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My husband is currently in Mexico and has very little knowledge of the English language. I would like for him to learn at least the basics before coming to the US. He has searched for English tutors and English courses near where he lives but has had no luck.

I would like to know if anyone knows of any online resources that may be helpful in expanding my husbands vocabulary and knowledge of the English language.

The Rosetta Stone program looks interesting but it is a little too pricey.

Any tips, website, links are appreciated.

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My husband is currently in Mexico and has very little knowledge of the English language. I would like for him to learn at least the basics before coming to the US. He has searched for English tutors and English courses near where he lives but has had no luck.

I would like to know if anyone knows of any online resources that may be helpful in expanding my husbands vocabulary and knowledge of the English language.

The Rosetta Stone program looks interesting but it is a little too pricey.

Any tips, website, links are appreciated.

The Rosetta Stone program is probably the best value for your money. I doubt you'll get a person to teach him English for the price of the program, unless it's some type of volunteer program which I don't know of any.

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When I wanted to learn to speak another language I used Pimsler. It's all about speaking the basics with the right accent. It doesn't include trading or writing. I got 25 mp3 lessons for $100. And by the end I could speak enough to express myself even if I couldn't understand the response. It was definitely worth it to me.


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The Rosetta Stone program is probably the best value for your money. I doubt you'll get a person to teach him English for the price of the program, unless it's some type of volunteer program which I don't know of any.

I have to agree. Back in Canada, I was in a language course in college and we used Rosetta stone. It is really easy to use.


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have him give DuoLingo a try. Its free. I have rosetta stone in spanish, but believe me when I tell you that it takes alot of dedication to stick with it.

So unless you have money to burn, why not just wait for him to come to the U.S.? I have personally found my own language skills improved the most when I was in-country. In addition, there are alot of communities in the United States which offer ESL (english as a second language) classes for free or reduced cost. ( I believe they are offered as a program under the local schools and community colleges) It is aimed primarily at hispanic minorities, but any immigrant may join. Of course, this won't help you until he is here in the U.S.

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i dunno, tuition is cheap. why not get into the University nearby, take a semester-long-class ?


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