If you only knew what it takes to learn a new language – like Spanish for example – you would find the entire process a lot easier than you first may have thought. Immersion is the key to learning Spanish quickly and fluently and there are language programs available to help you immerse yourself into the language of Spanish.
The best place to do this is off the beaten track. Places where tourists are aplenty, and where many Spanish market traders can get by on a bit of English, are probably not the best environments to learning Spanish.
Immersion – or going in at the deep end – is most effective. After all, a young baby thrown into the deep end of the pool and forced to learn to swim (under parental guidance of course), soon becomes a much greater swimmer than a sibling denied such a baptism of fire. It is regularly practiced in China.
Learning Spanish in an immersion program is perhaps not such a dramatic method as being thrown in at the deep end (as the proverb goes), but it will turbo-charge the learning process and improve your language skills, ten times faster than the student who attends college once a week on a Wednesday night for a couple of hours.
Immersion programs force you to use Spanish throughout the day, into the evening and even at the very end of the day. It does not stop when you wake up in the morning, as your language skills will be used to eat breakfast, drink a morning cup of coffee and start about your day. Your native language might be used merely as reference – particularly at first.
You’ll be surprised at first as to how quickly you begin to learn new words in the Spanish language. But most amazingly of all is the sheer volume of English words – everyday words – that are actually Spanish. This makes the entire concept of learning Spanish a lot easier.
Mosquito is a Spanish word meaning “little fly”, mustang is a Spanish word meaning “wild” or “untamed” and plaza means a public square. There are hundreds of examples used in everyday language where we use the Spanish phrases directly into our English language.
Regular practice at something will speed up the learning process of language acquisition. It works the same way for someone constantly practicing how to build the perfect patio (inner courtyard), learn flamenco (Flemish folk style) on a guitar or dance the tango.
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