So I’m looking for an answer to this question, and KNOWING how smart everyone here is, I’m sure that someone will know the best possible answer!
I had four years of Spanish in high school and two in college, but, well, you know what happens when you don’t do anything with it since then… :rolleyes: I’ve been doing Duolingo every day and listening to free Spanish podcasts for months, also watching Spanish language trailers and videos on Youtube. But there’s going to have to be a lot more education… training… something… to bridge the gap between knowing SOMETHING in theory and actually understanding what people are saying ,carrying on a conversation, etc.
Here’s why I need to get there with some level of fluency. Our family landscaping and gardening business is going to expand into needing more employees next year. Someone has GOT to be able to speak and understand Spanish. A lot of small businesses are at the point where somebody speaks about ten words of Spanish, but that’s it. That is just not where I’m willing to be. I want us to be able to actually communicate with employees (well, one person needs to be able to do this, anyway!)
The only way I’m going to have time to really learn is with MP3’s I can listen to while working (I’m working full time and going back to school three quarter time in the fall.) So the question is: what’s the best Spanish course available that is audio based? Yes, there can be written and online material, but it really has to be based off of audio files.
Thanks for all opinions and advice!