Spanish may be the most common second language on the planet. For English speakers it is particularly attractive because its pronunciation is simple to understand and its words often resemble their English equivalents closely. As a relatively simple language, here are some ideas to help with homework that gets just a bit harder than you expect.
There are a host of ways to meet people who want to practice a new language. Find a website that does language exchanges and look for Spanish speakers who want to practice English. English is the language of commerce so this isn’t very hard. It may be slightly harder if you are from a country with an accent that is considered ’unpopular’ but even so there are ways around that.
If you feel compelled to learn Castilian Spanish, you’re better off visiting Spain. If you’re a bit more open minded, you have options throughout most of South America, Latin America, parts of the Caribbean and even one country in Africa. Depending on the experience you’re looking for you can plan a vacation and learn more about the language and customs of the place where you’re staying. This will help you with your homework when you return as the majority of the words yo learn will be linked to experiences and that’s far more powerful than traditional studying.
Just about anything that is available in English has a Spanish counterpart. If you regularly watch international news, try watching it in Spanish for a change. Listen out for the latest upcoming music acts in Spanish. Find tele-novelas that interest you if you usually watch soap operas. By delivering you the words you need to know in the form of entertainment they will be easier to absorb and you will learn faster.
If you’re already familiar with the plot, your brain will supply you with the meanings of unfamiliar words and you will understand more than you previously did. This si a method that has been endorsed by several prolific polyglots.
Spanish opens up a whole new world to people. You will gain so much from speaking it that problems with your homework should not be allowed to get in your way. Use these tips and you will only get better in time.