How to Learn Spanish Fast

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.

Learning the Spanish language can be exciting and difficult. If you are in a rush to absorb the language as fast as you can, have a look at these ideas to fast-track your speaking ability.

Fast Learning Strategies

If you want to learn Spanish quickly, dedicate as much time as possible to studying, absorbing and practicing the language. Here are a few easy tips:

  • Speak the language: You need to continuously practice your pronunciations day in and day out. Like learning any field, repetition is the key to success. Don't just whisper to yourself, either; speak as if it's your natural tone in a conversation.
  • Sample some cuisine: Find a local Spanish-speaking restaurant and browse the menu. Practice your accent on each item, and when you find yourself getting hungry, place your order with the restaurant. If you emphasize your pronunciation properly, they might even compliment you.
  • Listen, don't just hear: Put on some music with Spanish lyrics, watch a foreign movie without the subtitles or find a cable channel with Spanish news anchors. The more subtleties you can pick up, the easier a time you will have applying them to your own speech.
  • Don't get frustrated: Learning any language, regardless of what part of the world it originates or how intelligent you are, is never an easy task. If you begin to experience trouble, take a step back and look over what you already know. Once you regroup, try an exercise that wasn't working before, and compare how you feel afterward.

Study.com and Spanish

While you are here, new registrants of Study.com can use five free days to utilize all of the courses on the site. Spanish 101 contains video lessons that let you watch and listen to the proper pronunciations, and you can repeat the lessons as many times as you need. When you think you have it down, you can take the quizzes included with each lesson, along with exams for each chapter and a final exam. There is no set pace for the class, and if you find yourself learning quickly, you can finish the course and be on your way to speaking Spanish faster than a normal classroom environment.

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