More and more, the traditional method of teaching Spanish-or any second language-is being questioned. Spending one and a half hour sessions twice a week with a group of people gathered in a classroom learning the Spanish for "my name is" or "I live in" or "how are you" rosetta stone german outlet may help you learn a little Spanish, but it will never help you realize your full potential.
Sure those phrases might be useful-if you think it's quite impressive to show your rudimentary language skills rosetta stone greek outlet or to brag while drinking. But one thing for sure, they won't help you gain the understanding of the language that you need to hold a confident conversation in the shortest time possible.
The most effective way to learn a language is the way babies do it: you expose yourself to the language every single day. No, I'm not talking about studying the grammar or memorizing the vocabulary on a daily basis; I'm talking about immersion. The idea is getting yourself used to hearing the language being used, instead of thinking of the language as a class subject you need to study.
This is the main reason why courses in classrooms are not effective. There's simply no Rosetta Stone Used Spanish course that offer daily sessions.
So if traditional classroom teaching method doesn't work, what does?
There are basically two options. The first one is to live in a Spanish-speaking country for say, eight weeks. But of course, this is not a viable option for many-not with the time and money one needs to commit but cannot afford.
The second and more practical way of learning Spanish using the immersion technique is by rosetta stone store retail doing it yourself at home. Now most people think that you need to have a tutor to learn Spanish. Well it's true, but the tutor does not need to be an actual person. What you need is an online, interactive program that is at your disposal any time. Language learning software programs provide everything you need to effectively learn a second language by overcoming all the disadvantages of the traditional classroom teaching method.
Two of the most popular and effective Spanish software programs are rosetta stone store sell and Rocket Spanish. Both software provide interactive language learning programs, equipped with audio and visual learning tools. These programs are designed not to make you an expert in Spanish grammar, but rather to make you a confident Spanish speaker. You won't be "learning Spanish," you'll be "learning to speak Spanish."
By self studying using software programs like Rosetta Stone or Rocket Spanish, you will be able to rosetta stone store sell apply the immersion method. By setting aside half an hour every day to use the program, you will be exposed to Spanish-both written and spoken-and use it in a daily conversation manner every single day. The interactive method will make you an active learner of the language, guaranteeing you proficiency in less than eight weeks.
So if you really want to be able to speak Spanish, forget the classrooms and learn the language the right way. Get yourself the best Spanish language software program you can find, use it on a daily basis, and speak the language proficiently in a matter of weeks.
Rob Mathews is currently working as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He is a http://ghmgf216.blogspot.com language enthusiast and speaks English, Spanish, French, Malay and Indonesian. His review on Spanish language learning software can be seen at Spanish Review