You’ve made up your mind and have decided that in 2020 you will speak Spanish fluently. But you are wondering, how can you learn Spanish fast? Don’t worry we are here to support you in your language learning journey.
These tips are easy-to-follow and implement in your daily life and undoubtedly will help you to learn Spanish quickly!
Be honest about your motivation. Sometimes is not a lack of will-power but a lack of clarity. Why is this so important? How is your life going to change once you learn Spanish? Dig deep in your soul and find the hidden reasons and most burning desires.
For example, you know that Spanish is the second-most spoken language on the world and you are looking to get a job transfer to the Iberian Peninsula or move-on to a better position within the company.
But, stop for a minute and reflect on it. Do you hate your current boss? You are done dating with Tinder, and are you hoping to marry a pretty Latin girl?
Or is moving to Spain just an excuse to get into flamenco, which is your child’s dream?
Bringing YOUR WHY to the front row will renew your motivation and make it easier to push through the tough times.
Need some inspiration? Check this collection on clarity, passion and purpose from Life Coach and best-selling author Marie Forleo.
From brain training games to taking up an arts and crafts class there are plenty of proven ways to improve cognitive function, according to Psychology Today Magazine.
These are our own selection of top healthy habits to sharpen your mind:
Mindfulness therapy is defined by Positive Psychologists as “a conscious awareness of our present moment”. It improves sleep, enhances cardiovascular function, and reduces anxiety. Studies show that mindfulness meditation improves your ability to stay focused, increases your memory capacity, and regulate your emotions.
Research has found that high consumption of dietary fiber promotes a healthy-gut microbiota and reduces brain inflammation.
These polyunsaturated fatty-acids have an active role in regulating inflammation, immunity, blood vessels, synaptic plasticity, cellular growth, pain, and sleep.
Getting adequate sleep it’s a tough one, we know it, but you should at least try. In a society that is measured on performance and success given only to overachievers, sleep is truly underrated.
It feels that we live in a world where time travels faster than the speed of light. We are caught in the whirlwind of our daily lives, rushing every minute of every hour, trying to squeeze the most “to achieve something”, and routine is so easily set-in.
Yet, slowing down, taking regular breaks, and indulging in those hobbies that seem to lit our hearts but have no real purpose (hence we don’t make time for them) are crucial to our sanity and brain health.
Sleep is usually undervalued. But, it is during this precious time that our beautiful bodies cleanses, regenerates, and performs other maintenance activities.
The National Sleep Foundation suggests that sleep deprivation has been linked to depression, lower immunity, the early onset of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and type 2 diabetes, amongst other health conditions.
If you want to improve the quality of your sleep try shutting down all electronic devices at least one hour before going to bed and synching-in with your natural biological cycles (circadian rhythms).
Or you may wish to visit your nearest sleep clinic.
Each of us needs different activities to reinforce the knowledge we learn on a daily basis. The following are some actions that you may want to try while you learn Spanish.
To help you find your learning style, we’ve put together this quick and handy quiz.
Let us know in the comments which one you find more useful:
Finding your learning style will allow you to be more effective in your language study practice. Not sure which is your learning style? Take a quiz here.
Create an appropriate learning environment. Consider factors such as lighting, ventilation, and furnishings. Light up a scented candle or use essential oils. Smells can help your concentration as well as make you feel nauseous, so choose the right aromas for you.
Are you a night-owl or an early-bird? Knowing which the most productive time of the day is for you is highly beneficial. Try accommodating your language lessons or studying time around those hours.
Finding a podcast or other media form can do wonders. Check out our Live Lingua Spanish Podcast:
Enjoy Spanish music, videos, food, and everything you can get hold too. If you are feeling bold you may want to configure your phone, tablet, and computer to Spanish, you can do this by changing the settings.
It is true that you could try to reproduce an immersive experience at home but to fully reap the cognitive benefits of an immersion language program you may want to learn from certified teachers who are also native Spanish speakers.
At Live Lingua, we offer you this bundle, plus unique lessons that are tailored to your needs and personal learning style.
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