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Old April 11th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default I really should learn Spanish

Would make training Mexicans to run our equipment so much easier.

Tried Rosetta Stone, but 'un perro' only gets you so far.

What I need is a class in Spanish that is more business/industry related.

Anyone know of some decent classes?
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Old April 11th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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try renting a middle aged red haired mexican woman for a few hours a week, maybe you can learn some that way.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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i took a class in college, Russian for business. They had one that was Spanish for Business too. Tuiton is probably more than you would want to spend though.
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i took a class in college, Russian for business. They had one that was Spanish for Business too. Tuiton is probably more than you would want to spend though.
You would be surprised how much I would spend if it works.

I'm not good at the 'learn at home' type stuff. Too many distractions.
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Rosetta stone didn't help much?

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A friend of a friends company, they teach foreign languages to businesses
http://www.foreignfive.com/
Their CEO.
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It was ok, I can order food, and say hello- but it's more aimed at the vacationer.

Besides, it's not easy for me to practice without a live person. I discovered to my embarrassment that I put the emphasis in the wrong place when I was discussing how many years certain components last.

Seem I told the customer that the drives on average last for 10 to 15 assholes.
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It's weird, but all over the world they have these things called colleges and universities, and inside of them they have classrooms where people learn things....and the neat part is you can choose whichever classes you want, to learn the things you want to learn.
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It's weird, but all over the world they have these things called colleges and universities, and inside of them they have classrooms where people learn things....and the neat part is you can choose whichever classes you want, to learn the things you want to learn.
And the quality of the instruction varies greatly from one to the next, hence the question as to which one might be best for business related conversation.


Jeez, reading really is a lost art.
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And the quality of the instruction varies greatly from one to the next, hence the question as to which one might be best for business related conversation.


Jeez, reading really is a lost art.
Well, based on a lot of the posts you have made I'm guessing the quality of the instruction isn't going to have much of an effect on how much of the language you actually learn. So flip a coin.
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how about getting your employees to speak ENGLISH?????

do you really think they're are here in this country, living, and cannot learn the language? don't they watch tv after work?
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how about getting your employees to speak ENGLISH?????

do you really think they're are here in this country, living, and cannot learn the language? don't they watch tv after work?
I am pretty certain he is traveling to mexico to install machinery for production that is taking place in mexico.
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I am pretty certain he is traveling to mexico to install machinery for production that is taking place in mexico.
thank you.
now i have the right context.
sorry for ragging on the wrong side of the border!!

if his employer is sending him to work out-of-country, they should get him some language training.

if he is self-employed, it's all about personal initiative.
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how about getting your employees to speak ENGLISH?????

do you really think they're are here in this country, living, and cannot learn the language? don't they watch tv after work?
I travel to our customers to train them.

I am currently in Mexico.

I've probably watched 3 months worth of Spanish TV and it doesn't help.

The most I've picked up is from customers who are patient enough to help me learn, but I don't get that very often. They usually just bring over the person that speaks english best and have him translate.
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thank you.
now i have the right context.
sorry for ragging on the wrong side of the border!!

if his employer is sending him to work out-of-country, they should get him some language training.

if he is self-employed, it's all about personal initiative.
They bought the Rosetta Stone discs. I'm taking the personal initiative to learn a more specific set of language skills.

I'm also trying to learn PLC programming, and CAD. I doubt I'll ever master CAD.
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Honestly, any basic spanish class at a community college is a good base to start from. In person instruction on something like a foreign language to me is the way to do it. I had 4 years of spanish in high school, I wish i had continued on with it in college.

Once you have a few semesters under your belt at the community college then I would look more into a specific spanish for business, spanish for manufacturing, spanish for engineering type course.
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I'd like to learn Spanish for vacations, and also for use on construction sites.
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Honestly, any basic spanish class at a community college is a good base to start from. In person instruction on something like a foreign language to me is the way to do it. I had 4 years of spanish in high school, I wish i had continued on with it in college.

Once you have a few semesters under your belt at the community college then I would look more into a specific spanish for business, spanish for manufacturing, spanish for engineering type course.
I wish I had taken Spanish in high school now.

I could have my brother-in-law help me, but that smartass would probably teach me to say 'muy bien, pendecho'.

I'll have to see if MCCC's schedule will fit with mine. I'm away from home a lot.
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You might try this?
http://www.jibbigo.com/website/
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Interesting.

Might need to hook my phone to a PA system so it could be heard.

jimhri hit it on the head though- if you are in the country, speak the language.

Stings a bit when YOU are the foreigner.
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