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Spanish language programs

I want to learn Spanish.  There are too many options advertised and across a wide price range.  Wondering if any members have a experience (positive or negative) with any particular tool or method.  Any advise would be appreciated.

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Hello Jeffrey, Here is a place you can contact, www.newenglandlanguageacademy.com, these are online classes with native speakers at very affordable prices.

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Hi Jeffrey,

I am a semi-retired Spanish teacher.  I still giving tutorials for Lessons.com and Varsity.com

A self-instruction would be Duolingo.  It has a lot of materials and levels. 

Also, you can contact a private tutor and make a suitable arrangement for classes online.

Another option would be the Senior Community Centers, most of the time they offer free classes.

Best luck.

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Hi @JeffreyB901948 Do you want the FREE ones or the ones you pay for? Angela

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And, I am wondering how you could tell I am a "Newbie?"  I don't see a flag or identifier on either my name or yours.

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Angela, cost is certainly a factor, but number 1 consideration would be "probability of success."  I want a program that has a good track record.  It's hard to tell from all the advertising literature ... it's the ad writers job to make what they are selling sound good.

 

I assume from your title, "Bronze Conversationalist" you are in the language business?  What is your experience?

 

Thanks for the reply.

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Hi @JeffreyB901948 I am just like you and RE-LEARNING Spanish at age 63. I did Spanish and French in High School but didnot continue. I am cheap and other than BUYING some books, CDs, flashcards - I use YouTube. My challenge is CONVERSATIONAL. They talk so FAST, they lose me/lol. If you are AGE 60+, you can attend any Spanish Courses for FREE at your local STATE college/university. They offer both online and on campus.

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II would like to learn Spanish again. Basically, a refresher course. I, too, learned in grade school and high school, however, I haven't used it since. I am now a resident in Houston, Texas and need to learn to be able to converse with a lot of people in restaurants, lawn maintenance service and even when we go on trips. Where in Houston, TX would be a good place to learn that is not expensive and I can get it online or have a class where I can go to during the daytime? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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