Best CD For learning Mexican Spanish?

Hello.
I am looking at learning Spanish for when i go to the USA in March 2008.
Now i am going to California and i am wanting to learn Spanish.
Now i have a few questions.

1 – Is Latin American Spanish the same as Latin Spanish and Mexican Spanish ?

2 – What is the best audio cd for me to learn american spanish (mexicans etc) i have over a year to learn so something what is going to get me extremly knowledgable.

3 – I heard the Rosetta Stone software for latin american spanish is good but i also heard that after it you wont be able to have a conversation with anyone.

Thanks
hey Cra added u to msn then 🙂

Now i got told that latin american spanish and mexican spanish is the same correct ?

That its just a form of spanish.

In that case i have got told theres a couple of good audio cd’s.

Michel Thomas – Spanish
Pimsluer – Spanish

I dont mind paying the money as i realy wanto learn so yer

9 Comments

  1. All Spanish you will learn in books, schools, and CDs is spoken in all places where Spanish is spoken… It doesn’t really make a difference if you know the Mexican slang or not…. Learn the real Spanish and you can speak with every Spanish speaking person in the world….

    I am Mexican by the way…. If you want to practice some day, just add me to your msn messenger or yahoo messenger… using this email and only this email not my yahoo… cra_88@hotmail.com

    I know English and Spanish fluently, and I can help you practice your Spanish and maybe teach you some universal Spanish slang….

    **********************************************************************
    Yes, It is the same spanish… there is only some slang in each culture, but you don’t really need to know to communicate….
    Good that you add me… I am usually online, not now, but usually…
    Go for them then, start learning spanish and you can practice by talking to me and I can teach you some…..

    Spanish is a great language with perfect rules… just like a perfect language, and very spoken in the world ;)….

    CRA
  2. I tried Rosetta Stone for Spanish and found it effective for basic sentences or words. But you could not get fluent or reach an Intermediate level with it, especially as there are no grammar explanations. The best way to get fluent is to communicate with a native speaker or live abroad, which is unfortunately not always possible. Rosetta Stone can teach you the basics, but not be able to really communicate.

    Nonetheless, I found another language software that my college was using called TeLL me More. I found it to be less repetitive than Rosetta Stone, but also more effective to communicate. For instance, they have an activity where you could actually have a dialogue with the computer: the computer says one sentence, you have three choices of answer and you actually speak the correct answer (headset and mic is already included) and the computer recognizes what you are saying and moves you on to the next sentence. They have a free trial on their site http://www.auralog.com. I also found out after buying it that they are better ranked than Rosetta Stone on https://learn-spanish-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
    They also have much more content than Rosetta Stone (up to 950 hours of learning with TeLL me More) and are cheaper

    Learning a language, regardless of the solution you adopt, will take time and dedication.

    jparizona2000
  3. IS THE SAME LANGUAGE BUT WITH DIFFERENT ACCENT.
    I CAN TEACH YOU HOW TO WRITE SPANISH. I’VE BEEN LIVING IN CALIFORNIA FOR 10 YEARS.
    In my opinion, you should definitely continue studying the language. There is more grammar to learn, and you will also be able to improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. In addition, try to use Spanish as much as possible outside with the hispanic tourists, watch Spanish-language movies and TV shows, and try to communicate with people in Spanish through letters or over the Internet.
    EL CD LO PUEDES CONSEGUIR EN UN LIBRERIA EN EL AREA DE LENGUAJES.

    chelyz
  4. First of all my friend the Spanish in America is Spanglish, and for Mexican Spanish their is no such thing. The people from Mexico speak proper Spanish UN like us u nth USA of Latin decent, and yes the dialect’s are different is you learn Spanish take a 6 week course at a collage or longer and you will get along OK in Latin America.

    pete h
  5. there is a program called pimsleur instant conversation the teaches you how to have a conversation these lessons are great and easy to learn i will tell you that its primary focus is more in teaching you how to speak the common things that you will need as far as to get around it doesnt deal will alot of nouns but it teaches just about everything else so a spanish dictionary is good for that this program is real good for the beginner. you can find it at barnes&noble .if you are looking for an advance lesson then barrons mastering spanish is good

    JOHN H
  6. 1. Mexican Spanish is a sub-category in Latin American Spanish, which is the same as Latin Spanish. If you learn any kind of Spanish from Latin America, you’ll be good. Just make sure you are learning Spanish from Latin America as opposed to Spain…which is understandable, but it really stands out. (Spanish changes from country to country, even in Latin America.)

    2. I’d really listen to Spanish music. There are a lot of great artists from Latin America, so you’ll find music that you like.

    3. Rosetta Stone is really good. You learn a lot if you’re persistent…but you have to do other things besides Rosetta Stone. You have to have conversations with people, listen to music, read books (I’d suggest children’s’ books for now), watch Spanish shows on TV. And if you can, take a class.

    Rosetta Stone is a great way to learn fast, but it’s sometimes hard to distinguish words…so that’s why classes are great. So you at least have some basic strategies of learning.

    nocturnal
  7. Hi,

    If you want to learn to speak Spanish, here are some suggestions:

    Because Spanish is such a widely spoken language, you’ll find that there are often some slight variations between countries, even in Latin America. In Latin American Spanish, this is often just a question of locally used vocabulary – the language structure is basically the same.

    Think of the way English varies throughout the world – between the UK, the USA, Australia and all the other countries where it’s spoken, there are local differences, slang etc – and sometimes different words for the same thing. In England, we’ll often say ‘I’ll give you a ring’ – meaning I’ll phone you … but when I said that in the States recently, the person thought I was talking about jewelry! But generally English speakers from different regions understand each other without too much trouble.

    If you particularly want to learn Latin American Spanish, check out Learning Spanish Like Crazy. It targets Latin American Spanish, and you can try out a sample of the course to see if you like the approach. The course is available on CD – or you can download the lessons if you prefer. Check out the link below.

    Another course worth looking at is Rocket Spanish – an introduction to the language that focuses on working at your own pace through downloadable audio lessons with e-book support materials, games, etc. It’s a general Spanish course and you can sign up for a six part mini-course to try out the style of the lessons. The link is underneath.

    Hope that helps. Good luck with your plans to learn to speak Spanish – I think you’ll find it very enjoyable!

    baralipton

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