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Easiest Way to Learn Spanish

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

You want to learn Spanish, but you want to find the simplest way to do so. You came to the right place! This article will show you some tips on the most practical and easiest ways to pick up the language.

Speak Up

The most important thing to do when learning Spanish is easy and hard at the same time: keep speaking it! Writing drills and grammar exercises on paper can be good when you are by yourself, but if you really want to hammer the language into your brain, you have to continuously speak Spanish.

Listen Up

Just as vital to speaking is listening. It might not sound easy because the nature of things like rolling R's and different accents is completely foreign to a native English speaker, but try to listen closely to the speech of native Spanish speaking people. You'll pick up on tiny details that would be lost on someone attempting to simply learn the language out of a book and repeating words to themselves.

Immerse Yourself

If there is a section of your home town or city that has a heavily Spanish-speaking population, spend some time there and get to know the local restaurants and shops. You might be surprised at how quickly you start recognizing words and phrases, and you will learn more than just the phonetics of the language. Things like gestures and facial expressions paired with words do more to add to your growing vocabulary than a list of terms to memorize.

Use the SAP on your TV

When you're sitting down to watch the news or sports, try tuning into the alternate audio if Spanish commentary is provided. This is another excellent way to pair visual learning with the language, and in the comfort of your own home, you can also apply context to each of the words as the broadcasters move from scenario to scenario.

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