How Exactly Do You Become Fluent In Any Language?
I want to become fluent in Spanish in a few years when I finish school and I'd like to does someone know any great ways of becoming fluent?
My grammar in French got a little better since I started Duolingo a few years ago and I can finally have a conversation for a decent time with my family (my grammar was terrible when I was little).
Anyone want to give some some tips?
EDIT: I don't only use Duolingo
I know a few friends who came to England and didn't know any English and after 6 months they were fluent - I asked them what they did and they said that they constantly spoke in English and that each day they tried to learn a few new words. I think the best way to become fluent at a language is to surround yourself with the language you are leaning and hopefully, after some time, you'll be able to speak the language fluently!!
Also watch movies/TV shows/YouTube videos and/or read books/newspapers/magazines, etc., in your target language(s). Duolingo only teaches you the basics of a language; you really have to immerse yourself in various additional ways in order to become fluent, and it doesn't happen overnight.
Just use the language a lot and make sure that you get plenty of exposure to native speaker audio/vernacular.
Speak to friends who are native speakers themselves; you'll be suprised of what you can pick up.
hi GriffinJ13, have a lingot! I'm sorry you can't see your activity stream. (I saw your comment about it to a friend).
According to a TEDx video I watched, you should ONLY speak in your target language :D. Makes for some slow conversations, no doubt. Advice on how to do this: carry a dictionary- Cheers!
There's no one best way to become fluent in a language, it will depend upon your age, your motivation, your perseverance, and perhaps a dozen other factors. Total immersion is time-consuming and often expensive, and there are people for whom it doesn't work well, too.
Find Interesting things to do that require you read, write or speak Spanish, online or in person.
You will hit walls from time to time, get frustrated, get bored, etc. If that happens, try something different. If your desire to learn Spanish is strong enough, you'll find other ways to stay with it.