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FOUR FUN WAYS TO LEARN THE SPANISH LANGUAGE

Learning a new language can be challenging but end results are always fascinating and incredibly rewarding.  If you are someone who is looking forward to taking his Spanish language proficiency to the next level then this blog is rightly curated for you. Spanish is a language with advantages stamped all over it. It’s the mother tongue of more than 405 million people across 30 countries and is even more widely spoken as a second or another foreign language, which means you’ll never be without conversation buddies. Here are four of the best ways to learn Spanish.

1. WATCH FILMS AND TELEVISION SHOWS

Watching foreign movies or television series is one ofthe tried and tested ways of learning a new language. There is no dearth of Spanish movies or television soap operas as film and television industry of Spanish speaking nations is prolific, with Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Chile leading the way. Keep a notebook handy while watching a movie or a television program of Spanish origin to note down all the new words and try to use these words in your conversation.

2. LISTEN TO MUSIC

Listening to local music while learning a new language is a relaxing way to invite a language into your brain. These days we have easy access to a huge collection of Spanish songs on YouTube or any other website with subtitles. Choose a genre of your choice and listen to these songs while doing your housework, driving or during your leisure time. There are even better occasions to listen to Spanish music like at the gym or during commuting! Repeat the lyrics while listing and highlighting new words and expressions as you go. By doing this you will enhance your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation.

3. JOIN THE SPANISH COMMUNITY IN YOUR CITY

Migration is one of the important aspects of human civilization. You can learn a lot while associating yourself with the beautiful communities of immigrants and exchange students. Find these communities in your city and associate with them. Learn about their culture, food and festivals. Look for online ex-pat communities and join them. Here you can find English-Spanish language, exchange partners. The online world is full of resources, engage with people on social media. Ask your contacts on social media network for language exchange partners. You never know who has a Spanish-speaking friend to introduce you to!

4. HOST A SPANISH-SPEAKING STUDENT

The world is full of opportunities. All you need to do is have the courage and confidence to explore them. To broaden the horizons of knowledge, our student community these days actively takes part in educational exchange programs. You are lucky if you get an opportunity to host a Spanish native speaker. By doing this you’re in a unique position to help them and yourself. How? Think about it: just like you, when these ex-pats arrive in your country, they’re new and confused. By offering up your time and shelter you’ll be able to help orient new ex-pats, introduce them to your city and practise your Spanish while you’re at it.

By Fayaz Najar