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Old November 05, 2009, 05:49 PM
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And they are going to become less prone to be forgotten
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No ... la mente va a dormir pronto......
You can't change your post after I've based my response on it!!!!!!
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Old November 05, 2009, 05:55 PM
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You know, Jessica - I was thinking about that earlier today. Not that my Spanish is better than yours, because it's NOT! You're learning Spanish in a VERY systematic and VERY educationally sound way. I am not. I'm just practicing reading, writing, listening and speaking whenever I can. That's great for conversations like the one I had with that parent today or the one I had with some students yesterday. But it doesn't really fill in the gaps. I need to truly STUDY Spanish to do that. I've got the old textbook from my college texts and am going to start working through them. You'd be surprised at the stuff from chapter 1 of the beginning Spanish book that I didn't already know!! What I was thinking earlier today is that students of Spanish in a high school or college get MUCH less practice with the actual USE of the language than I'm getting with my students, their families, this website, watching spanish TV, listening to Spanish radio, reading Spanish books, writing to/from latino friends on Facebook in Spanish, sending e-mails to latino friends in Spanish ... and so on.

But..But ... my Spanish pronunciation is probably worse than yours and I barely speak it
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Old November 05, 2009, 06:01 PM
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And there probably aren't many native speakers near where you live, are there? I don't know what to tell you about the pronunciation ... because actually, I only get coached on my pronunciation when I speak with friends/students/etc. who are native speakers and they tell me that I'm stressing the wrong syllables. (sigh....)

If you're really enjoying learning Spanish, you should look for a summer-study-abroad opportunity to live for several weeks in a Latin American country or in Spain, etc. They say that LIVING in the culture, even for a few weeks, would improve my usage a LOT!

Also, I don't know if you saw a post a couple of months ago about using a certain website to practice listening skills. Take a look at this: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html - it has helped me more than anything else with my listening skills!
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Old November 05, 2009, 06:16 PM
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You can't change your post after I've based my response on it!!!!!!
¿Qué?

From now on, I am not answering you if you have written English. I will answer in English and you answer in Spanish. Ok?

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Algunas veces, Hernán....... el problema está que paso mucho más tiempo cuando escribo en español, y algunas veces no tengo el tiempo. YYYyyyyy ... a veces tiene más sentido para escribir en Inglés ... para hacer mis preguntas claras para mi.......
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Old November 05, 2009, 07:33 PM
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But..But ... my Spanish pronunciation is probably worse than yours and I barely speak it
That's why you need to do what laepleba is telling you.

¿Que????

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Algunas veces, Hernán....... el problema está que paso mucho más tiempo cuando escribo en español, y algunas veces no tengo el tiempo. YYYyyyyy ... a veces tiene más sentido para escribir en Inglés ... para hacer mis preguntas claras para mi.......
(you were the one to refuse to translate from English to Spanish)

Well, I think I remember you giving some advice to someone else about total immersion and you do not even want to dip not even one of your toes?

At the beginning you will spend more time doing this, but as time goes on (passes by), you'll be better.

As a matter of fact, none of what you are doing now, you were doing, what? 7 months ago or so...

So the sooner you start, the sooner you'll be more proficient in Spanish.

Ha! Listen to me giving advice to a teacher...

ok, 'nuff said.
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Felicidades, Lou Ann. Has dado un gran paso
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If you're really enjoying learning Spanish, you should look for a summer-study-abroad opportunity to live for several weeks in a Latin American country or in Spain, etc. They say that LIVING in the culture, even for a few weeks, would improve my usage a LOT!
Si de verdad vives en la cultura - es decir, alojarte con una familia local, estudiar con profesores que no hablan inglés, etc. Bueno, incluso lo de alojarte con una familia, aunque no estudies nada, puede ayudar mucho. Cuando tenía 16 años viví tres semanas con una familia Parisiense en su casa del campo en Bretaña, hablé mucho francés, leí varios libros en francés, y llegué a pensar en francés hasta el punto que cuando mi familia llegó para recogerme y mi hermana menor se acercaba demasiado al fuego le grité "Tu va te brûler", y luego me di cuenta que hacía falta traducirlo por ella.
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(you were the one to refuse to translate from English to Spanish)

Well, I think I remember you giving some advice to someone else about total immersion and you do not even want to dip not even one of your toes?

At the beginning you will spend more time doing this, but as time goes on (passes by), you'll be better.

As a matter of fact, none of what you are doing now, you were doing, what? 7 months ago or so...

So the sooner you start, the sooner you'll be more proficient in Spanish.

Ha! Listen to me giving advice to a teacher...

ok, 'nuff said.
El problema no está que no quiero pasar el tiempo escribiendo ... el problema está que a veces no tengo el tiempo. Muchas veces escribio en Tomísimo cuando tengo dos o tres minutos entre las clases a la escuela ... o mientras estoy haciendo trabajo en la casa, y así....... si quiero preguntar una pregunta rapida, escribio en inglés. Sí, mi español está mucho mejor de lo que fue hace siete meces ... pero yo sé que tengo mucho más que aprender!
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Old November 06, 2009, 06:11 AM
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Si de verdad vives en la cultura - es decir, alojarte con una familia local, estudiar con profesores que no hablan inglés, etc. Bueno, incluso lo de alojarte con una familia, aunque no estudies nada, puede ayudar mucho. Cuando tenía 16 años viví tres semanas con una familia Parisiense en su casa del campo en Bretaña, hablé mucho francés, leí varios libros en francés, y llegué a pensar en francés hasta el punto que cuando mi familia llegó para recogerme y mi hermana menor se acercaba demasiado al fuego le grité "Tu va te brûler", y luego me di cuenta que hacía falta traducirlo por ella.

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