posted on May, 6 2019 @ 09:23 AM
My wife and I are planning to start traveling abroad. We intend to do 3 months at home, 3 months out of the country...rinse, repeat...
The 3 months home are spent wandering the U.S. in our motorhome. We sold our farm in October and have been traveling since then.
We are doing 3 month increments due to medical and family needs. Also, we are planning to extend to 6 month trips in the future.
Basically, we want to globetrot until we find where we want to retire.
For our first few trips we plan to visit Spanish speaking countries so we are trying to teach ourselves some Spanish. I understand there are several
different dialects but we are only concerned in learning the rudimentary elements.
I have been using many language learning apps (free versions) trying to find the ones that work best for me. So far, Duolingo is the only one that I
consistently use. Drops is a close second. I also use a flashcard app and traditional flashcards I got back in college and never used. I also follow
some Spanish teachers on YouTube and i've tried watching Spanish Netflix shows. Also, I have been following several people on Twitter that post in
Spanish. As I check my Twitter feed, I try to comprehend what the tweet says before I translate it.
First, what language learning apps do you recommend?
What additional resources could you recommend?
And lastly, would any native or fluent Spanish speakers on here be interested in possibly helping me along? Maybe as a penpal or on Skype?
We can talk conspiracies, politics, music...anything really.
I'm open to other languages as well. I'm just making Spanish a priority due to the numerous countries that speak it.