I have been working with a new Spanish teacher for an hour every week on the phone, just conversing and talking about anything and everything. And it’s really helping me. Mainly by boosting my confidence.
At the same time, I am devouring Spanish language apps: Babbel, Rosetta Stone, and now, Duolingo. And they are all helping me immensely.
Last night, I got the chance to speak Spanish with a native speaker who lives in the US!!! In my long experience, Latinos who live in the states always prefer and insist on speaking English to Americans rather than listening to American’s lousy Spanish. At least this has been my experience. Last night this Latino man did not hesitate to speak Spanish with me the whole time of our interaction! That’s a milestone for me. In case you’re wondering, he was the grocery delivery person.