupaalaves

Winger
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.


I always seek to drop out of it after a few weeks as I find not much sticks... any tips?

Motivation. Ask yourself why you are learning it and what you want to achieve
 
I lived in Holland for a while in the late 90s and all I could say was "two beers please mate", "can you smoke in here" and "when's the next bus" which got me by but decided I wanted to learn Dutch properly on Duolingo.
I can see why I never bothered when I living there. Its solid.
 

Henners61

Central Defender
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.

Strangely our home work for last Saturdays class was reading an article from El pais and translating it and I did exactly what you mentioned above :) I also find it good exposure as to how to structure sentences - the bedroom of my mother etc
 
Can you point me in the direction of this, had a look on aliexpress but unsure which one. PM if necessary

€ 1,99 | Rosetta Stone Premium 2021 Android App ✔️All 24 Languages ✔️ Life Time 100% Working ✔️ Fast Delivery ✔️ + Free Download
 

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