ST Award Winner in 2022 for the 3rd time, book with Expanish today! >>

Learning Spanish for Beginners

So, you’re interested in learning Spanish, right? Well, you’ve come to the right place! At Expanish we welcome beginners every single week, so finding the right teaching method for new Spanish learners is what we do best. In this article, we’ll briefly explore the communicative language teaching approach, and explain why it is best for any level of language learner. We’ll also share a few fun and inspiring tips to help you learn Spanish as a beginner.

Marc Rogers
Marc Rogers
Share
Learning Spanish for Beginners

Best Teaching Method for Spanish Beginners

Even if you have ZERO experience or knowledge of Spanish and are trying to learn Spanish as a beginner you can learn how to communicate some basics with little to no effort! At Expanish, we practice the communicative language teaching method. But, what exactly does that mean for you?

The communicative language method is taught, first and foremost, by strict communication in the desired language. This means that from day one (yes, when you don’t even know a word) you’ll be speaking with teachers and other students in Spanish. At the end of the first class, you’ll begin to pick up and use context clues to understand certain word meanings.

Our local teachers lead group discussions and inside the classroom students are only allowed to speak Spanish. We believe that everyone who comes to Expanish has the right to learn, regardless of previous knowledge. That’s why we engage with all of our students in the classroom and allow each one to respond, resulting in the practice of speaking and listening in Spanish. This allows for effective learning through direct communication.

Fun tips for Learning Spanish as a Beginner

We know, we know – studying isn’t always fun, but here are a few interesting ideas to get you inspired to learn:

  • Flash Cards – This old fashion method never seems to go out of style. Put your memorization skills to the test until the vocabulary becomes second nature!

  • Commonalities – Make a list of common words in Spanish and your native language. Take a look at any trends you notice and see if you can apply them to any other vocabulary.

  • Music – Look up Spanish covers of songs and listen to the songs. You’ll have an easier time identifying vocabulary and learning grammar if you are already familiar with the original!

  • Food – Try cooking a meal with a recipe in Spanish. You’ll solidify your learning in vocabulary as well as learn new, exciting words!

  • Read a Book – In Spanish of course! We recommend starting with a simple children’s book, perhaps one that you’ve already read in your native language, so as not to get too overwhelmed.

  • Go to the Streets – The best way to practice your Spanish is to converse with a native speaker. Not only will you get to put your knowledge to the test, but you’ll gain a little confidence along the way!

Expanish has the best intensive programs for students from beginners to advanced and everything in between. Our schools in Argentina or Spain offer a fun, information-packed learning experience that guarantees that you’ll be confident after just the first day of class!

Hear from one of our Buenos Aires teachers below about what you can expect to learn on your first day!

https://youtu.be/gsdj5HAtZ8k

Contact us today to learn more and begin learning Spanish.

Share
Recommended Posts
Learn Spanish: Group Classes vs. Private Classes
Marc Rogers
Learn Spanish: Group Classes vs. Private Classes

Did you know….Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. With over 460 million native Spanish speakers across the globe, it’s no secret that learning Spanish can increase your job prospects and make communication while traveling a whole lot simpler. The most recommended way to learn a foreign language is to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country and fully immerse yourself in the culture and language. Taking Spanish classes in Argentina in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires is a great way to throw yourself into the language learning experience and connect with some 3 million of those native Spanish speakers.

Age 30+ and Wanting to Learn Spanish Abroad? Go for it!
Marc Rogers
Age 30+ and Wanting to Learn Spanish Abroad? Go for it!

If you’re an adult over 30 who has ever thought about learning Spanish abroad, you might be wondering if there are options at language schools for your learning goals. For adult Spanish learners, the thought of taking a break from work, and leaving your family and home behind to study another language might seem extreme. Here at Expanish, we see many adult Spanish learners every week and have yet to meet one who has regretted their decision to go abroad.

5 Reasons Taking a Spanish Language Exam is a Great Investment
Marc Rogers
5 Reasons Taking a Spanish Language Exam is a Great Investment

While you’re on the journey towards mastering your Spanish, there comes a point where it’s not enough to just be able to communicate. If you’re looking to use Spanish for more professional or academic settings, it’s important that you have your Spanish level officiated. You’ll want to have a certificate that tells the world, and future employers, that your Spanish is great and no one needs to question your ability. Much like a university degree, there are Spanish language exams like the DELE and SIELE that give you an official diploma that certifies your Spanish language level.