Time for Spanish!

I’m approximately 6% fluent in Spanish. Yeah, not nearly good enough. Last year I set a goal of learning basic conversational Spanish and I managed it. I love learning new stuff, but for some reason I find it difficult to learn languages.

In September my two beautiful little girls started Spanish school. Not even the teachers speak English, so I didn’t have a choice anymore but to use the little I know. And it has of course helped me learn more as well.

Over the past few months I’ve been trying to use the Duolingo app, only to find myself starting over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, this app is great! I just get bored. And quite frankly I have been way too busy to focus.

Since New Years my daughters homework has advanced. A bit too much for me! She has to read stories and answer questions about the text. I think it’s great, but I can’t keep up with my poor Spanish.

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So it’s time to make a change! My good friend Tabira is gonna join me in the process and we’re going all in. We have hired a tutor to come twice a week, so now we have no choice. We have to learn!

Today is our very first class and I have to say I’m excited. Tabira has a crazy schedule changing every week, and also from day to day. And don’t even let me get started on mine. It’s gonna be quite a puzzle to synchronize the times, but luckily she’s pretty much as stubborn as me.

So, any tips as to how to learn Spanish in a heartbeat?

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4 thoughts on “Time for Spanish!

  1. Surround yourself with the language as much as possible. Find some Spanish singers and listen to them. You might be more inclined to find out what they’re singing about rather than reading a newspaper. Watch Spanish tv – with a dictionary close by to look up words. Write words down. We rarely remember words that we only hear, but more likely to remember them if we write them too and then go back and look at them as much as possible. But nothing beats practice, practice, practice! Oh and don’t worry about perfection. Language is all about communication and as long as you can communicate, it doesn’t have to be perfect! Mucha suerte!

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