UoC, University of Curaçao
- 13 May 2021
If you have just started learning Spanish, it is understandable that you would want to become fluent in Spanish quickly. It is possible to achieve this goal in three months, provided you do the work and stay consistent throughout the process of learning Spanish. It goes without saying that the time taken to learn a new language depends on the amount of work you are willing to put in.
So without wasting any more time, get started learning Spanish with the following tips.
Once you have gained the basic knowledge of grammar and learned how to conjugate verbs, start practicing speaking Spanish every day to get yourself acquainted with the language.
When you make a mistake or can’t remember a particular word, just quickly check it on your phone and correct it. This way you will register the correct form of the sentences in your mind and also learn new words.
Always try to carefully listen to the speaker. In the beginning, you will be slow to understand them properly and miss a lot of words, but you still must keep on practicing spoken Spanish. Don’t stress too much about perfecting the sentence structure or the grammar. Just start using the words and sentences you already know and improve gradually.
Going to a Spanish speaking country is one of the best ways to learn Spanish. Be it Medellin in Colombia, Lima in Peru, or Buenos Aires in Argentina, being surrounded by native speakers and actually conversing with them would allow you to learn Spanish at a much faster pace. It would help you to come out of your comfort zone and give your full attention to learning Spanish.
Also, when you are staying in a Spanish speaking country, take the advantage of language schools. Language schools can provide you with guidance at every step of the way and you would be able to clarify your doubts easily. Many language schools conduct interactive sessions with the local people as well, allowing you to practice Spanish effectively and improve your fluency.
Listening to Spanish podcasts, radio stations, audiobooks, and songs are great for getting yourself familiarised with accents and sounds of Spanish. These resources are especially helpful if you can’t go to a Spanish speaking country but want to know how the natives speak Spanish. There are many free Spanish podcasts that have episodes with varied level of difficulty, so you can easily practice according to your level of Spanish proficiency.
Learning the basics of everyday conversation in Spanish is going to help you improve your fluency in a short time. Make a list of common phrases used to start a basic conversation in Spanish. The phrases can include anything from greetings, asking directions, saying thank you/sorry, compliments, question phrases and so on. Practice making sentences with the most common words in Spanish. This way you will start feeling confident while speaking and stay motivated to improve further.
The internet is flooded with resources that provide great assistance in learning Spanish. Start following blogs in Spanish. Blogs provide you with a lot of content for reading Spanish and you can easily find many blogs related to your interests. The more you read, the more you become familiarised with the sentence structures and add new words to your vocabulary.
Similarly, you can browse numerous YouTube videos in Spanish, where you can enjoy great content and also learn Spanish simultaneously. There are also many language sites that provide a step by step guide for learning Spanish. You can even find apps where you can chat with native Spanish speakers and improve your fluency. The best part about these resources is that they are free and are extremely helpful in becoming fluent in Spanish.
Learning any language requires a lot of discipline and commitment. Practice every day, keep adding new phrases and words to your vocabulary, read a lot of content in Spanish, listen to spoken Spanish, keep a positive attitude and soon, you would surely become fluent in Spanish.
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