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Old Sep 22nd 2016, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by Hornets_Nest
When I watch Spanish films and TV I'm picking up a little of whats going on but it's the speed of speech that I find difficult.
A Spaniard would say the same thing about listening to an english person
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Old Sep 23rd 2016, 1:02 am
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I have found Michel Thomas very good which is solely audio based, and I use Duolingo for vocabulary.
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Old Sep 23rd 2016, 1:32 am
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I have found Michel Thomas very good which is solely audio based, and I use Duolingo for vocabulary.
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Old Sep 23rd 2016, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by donkz2
I have found Michel Thomas very good which is solely audio based, and I use Duolingo for vocabulary.
If you like Michel Thomas try Paul Noble Spanish, same format and method but much clearer and no confusing dimwit student to put up with😃
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Old Sep 24th 2016, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by Loafing Along
A Spaniard would say the same thing about listening to an english person
and they would be wrong by about 3 orders of magnitude. None of my Spanish friends speak even remotely as slowly as we do in English, even when repeatedly asked to do so.
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Old Sep 24th 2016, 4:33 am
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Originally Posted by teuchterpete
and they would be wrong by about 3 orders of magnitude. None of my Spanish friends speak even remotely as slowly as we do in English, even when repeatedly asked to do so.
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About 20 years ago now I was running the UK subsidiary of a Spanish company and our Sales Manager , a real Glaswegian, phoned the Head Office to speak with one of the technical team. He said " Guess what guys ? I am learning Spanish ! " The technician replied, "It would be more helpful to us if you learnt English first."
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Old Oct 7th 2016, 9:51 pm
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I don't think anyone has mentioned this. There is a free program on the internet that is very extensive, it starts from the most basic and takes months to work through it. It was developed by the Foreign Service department of the US Government but is in the public domain apparently. If you search under FSI Spanish Language you will find various sites that reproduce it. IT consists of audio and books which you can download. There are many other languages offered as well. Also I found Pimsleur helpful for listening and understanding as the lessons are listen and respond, it does cost, but is not exorbitant, for me it was worthwhile. No doubt there are others depending on the style of study you prefer. Good luck!
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