I finished my Spanish tree , but still need more in speaking skills , what should i do now ?
I finished my Spanish tree and all the circles are golden now , but still need more in speaking skills , what should i do now ?
still find difficulty speaking ! any suggestions please !
Hi Beebo81! First of all, I suggest that you still go back to your tree or go translating even though you've continued your tree, just to refresh your skills every once in a while! But that's not your question, is it? :)
Find native speakers or fellow learners to practice speaking with! I'm sure there are many people who would love a chance to practice their own Spanish skills. You can talk on Skype, or any online chatting software, but I suggest really meeting up, for a good conversation!
Watch TV shows, movies, news reports, YouTube videos, or anything else that is in fluent Spanish. I know, you asked for tips in speaking Spanish, but listening is very helpful! This way, you can understand how it's spoken and how to roll your tongue, or do any of those special Spanish sounds. Practice along with them too!
Make sure you understand Spanish tricks, such as rolling your tongue for double r's, reading ll as _ya__, making the v sound a b sound, and so on!
Hope these tips help! :)
thank you a lot ... actually these tips will help ... i am really appreciate it
The obvious but expensive one, is to visit spain or south america! Not sure how much flights are from Italy, but wholly worth a trip! I went for a long weekend when I hadn't learnt much spanish, but it helped me so much, I'm going to barca in October for another long weekend, by which time I plan to finish the tree myself. If you could manage a week, I believe you'd learn as much in that time as doing several months of learning at home!
I loved doing the Pimsleur audio lessons (over and over again). They are expensive to buy but I was able to check them out from my city library. I think they made a huge difference in my ability to speak Spanish at least through intermediate level. There are 4 levels, each with thirty 30-minute lessons. (The fourth level doesn't really add a lot but the first 3 are great.) The first lessons will seem very easy since you've been through Duolingo but they'll get more challenging.
The problem with going for a trip is that it passes so quickly- and you just find yourself with the same old problem again. The best thing that I can suggest is to just look around your neighborhood and find someone that speaks Spanish to speak with. You can also try to find some Spanish immigrants or even on the web- people trying to learn English from Spanish. They will profit from it, and you will profit from it. You might meet some great friends that way. Sometimes you learn the most by teaching:)