Learning a new language as an adult could prove very hard and time-consuming. It requires many hours of dedication to reach your goal. There is no saying to how many months you will require to learn Spanish hence do not be fooled by anyone who says it took them only a few months to learn a completely different language. About half a billion people out of the world’s population speak this beautiful language called Spanish. It is very easy for an English speaker to learn Spanish since the two languages share some history. However, do not be worried since this article will give you a few tips on how to learn Spanish by yourself.
You learned how to speak English by learning all the alphabets which is what you should do when it comes to Spanish. The only variation in Spanish and English alphabets is the pronunciation. Only a few sounds fail to occur in the Spanish language which will pose a huge challenge to you. From the alphabets, the next step is reading words which result in reading sentences. Every language has several pronunciation rules, and it is important to keep the Spanish rules in mind as you practice which will give you an easy time. Once you understand the alphabets learn the numbers too. This will be easy to learn since you already understand numbers in English which are not so different in Spanish.
When learning a foreign language, it is essential for you to keep memorizing the few words you learn every day. By this, it gets really easy for you to speak some Spanish as a beginner. Set a target of the number of words you should learn every day and memorize them till you are comfortable enough to use them in a sentence correctly. You can make your learning easier by choosing words that have similar pronunciation with English. During your free time, go through your notebook and revise words you may have forgotten their meaning or pronunciation.
Setting your television to speak Spanish is a good way to learn the language. You are able to learn different expressions from the characters on the television which are commonly used by natives. Spanish speaking people tend to use many idioms and proverbs as they pick and you will learn a few of those from such shows or music. Since you have a smartphone, you can use the Spanish language to operate it instead. This will be quite a rough experience on the very first days since you will come across unfamiliar words which you will have to compare them to English to know what they mean.