IF you really want to learn how to speak Spanish, you will achieve better and faster results if you immerse yourself in the language.
Here are some tips to help you get a great started.
Check out your local community college for a Spanish language course. Often, there are courses offered after hours at local schools and also at community centers.
Buy flash cards in Spanish or make some yourself using small index cards. These are a great way to reinforce everything from words, phrases, sentences, verb conjugations and more.
Watch Spanish television programs, Spanish movies, even the news in Spanish. This helps to train your ear to hearing Spanish, and you will find your understanding improving. It will also expose you to different Spanish accents. Pay attention to the way native speakers pronounce words and try to imitate.
Buy Spanish magazines and books written in Spanish. Keep a Spanish dictionary handy so that you can look up unfamiliar words.
Label household items in Spanish. This will reinforce the words visually, but be sure to use the Spanish words out loud. Soon you won’t need the labels anymore.
Choose a Spanish language study program you can listen to in the car, or learn Spanish software to use on your computer. This is good complement to taking a Spanish class. Not taking a Spanish class? Then you can get a comprehensive course for self study at home.
If you can, take a long vacation to a Spanish-speaking country. Choose locales that are a bit off the beaten track. The reason for this is that in big cities or touristy towns, you are more likely to find that people speak English and that signs and menus and many other things will be printed in English as well. To get the most out of your Spanish-learning journey, you don’t want be able to cheat so easily!
Lastly, the key to learning Spanish is to be steady and consistent in your studies. A little bit day by day will produce faster and deeper learning.
Try these suggestions – you are sure to learn how to speak Spanish in no time!