Learning Spanish from the daily conversation

United States
June 2, 2009 8:30pm CST
We probably have to take foreign language as one of the elective courses in school. While we are learning that particular foreign language, Spanish, for example, can we really speak it fluently just learn it from classes? It is not that easy like what you think. We might practice it daily in our classes, but we might not manipulate it as we use it everyday. We have to go out to the street, practice verbally and listening it with the native speakers. Otherwise, we won't know what we lack of. Especially with slang, you have to learn it from the native speakers. Classes won't teach you that.
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• United States
3 Jun 09
I've taken three years of spanish so far, and I'm confident that I can carry on a conversation and manipulate the words to fit. However, there is still vocab to learn, and it is really tough to think about how different languages say things. Did you know that there's actually several different types of spanish? Spain speaks it totally differently from Puerto Rico. Learning the different slangs is something that you're only going to learn from the native speakers - by talking to them in your school, and also, visiting places like spain and mexico to study and fully understand the language. It is truly possible to completely learn it though, and the spanish you learn in school does help.