Is there anyone out there that has completed the premium plus or platinum? Do you now think you are fluent or how close are you to fluent?
April 9, 2014
April 10, 2014
I just started the Platinum Plus. If there are 5 levels of beginners, 5 levels of elementary, 5 levels of intermediate and 5 levels of advance, I would probably place myself in the second level of beginners. I am excited though. I can't wait to keep progressing. I am learning the past imperfect and the preterite. I could speak basic conversations with my bilingual Spanish friends.
April 11, 2014
I began Rocket Spanish nearly a year ago. I have completed the Premium level and am now working through the first section of Premium Plus. I estimate that I study 1 to 2 hours a day every day in RS and several other programs, plus I think about how I would say things in Spanish as I go about the other aspects of my life, I listen to Spanish language music and TV. I consider myself a serious student of the Spanish language and I am committed to becoming fluent. When I started I hoped that would happen in a year or so. I now realize that this is a much longer term project that will take several more years (or moving to a remote South American village where no English is spoken.) In a couple of places I have read or heard the comparison of learning a second language as being like a child learning his or her native language. You gradually learn new words and how to organize those words into coherent sentences by being exposed to them in your environment. I think that is a very apt comparison and I judge myself to be approximately 3 1/2 years old at this point. I can express simple ideas using the limited vocabulary and grammar that I have learned. Has anyone seen my blankie???
April 11, 2014
Dan, Bien dicho. ¿Alguien ha visto mi cobija? ¡Chistoso! Saludos, Ricardo