The 80/20 rule also known as the Pareto Principle states that 80% of your results are produced by only 20% of your efforts.
This means that if 80% of your efforts will not have a big effect on improving your language level then it is clear that you need to identify the 20% that will have the biggest impact on your progress.
Only a small fraction of your efforts will bring in the greatest results.
This is a really important concept because if you apply this rule, it will make you a much more efficient language learner and will help you to make the most progress with the minimum amount of time and effort.
In this blog post we will look at ways to make sure you are concentrating your efforts on the 20% that will have the biggest effect on your language learning. Continue reading
When you learn a new language it is obvious you are going to be making a few mistakes to begin with. The best way to not get disheartened is to embrace your mistakes, laugh at them and make sure you don’t make them again!
In this blog post I will go through some of the most common mistakes that beginners make that can cause a few laughs. Continue reading
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Learning Spanish on your own is hard.
Without a teacher or classmates you can lose motivation.
You have no-one to check you are on the right track.
You are bombarded with so many resources and don’t know which ones are worth using.
You don’t have time to research them or try out different activities.
This is why I created online Spanish courses to help people who are learning on their own because YOU CAN LEARN SPANISH ON YOUR OWN! Continue reading
Why is it important to document and measure progress?
1. You can see your progress clearly.
You will realise how much you actually know. We all have bad days and think we’ll never master the language. If you look back at far you’ve come it can give you a reality check and keep you motivated to keep going. Continue reading
Curious thing life is. From the day we are born we keep learning and discovering new things about life and the world that surrounds us. We go to school and before we know it we are in college and finally, we got hired. In other words, life is a never-ending learning process.
Every experience teaches us something, but more important is what we want to learn. How do we want to broaden our minds? Learning a new language is probably the most useful thing to learn for our minds.
But how do we find time to learn a new language, like Spanish for example, when we have a job, we have to deal with our private life, and we have to relax in order to maintain a balance.
Learning Spanish isn’t as hard as it seems at first, and it’s a pleasant language to learn, therefore, if you want to achieve this goal while you’re working, stick with us as we prepare for you our top 6 tips to learn Spanish with a busy schedule. Continue reading
Most people who learn a language often haven’t studied anything since they were at school! Maybe you have studied Spanish on and off for several years and you are just coming back to it again after a break and you’re telling yourself, right, this is it – this is the year I am finally going to become fluent in Spanish.
In this blog post we will look at how to get started learning Spanish.
The three tips we will look at are:
1) How to make good connections
2) Identifying your learning style
3) Setting up a study plan Continue reading
Language learning is one of the most rewarding activities, but it seems like a lot of students give up too quickly because it’s also a challenging task to master a foreign language. Official stats confirm the decline in foreign language instruction as researchers at the Modern Language Association found that US-based colleges lost 651 foreign language programs from 2013 to 2016.
While it is true that it’s difficult to fully comprehend a non-native tongue, the fact remains that most people don’t even give it a real try because they approach language studies the wrong way. They focus on theoretical aspects of the process and forget the most important part, which is to actually speak the language.
It’s a huge misconception that discourages many students eager to acquire new language skills. For this reason, it is necessary to understand common language learning mistakes and learn how to stop studying and actually begin using the language. Our post will show you 13 ways how to do it. Continue reading
Speaking is the most important skill to master to become fluent and communicate effectively with people. However it is also the most difficult skill to improve compared with reading and writing.
Myths about improving speaking
1) You have to be in a classroom.
2) You have to live in a Spanish-speaking country.
This is just not true. Thanks to technology today you can easily improve speaking a foreign language from the comfort of your own home on your own.
8 speaking activities you can do on your own:
As you already know Instagram is a social media platform known for sharing photos and short video clips.
Why is Instagram good for learning Spanish?
• Visual: As it is a visual app it is a brilliant way to learn a language. Seeing an image related to the Spanish word is a great way to make it stick out in your mind and you will find that you will memorise words more easily this way and also retain them in your long term memory. Continue reading
According to a survey conducted by IPSOS in 2012, 25% of jobs in 26 countries required interaction with people from other countries. For example, being a dissertation writer for international students at uk-dissertation.com or being a translator for an English diplomat coming to Madrid for the first time, requires having sound knowledge of Spanish.
Learning a new language like Spanish is very important. However, finding time to learn a language for the first time, or building on the knowledge, is not always easy. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professor, an English editor at topeduservices.com or a wannabe Spanish speaker, learning the language efficiently, requires finding an interesting way to do it.
An easy and entertaining way of learning Spanish is by watching some Spanish movies. You should apply the following simple tips to make it really effective. Continue reading