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.
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
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
An essential part of learning a new language is learning how to write it. Not only is this a critical part of communication, but writing things down is one of the best ways to ingrain the information into your mind to help you learn it more effectively.
However, learning to write in another language is much easier said than done; and you’re sure to be looking for all the help you can get. Today, we’re going to explore all the things, tips and pieces of advice you need to know when it comes to learning how to improve your basic writing skills. Continue reading
Improving your Spanish through reading is simply one of the most effective ways to begin understanding this language as a whole.
And it’s not all just about work – once you handle the basic understanding of the language, the reading experience will evoke imagination, relaxation, and inspiration.
Obviously, learning a language is more complex than that. It involves a long journey that is full of opportunities, failures, successes, struggles, challenges, and so on.
Improving your Spanish through reading is just the first step – taking your mastery to the next level is the next.
In today’s post, we’re discussing the 7 ways to improve your Spanish language skills through reading.
More specifically, we’ll discuss the benefits of learning a language through reading and cover a few insightful language learning strategies. Pay attention, take some notes, and start reading! Continue reading
Learning a foreign language is like starting a new adventure in your life. And just like every other adventure, this one is also filled with ups and downs and it takes a long time before you reach the end of the journey.
You need to face so many obstacles down the road, particularly if you choose to study on your own. It’s a brave move that perfectly suits the lifestyle of young people. After all, who says you have to attend traditional classroom-type lessons?
However, you do have to prepare for a challenging and time-consuming process. In this article, I will present you seven blunders to avoid while learning a language by self-study. Continue reading
Without a teacher or classmates you can lose motivation.
You have no-one to check you are on the right track or check you are pronouncing words correctly.
You feel overwhelmed with how many resources there are and don’t know which will work for you and which won’t.
You don’t have the time to research resources or try out different activities that may not work.
This is why I decided to create online Spanish courses to help people who are learning on their own because the truth is YES, YOU CAN LEARN SPANISH ON YOUR OWN! Continue reading
Deciding to learn a language on your own, without going to a group class, college course or having lessons with a private tutor is a brave decision. Obviously there are reasons why you may have no other option – your working hours or busy lifestyle may not allow you to attend a class at a college at the same time each week, you may not be able to find a good private tutor near you or you may not want to pay their fees.
The truth is that learning a language on your own is challenging but it is definitely possible and if you follow a structured approach you can make excellent progress within a short amount of time. The good things about learning on your own are that you can learn at your own pace, you create your own deadlines and you will have a greater sense of achievement once you reach your goals. Continue reading
The traditional way of learning a language is often not that useful when it comes to chatting with native Spanish speakers in real life. Although I learnt Spanish throughout school and university when it came to living in Spain and living with Spanish people, a lot of what I’d learnt went out the window as talking to people every day was a whole new ball game.
In this blog post we will look at how you can become an expert at conversation without years of studying with textbooks. Continue reading
Most people think that learning a language is too difficult and time consuming even to string together a few basic phrases. Some people think it is too difficult to master the pronunciation and to be understood when speaking the language. The reality is that nowadays there are so many different ways to learn foreign languages with technology and apps that anyone can do it!
One of the best ways to perfect your pronunciation is by listening to songs sung by natives in the language. How many times has a song’s lyrics got stuck in your head so that you are singing them without even thinking about it.
One of the best ways to improve your Spanish is to read as much as possible.
• It has been proven to be more effective than watching Spanish TV as you learn more words per minute.
• You can also make good guesses at unfamiliar words from the context. Continue reading