Learning to know what is important when learning Spanish (or any language)
We live in a world where we can find Spanish speakers around the globe as it is a language spoken in several countries, not to mention that it’s the second most spoken language on the planet after Chinese and before English. Inside each Spanish speaking country we can find a variety of accents, linguistic and cultural diversity which divergence is even bigger when crossing borders. This invaluable source of linguistic richness brings many headaches to Spanish learners as some people may think that these differences are inscrutable unless you learn a particular spoken Spanish from a specific region
2 Important Considerations to be Successful
At the beginning of learning a new language we all are extremely motivated and excited, however, our first enthusiasm can easily disappear resulting in an abandonment of our goal's pursuit if we don't take into account certain considerations.
To avoid giving up, the first advise I would give to anyone who is serious about learning a new language it would be to start approaching that language, for instance Spanish, by keeping in mind your goals, which will help you to also understand what you need to learn in a practical way.
What is the Common European Framework of Reference?
Nowadays, the majority of updated teaching proposals are based on the CEFR. In addition, the DELE exam is based on the CEFR, but...
How to achieve effective communication
To learn a new language may be a long route but you can have fun during the process too. There are many things you can do to learn Spanish while enjoying yourself.
First of all, to join a Spanish conversation group is a good idea since it helps you to develop your communication skills while having a good time with other people who might be in the same situation as you. Once you are there, relax and free your mind to speak with others without being worried about the mistakes that you may make. The best thing about this kind of activities is not only to have the chance of practising the language that you are learning but also to build self-confidence to overcome the fear and embarrassment that often arise when speaking a new language.
Learn to know why you want to learn
At this time of the year you probably can’t wait to see what the new year brings you, I hope you got the strength you need to pursuit your dreams in the new year that is just around the corner. Perhaps, one of your top five dreams is to learn Spanish, if so, remember that in the previous article we talked about how important it is to establish the reasons why you may want to learn a foreign language since it determines how you need to approach that language. In this article we are going to have a look at one of these major reasons: learning Spanish for specific purposes.
I'm a Spanish and English philologist specialised in Spanish linguistics and in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) as I love sharing my language, my culture and a particular vision of the world with people from around the globe, getting to know more about the world itself through them and languages.