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SunnyMiami
5/16/2022 09:58 EST

Any recommendations for the best online Spanish course? I took Spanish as a kid in Miami. I was never proficient at it. Would like to prepare in advance for spending more time in Mexico and possibly a relocation. I know the best language learning would be on site but in the meantime any recommendations of which platform to get started with? Thanks!

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zeitguy
5/18/2022 15:01 EST

Fluenz worked really well for me. Left me feeling fairly confident in my ability (after 3 months) and was a great foundation for me to continue on my own. You have online modules and live zoom calls with an instructor. It's expensive, but worth every penny. ¬°Buena suerte!

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iggie
5/18/2022 11:10 EST

Speaking as an "expat" (how I dislike that term) our goal usually seems to be able to communicate with Mexicans in our daily travels and lives. In other words, speaking. The academic skills of reading and writing are another matter.

After trying at least 5 or 6 other courses, I finally learned that the best way to learn to speak (as children learn) is - no surprise - by speaking. Focusing on hundreds of rules, grammar and conjugations is not only counterproductive, it will inhibit your speaking.

With this in mind I finally discovered Pimsleur - around for decades and constantly improved. It was only about $19/mo with no commitments. Pimsleur is learn by speaking and uses a very advanced SRS (spaced repetition technique) based on devoting about 30-40 min/day (a lesson a day) based almost entirely on speaking and pronunciation.

There is no equal, honestly. Give it a month, or try the free trial and I think you'll agree with me.

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ViajeroLibre
5/18/2022 09:42 EST

Hello All! I forgot to mention that ConversationExchange is a great website to find someone to practice your Spanish. You can use search criteria to find a Spanish speaking penpal from a specific country/region, of a specific gender, age, etc. I guess it's like Italki but as I've never used it I cannot compare.

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