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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #21
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My guess is that as much as you travel, a local community college is not what you need. I think the comment about trying to hire someone for one on one training would be a better move. Now, where to find a person like that could be a difficult problem. Maybe a Craigslist ad? Or contact a local high school Spanish teacher and see if they would like to pick up some extra cash through the summer.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #22
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don't know if jibbigo is the one but i have heard of a smart phone app where you speak you comment into the phone and it is played it back in the langage you want so all you do is put your smart phone on speaker and the other persons hears your words in their language.

lazy but effecient.

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My guess is that as much as you travel, a local community college is not what you need. I think the comment about trying to hire someone for one on one training would be a better move. Now, where to find a person like that could be a difficult problem. Maybe a Craigslist ad? Or contact a local high school Spanish teacher and see if they would like to pick up some extra cash through the summer.
Yes, private tutoring is probably my best bet. Hm, a Craigslist Spanish tutor- there's a joke in there somewhere.

I just don't want to end up with this:


In the last year, we've picked up a lot of business in Mexico. Looks like I'll be spending quite a bit of time down here.
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Rosetta stone is a good program. Use it more. And use the audio only things too. rip them to mp3 and use them is your car.

As for industry specific terms, your gonna has to look them up and memorize them as you need them

Mexicans speak shit Spanish. It doesn't take much to learn to communicate.
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For us, we have a company come in and do small class-size lessons at work, for 3 months, but it only goes so far. I had 3 years of spanish in heigh school, and 1 more in college, and they help to know the vocabulary, etc, and with reading and writing. But how people talked in those classes, including the (american) teachers doesn't come close to real life speaking in Mexico, as someone noted about, slang, contractions, euphamisms, etc are a big part of it.

I learn the most when I'm in our office in Guadalajara and I can just talk and listen, and have my friends there help me.

Tequila me ayuda tambien..... español en una botella..
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A friend of a friends company, they teach foreign languages to businesses
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For us, we have a company come in and do small class-size lessons at work, for 3 months, but it only goes so far. I had 3 years of spanish in heigh school, and 1 more in college, and they help to know the vocabulary, etc, and with reading and writing. But how people talked in those classes, including the (american) teachers doesn't come close to real life speaking in Mexico, as someone noted about, slang, contractions, euphamisms, etc are a big part of it.

I learn the most when I'm in our office in Guadalajara and I can just talk and listen, and have my friends there help me.

Tequila me ayuda tambien..... espaol en una botella..
Maybe you and bloomule should get together.
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Maybe you and bloomule should get together.
Yes. We must, he goes to Mexico, and so do I. Maybe we can have crunchy tacos and beans and rice, too.

I hear you are from America, Jim, what a coincidence, so am I. We should get together and have some American food. That would be great.
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estar borracho es de ayuda. Seriously. It takes away some reservation to sounding foolish or being insulting.
Complete the rosetta stone then complete it again. Then go to the bar with somebody who speaks spanish.
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Yes. We must, he goes to Mexico, and so do I. Maybe we can have crunchy tacos and beans and rice, too.

I hear you are from America, Jim, what a coincidence, so am I. We should get together and have some American food. That would be great.
Deal. Where? When? You buying?
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estar borracho es de ayuda. Seriously. It takes away some reservation to sounding foolish or being insulting..
yeah, its funny, but true.
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Some good advice here. Yes, I'm afraid of making mistakes in speech, especially with customers.

Giving Rosetta Stone another shot, even though I feel foolish talking to a computer.
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Yes. We must, he goes to Mexico, and so do I. Maybe we can have crunchy tacos and beans and rice, too.

I hear you are from America, Jim, what a coincidence, so am I. We should get together and have some American food. That would be great.
By the way, I was serious in a positive way. Maybe you would be able to help him out.
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If you're serious about CAD i could probably help you out. I've taught it at the High school level and still have a lot of instructional stuff. It may need to be tweaked if you are working on AC 2010. My wife also teaches spanish if you need some help there.

What you need to do is take technical classes (CAD) classes in spanish.
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If you're serious about CAD i could probably help you out. I've taught it at the High school level and still have a lot of instructional stuff. It may need to be tweaked if you are working on AC 2010. My wife also teaches spanish if you need some help there.

What you need to do is take technical classes (CAD) classes in spanish.
Ok, this made me lol.

I may just take you up on the offer.
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Taking a foreign language in school is only a very small head start. You'll be able to ask how to find the library, order food, and talk to a taxi, but that is about it. When it comes to specific business and technical terms, you need a private tutor and a training plan based around your profession.
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What's funny is my boss is 'Mexican' but doesn't speak spanish. He does speak some hungarian though.
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