I want to learn Spanish , what shall I do?
It is very important to learn Spanish as it is an international languge where it's used in many countries especially in South America. Besides,this language sounds nice i like to learn it.
Use it everywhere. I am taking two different courses plus watching videos with Spanish sub-titles. Also, I use the whiteboard at work so my co-workers and I are learning together. Don't try testing the waters, just jump in head first. I promise the water is fine.
This site is an excellent start in learning spanish. It's simple and easy to understand. The next part involves just understanding spanish, so you need to hear actual conversation and dialogue. You could just turn to the tv and find some spanish station (at least here in South Florida). Lastly, like Sarah said, you need to find a partner. If there aren't a lot of spanish speakers where you're from, you have the option of moving to places where they are prominent or you could practice on this forum. Also if you don't use it, you lose it - so even if you are by yourself, make an effort speak to yourself in spanish. Having used English for so long there's no point to use it in the home or to your friends and family. Make it refreshing.
Another way to learn Spanish is by listening to any music in Spanish. My big brother came from Mexico and speak English already because he listen American music. Or by visiting the flea market or a bazaar near you. I knew some Spanish before school. Hope that helps.
Hi Roooy! I agree with your reasoning, so let's get started!
Sarahjs had some excellent suggestions. I've found that a multi-faceted approach works best for me. In other words, I try to ingest español from every source that I can find it.
One great source of instruction is our very own series, with an excellent teacher, Paralee Whitmire.
Click on the "Learn Spanish" link on the blue bar, and go to Learn Spanish 1 to get started.
I suggest that you practice with a partner, like a native speaker, because they can REALLY help you out a lot. I also think you should make some flashcards on this site. Don't get frustrated if you don't get it at first, there's always time in the world. And you're not going to be able to learn it all in one day. Spread it all out, and see how it goes.