Such a change from the materials I had! I heard from a fellow learner recently than when his mother took Spanish in the 60s, they didn't even teach her the tú
forms. In my day, they taught both but led off with Usted
. Those lessons not only start with tú
, but right off the bat they're teaching you casual colloquial usage. Fine if you want to chat with your girlfriend's compañeros
, but not the best grounding for provision of customer service!
Stop into La Esquina
sometime and we'll set you straight.