just started learning Spanish
I started learning Spanish one week ago today. I have been using Duolingo, Memrise and listening to Coffee Break Espanol. I can't believe how much I have learned in one week!
I am 48 years old and I took French in high school and a few courses in college but I've had Spanish on my bucket list for a long time.
My next goal is to find a native speaker and try to speak with them at least once a week.
Thanks for a great site to learn Spanish in a fun way.
http://www.languagetransfer.org - one of the best things I've done for my Spanish. It's an audio course that gets you thinking in your target language. Every lesson has 'aha' moments. Big update coming soon for it.
italki is great for finding both free language exchange and paid lessons. They also have a great'notebook' feature that has natives correct your writing. Highly recommended. http://www.italki.com/?ref=1084173 - my referral link, if you buy credits for the paid features I get some free. (if this is against duo tos tell me and I'll remove it)
Also check out Señor Jordán en YouTube. His videos are informative and presented in a very interesting way.
I started with Coffee Break Spanish during workout, mostly just for fun (and to kill time). By accident I found DL and was instantly hooked ever since. I finished my Spanish tree a couple of weeks ago, and now I try at least to keep it up (I wrote down some notes today on this discussion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3543623). More general help is available on the unofficial http://doulingo.wikia.com/wiki/Doulingo_Wiki page with quite some useful tips.
Good luck and have fun!
I can be the native speaker you are looking for. I'm mexican and I want to practice my English also. So if you want to, I'm here..
I am going to be gone on vacation for the next 5 days. I will contact you after that! Sounds like fun! Thank you for offering.
You may like this FREE Spanish Proficiency Test located at : https://www.nationalspanishexam.org/index.php/exam-preparation/past-examinations.
Using this site:
(1) DO NOT Enter Personal Information (2) Click on Level 1 Achievement/Proficiency (3) Click on Start Now (4) Scroll DN to were test begins and start (5) Complete Test and Submit Answers (6) Click Submit again to receive answers and score
Also you may be interested in these FREE short Spanish Test prepared by Spanish Teachers around the globe. This link has over 1100 short Spanish Proficiency pop quizzes.
(1) Follow this link: http://www.quia.com/web (2) Lower right hand corner Shared Activities click on Spanish (3) Refine your search: Activity type..click Quiz (4) Test your Spanish proficiency with these pop quizzes.
Finally, you may be interested in these YOUTUBE video learning series
Extra en Español Ep 01 La llegada de Sam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb9-ZTCA-E
Using Por and Para in Spanish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f14Nef5zOEY
Good luck!! Have a Lingot.