Moving to Spain?
Want to learn Spanish Fast?
There are many ways to learn Spanish but here i will show you how I learned Spanish and what i think is the fastest way you can learn.
If you live in a new country and you dont speak that language then you will struggle and miss out in so many ways. Each year thousands of Brits move to Spain but 80% dont learn to Speak more than several words of Spanish.
First off we all learn at different speeds and in different ways so what is easy for one person may not be right for you.
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How I learned Spanish.
When i first moved to Spain i started lessons at a language school here 3 nights a week but after just 3 weeks i just found it to slow and hard to take in.
I wanted to learn fast in months not years. learning all the verbs takes years but i just wanted to learn enough to speak to people and practice what i know and improve on that.
Courses, videos and mobile apps, i tried the lot and was still not really able to have a conversation in Spanish.
Then I saw an advert for a walking club near where i lived and at that time i was on my own here and decided to join the club even though it was a Spanish walking club and i was the only English speaker there. I though it would make me learn as i know nobody what did it matter if people didnt speak to me or the whole thing was a mistake or i made a fool of myself.
Each week the club went out in different areas and always stopped off mid way for a drink in some bar or cafe where we would all chat. At first it was strange as i really didnt understand anyone but they all were very friendly and helped me.
After about 3 months i started to know many of the walkers who were all different ages and there were 2 girls about my age who told me about a salsa dancing club that they went to and told me i should come along one night…
Now being a builder here dancing of any type was the last thing i wanted to try out but i did go along one night just for the hell of it.
The club was near where i lived but didnt start until 11pm, being British i arrived at 10.45 and there was 3 people there. the barman was also the owner and the dance teacher who spoke a little English and told me to have a beer as they would be starting soon.
AT 11.30 people started to walk in and then the 2 girls from the walking hclub came in and made me feel very welcome.
The class was fun and after the class the bar was full of people who had come along for the dancing that always followed the classes.
The bar was full of people dancing salsa and bachata and the music was great. I only danced in the class but loved to watch the dancing after as they all seemed to be amazing dancers.
Weeks went by and i continued to go to the walking club and the dancing club and then joined a climbing club and enjoyed all very much and soon made many new friends and this is how my Spanish started to improve.
By going to places where people only spoke Spanish i was forced to speak Spanish and picked up basic phrases at first then more and more new words. The basic conversation phrases started to grow into being able to ask questions to people about there lives and works and this is how i built up my Spanish vocabulary, plus i was practising what i learned every week.
Then i started to date a few girls i had met at the dancing club and this really helped with my Spanish.
OK so you may not be dating but the point here is to get out and join in with Spanish people. So many Brits here in Spain just go to Brit bars and clubs so they will never pick up Spanish like that. If you really want to learn then practice is the key and even if you only know “hello how are you” you need to practice it with Spanish people then you will learn the next part like ” i am good thanks whats your name” and where are you from and so on, This is how it starts and it really works.
My Spanish was better and after 1 year i could have a basic conversation in Spanish and could start a conversation going. After 18 months i met a Spanish girl at the dancing club and we dated for 1 year and then we got married so now my Spanish is pretty good.
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How You Can Learn Fast.
Ok so you might not be able to marry a Spanish girl or want to but what really works is pushing yourself to go where the Spanish go and do what the Spanish do and just start chatting to people no matter how bad your Spanish is, not one Spanish person i have met did not want to help me improve if they saw i was making the effort.
So you may make a fool of yourself, i did many times but you learn fast my making mistakes and trying.
3 Ways You Can Learn Fast.
1 …Go to classes and start from the beginning. This takes years is hard work and can be boring.
2…Join some Spanish clubs, there is loads, there is always something you are interested in here so look for a club that does it. ..this is fun and when its fun you like learning
3…Online courses,Videos and Apps.
These work well too and i did like the a few course I bought to learn some new words.one app I like is Duolingo great for learning some new words and use when you are out and about.
The online courses and audio you can listen to anywhere as you go about your daily routine and it does start to sink in.
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Here is one i recommend and there is a free trial below…
Are you leaning Spanish? how are you learning at the moment and is it working for you?