Supposing you are at an intermediate level of Spanish and you want to learn more. What do you do?
This is a question that several people have asked me recently.
It’s not an easy one to answer because intermediate means different things to different people.
- If Mary is intermediate, she may have a good grounding in pronunciation and comprehension of spoken Spanish.
- Bob, who is also at an intermediate level, can’t pronounce or understand spoken Spanish nearly as well, but he has an excellent grounding in grammar, verb tenses, and the ability to read.
- Two other people who call themselves intermediate will have slightly different skills.
It’s not like they were all in high school or college classes together and are all ready for the same new material!
One good way to work on your Spanish online free is to go to a website I have used and have blogged about before. The University of Texas at Austin has a website with Spanish Proficiency Exercises you can work through. They will give you exposure to a broad variety of accents. Check them out. They are also good as an add-on to a more structured program.
My two favorite programs for beginners have added intermediate modules in the past year or two. Here’s the list of what’s in all five levels of Fluenz Spanish.
And here is a link to the intermediate version of Rocket Spanish.
These two programs may or may not match your own intermediate needs, but both come with a money-back guarantee. Still, it’s best to go for a good fit the first time.
Ask yourself what you want to learn next, and that will help you decide how to do it.
And if you have experienced this situation yourself, do add some comments about what you did and how well it worked for you!
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