Best Way to Learn Spanish

Instructor: Andrea Losa
While Spanish-language dictionaries and practice books can be helpful tools for those interested in learning the language, methods that involve both hearing and practicing the language are essential to learning it. Read on to learn more about the best approaches for learning Spanish.

Use Spanish Language Learning Software

Today's language software programs, such as Rosetta Stone and Rocket Languages, provide beginning Spanish speakers with a lot of tools for learning and practicing Spanish. Using your smart phone or PC, you can work on engaging lessons, practice your pronunciation, and connect to other users and tutors for assistance. While many programs can cost several hundred dollars to purchase, most include limited time money back guarantees should you be dissatisfied with the software.

Practice with Spanish Speakers

Though other tools can certainly aid you in the process of learning Spanish, the best way to learn a language is to practice it! Attempt to carry on a simple conversation in Spanish with friends or relatives who know Spanish. This allows you to familiarize yourself with the language and its nuances, receive direct feedback on your skills, and ask questions when you are unsure about a word, phrase, or sentence construction.

Teach and Learn

Some online programs, such as Livemocha, offer users the opportunity to learn a language in exchange for sharing their own native language skills. After creating an account with Livemocha, you can earn points to view interactive lessons simply by helping others learn a language you already know. (You may also purchase lessons.) As your Spanish speaking language skills progress, you may even test your skills to determine your eligibility to help others learn Spanish, which will certainly help you master the language.

Practice your Spanish Skills with Online Video Lessons offers a comprehensive introductory course that lets you develop your Spanish-speaking skills with fun and engaging video lessons. As you progress through the brief and entertaining lessons, you can ensure your understanding by taking short quizzes and exams.

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