Adding a new learning habit to your daily routine might sound like an impossible task for some and like an exciting project to others. In the case of learning a new language, it is wise to know how to start, and always remember there’s no small task to get you started on your path to being fluent.
HERE ARE 5 TIPS ON HOW TO START LEARNING SPANISH - NO MATTER YOUR LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY
1. START WITH WHY? (sorry Simon Sinek)
This might sound a bit superficial, but having the certainty of why you are interested in learning Spanish would light up the spark of motivation every day you engage in an activity to improve it.
Your Why must have meaning and purpose. A good exercise is imagining yourself having a fluent conversation in Spanish, are you in a meeting? vacationing? in a relaxed or formal environment? with friends? meeting new people? in a restaurant? Whatever the scenario is, it will give you a first perspective on what you’d like to achieve in the near future.
2. CREATE AN EASY-TO-FOLLOW SELF-PRACTICE ROUTINE (no matter how busy you are!)
Layout your daily activities on a piece of paper, whiteboard, or notebook and mark what time you’d like to sit with your laptop, notebook, and pen for 20 - 30 min to practice (every day). Remember, practice makes progress.
3. STRUCTURE YOUR PRACTICE TIME (don’t practice randomly)
An effective starting point is structuring your practice into the following 4 important aspects of learning Spanish:
Vocabulary - make a list of objects that you use in your workspace, your house, or the gym