Learning a foreign language is a complex process that depends on many factors. It is also very individual: your background, personal qualities and how you learn will have great influence on the time it takes you to learn Spanish. Thus, there is no definite answer to how long it should take, no answer that will fit all learners.
In this article we will have a look on some of the things that can contribute to how fast you become fluent in Spanish, as well as some advice on how to invest your time in learning Spanish wisely.
Factors that impact how fast you learn Spanish
There are a number of factors that can have great influence on how fast you learn. Here are some of the most important.
- Your previous language learning experience
If you are an experienced language learner already it may take you less time to learn Spanish. You will also learn faster if your native language (or another foreign language you know) is similar to Spanish.
- How you learn
If you study regularly, go abroad to an accredited language school with highly qualified teachers and immerse yourself into the language, it will help you learn Spanish much faster. It is also important how much time you devote to learning daily.
- Your attitude and motivation
If you are really motivated to learn Spanish, enjoy the language and culture associated with it and are confident in your success, you are likely to make progress faster.
- How to invest time in learning Spanish wisely
Learning a language is an ongoing lifelong process – you need to practice regularly to maintain your skills. However, there are a few steps you can take to become fluent faster.
- Practice regularly
Regular daily practice is important in learning any language, including Spanish. Even if you attend a great language school, your progress will be faster if you practice daily apart from your homework assignments.
- Choose the best teachers and resources
Today a great number of Spanish language schools, teachers and resources are available. Not all of them are equally good. Make sure to choose accredited language schools to make your learning efficient.
- Be patient
Learning Spanish is not a fast process. Even if you take a great intensive course and improve your level greatly, you risk losing all this improvement if you do not continue to practice.
To sum it up, how fast you learn Spanish depends on a number of factors, but it will never be a fast process. Hopefully, after this article, you will remember to be patient and know, how to invest your time wisely while learning Spanish.