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11. Posted by tarot (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Quoting noemagosa

I wouldn't have learned it correctly whith courses, internet or anything else.

looks like i have to learn it the hard way..

12. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Quoting noemagosa

No,

meaning that now I am getting pretty well in German (I've been mistaken for a native by an Austrian when I was speaking to a German girl in Italy ),

BUT if I wouldn't have had the "intensive bath" of the German language ~ living there, listening to the radio, listening to natives interacting, watching TV... ~ , I wouldn't have learned it correctly whith courses, internet or anything else.

(am I clear? )

Yes,

Part of mastering a language is immersion in the place where the language is most spoken and used. Learning it in school or via courses is well and good, but to get a true feel of how the language is being used (with all the colloquialisms and swear words, ;)), it's always best to interact with the native speakers in their own territory.

13. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

Quoting tarot

Quoting noemagosa

I wouldn't have learned it correctly whith courses, internet or anything else.

looks like i have to learn it the hard way..

Hey Sharon, I don't want to discourage you! It's always good to take lessons before having an intensive bath of the language... just to know the basic grammar and vocabulary! But then, to speak a language fluently, specially as complex as German, I think one needs to be surrounded by it. At the end, the travel is always what motivates me in the learning process!! ;)

14. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

What about if we fail to find any native speakers and we cant afford to start any new courses then? Money does play some part of it sometimes...

15. Posted by margW (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y

I starting studying Spanish in preparation for a trip to Spain, and further down the track to South America, with a combination of books, CD's an online links. It's a nice language to learn.

There are heaps of sites for learning Spanish - google for things like Spanish verbs, Spanish grammar in addition to the more obvious Spanish learn. There's also a Spanish-English forum frequented by people fluent in one language and learning the other
http://espanglishchat.com/

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