Learn how to speak Spanish fast?
If you start studying Spanish language at beginner level, how long will it take for you to become fluent? Well, it’s hard to give an exact timeframe, but you can work out an approximate answer for yourself by using the checklist below. The factors you’ll need to consider are:
1. How difficult is Spanish compared to other languages?
2. How often do you study?
3. How well do you study?
4. How motivated are you?
5. How much immersion learning are you engaging in?
Let’s consider each of these points quickly:
How difficult is Spanish compared to other languages?
Languages are placed in difficulty categories, which vary from country to country, depending on your native language and how similar it is to the new language. Generally speaking, for those who speak English as their mother tongue, languages with a completely different alphabet and sounds to theirs usually represent the biggest challenge – like Chinese, Japanese or Arabic.
Languages like Russian, with its Cyrillic alphabet, and German with its highly complex grammatical system, land somewhere in the middle of the difficulty scale.
The good news? Spanish is classed as one of the easiest languages in the world to learn, alongside French and Italian.
How often do you study?
Consistency and how close together your study periods are, is key here. It is one thing attending 10 Spanish lessons over 10 weeks and not practicing between those lessons, and another taking the same 10 Spanish lessons over one week, with revision in the evenings. If your study periods are closer together, the intensity of your learning changes dramatically, and so does the speed and effectiveness. If you want to become fluent quickly, you must practice the language every day, consistently.
How well do you study?
It’s a good idea to organise your studies, or follow a structured course, to get the most out of your Spanish learning. Becoming fluent in Spanish means that you need to address all four aspects of the language – speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Additionally, you should get in plenty of conversation practice, read in Spanish, do writing exercises, surround yourself with some Spanish language every day and have at least an understanding of grammar. Also, being disciplined and working on areas that you are not very good at will also help.
Unless you’re highly organised, most people prefer to take this type of a structured course to raise the quality of their learning time. Take your time and choose carefully – there are many different approaches to language learning and many online courses give you an opportunity to try before you buy.
How motivated are you to learn a new language?
Many people believe there are those who are “talented” at languages, or that children learn languages quickly, but older students simply cannot pick up a new language past a certain age. Scientific studies have proven again and again, however, that the real influencer is motivation. If you really want to learn a new language, there’s nothing to stop you. Remember, fluency does not necessarily equate to being completely bilingual. Instead, it simply means that you can have a conversation, speak in sentences, and understand what’s said to you in reply. Once you get to this stage, which could be around B2 of the European Framework, language learning tends to become much easier anyway.higher education secondary education guild education the education of fredrick fitzell education synonym special education education of donald trump minecraft education edition download education of joe biden new york city department of education apple education discount the chronicle of higher education post secondary education education definition american college of education jobs in higher education va education benefits education connection education center physical education sycamore education barack obama education education first states ranked by education frontline education login postsecondary education adult education education lottery chronicle of higher education jobs a deadly education pearson education minecraft: education edition mississippi department of education continued education education first credit union c2 education systemic racism in education houston county board of education sc department of education trumps education education in resume world education services what is post secondary education title ix of the education amendments of 1972 dept of education california department of education mayim bialik education mike pence education va education benefits number drive for education drivers education near me special education teacher education system osha education center national education association perverted education my navy education we don't need no education box tops for education post-secondary education military child education coalition virginia department of education uplift education bad education movie masters in education early childhood education degree equity in education summit education examples of critical race theory in education ted bundy education if research in a private school is directly funded by the department of education, then: mcgraw hill education department of education nyc aoc education kayleigh mcenany education spear education ben shapiro education education jobs education ranking us