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I want to learn Spanish. Rosetta Stone?
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For anyone who's ever actually learned a second language and became fluent - what method did you use? Is Rosetta Stone a viable method?

For anyone who's ever actually learned a second language and became fluent - what method did you use? Is Rosetta Stone a viable method?
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I've heard good things about Duolingo. I'm currently learning French with it.

I've heard good things about Duolingo. I'm currently learning French with it.
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i heard rosetta stone blows

i heard rosetta stone blows
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Ive used both rosetta stone and doulingo to lean spanish, and i would HIGHLY recommend doulingo. rosetta just doesnt feel nearly as rewarding or interactive then doulingo.

Ive used both rosetta stone and doulingo to lean spanish, and i would HIGHLY recommend doulingo. rosetta just doesnt feel nearly as rewarding or interactive then doulingo.
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learning spanish in uni as my main foreign language, would recommend books Español 2000 and Pasaporte, both helped me get my B1 in 2 yrs (now I'm on 3rd year and kinda lost interest so I speak significantly worse than I used to)
so ye, couple of teaching books and some dedication should help

edit: it's 1 year to be exact, I've entered 2nd year with B1 already

learning spanish in uni as my main foreign language, would recommend books [b]Español 2000[/b] and [b]Pasaporte[/b], both helped me get my B1 in 2 yrs (now I'm on 3rd year and kinda lost interest so I speak significantly worse than I used to)
so ye, couple of teaching books and some dedication should help

edit: it's 1 year to be exact, I've entered 2nd year with B1 already
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Duolingo won't get you all the way, but it's better than rosetta stone. You should try going through a text book from front to back. Then, once you have a grasp, start reading/translating news and stuff.

Duolingo won't get you all the way, but it's better than rosetta stone. You should try going through a text book from front to back. Then, once you have a grasp, start reading/translating news and stuff.
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thanks for the input guys, much appreciated

thanks for the input guys, much appreciated
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yo te enseño.

yo te enseño.
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Watching Spanish movies and listening to the music is a great way to learn and it's how children pick up language so there's a fairly large body of research suggesting that simply being exposed to a language helps greatly. Also, depending on where you live in the US it's entirely possible there are native speakers in your area that maybe you could teach English to in return for Spanish. Having an actual physical teacher is essential if you're truly after 'fluency' because the higher aspects of language such as formality, connotation, tone, intonation, etc are hard to learn from a book or online. Good luck man!

Watching Spanish movies and listening to the music is a great way to learn and it's how children pick up language so there's a fairly large body of research suggesting that simply being exposed to a language helps greatly. Also, depending on where you live in the US it's entirely possible there are native speakers in your area that maybe you could teach English to in return for Spanish. Having an actual physical teacher is essential if you're truly after 'fluency' because the higher aspects of language such as formality, connotation, tone, intonation, etc are hard to learn from a book or online. Good luck man!
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komorebiWatching Spanish movies and listening to the music is a great way to learn and it's how children pick up language so there's a fairly large body of research suggesting that simply being exposed to a language helps greatly. Also, depending on where you live in the US it's entirely possible there are native speakers in your area that maybe you could teach English to in return for Spanish. Having an actual physical teacher is essential if you're truly after 'fluency' because the higher aspects of language such as formality, connotation, tone, intonation, etc are hard to learn from a book or online. Good luck man!

Definitely some good points there. Fluency is absolutely my goal in this endeavor.

[quote=komorebi]Watching Spanish movies and listening to the music is a great way to learn and it's how children pick up language so there's a fairly large body of research suggesting that simply being exposed to a language helps greatly. Also, depending on where you live in the US it's entirely possible there are native speakers in your area that maybe you could teach English to in return for Spanish. Having an actual physical teacher is essential if you're truly after 'fluency' because the higher aspects of language such as formality, connotation, tone, intonation, etc are hard to learn from a book or online. Good luck man![/quote]

Definitely some good points there. Fluency is absolutely my goal in this endeavor.
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I learned spanish from living with a ton of mexicans but i learned english just by watching tv and games

I learned spanish from living with a ton of mexicans but i learned english just by watching tv and games
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quequenI learned spanish from living with a ton of mexicans but i learned english just by watching tv and games

easiest (funnest) way to learn another language is grind the grind until you can watch tv

[quote=quequen]I learned spanish from living with a ton of mexicans but i learned english just by watching tv and games[/quote]
easiest (funnest) way to learn another language is grind the grind until you can watch tv
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Some more tips: change your Facebook (or even Steam) to spanish. Watch movies in english with spanish subtitle and movies in spanish with english subtitles. As someone said before, get as exposed as possible to spanish.

Some more tips: change your Facebook (or even Steam) to spanish. Watch movies in english with spanish subtitle and movies in spanish with english subtitles. As someone said before, get as exposed as possible to spanish.
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One way is to immerse yourself in the culture and just surround yourself with speakers to learn through immersion. Since you are American go hang out with some Mexicans. You can take this one step further and try and become a Mexican wrestler. You will have no choice but to become fluent. I find sink or swim approaches work best for me.

One way is to immerse yourself in the culture and just surround yourself with speakers to learn through immersion. Since you are American go hang out with some Mexicans. You can take this one step further and try and become a Mexican wrestler. You will have no choice but to become fluent. I find sink or swim approaches work best for me.
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PankeymanOne way is to immerse yourself in the culture and just surround yourself with speakers to learn through immersion. Since you are American go hang out with some Mexicans. You can take this one step further and try and become a Mexican wrestler. You will have no choice but to become fluent. I find sink or swim approaches work best for me.

+1 move to So Cal lol I'm pretty fluent from living and practicing here, any sort of immersion as well as a program is the fastest way

[quote=Pankeyman]One way is to immerse yourself in the culture and just surround yourself with speakers to learn through immersion. Since you are American go hang out with some Mexicans. You can take this one step further and try and become a Mexican wrestler. You will have no choice but to become fluent. I find sink or swim approaches work best for me.[/quote]
+1 move to So Cal lol I'm pretty fluent from living and practicing here, any sort of immersion as well as a program is the fastest way
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In portugal most cartoons were translated to spanish with portuguese subtitles and thats hows pretty much everyone I know learned "the basics". So I would recommend following the same logic

In portugal most cartoons were translated to spanish with portuguese subtitles and thats hows pretty much everyone I know learned "the basics". So I would recommend following the same logic
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2 years of a foreign language are required at my highschool, and i plan on taking 4 years of spanish, thats how im learning

2 years of a foreign language are required at my highschool, and i plan on taking 4 years of spanish, thats how im learning
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