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streeteasy

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Best path to spanish fluency
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:00:31 AM »
Any of you go from not speaking any spanish to fluency.  Every time I spend two weeks in Sosua my Spanish becomes stronger.  I've decided to dive in and devote myself to becoming conversational.  Any advise on the best path to take?  I'm in RD almost every month.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2018, 07:06:50 AM by streeteasy »

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 07:41:38 AM »
Pimsleur Approach Lessons
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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 08:40:47 AM »
Watch netflix Spanish narco movies and have subtitles in English. keep a notebook next to you and write different situations down and practice.  To me a fun easy way to learn Spanish. The other way I learned is I had a chick that lived in a barrio in Santo domingo I had no choice, but to learn. No one spoke English in the barrio.  Only if you can flow like that fo not advise as most people go to sosua just should never be in the barrio. Trust me, you learn no reason for asking for a chicks what's app or going to dating sites. 
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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 10:03:58 AM »
The very best way is to enroll in Spanish classes at a community college.  Year-round classes in a classroom enviornment can obviously lead to fluency. If you can't attend classes then the various language learning age like Rosetta Stone are an option. However, I don't feel any of them come close to stuctured classroom training alongside other students. Good luck!
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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 10:43:07 AM »
netflix shows in spanish is a great way. depending on your comprehension level. but you are seeing various scenarios and the situational conversation that accompanies it. then when you get past that. novellas up next. that's trigonometry of spanish lol.

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 12:41:13 PM »
Pimsleur Approach Lessons
DuoLingo App

Agree with Pimsleur method (e.g. Rosetta Stone) and Duolingo. Duolingo is especially effective if you have a friend who is learning Spanish too, or even better a chica who is learning English. Each day it tracks progress and tells you how well the other person is doing, which can be motivating. You are lucky to be able to go to the DR that often, as immersion is the best method of all. The last time I visited the DR I only went to places that Dominicans go. When you put your brain in the situation of having to learn the language to function, you learn quickly.

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 05:12:21 PM »
I just signed up for Rype.  They offer a half an hour lesson with a spanish teacher daily for $125 a month.  Way cheaper than classes and hopefully more effective than apps.  I'll report back in 6 months.  If yall dont hear from me it means i've become fluent and moved to Sosua where I cant log onto this site anymore.


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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 10:33:33 PM »
When you listen to a movie in english then you look at the subtitle for learning...But what does it mean to you besides repeating it?...Look at these subscripts below and there is a lot of home work involved...To do that homework you have to have a strong foundation of the language...Repeating will not get you anywhere, that is not learning, it is just repeating...Non credit classes cost basically nothing, it is up to you to put the time in and also accept embarrassment if you do not do your homework or if you do not understand, because you will be called on in class...

Get with someone who knows what they are doing that can help you if you are serious...Have a beer down there with someone and go over things...Fellowshipping is always a beautiful thing with the right gents... Always accept correction as long as the person knows what they are talking about...This is most important, when you do build a strong foundation put yourself in situations before they happen and say "how do I say that in spanish" I saw a chica that was an abomination pregnant and I said to myself how do I say "a man will put his dick in anything"...hmmmmm what verb is needed?....verb meterse, that verb will need to be conjugated to future tense modifying (man)..."un hombre se meterĂ¡ su guevo en cualquier cosa"

No need to wait 6 months, why not keep us posted each month with what you have learned and explain it...Good Stuff!!
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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 11:17:38 AM »
@ccon 

Good post..thanks

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2018, 03:06:36 PM »
@ccon 

Good post..thanks
streeteasy Good Stuff!!!

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 08:52:58 PM »
Jejejeje  - if you wanna learn Spanish for use in the Dominican Republic - You need to do it while you're there or find a Dominican to teach you at home - the Spanish spoken there is A LOT different than most other places - I am not fluent by any means and what I have learned is more from South America but I can make  requests understand the reply and very basic small talk - I was out in the sticks one day and talking to someone - Nope - Nada - I have said things I know are proper Spanish and been looked at like I am from the moon 

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2018, 09:14:10 PM »
Then you where not speaking spanish!
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streeteasy

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2018, 09:22:04 PM »
Then your where not speaking spanish!

Pls explain

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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2018, 10:09:39 PM »
Then you where not speaking spanish!
street learn your spanish...If someone makes a statement that they speak spanish and they look at them like they are from the moon, it is because they cannot speak spanish period...I am hanging out and every word out of my mouth cannot be slang, so why do they understand everything that I say?...So when I said to one of the dominicans "hermano por favor puede sacar una foto de mis amigos y yo? si hermano usa mi movil gracias"...Then after he took the foto I said " mano quiero que saques una foto conmigo"...In saying all that they looked at me like I was from the moon, lol yeah right!
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Re: Best path to spanish fluency
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2018, 10:18:26 PM »
No doubt.  I cant keep flying into this big ass island and only staying in a little place like Sosua.  Not in my nature.

 


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