How to learn spanish…AND FAST!!!
Learning a language is a process that takes a lot of brain power, blood, sweat, and tears so, for those of you who like to learn things overnight, you might need to set aside a bit more time to tackle this one. However, don’t fret! It, in fact, is possible, and here I present you a comprehensive list with the best ways to gain fluency in a language in the most time effective and painless manner.
First and foremost: TAKE CLASSES (particularly at Elebaires to ensure the highest potential for success)
Yes it is true that it is possible to learn a language without formal classes however it definitely speeds up the process. Classes allow for an organized curriculum that is premeditated to introduce information incrementally so that your brain can make sense of everything little by little instead of experiencing information overload. This also can include online classes! (we have them here at Elebaires hint hint wink wink)
Review and Revisit
In conjunction with said classes it is a good idea to take some time everyday after class to remind your brain what it has just learned. It is best to spread these study sessions out throughout the week, doing for example 1 hour each day instead of 5 hour in one day. Just like your physical body, your brain gets tired after 5 hours of activity whereas shorter more frequent activity might make the last minutes of a session as good as the first.
Expose yourself to the language
At night before be when you want to watch Netflix, during your commute to work or school, and while you’re jamming in the shower, you can also be learning spanish! With things like:
- Movies in spanish (with or without the help of subtitles)
- Apps (ex. Duolingo)
- TV (Netflix!)
- Books (read read read!)
Talk to people
Be social! A great way to practice is with people who know what they´re talking about (no pun intended). Go out of your way to make friends with Spanish speakers and request to talk to them in Spanish. Or, set up a language exchange where you can talk maybe 30 minutes in your language so they can practice and 30 minutes in theirs.
Don’t get frustrated
This is the MOST important thing! Learning Spanish (and any foreign language) is HARD so it is easy to get frustrated in the process, but remember, all good things take (a lot of) time. With a bit of effort you CAN and you WILL speak Spanish, so come to Elebaires to take the first leap and you will get there!