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Beyond the Spanish course, What resources do you suggest for beginners?

Kieran Ball Read full interview Jennifer Corralizza Read full interview Octavio Olenik Giaccaglia Read full interview

Kieran Ball

As well as the courses, I have written and created lots of blog posts and YouTube videos that come at Spanish from many different angles. If there are some days where you simply cannot be bothered to do a lesson, then just click on one of my YouTube videos or read one of my articles, and you’ll still be improving your language skills, just in a different way.

Jennifer Corralizza

In addition to the course content, I highly recommend utilizing specific resources and tools that can significantly enhance the Spanish learning journey for beginners. One of the most crucial elements for language acquisition at this stage is comprehensible input. This means that the language should be presented in a meaningful context and should be just slightly challenging yet understandable. To facilitate this, I suggest immersing oneself in the language as much as possible.

One effective approach is to watch movies in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. This aids in comprehension and exposure to authentic language usage. Additionally, reading books in Spanish, and even reading aloud, can greatly contribute to language acquisition. As noted by Stephen Krashen, engaging with written content in the target language can result in up to 10 times more language acquisition compared to solely listening.

Furthermore, embracing opportunities for real-life exposure is essential. Activities like dancing at a Latin Night Club or dining at a Spanish restaurant can be both enjoyable and enriching language experiences. Infusing fun and meaning into the learning process can foster a deeper connection to the language and culture.

Ultimately, the key is to make language learning a part of everyday life. By incorporating these diverse resources and approaches, beginners can create a dynamic and immersive environment that accelerates their progress and fluency in Spanish.

Octavio Olenik Giaccaglia

I always suggest the next method: picking three things one enjoys, anything really. Whether it’s movies, outdoor activities, sports, politics or musical instruments, it doesn’t matter. Then, they can look for content related to those topics on the internet and start consuming it. If needed, I can also provide useful online resources, it’s not a problem for me. This helps the students to be engaged with the learning process, as now they have a clear and fun way to apply what they learn.