Friday, 21 August 2009
Entonces.....Before coming to South America I had a million people telling me the best way to learn Spanish, from 'you should listen to a language cd in your sleep, it really does go in' to 'get a spanish speaking boyfriend, then it REEAAALLLY does go in' (much more tempting!) But I have never been the best at learning languages, and when I checked out the Rosetta Stone website and listened to that plummy English man saying boring things about clicking on words and pictures I rather lost interest. But I was excited to give Bueno, entonces... a try because I heard it’s a new approach to an aged model, and the best way to learn spanish (also the girls in the Minature Studios office described it as ‘spicey’ and I like a bit of spice soooo...)
First impressions- real time thought process: Ha! David is a desperate flirt! Oh god it’s going abit fast...... I like the the Pizarra Magica (magic whiteboard)....getting used to the speed now.....can’t read, write and think......agaaggaahhhh...
This is going to be good, I prefer Dorky David and Jimena, the flirty teacher, to the Rosetta Stone dullard, I like the format, and the writing on the white board really helps me follow to chat. I have been in Spanish speaking countries for a little while now, so already know some basics, but the class has been really useful to re-cap some things, I picked up some useful spanish phrases, and the writing on the screen has really helped me with spelling, because often I just write any old thing down in a vaguely phonetic way! I have been hearing people say things while I have been out and about in BA, and obviously not understood them, but a few of them popped up in the lesson, so it has been useful already!