Any Alternative to Facebook?

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, October 18, 2020, 10:17 (39 days ago) @ Little Guy

I understand that I may be in a minority, not being willing to participate in the Facebook regime. Is there an alternative way to try the classes?

Can you tell us a bit about the instructors? Years ago I asked a long-time resident about taking Spanish lessons in Zihuatanejo. After a pause he said, “Well I guess you could, but it would like going to Alabama to learn English. You would learn the words, but everyone would know where you learned English.” :)

He said that Guerrero Spanish is different from Spanish in much of Mexico. He said that words are less enunciated. They are run together. When he travelled within Mexico, people would ask him where he learned Spanish. When he said Guerrero, they said that made sense.

To be clear, I’m not opposed to learning Guerrero Spanish. I might actually prefer it as it would make me fit in more. I just want to know what I would be learning.

I believe it was mentioned above you could use ZOOM. But you miss out on a lot of local information by ignoring Facebook.

Your long-time resident friend didn't really know what he was talking about. Yes, we have an accent along the Costa Grande different from other regional accents, but it would not likely be part of any formal Spanish class. I know of no Spanish teachers here who would teach you Spanish with a costeño accent, and I certainly doubt anyone at EnglishPlus would do so. BTW, it is not the same accent throughout the state of Guerrero. I taught English here for over 9 years, and I never taught anyone to speak with a Louisville, Kentucky accent, though I did teach them about different accents.

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