Methods of Learning.
Anybody who's serious about language learning knows how crucial it is that we're constantly immersed in the language. Obviously there are many ways to do this, but the main one is actually living in the country of your target language. Of course this isn't practical for the majority of us, so we have to resort to other methods.
What I'm doing currently, is:
Listening to Spanish music constantly (when I'm in the gym, driving - any passive activities.
Watching Spanish movies and tv shows on Netflix at night. Also watching Spanish Youtubers playing games I'm interested in.
A fantastic YouTube channel is "Easy Spanish" - if you don't know of it, search it.
Change the language settings on all your devices to Spanish.
I'm also reading basic Spanish books via Kindle Unlimited - so many great stories.
But the best resource of all, in my opinion, is Spanish radio. The best website I ever found is: radio.garden/live.
The beauty of that site is you can pick the exact accent you want to listen to, I love it! Enjoy.
Thanks for your input on language resources, this is really helpful! Well done and Good luck on your Spanish learning journey
You've got some good tips, a few I haven't heard before! Have a lingot!
My problem with Spanish music is I only know a very limited amount, this of course is a fixable problem I just need to dedicate some time to finding more I like.
Oh, and Spanish channels on cable/dish. I found a Dancing with the Stars style show before, and there's a show called "Funnymals" which is just clips of animals with voice overs in pretty simple Spanish (it's a bit cheesy, and the voices are a bit silly, but it's a good tool, especially if you love animals).
If you don't know many Spanish artists then I highly recommend using something like Spotify to find music. It's a free streaming service and if you go to the "Discover" page and scroll down, there's a section especially for latin music and you'll find entire playlists of music in Spanish :)
Gracias por el información. Yo soy escuchando a la gardenia de radio.( radio.gardenia/live) Yo tengo estudiando español por 14 días. Mucho mucho gracias por ( a way to immerse myself ) en la idioma.
Gracias, but no. Thank you for the offer. I'm just really getting into practicing everyday.
Thanks so much for these suggestions! I will be doing several of these things to help me grasp the language better!
Wow thank you! I will definitely do this. One thing that's helped me is labeling everything I use a lot daily in Spanish. (refrigerator, lamp, desk, microwave, tv, couch etc.) So every time I see them I remember the word. So when i'm speaking Spanish and can't remember the Spanish word for fridge, I think oh wait it's Navera! It's helped ALOT, :) Good luck on your language learning journey!
I'm trying translate sentences I'm thinking into Spanish. Obviously, words etc. you use on a regular basis get stuck in your head much more than those you don't. I'm moving to Barcelona soon and can't wait to finally practice the language.
I make review the flashcards on tinycards and try to use the language as much as I can (you can practice by just talking to yourself, just pick a theme to talk about)
Thats what i do and it really helps, also i travel to spain alot even if its just for a few days to listen as they speak alot faster in person.
Thanks for your helpful sharing. I've been trying to do similar things to improve my English, and I want to add something. I make friends from all around the world to practice with. You can find native Spanish people, or Spanish learners to help each other. I know there are lots of English learners who speak Spanish in Hellotalk.Hellotalk app is my second favorite app to learn English.
I have done that on with Netflix. However, I did not know about youtube and radio.garden/live. I will check it out and I agree about living in the country of the language you want to learn is the best. In the winter time in Ibiza you have no choice but to speak spanish. LOL