I´ve been trying to learn Spanish on my own for a couple years now and haven´t gotten very far. I do know some basic stuff that is a little useful but not enough to say much or have a conversation. I got this thing in the mail before I went on my trip to California and just happened to pick it up just before the sale was over. I ordered a Beginning Spanish course and I´m already very happy with it. I haven´t received the DVD or the book in the mail yet but I can access the material online. I finished the first lesson and feel pretty good about it. I´m going to practice that lesson more for a few days and see if I can keep more of it in my head without leaks. I may need some corks.
Anyway, if anyone cares I ordered it through The great courses. There are many other classes but I honed right in on what I wanted. It is taught by an actual professor dude from the University of Alabama. I looked him up and found him on their website. Can you tell I´m a skeptic?
One thing I was always frustrated with when trying to learn with other apps, sites and misc other things was organization of the material. I have learned a lot with Duolingo but they throw verbs out but don´t really teach how to know which form to use well. I wanted a book that laid out which to use is a chart. I learn best from books. Go figure.
This course teaches using video, audio, and a book. The dude is very easy to follow and doesn´t talk to fast. I listened to the audio portion which had the vocabulary words and practice phrases etc. There were a few things I didn´t get but the book helped with that. Now I hope to be able to understand all of it when I listen again.
There was another app that I was using that was teaching greetings and responses. It went through the conversation way too fast for me and I was so confused. After just doing the first lesson of this I understand it so much better.
I sound like an infomercial. I am not just a student, I´m also not the president.