Tips for learning Spanish

  1. Watch the news in Spanish. This is a good exercise because you will always have a context. Watch the film as you listen to the story.
  2. Watch Spanish-language films. You can read the subtitles and listen at the same time.
  3. Eavesdrop. When you hear people speaking in Spanish try to understand what they are saying to each other.
  4. Be fearless. When you are in a setting in which you can use your Spanish just do it. Most Spanish-speakers are glad to help and happy you are trying.
  5. Look for things written in Spanish in your home (e.g. instructions for appliances)  and see how  much you understand. This is a good way to learn new vocabulary.


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