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Review of an Effective Online Spanish Course

I sincerely think Ouino Internet Learn to speak Spanish Program is a better online language learning course than its high-priced competitors. It will help you if you've struggled before and failed.

Like many of you, I've tried to learn Spanish from a lot of books, DVDs and online courses with mixed results. I always felt that The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars [the courses] / But in ourselves, that we are underlings [dummies].

Ouino's method is is logical and practical. Beginners will appreciate the intelligent way the lessons are arranged.

I recommend it especially for those who know a little bit of Spanish, but speak poorly. Many of us learn Spanish incorrectly in the beginning and are "cemented" into repeating our mistakes, sinking us deeper and deeper into the morass of embarassing Spanish. Stop the slide! Get Ouino!

There are dozens of "learn Spanish" courses on the web. I tried several. Each Spanish course had its strengths and weaknesses. My personal experience is that the Ouino Spanish Course is the best of the reasonably-priced courses. It is better than some of the high-priced, more well-known ones as well.

Better is subjective (like the tense). What may be great for me may leave you cold. The folks who put this course together understand that and offer an interactive trial on their website. Not everyone does that. I tried the trial. I liked it. I bought the course for myself.

What I like about Ouino

 is that things are taught in modules. Even with all my years in Mexico and Latin America, I still screw up sometimes. I am weak on verb conjugation. This course allows me to concentrate on that to my heart's content. Not all do. The others insist on a more whole-istic approach. That may work better for you.

You can use it online or offline - a bonus for studying at your hotel room with a poor Internet connection.

Give Ouino a shot and see if you like it.

Please -- no matter where or how - learn some Spanish. Then USE it and remember to smile a lot.

Mike and dog
Keep me in kibbles. Let my human plan your trip.

Customer comment after using one of my trip-plans: With "Mexico" Mike as our partner, we felt safe & enjoyed our trip. He delivered more than promised.

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Independent travelers. Maps and directions make the drive easy.

If you don't need personal planning, look at my mile-by-mile roadlogs. Full of maps, directions, hotels, RV parks, facts.

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Get to know the Mexican people.

A little Spanish will open a world of friendship. Many Mexicans speak English. Please learn some online or in immersion course at the Spanish Institute of Puebla. Don't be an ugly American or Canadian.

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Mexican vehicle insurance is required. I've been around this block for 30+ years and this is what I buy. Also Travel Health, air evac and expat medical, homeowners.

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