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Learn in an Accredited Spanish Program
Attending a Spanish language school abroad and committing yourself completely to the language is the perfect way to get your Spanish learning journey started. At school, you’ll learn everything necessary to become a master in the Spanish language. As a language learner, it’s imperative that you commit to complete immersion, attend and participate in class, and religiously complete your homework. Studying Spanish in a traditional classroom setting will give you the structure needed to learn necessary grammar and vocabulary.
Embrace the Immersion
Another way to approach learning and improving Spanish is to completely immerse yourself in the Argentine or Spanish cultures. Making friends with locals is a great way to meet people and rapidly improve your Spanish speaking skills. Most locals are super friendly and approachable, so making international friends won’t be too difficult.
If you’re looking for something a bit more structured when meeting people, there are many language exchanges in both cities that give you the opportunity to meet native Spanish speakers and swap languages. But if language exchanges aren’t exactly your thing, there are numerous ways you can meet locals and practice the language. If you’re traveling, Couchsurfing is a great way to meet people and save money! A lot of people who use Couchsurfing are looking to swap travel stories and meet people from around the world.
A great way to quickly improve your Spanish skills and meet locals is to get involved with extracurricular or exercise classes. Participating in an engaging activity like boot camp or yoga will help you to learn new vocabulary, practice your listening skills (as you’re sure to have to listen quickly to the instructor) and get active in the local community. If group exercise doesn’t really do it for you, try other local groups such as art, dance, or cooking classes. It’s a great way to fill your time between classes and meet locals!
Hit the Books
Want to excel your Spanish language learning without leaving the comfort of your house? Read a book. Learning Spanish is as simple as that, all you have to do is buy a book in Spanish and get to work. We suggest that beginners start with children’s books, as they typically have easier vocabulary and common themes, so you’ll be able to understand the majority without knowing every single word. Reading a book also allows you to read and reread grammar or vocabulary that you have or haven’t learned, highlight and look up new words, and, above all, enjoy a book.
Listen to Music
One of the easiest ways of approaching Spanish language learning is by listening to music. You find playlists in Spotify or Youtube and listen all day long to practice. If you really want to quickly advance your Spanish learning, look at the lyrics while you listen to the songs. Not only will you learn new vocabulary, but you’ll be able to amaze everyone at the next karaoke night.
When learning a new language, it’s important to immerse yourself in the culture and engage with native speakers at every opportunity. Above all, remember that you must PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. Learning Spanish can be challenging and scary at first, but your language skills will greatly benefit from every effort you make to improve it. The key to any language learning is commitment and determination. Once you accept these two characteristics, you’ll get very far in your Spanish language learning experience.