Learning a new language
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|Wed, 09-21-2011 - 3:10pm|
So Dh and I are moving to Germany in 4 months or so, and in the meantime we want to learn as much German as possible so that it will be easier for us to transition and enjoy living over there and stuff.
So if you're fluent in a second language, how long did it take you to get fluent? How much time did you spend each day/week/whatever working on that language? Aside from immersion, what methods did you find worked the best? Do you reccommend focusing on grammar and rules, or vocabulary, or something else?
Right now I'm using Babbel.com, and I really like it, it tracks your vocabulary words as you learn them, and teaches you grammar rules and stuff. I'm trying to spend a few hours a day, but since I don't really use the stuff I'm learning right now, I'm not sure how effective it is. Anyway I would love any thoughts anyone might have!