Easy Step #4 to Speak Spanish with Confidence – Practice Makes Perfect
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Wow! We are already up to Step 4!
You are doing so well. Now, what is it with us humans? We always like to over-complicate things and make them seem a lot harder than they need to be.
Spanish is no exception. There are thousands of words, phrases, grammar rules, and book after book, program after program, about ‘the next big thing’ in Spanish.
Yet where do we store (and use) all of this information? Is there really enough space in our heads to fully comprehend and get comfortable with this knowledge?
I’ve even met other Spanish professors that want it to be complicated – they think that by making the students work hard they will be better speakers. But that is so wrong…
My mission since I started teaching Spanish in 2005 has always been to make it easy and fun, and the best way to do that is to make friends with a Spanish speaker.
Here’s the deal. Spanish doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be complex. And you don’t have to master it in order to start making friends and practicing!
You’ll get the most out of Spanish when you keep it simple and make it about the conversation, even if you can only speak a little bit! If you’re new to Spanish, don’t overwhelm yourself with complexity. Simply go out and find a Spanish speaker and start talking, even if you can only say a little.
You might be saying, I don’t know anyone that speaks Spanish. I can almost guarantee you that you do – the United States is the melting pot of the world, and Spanish is taking over.
Try this – at work tomorrow, start asking if anyone speaks Spanish or knows anyone that does. Or ask your neighbors and family members if they know any Spanish speakers. If that doesn’t work, then go to your closest Mexican restaurant for lunch and ask your server.
I promise you that you will find someone that speaks Spanish, and that person would love to talk to you!
Once you have met someone, it gets easy. Use this simple introduction, and you will be speaking and having fun immediately:
- Hola, me llamo David. ¿Cómo te llamas?
- Soy de Estados Unidos. ¿De dónde eres?
- Estoy aprendiendo español. ¿Podemos practicar?
There are Spanish speakers everywhere, and just as bad as you want to practice Spanish, they want to practice English. So go ahead and download today’s worksheet, and start practicing!
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