Ok so one of the first things I noticed when I got to Central America is that my rudimentary knowledge of the Spanish language is just not going cut it. I thought that my basics would get me over the hump until I started taking real courses but what I didn’t anticipate is how much vocabulary I have forgotten. As they say, if you don’t use it, you lose it. So while surfing the web I found a website that has come up with a creative way to help people like me learn and practice Spanish.
http://www.SpanishDict.com has a few features that I can really appreciate. One of which that first jumped out at me is the flashcard function. You can easily create your own flash cards by typing in any English word and the site will translate it for you while creating your cards.
At first I thought it was cool that the site lets you create your own flash cards and then quiz yourself. Then I realized that users can share their flashcards which took the experience to a whole new level. As a Socializer, any type of community turns me on so this gave the site 100 extra points!
My cards were cool but other users had some really nice ones. I started going through some of the flash cards when another feature caught my attention. There is an audio pronunciation of the Spanish words when I flip each card. As a visual, auditory and tactile learner, I had to give the site another 100 points.
Needless to say this site is gonna get some heavy use out of me. So go to the site, sign up, create a flash card and share it with me. My username is drwaynebyrd. While you are at it, go ahead and use the flashcard I created.
And if this site doesn’t do it for you the way it does it for me, you can always stick to the heavyweight champion of Spanish language programs, old faithful Rosetta Stone.
See you online!