How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Cher Your Own Question
Cher, #1 JustAnswer Spanish Expert/Mentor
Category: Spanish
Satisfied Customers: 21449
Experience:  Spanish Teacher & Tutor 40+ years Experience; Masters Degree Spanish/Education; Translator
Type Your Spanish Question Here...
Cher is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hola - what is the best way to learn Spanish? I am more interested

This answer was rated:

Hola - what is the best way to learn Spanish? I am more interested in speaking with people than reading books etc
Hola Stuart, y bienvenido otra vez a Just Answer! (Hello Stuart, and welcome back to Just Answer!)

It's so wonderful that you are interested in learning Spanish! If you have the desire to become fluent in the language mainly for conversational purposes, it's best to surround yourself with Spanish speaking people (friends, co-workers, etc.) and hear Spanish as often as possible. Listen to Spanish radio stations, watch Spanish tv programs with the closed captioning on, so you can read the words you're hearing. This is called the 'total immersion' system and it works very well. You can also take adult continuing education classes at your local High School or Community School, in Conversational Spanish.

In addition, you can find some free online Spanish programs that will help you understand what you are hearing and help with your pronunciation and your comprehension skills. There are also some programs that you can pay for, like the Pimsleur Approach and Rosetta Stone. Rosetta Stone is quite costly, but Pimsleur has a low cost (I think it's $10) trial offer that you can try and if you don't like it, you can return the cds and not owe anything.

I've found the following for you: (this is great for conversational Spanish practice)

I wish you much good luck with your Spanish!

IMPORTANT: If you are satisfied with my answer, please choose a positive rating like this one Laughing for 'Excellent Service', so I may receive credit for my help. I'm very proud of my 100% positive feedback received from clients like you!

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please click 'Reply to Expert' and I will be glad to assist you further.

Best regards,
Cher and other Spanish Specialists are ready to help you