Learning a language is not just knowing its linguistic structure or constructing sentences in the correct verb tense, but also knowing the cultural context. Learning to speak Spanish implies knowing, for example, who was Gabriel García Marquez or Miguel de Cervantes, knowing a little about the history of how in America there was a mixture with Spaniards, natives and slaves, knowing that soap operas are sacred and of course, singing a song from Luis Miguel or Alejandro Sanz.
Spain and Latin America
Let’s talk about Spain, a culturally rich European country, with thousands of years of history, a country of kings and queens that colonized much of what we now call Latin America.
Spain is the cradle of the Spanish language, where today the RAE is located, an organization dedicated to regulating the rules of that language, which is influenced by other languages and has spread to countries around the world.
In Latin America you find millions of people who speak Spanish, of course all with a different accent. This aspect is key, since even if the same language is spoken, it is interesting to study the different accents of each region, which vary even within the same country.
But the best and fastest way to learn Spanish is to get into the culture:
Let’s start with the basics, music, an almost universal element that helps a lot to speak other languages:
We told you that learning Spanish is learning to speak from the heart, right?
Well, in Hispanic culture you find all kinds of genres, from reggaetton, with urban and danceable lyrics, passing through salsa, which varies its themes from everyday experiences, to passionate poems and finally, ballads, romantic songs that transport you to another world.
Music, although at the moment you do not know exactly what the lyrics say, you can “feel” it, experience what it wants to communicate and also helps a lot to practice pronunciation. A great advantage of Spanish is that it is pronounced as it is read, with firm sounds, this is good since you can practice translating songs and learning at the same time.
Then we have the literary works; the Spanish language has had and has great exponents, both Spanish and American, who have given the world high quality works, also printing that cultural touch that makes a difference. Reading helps a lot with linguistic comprehension and expanding vocabulary.
Then we have telenovelas, which are much more relevant than movies. Telenovelas are created in Spanish and have been around the world, with Mexican, Colombian and Venezuelan telenovelas being the most viewed worldwide, from Corazón Salvaje, Betty La Fea or Cassandra, telenovelas show you a lot of Latin culture and everyday life. They are an excellent tool to learn Spanish quickly and to contextualize everyday situations.
Based on what we have already said, we give you our tips to learn Spanish fast:
– Study the language if possible in a Spanish-speaking country:
Spending some time abroad, in a country where the language you want to learn is spoken is, without a doubt, the most effective way to learn, since when you live, study or work abroad, you place yourself in an environment of Immersion learning is a way of learning not unlike the way a child learns their native language.
If you take a Spanish course you will be able to progress and meet other people who also wants to learn. Also, to work in a Spanish-speaking country is a good idea, you will find that your vocabulary and your social life will change a lot and for good, and both will improve your level. Since Spanish is spoken in Spain, Central and South America, you won’t be short of places to call home.
– Start taking classes now:
If one of your purposes for this coming 2021 is to speak Spanish, don’t wait too long, start to develop more interest in the culture and find where to study the language in a formal way, as this guarantees a fast and effective learning.
Consult with us our requirements and prices, and start your studies for this new year 2021.