5 tips for learning efficiently Spanish

  1. Have a purpose:

Why would you like to learn Spanish?

  1. Your company is in business with Spanish speaking countries,

  2. You have always loved the Spanish language,

  3. You love Spain, his culture, his people and travel there often,

  4. You want a hobby to keep your brain young

….

Make your own list of the reasons you are learning and go over that list whenever you feel like giving up and you will reinforce your motivation to keep learning Spanish

  1. Have a support system:

Do you know other learners who you could make team with to encourage one another and accelerate your learning? Talk to them you all face and how to overcome them

Remember you won’t become fluent unless you immerse yourself in it.

 

  1. Fight discouragement:

  • Humans are humans, one day you feel on the top of the world and think you are mastering the language and the next day as if you know nothing. The best thing to do is to take a day at a time and to be aware that you will have setbacks for different situations that can arise in your daily life. Just take a breath and be patient and determined to continue with your learning.

  • Don’t be discouraged if others advance faster than you do. We all are different, with different circumstances and backgrounds. Hence, this kind of comparison is never a good practice

What small goals can you set for yourself that will be easy to reach and help you avoid discouragement?

  1. Practice daily

Let’s measure your commitment. On a scale of 1 – 10, how committed are you to your learning? How much effort are you putting in? Write, read, speak and listen to in Spanish.

Write down the amount of time you can devote each day to learning Spanish:

For instance

  • I will spend 15 minutes after breakfast every day to practice what I did yesterday.

  • I am taking 5 minutes to memorize 10 words or concepts before going to bed every day.

  • I say aloud all I know in Spanish while playing tennis, basketball…

  1. Travel to the country:

It helps enormously.

  • On one hand you will be surrounded of Spanish speakers all the time. Consequently, you will more exposed to the language and will be prompted to speaking it in many ways and settings, which will give you extra knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and sentence building.

  • On the other hand, your motivation will be kept high, your learning skills will honed and your progress will be faster.

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