I have finished Level 2 of Latin American Spanish using the Rosetta Stone software! I assume that this works like a slower version of the hole in the back of the head stuff in The Matrix and I will be entirely fluent by the time I finish level 3. Wishful thinking?
One of the main differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and the Spanish spoken in Latin America is that in Latin America they don't use the "vosotros" form, so we didn't learn it in high school and the Rosetta Stone doesn't teach it. But, in Chile they DO use a form of the vosotros in informal conversation. Fun!
I have 9 days before I leave. There are 4 units in Level 3 (the final level!). Can I do it? Probably not.
BTW cross another movie off the AFI List: The Gold Rush. Chaplin is great.
And just cause its been a while. Here's Bill Pullman.... IN SPANISH: