Can you learn Spanish in a month?

United States
April 5, 2009 11:01am CST
I read an advertisement in the morning paper about this class that claims to teach Spanish in a month. Do you think this is possible? Can you really learn to speak Spanish in a month?
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@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
5 Apr 09
I suppose if you only want to learn things like how to introduce yourself, how to tell time, giving direction, etc. But keep in mind that you probably need to be working harder and practicing harder to achieve this. Conversing in more serious topics though would probably take years and immersion in the culture as well.
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@playapal (894)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Oh how I wish this were true. I have lived in Mexico 6 years and I'm still struggling with it. I have never taken formal courses and I'm getting ready to do this. Maybe at this time I would be able to really learn something! I have tried various CD's and online learning courses (freebies) but still have trouble with the tenses and slang. I think you could pick up the basics in a month, but don't think you would be able to be fluent.
@dodo19 (33571)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Apr 09
I'm sure that I could try to learn Spanish in a month, if I really put my time into it, and really wanted to, as well. I believe that I could do it. I've never tried learning a language in a month, but still, I could try.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
5 Apr 09
I once took an intensive Italian course (2 months) When I started I was only able to say a few words in Italian and after one month I was able to make myself understood, but I made a lot of mistakes and there were big holes in my vocabulary. After two months I was able to speak Italian quite fast, my Italian still wasn't 100% correct (or 90% correct ), and I still made quite a lot of mistakes but I was able to find the words much faster than before. I think that it is possible to learn some Spanish in one month, but I don't believe that you'll be able to speak it fluently after one month.
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
5 Apr 09
A month is too short to learn Spanish. But it's possbile to know what Spanish is. I'll believe it if the teacher dares to say that he only gets tips after the 29th day.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
5 Apr 09
Hi, I do not think that Spanish can be learnt in a month . May be one can get a basic feel and idea of simple words ; and of forming some simple sentences . However,one cannot straightaway start speaking complex or even moderately difficult words. May be if one dedicates oneself to just learning Spanish for the whole day;for a full month;then it might be possible . Otherwise;it seems very very difficult . Regards -Sweety_81
@venchaul (541)
• China
5 Apr 09
I think one can learn some simple Spanish in a month,but he has to pay all his attention to it! I believe you can do that! Good luck!