Objective

Due to my Romanian/Italian ancestry, I would like to have proficiency in both languages. Since they are romance languages, I would also like to have proficiency in Spanish, another romance language, that will be more useful due to the large amount of speakers.

Tools

  • Rosetta Stone
  • Pimsleur
  • Duolingo
  • Memrise
  • Fluent
  • Linguaphone All Talk

Rosetta Stone

More visual learning

There is no English at all in any of your lessons.  You learn the new language through process of elimination and word/picture association

Pimsleur

Based solely on listening and repetition.  A native speaker speaks a sentence and the meaning of the words are broken down for you in English.  You repeat the words and sentences over and over, ingraining them in your memory.  There is no reading or speaking feedback.  You’re more or less just listening to a tape and repeating things.

Online Communities

Fluent in 3 Months

https://www.fluentin3months.com/

Tim Ferriss

Resources

https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED012150.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaced_repetition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgetting_curve

In-Person Communities

http://www.theartofspanish.com/spanish-group-classes