Are you in search of the magic formula for learning Spanish? 👀
Although there is no quick way to become an expert in the language, you can integrate some practices and habits to help you improve progressively.
From listening to music in Spanish 🎵 to watching tv shows in the language 🎬, the possibilities are endless.
Do you want to know them all? 🙌
At Spanish Express, we’ve made it easy for you and done the research on your behalf. That’s why today we bring you 10 tips for learning Spanish.
You’ll be able to read 5 of these tips here, but… the rest can be found in a bonus e-book that will be available at the end of this article. ?Dice al final pero también está en la proxima parafo?
Ready to apply these tips? Check them all out here! 🕺
Learn Spanish with these tips
Impatient to improve your Spanish?
Apply each of the 10 tips for learning Spanish we’re giving you today and sharpen your skills in every aspect of the language. 💃
1. Immerse yourself in gastronomy to get to know the language
Can you learn Spanish through food? Yes, it is both delicious and educational 🥘
Spanish is much more than grammar rules and correct pronunciation. Gastronomy is a primordial aspect when learning about this language.
Through common Hispanic dishes, you will become much more familiar with their culture, understanding in depth key elements of tradition and history.
And, of course, you will acquire a lot of new vocabulary used in everyday life.
If you want to take the first step in getting to know Hispanic gastronomy, take a look at our article on Spanish food: where do the most famous Hispanic dishes come from?
You will be hungry… for knowledge about the gastronomy of each Spanish-speaking country.
¡Buen provecho! 🍴
2. Update your playlist, all in Spanish!
Music is a universal language. No matter what language you listen to it in, it always manages to touch the deepest part of us.
Thanks to its important role in our lives, it has become an essential resource for learning Spanish or any other language.
Have you ever heard a song you connected with so much that you looked up its translation? 🤔
That’s exactly what we’re talking about. By looking up the translation of song lyrics, you will become familiar with the words and, by singing them 🎤, you will exercise your pronunciation, becoming more comfortable with speaking in Spanish little by little 🕺.
Do you want to start with some simple songs? Click here and find 6 songs selected by us that will give you a helping hand. 🤝
And, if you’re a fan of podcasts, it’s your lucky day, because of all the 10 tips for learning Spanish, this resource is the most fun one.
Podcasts usually have a day-to-day vocabulary, which will allow you to be in direct contact with the Spanish of native speakers.
Some of these usually focus on learning Spanish, so their presenters usually integrate different Spanish accents 🔊; they also modulate the speed of speech 🔉 and correctly pronounce words🔈.
Try listening to some of them. To aid you, we have also created a curated list of the best podcasts for learning Spanish.
3. Get a tutor to clarify your doubts
Learning on your own will help you a lot, but the truth is, you’re going to need a tutor to clear up specific doubts and better explain certain pronunciations.
Make sure that the teacher or tutor you are looking for is a native Spanish speaker or near-native with a C2 level, as our teachers are 😉.
Native speakers are properly prepared to teach tips and tricks that can help you improve both the spelling and pronunciation of words that are difficult for you.
In addition, our highly qualified teachers will give you an insight into the culture that only a Hispanic, or a non-Hispanic that has lived in a Spanish speaking country for a long period of time, can give you. Not to mention organized study plans and guides for your learning map 🌏.
If you want the best result, you must have the best professionals. 🙌
4. Experience Spanish through literature and cinema
Literature and cinema take us to unique worlds capable of disconnecting us from reality. But, besides having this beautiful quality, they also have an important academic weight, thus taking one of the first places in our 10 tips for learning Spanish.
Both books 📚 and movies 🎬 are tools that you cannot discard from your learning process.
The language used in many of these artworks gives you a unique approach to Spanish and Hispanic culture.
Many of the most relevant Spanish literary works are inspired by the historical events of the country, which will give you a unique glimpse into its customs and development as a society.
In addition, Spanish films are world-renowned and have won awards from prestigious institutions.
Not only will you be soaking up new vocabulary 🔊, but you will also receive historical, gastronomic and cultural information, and the best part is that you can accomplish it by doing something fun.
If you want to put this tip to the test, take a look at our Spanish film & literature workshops; we have more than 20 film and literary works available for you.
5. Visit us in Spain!
What better way to learn Spanish than being in contact with the language every day? 💃
Living a total immersion experience in Spain will be your best option to improve significantly in the language.
You are lucky!, at Spanish Express we have the Spanish Homestay Immersion Programme (SHIP) available! 🚢
This programme allows you to experience Spanish culture while learning Spanish. The best part is that you will live in your teacher’s home! 🏡
Our SHIP seeks to combine learning with fun, so you can get by in the language almost like a native.
We have 6 cities available including Barcelona, Valencia and Mallorca. In addition, our programmes are open to adults, teenagers and families.
Learn Spanish while enjoying the best of Spanish culture with us. 🙌
Discover all the locations our SHIP can take you to here.
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