“Yo quiero aprender español”. Did you understand that? If not, then I am guessing you have either ended up here by mistake, or you need to start learning Spanish from scratch. If it is the former and you weren’t looking for a way to learn this amazing language, you might want to change your mind.
Learning new languages is a great journey and a useful knowledge not only when you’re travelling to other countries, but also to be able to join conversations with other people who do not speak your language. Let’s say you are planning a trip to Spain. Do you think you’ll do perfectly fine there if the only thing you can say in Spanish is something like “Hola!” or “Ay, caramba!”?
While you could definitely enjoy your stay this way and while I don’t doubt that you would be able to get food, shelter and everything you need by mimicking or doing something similar, wouldn’t it be better to know more than a couple of useful phrases? As a tourist, you might want to consider the phrases that will come in handy on your trip such as the ones on this page. It won’t take too long to learn these but you will find them rather useful.
It’s A Bit More Difficult Than That
Learning a couple of phrases might be easy when travelling to Spanish speaking places, but actually learning the language takes much more time and effort. I want to believe that there are other language enthusiasts out there who want to study Spanish because they would love to speak it. If that’s your case, then it seems that I have found a fellow language nerd. Welcome to the club, my friend.
If you have already tried to find a way to gain some knowledge and started understanding and speaking Spanish, you might have noticed that it is rather difficult to find the right way to learn. Sure you could take some courses in your area, but they often cost a lot and there’s no guarantee that they will actually work. Another problem with these lies in the fact that you might have to rearrange your schedule in order to make it to class and even if you do that, you won’t always be able to attend.
It Can Get Easier
I have some news for you. We are living in 2020 and it’s the age of technology. Why don’t you use that to your advantage? The Internet is full of possibilities. You just need to know how to find those possibilities and use them instead of missing out on them. When you realize how amazing the World Wide Web is when used correctly, you will see that there’s almost nothing you cannot learn online.
Being hit by this realization makes you understand how much easier learning Spanish can be. I’m not saying that you won’t have to put in a huge amount of effort. I’m simply saying that it will be easier since you’ll get to study on your own terms, at your own pace and at the comfort of your own home. If you take a quick look at a site like Language Throne, you’ll see that learning a new language has actually never been easier than today. Use that to your advantage.
People have access to all kind of resources online and the trick is to use the right ones in order to achieve your goal. When it comes to learning Spanish online, the moment you start browsing, you will see that there are a lot of resources. Let me give you a few tips about some of the best ways to study Spanish online.
Find A Learning Website
One of the absolutely best ways to learn Spanish online is by finding a reliable website that is full of resources you need. You need to understand that you will definitely need to pay for some stuff if you are serious about acquiring this skill. Things like these usually don’t come for free if they are good.
You might argue that you could just turn to watching YouTube videos and not pay anything but let me ask you a question. How has that been working out so far? I suggest you find a good website where you can actually learn the language and make a good use of your time and effort.
Choose A Good Tutor
I am guessing that you didn’t have much luck with YouTube videos and let me tell you the reason why. People usually need someone to give them a little push and keep them on the right track. It’s difficult to know on your own where to begin and how to organize your studying sessions, especially because you need to know how to conjugate verbs, when and how to use other parts of speech, and whom to address the words to. If you try to do it on your own, you will probably just end up skipping from one unrelated lesson to another until you eventually give up under one excuse or another.
Here’s a bit more about excuses and why they don’t work: http://www.multilingualliving.com/2011/12/08/why-top-10-excuses-not-learn-language/
The solution to the above-mentioned problem is to find a good tutor. You can do this by finding and directly contacting people who speak and teach Spanish, or you can do it by registering on the language learning websites. The latter is a better option since it connects you with skilled and qualified tutors, so you don’t have to worry about whether you are wasting your money paying for the services of unskilled individuals.
Watch Spanish Shows
Here’s an interesting way of learning Spanish online. Start watching Spanish shows and do that without subtitles. Even if you don’t understand a lot in the beginning, this can prove to be quite useful. You should remember, however, that you need to do this in combination with learning with a tutor. Otherwise, it won’t be as effective. When you do learn the language, I suggest you go to Spain, lie on a beach and occasionally turn to the waiter and say: “Chico, una cerveza, por favor!”