We all get enthusiastic and motivated when we have just started learning a new language, we learn the greetings and then we are stuck, we don’t know what the next step is. Here you can find a step-by-step guide that will lead you through your learning process and help you get out of your beginner phase!
So how do we learn Spanish?
The first thing you need to remember is PRACTICE EVERY DAY IF YOU WANT TO SEE RESULTS!
Learn Basics Spanish Vocabulary
Yeah, we all start with basic things, learn something easy and practical like greetings, numbers, colors and day of the week.
I really recommend that you watch these videos and learn the basic vocabulary but don’t get overwhelmed by watching all of them in one day. Let your mind process these words and actually learn them. I would recommend you watching one video in three days. During that period practice those words you have just learned. Use sentences that relate to your life with each one of them.
For memorizing and practicing those words use:
Learn The Question Words
Learn how to ask questions in Spanish, that’s a very important step in a language learning process.
For more resources check my other post about Spanish.
Learn Basic Grammar
Grammar isn’t so hard to learn you just need to practice it. These two websites will guide you through the basic grammar. Learn articles, genders, plural forms, and adjectives.
You need to pay in order to practice more exercises on their site, you can do just a few exercises for free.
You need to practice everything you learn otherwise you’ll forget it, here are the best grammar exercise sites. As I said connect everything to your life and build sentences.
Here you can find more Spanish grammar exercises:
The fourth step is learning verbs, not just present but past and future form as well. The best way to learn a language is to practice it, you can’t speak in the present tense all the time, you want to talk about your future plans or what you did yesterday. So the fastest way to speak is learning Past, Present, and Future at the same time. Don’t go crazy and learn Past Perfect or Conditionals, keep it simple. In the beginning Present, Past and Future Simple is OK.
You would like to start with these verbs because they are the most used verbs in Spanish:
Check every verb’s conjugation on these sites:
Make Small Conversations
-Describe what you do (learn hobbies);
-Talk about your pets (learn animals and description);
-Talk about your future plans (practicing future);
-Tell funny stories that happened to you in the past
Continue with your interests, talk about everything you like.
Learn Spanish Prepositions and Articles
It’s not enough to know some words in Spanish, in order to talk you also need to know some articles and prepositions to connect those words.
Connect with a Native Speaker
Ok, now you’ve learned enough vocabulary to express yourself, it’s better if you practice Spanish from the first day but not everyone can do that. Most people are afraid to talk from the first day because they think they don’t know enough words. That’s why I recommended you to make up sentences. So now it’s time for practicing with a native speaker, find one in your city using Facebook groups or use the following sites:
Hi there! I’m Ana aka Mizuki Tao – a language lover and founder of the FluencySpot blog. I speak Romanian, Russian, and English. Currently, I’m improving my Spanish, German, and Japanese speaking skills. On FluencySpot I share all the tips and resources that helped me learn these languages faster.