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In this article I will share with you some of the quickest ways to learn Spanish. You might ask yourself, can I learn Spanish fast? The answer is yes, although you won’t learn it in 30 days or less.
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I get it. Like you, I was once in a position where I literally struggled and was very frustrated in my journey to learn Spanish.
A lot of people want to learn more Spanish, and the fact is, a lot of Americans know enough Spanish to advance and learn more quickly with a few adjustments.
You may have taken endless courses in Spanish, and yet you still don’t feel like you can profess to being able to speak it.
You may not feel confident yet speaking with a native who can’t speak English, but you have spent countless hours plugging away for a Spanish class exam.
Here is news for you, I have never taken any Spanish classes, but I have been speaking Spanish for twenty years.
Although I did struggle, and still cannot profess to perfection, I have plenty of information under my belt to help you learn how to speak Spanish better, and I am giving this information to you free.
Please visit my free lessons section as well. In this article I intend to focus only on ways fun ways to learn Spanish fast and enhance your overall learning experience, especially if you are a self learner and don’t like following other people’s rules.
1. Focus on the verbs.
One of the main things holding a lot of people back from better Spanish is not knowing how to conjugate Spanish verbs. Bilingual Story time teaches easy ways to learn Spanish verbs, just click on the lessons.
Twenty years ago, my father bought me a Berlitz Spanish dictionary that has complete verb conjugation tables in the back section with many verbs including the irregular verbs.
I highly recommend these. One important thing I want to point out is that to learn Spanish tenses is not as difficult as you might think. They actually follow a set pattern.
In English, many people do not follow the conjugation rules of verbs to the tee, especially as you navigate into other tenses. Take a look at some of the books below to find a good verb helper.
You can always benefit from watching Spanish language television, listening to Spanish music, and reading Spanish literature (which will tie into the next pointer).
Below are some Spanish CD’s I listened to. If you are a beginner, I highly recommend listening to children’s music on the road.
If you prefer to listen to Latin adult music instead, try to find lyrics online to your favorite songs. Following along with the text will be crucial to your success, because Spanish is spoken very fast.
I’m going to be honest. Adult Spanish literature is very difficult. But there is good news. To learn conversational Spanish, you really only need to read children’s books in Spanish. Two great series are Arthur and Olivia.
They actually provide books written in Spanish with more than just single word translations. This gives you a great grasp on Spanish grammar and spoken Spanish.
In addition, Bilingual Story Time provides weekly videos of popular children’s books translated to Spanish on video. This will help you actually improve your comprehension of the Spanish language.
Not only that, you can request written translations of books that do not have a written Spanish translation.
4. Get the book, “Breaking Out of Beginner’s Spanish.” This book is written in straightforward text so you might find it useful to take notes on it, but this book will really take you from the common state that most Americans find themselves in after years of Spanish classes.
I have met so many people who claim that they have taken years of Spanish and still cannot speak it. This book is written for you. No more worries! All you have to do is be diligent about taking notes.
I would say that this book’s one flaw is that it is written in straight text like a novel, much unlike the grammar and verb workbooks that I recommend, which I have more exercises involved. But the information that this book provides far outweighs this drawback.
This is why I recommend taking notes and spending some time each week going over each chapter. Do not progress to a new chapter until you feel you remember the information provided in the chapter you have just read.
There is TONS of information in this book, so you might find it a bit overwhelming, and this is why I recommend you go one chapter at a time.
The awesome thing is that you can get this book in the Kindle version as well! This book is a must read and all Americans who want to learn Spanish should own it.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to speak Spanish more like a native.
By focusing on Spanish verbs and finding a good verb resource, obtaining Spanish music and literature particularly of the children’s variety, and getting this great book Breaking Out of Beginner’s Spanish, you can be well on your way to better Spanish.
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