How to learn Spanish well in the shortest time?
Spanish is a romance language spoken by over 500 million people. The language originated from the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is mainly spoken in Spain and America. It is the world’s second-most spoken native language after Mandarin Chinese, and the world’s fourth-most spoken language overall after English, Mandarin Chinese, and Hindi. If you’re considering learning a foreign language, then I would highly recommend Spanish. Spanish is also considered to be one of the easiest languages to learn, and if you have some bit of knowledge of any of the rest of the romance languages then you’re already a few steps ahead.
Learning any language truly depends on your ability to grasp knowledge. That being said there are two ways of increasing your speed while learning the language, these are:
A] Self-study – It is not the most effective way of studying the language but when combined with the following steps, it can definitely help you speed up the process of learning Spanish. The steps to be followed here are:
- Step 1: Set realistic goals. This means you must set a realistic and logical end goal. An end goal acts as a motivator and an analyser to check how much you’ve accomplished over time. After you have decided your final end goal, set mini-goals, like weekly or monthly goals that will turn into milestones.
- Step 2: Formulate a Plan. It is extremely important to understand that while Spanish is a pretty easy language to learn, you still cannot master it overnight. So, once you have set realistic goals, the next step would be to formulate a good and rigid schedule. Refrain from deviating from this schedule and develop the habit of practising all your skills every single day.
- Step 3: Have fun, in the sense keep yourself entertained. Watch Spanish movies with English subtitles, hear Spanish songs and dance to them and listen to Spanish podcasts while you work. This will immune your brain to constantly listen to the language.
- Step 4: Interact with others. Yes, probably one of the most important steps to learn the language on your own is to interact with people who speak Spanish as well. Ask for feedback as well so that you can rectify any mistakes you might have made.
B] Enrol into Classes – This is the most effective way of learning any language and Spanish is no stranger to such a notion. Benefits of online classes are:
- You’re provided with certified and professional trainers. So, you receive expert guidance.
- You can learn the vocabulary and pick up on the grammar through a face-to-face interaction
- You’ll be provided with specific study material, quizzes and flash cards to aid your learning process.
- You’ll get to constantly test yourself and figure out how much you’ve accomplished over the time period that you have been studying due to actual tests
- Finally, your trainers will point out and help you improve your areas of improvement.
Spanish is a language that opens up so many doors for you. At the same time, it helps you experience the Hispanic culture just by learning it. The above mentioned methods should definitely help you decide and choose the right method for yourself to be able to learn the language. While these options will boost your learning process, to shorten your time truly depends on your own ability to grasp knowledge.