How to remember Spanish vocabulary

Memory is very important to learn Spanish vocabulary. However, Sometimes it’s hard to remember Spanish, is there something you can do to improve your memory?

The TPR Method

In the video, I told you to use your body to remember Spanish. That means that you should do something with your body related to the new words or expressions that you learn.

This technique is called TPR (Total physical response). It was developed by Dr.James Asher and it is very interesting because Dr. Asher focused his research on kids.

He says babies have a silent period before learning to speak, and during this time, they have conversations without pronouncing a single word, for example: When an adult tells a baby to chew or to smile, babies answer with a physical action.

TPR is a very powerful method to learn any language. It is helpful during the beginning stages of the learning process. If you are a beginner in Spanish, I highly recommend you use this technique to remember new words and phrases in Spanish.

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Having fun makes you remember Spanish and helps you learn faster

I am convinced that learning Spanish should be fun, and moving your body is certainly a natural way for humans to have fun.

Remember the happy lemur from Madagascar (the movie)? He sang: “I like to move it, move it”. Is there any other way to feel alive than to move, run and shout? … Why do you feel great when you work out? It is because moving and using our bodies is natural for us.

Humans need to move, body language can tell everything about yourself, that’s right, using your body to learn Spanish is extremely powerful.

Combine your body movements with new vocabulary, and I promise, you will learn faster. It is actually a 100% proven method. Remember that TPR is based on how kids learn languages, have you seen a kid speaking as a foreigner? No, they always sound native… It is because they move, laugh and have fun all the time!

You need to do the same, forget about the boring classroom, sitting in the chair while all your energy drains away.

Have fun when you learn Spanish, it is a language, not math or science, learning Spanish should be way better than something that makes you bored to death, but you are the one who needs to make it fun!

Diego Cuadros is a blogger and a Spanish online teacher. He uses stories to help Spanish lovers understand fast-speaking native speakers, so they don't freeze and panic in conversations.

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