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Hello, everyone! I am from Thailand and I've been learning Spanish for around 5-6 months already. I've improved very quickly over short period of time because I have passion for it. Even though my Spanish is not so good but at least I can now hold conversation up to 1 hour or more talking about various topics. I still make a lot of grammatical mistakes but I think it's still better than not being understood by the native speakers. I'd like to learn more Spanish and that's exactly what I'm doing now. I've devoted so much time on learning this language and I hope by the end of this year I'll be more fluent. I'd like to know if you guys have any other experiences learning languages or not. If you do, please comment below and tell me your experience and also tell me how fast you've improved. And if there's any more tips for learning Spanish, I'd gladly like to know! :D 

Feb 5, 2015 1:51 PM
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I have studied English for a long time, but 1 year ago I started studying harder: reading texts, listening English songs (I still have problems with that and pronunciation) but I need more vocabulary, I just can talk with basic phrases and verbs.


With Russian, it's so difficult, you need to study the alphabet and the pronunciation of some letters. I know basic phrases :(


With Portuguese I am studying 4 months ago and I think I have improved (it's similar to Spanish), I can say basic phrases, however, I have never talked with a native Portuguese speaker.


In general, I am ashamed to talk with other people in their native language, do you have the same problem?

February 9, 2015

Hello everyone. I've studied english for a long time.I went to private classes (in academies),paid a lot of money ,bought courses but I don't speak fluently . Many people told me that the only way was live in a country where people speak the language but I can't affort it. I watch movies in English and listen to radios .It's difficult because of differents pronounciation but I think I am improving 

February 9, 2015

JaneyPdiz: you're right. I know I need to overcome the shame and shynees (I have been during all my life). As I said, I have problems with pronunciation and listening in English but I have motivation. I have hope in overcome my problems.

February 9, 2015


Of course I have the same problem sometimes too especially when I just started to learn Spanish. I was afraid and ashamed to make mistakes but luckily that I have overcame that problem and I am now not afraid of making any mistakes. You just need to be confident in yourself like I am trying to do. I try to my to give myself motivation and telling myself everyday that I can do it and that I won't improve if I am not confident. I told myself that I wouldn't give up learning the language that I love just because of being ashamed to speak! :D

February 9, 2015

Lately, with my active languages, I've had some good success.


I learn Chinese at university, and my teachers help me very much, but I also like to practice my speaking outside the classroom, which also helps me a lot to practice what I've been learning.


I'vebeen learning Russian and Bulgarian here in Italki, I do have some good partners, but I also practice here in my city, but having friends who are learning the same language helps. My advice would be to immerse yourself in a culture and practice speaking.

February 9, 2015
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Thai
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), French, Polish