Whenever you decide to learn Spanish or any other second language, your intention will always be to get fluent and proficient enough. Then, you might ask yourself; How can I get better at speaking Spanish?
Spanish is complex but also an amazing language, if you speak English and Spanish as well, you are able to communicate with more than 80 % of the people on earth.
Here we have some tips you should follow in order to get better at speaking Spanish.
1.Set Realistic Goals to Get Motivation
A good way to start any new activity is setting a goal.
Your goals must be realistic; here you have an example: If you start a gym training you set goals with the guidance of your trainer.
You don´t expect to look like Dwayne Johnson in three weeks, you expect to improve your body condition gradually or step by step.
It works the same when you are learning a new language, you set goals for short, middle and long term.
It gives you motivation because every time you get to manage something new you feel excited and you strive to go beyond enthusiastically.
Here at Perfect Sunset School you´ll get the required support and guidance to set your goals and accomplish them according to your specific needs.
2.Learn Like Babies Learn
The way babies learn to speak their mother tongue is very interesting, and this is a good tip to speak better Spanish they just listen to everything that is surrounding them.
They don´t care about grammar explanations, they just listen and when they finally feel ready they repeat and produce their own ideas using the language they have heard since they were in the womb.
We have a huge advantage over babies, we are not passive subjects, we can control what we do and listen.
We do have access to grammar explanations, that is why we might get speaking a new language before the period of time they need to speak their first one.
So let´s try some listening, at Perfect Sunset School you´ll have the chance of practicing this skill by immersion, practicing it with natives and getting grammar and syntax enlightenments whenever you required them.
3.Memorize Verbs Lists with Conjugations
The verb is the most important word or part of speech.
It´s the action, the objective of speaking, it is what is required to communicate.
To learn better Spanish we need to memorize verbs lists in order to express relevant information.
But, something you should remember is to include the main conjugations in Spanish for that verb; in past, present and future. Then, you could go over other conjugations.
4.Organize Your Time
You should set a schedule or time to engage better with Spanish.
When you have specific moments to study and practice, you become consistent and get closer to your goals.
Off course you must be responsible and conscious about your objectives.
IT doesn´t matter how many hours you take to study, since 20 minutes up to 3 hours. Always try to respect these periods.
At Perfect Sunset School you´ll find flexible schedules according to the goals you have set in short, middle and long term.
5.Find A Learning Partner
When you are a social person, it´s easier for you to find a learning partner.
It´s amazing to speak better and reinforce conversational skills and you discover people who share your fears or who have the same goals.
At Perfect Sunset School we recognize how important is social and cooperative learning, but still keeping small groups. In order to get personalized explanations whenever they are required.
You give each other motivation and support in difficult moments when learning as well.
Sometimes we even find out that we accomplish so many things thanks to our partners or classmates.
6.Have Fun and learn
Learning a new language shouldn´t be boring.
You can use media resources to boost your Spanish Learning.
TV shows in Spanish with subtitles give you a wide experience full of culture and many elements typical from the language.
Nevertheless, something you should also take into account is the origin of the TV show, Latin American countries have very specific characteristics and accents.
Then, you must be conscious about the origin of the show and understand that certain idioms they use are probably not the same idioms used in other Spanish speaking countries.
Mexicans use different idioms and accents that probably Colombians do not use.
But that´s not an issue you can enjoy different TV shows from different countries and learn about their little differences and similarities.
Besides; you get more fluent and improve your pace and tone.
7.Combine your Learning Process with a Trip to the Beach
Hey, why not?
Enjoying the sea, warm sand, sun, and the amazing ocean breeze is the best classroom you might have to better absorb Spanish.
Practicing at the same time other relaxing activities such as yoga, surfing, diving, etc. while you´re watching the beautiful landscape is the best way to chill out and set your mind ready for learning.
Also, music is great to promote your Spanish learning, you can use it to practice tenses and conjugations and also learn how to play it.
You´ll find all of this and more at Perfect Sunset School, an amazing beach called Playa Hermosa in Santa Teresa Puntarenas, Costa Rica full of excited activities and personal growth by learning Spanish as a second language.
8.Forget About Committing Mistakes
Mistakes are part of our life, we learn from them more than from success.
Walt Disney said: “Around here, however, we don´t look backwards from very long. We keep moving forward, opening doors and doing new things”
We don’t have to worry about committing mistakes, we just need to keep going, trying harder and always remember that we will see the results sooner or later for our wellbeing.
Not only when learning Spanish… Also every day in our life
Here at Perfect Sunset School, we want to walk with you and be part of your progress and learning.
That´s why we are giving you these tips and we also want you to join us.
We have the best teachers to guide you during this process.
Come and learn Spanish with us…