How to learn Faster.
HI people of the world. My spanish teacher does not teach me very good things, do any of you people know what I could do to help me learn. Of course anything besides Duolingo.
I'll advise to search Duolingo discussions for yourself with terms such as
Spanish AND tip,
Spanish AND resource,
Learning AND tip,
learn AND fast or alike. You can find tips on using Duolingo and the search engine on my "I'm new, any tips" comment. Also, take a look at here, a recent discussion that attracted useful replies. I'll highlight some of the general tips:
- Reason! You need to have a strong reason, as emotional as possible, and you need to write it down, and acknowledge it. If there's no strong reason behind learning, you might fall off track. (I think I'd leave a language very soon if I didn't have a good reason to learn it. If you don't have such reason yet, don't stop! Go ahead, progress through the language, listen and see how he/she calls to you, research about them and you'll find a good reason. If not, be stubborn, and you'll certainly find one)
- Everyone has their own study methods. Go find your own!
- Listen, listen, listen! Listening is the key to speaking, and speaking is understanding the language.
- "Immersion" is a term, used for an activity meant to help learn a language.(One of the close words to it is "drowning") Immerse yourself in the language however you can. Hear it, see it, speak it, write it, and hear a little more whenever you can. Some immersion methods are TV shows, radio, books, audiobooks, video games, etc. Language courses and educational books are usually not considered immersion, as they're basically teaching you, it's not you trying to immerse yourself. They're not immersion, and not necessarily vital.(Although they give you discipline)
I can't remember anything more at the moment. However, if you go more specific on what exactly you need advise with, I'll be happy to help. Like you need more language courses? More motivation? Study tips? More resources? Focusing on which skill? Listening? Reading?
(edited to put the last paragraph in bold}
Why would you say "besides Duolingo"? Duolingo works really well for the first stage of learning a language. Finish the course and keep all the skills gold for a while, and then come back to the forums for advice on where to go for the next stage of learning Spanish.
I think you're looking for shortcuts where there aren't any. Learning a language does just take quite a lot of time and effort.