Just an update on my use of the Fluenz Spanish course. I am in level 3 of five levels and I seem to be comprehending the course or I am deluding myself, I don’t know which. Last night my disc was freezing up on me and was having fits being ejected from my computer. I got annoyed enough to look at the disc and it had scratches on it so it must have been a used disc that they sent me. I sent an email last night about 12am and this morning I got a nice message saying they had shipped a new disc to me and should be here 3 business days! Now that is service! No messing around just send the customer what she needs.I wish more places were as easy to deal with as this company.
I also tried a new disc set called Bueno Entonces, not my cup of tea. The first problem is that the first disc is blank, yup nothing on it, the second problem is it is using Argentine Spanish and idioms, Argentine Spanish has a different pronunciation of common words than Mexican Spanish and the discs use Argentine idioms which are unknown in Mexico therefor of now help. The cartoon like instructors are annoying and the British guy is even more annoying. So with a British cartoon guy as the student learning Argentine Spanish going on I think I’ll send this course back to the company and try and get my money back.
I still have my flash cards, work books and discs from the Warren Hardy Spanish School in San Miguel and I have been using them lately to refresh my mind on the conjugation of verbs. I was never brilliant at conjugation of verbs in school and I see I haven’t improved with age 🙂 If nothing else I am consistent.
I’ll plod along stuffing as much Spanish into my old brain as I can and when I get to Mexico employ a tutor to sort it all out in my brain, hopefully!