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Learning the Spanish language (for non-native speakers)

This is a poll to learn how people have learnt Spanish and what is considered the best/most effective way.

Do you speak Spanish?

77% (21) Yes
22% (6) No

27 voters have answered this question.

Can you write fluently in Spanish?

48% (13) Yes
51% (14) No

27 voters have answered this question.

At what age did you start to learn Spanish?

15% (4) Under 5
19% (5) 5-10
53% (14) 10-18
11% (3) 19-25
0% (0) 26-35
0% (0) 36-45
0% (0) 46-55
0% (0) Over 55

26 voters have answered this question.

Please select the method(s) you used to learn Spanish.

73% (19) Highschool/college course.
7% (2) Adult learning course.
30% (8) Book
23% (6) Audio CD/Cassette
15% (4) Living in Spanish-speaking country.
38% (10) Spanish-speaking friend/partner.

26 voters have answered this question.

Why did you learn Spanish?

53% (14) Fun
19% (5) Business/career
26% (7) Relationship
11% (3) Holiday/Vacation
0% (0) Moving country
61% (16) Compulsory school/college

26 voters have answered this question.

How easy did you find it to learn Spanish?

23% (6) Very easy
30% (8) Easy
26% (7) Neither easy nor difficult
19% (5) Difficult
0% (0) Very difficult

26 voters have answered this question.

Did you find it necessary to have a teacher to learn the language?

73% (19) Yes
26% (7) No

26 voters have answered this question.

If you used books or audio CDs/cassettes to learn Spanish, did you find you needed some familiarity with the language beforehand to effectively learn from them (despite the fact that some are designed for beginners)?

47% (9) Yes
52% (10) No

19 voters have answered this question.

How much did you study?

29% (7) Daily
41% (10) A few times a week
8% (2) Once a week
0% (0) A few times a month
0% (0) Once a month
0% (0) Once every few months
20% (5) Less

24 voters have answered this question.

How long did it take you to get a basic proficiency in speaking and writing Spanish?

20% (5) A few weeks
0% (0) A month
33% (8) A few months
4% (1) 4-11 months
12% (3) A year
8% (2) Two years
4% (1) Three years
4% (1) Four years
12% (3) Five years +

24 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2008-04-13 17:19:45 by Sally H
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