Good to see you again Bryan!bryan wrote: ↑Thu May 04, 2017 11:35 am> - Chica will stop taking Spanish classes at the end of May. Even though they were helpful, they were the biggest expense and the easiest to eliminate. (this change will help us to save $240 x 7 = $1,680 in 2017)
Nice savings! Does she plan on learning through some other method? Curious as I wouldn't mind picking up Spanish in a frugal, lazy way. Couldn't even be bothered to use free smartphone apps to learn vocabulary..
Yes, cutting the Spanish classes was a tough decision but necessary for the goal. Chica has it easy since I speak Spanish myself. We committed to speak in Spanish at home more often. I will also try to download a teaching guide or something like that so I can teach her the grammar accordingly.
My recommendations for learning any language are:
- find a girlfriend/boyfriend who speaks the language you want to learn (probably the most passive and fun way of doing it)
- Duolingo to learn some vocabulary ( I find it somehow limited once you start advancing)
- Read a book of a movie you already watched in your language so you can follow the story (only when you have some basic grammar)
- Watch a show or short clips in youtube with captions in the language you want to learn...
Those are some of the free ways I can think of since I did them when I was learning English... Will keep you updated since I have to find a way to teach Chica!