Let’s picture the next scene in your mind: Mike was born and raised in the US, he has lived there his whole life and ever since Mike was a child he has never been out of the country.
Spanish is a very popular language; several studies show that Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Actually there are approximately 45 million Spanish speaking people in the US, this quantity reveals that there is a big need for people to speak Spanish, and this is because we need to communicate.
If you’ve been following this blog, you probably know that I was born and raised in a Spanish speaking country, and I remember when I was back in middle school and we had English as a subject and some of the tests that we had during the year were about memory; First the teacher gave us a long list of verbs on their base form and in front of the verbs there was the past tense of the verb and in front of the past tense there was the past participle tense, it looked just like this:
There are many ways you can practice Spanish, the language you want to learn; but sometimes we get trapped thinking that the only way to practice Spanish is talking to a native speaker or a teacher.Well, keep reading and you will see how to practice and then improve your Spanish on a daily basis with these simple things we do.
Warning:the following article is intended for intermediate Spanish learners, the activities we recommend could be frustrating for beginners.
A couple of months ago, I was talking to a friend who liked music very much, he always enjoyed going to concerts and listening to his favorite bands, he was always watching YouTube videos of music festivals, he was really passionate about music, the meaning of the songs he liked, the sounds of the instruments and everything a fan of music likes. Interestingly though, he didn’t know how to play a musical instrument. My friend and I lost touch for almost a year and when I saw him again he was playing guitar really good. He was not a pro or something like that, but he could play some of his favorite songs and was practicing new songs too.
Learning to speak Spanish or any other language is not an easy job, or at least it doesn’t seem like an easy job. Some people spend a lot of time and money on schools to learn to speak Spanish, they even spend years studying this language, but when the moment comes to speak to a Spanish native speaker, they just can’t talk fluently.