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Topic: Learning Spanish (11 msgs / 272 lines)
1) From: Michael Rasmussen
When I went to Oaxaca last spring I didn't think my unused for 30 years Spanish
would be too helpful.  While it wasn't as bad as I expected better language skills
would have been nice.
Today on Oregon Public Broadcasting I hear this story:http://www.speakshop.com/They've partnered with a school in Guatemala for one on one language lessons over">http://news.opb.org/article/speak-shop-explores-news-way-foreign-language-learning/A couple in Portland have set up Speak Shop:http://www.speakshop.com/They've partnered with a school in Guatemala for one on one language lessons over
the Internet.  You get a tutor that normally teaches through a school.  During the
off season (no tourists) they are, essentially, unemployed.  So Speak Shop made
arrangements and did the tech work to link students with teachers.  The teachers
get year round employment, at above average wages, and the students get low cost
custom lessons.
It requires a headset, flash enabled browser (currently they list support for IE
on windows and Mac if you have Skype) and if you have a web cam you can see your
teacher too.
Free one month trial to check it out.
I'm not affiliated with the company, I'm going to try it out as soon as I figure
out where I buried the headsets while cleaning up the basement.
-- 
   Michael Rasmussen, Portland, Ore, USA
  Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
       http://www.patch.com/words/

2) From: James Raven
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3) From: Jack Rogers
Traveling soon?  We might all need it HERE soon.
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4) From: James Raven
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5) From: Brett Mason
Hmmmm ... so I am trying to figure out where HERE is.  But one thing for
certain!  Every place that is called HERE sems to have a LANGUAGE, so
LEARNING to SPEAK a LANGUAGE should be HELPFUL...  especially if you are
HERE, or are soong going to be HERE...
Good point!
Drinking Colombia Excelso, roasted FC last night (with my NEW digital
thermometer to help gauge the roast as it drummed along)
Brett
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6) From: James Raven
I bety that Columbian has a real bright bite to it Brett? Some I  got last =
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Subject: Re: +Learning Spanish
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 15:10:15 -0500
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7) From: Lynne
Michael -
Thanks for passing the link along to us.
I also found a site that's very helpful in learning languages:http://www.mangolanguages.com/They require that you sign on with an email address - but it's totally free.
Tried it
a bit & I liked it (can actually remember some of my high school French...
now for
my Spanish [need lots of practice]. (Also hoping to learn a few phrases in
Russian)
Lynne
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8) From: Larry Johnson
Thanks to Michael and Lynne for the great links. I've been looking for
a way to brush up on my conversational Spanish (without taking a job
at the Mexicali Grill) and both of these sites look to have real
possibilities. And one of them is free!
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9) From: Lynne
ˇGracias, Larry!
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11) From: Kit Anderson
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Here is a good site for Spanish lessons. It is called Coffee Break 
Spanish. Coincidence? I think not. Plus, you can brush up on your 
Scottish accent.http://www.radiolinguamedia.com/cbs/www/index.htmlKit
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