Get started with your Spanish for work

Let’s say you are one of those people that work with tourists, at a hotel, or you just love to serve other people, and at work, there’s a lot of Latinos that you need to contact or serve. Well, there are ways you can learn Spanish for work. And we are going to talk about that in this post.

You have to

The fact that you’re reading this post, doesn’t mean that you will loveto learn Spanish. You may be here reading just because you want to get a better pay, or just because you have to do it. However, let me tell you something if you change your mindset that will help you learn Spanish faster.

Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world, and South America is worth visiting, of course, if you plan to travel, you will enjoy it more if you know Spanish. A good thing to do in order to change the way you see learning Spanish is looking at the goals you have, and the advantages that learning this languagehas. I don’t know what goal you may have, maybe getting a better pay, or impressing that beautiful Latin girl you like, etc. When you think about your goals the learning process becomes easier, and at a certain point, you will start liking it.

You would love to

Yeah, you have been in these types of jobs for a while, now you know afew words like: “Hola, ¿como le va?”, etc. You would love to learn more Spanish in order to get to next level, not just in the language, but also at work. I want to congratulate you for this because that’s the first step. Having goals is the best way to work hard and get to the next level of anything, especially learning languages.We are going to mention some simple things you can do to learn Spanish for work.

How to do it?

As it is Spanish for work, you may require filling specific needs, and that is one of the things that will help you because when you have a specific thing to work at, it is easier to set a schedule, work at it and see the advancement in that specific field you are working.

The first step for you to learn is to set a goal. For example, you can set the goal to learn a basic conversation that you can usually have with someone at work. It can be at a period of time of a month or even in a week. Learning certain sentences per week or learning certain vocabulary per week, can be achievable and is actually an easy thing to do.

Second, you need to look for the time to learn these things. You can create a schedule per week that will help you fill the needs that you have. So, if you feel that you are not good enough at listening, try listening to some stories, watch videos or listen to music. Stick to the schedule and try to learn or practice the things in the schedule every single day for at least 15 minutes.

Third and the most important, to remember and see advances in your Spanish, you need to practice. You can start practicing from day one, think about a funny way to start a conversation or something people will see well if you do it, something that won’t bother them. If you are learning ways to greet and farewells, just say the things you are learning and then say things like “I wanted to practice that to see if I’m doing right, thank you for listening”. People will be willing to give counsel or just to listen.

Think about the following questions: ¿What can I add before or after I say my words in Spanishso people would listen to me with ease? ¿Is this person in a hurry? ¿Will I get in trouble if I say this? ¿What will be of benefit to the Spanish costumers or friends at work that I’m going to talk to? ¿How can I make them be interested in what I’m going to say? ¿I’m I going to impress them? These are just a few questions worth considering before starting to practice with clients at work or friends at work.

Let’s say you work at costumer’s service and you want to practice or learn these phrases:

  1. “¿En qué le puedo ayudar?”
  2. “Qué tal le parecen nuestros servicios”
  3. “¿Cómo se siente en la compañia?”

So, there are three phrases simple to learn, but very, very important. How can you learn these phrases?

  1. The Goal

The goal is to learn these phrases in a month, and we say a month because we need to set realistic goals, some can do it in a week, but let’s say we can’t. So, we will learn a phrase per week and then practice them all in the last week of the month.

  1. The time

We can set two or three times in a day to practice. For example, morning and evening, or morning and noon and evening, from five to fifteen minutes it can be researching, listening, recording and practicing. You can make sure that you remember the right pronunciation, and then it can just be listening and practicing. Remember to listen a lot.

  1. Practicing

Look for every opportunity to practice with as many people as you can because that will help you remember the words faster, and you will get to a point when you will besaying the words naturally.

If you work with Spanish speakers or if you are just planning to work with them. This is exactly what you need to be doing, it doesn’t require you to leave the comforts of your house, get a university degree or spent a lot of hours that you don’t have, it’s actually easy and at your hands. For more Spanish tips go to

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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