Creative resources to learn Spanish fast – Spanish Grammar
I have discussed conquering the first element, Spanish vocabulary, of being a practical Spanish speaker in the last blog. In this blog I want to address the second element – Spanish grammar.
– The 6 elements of Spanish fluency
- Pronunciation, speaking
2. Spanish Grammar
Grammar is another important element to in getting to Spanish fluency. When you learn grammar you learn how Spanish sentences are structured so that you can construct your own sentences in Spanish. Without some knowledge of basic grammar you will never reach true fluency. Learning grammar can be a daunting task. For this reason, it is very important to find creative resources that keep your interest in learning Spanish.
Some people prefer to use a grammar textbook to learn Spanish grammar and there are many options if that’s your preference. I recommend starting with a book that covers basic Spanish grammar, otherwise it can be overwhelming. This traditional method works best for people who are well-disciplined because it may take you months to get through a book.
Using a Spanish tutor is another way to learn Spanish quickly. As I have mentioned earlier, it requires a great deal of self-discipline to study Spanish by yourself using a book to learn Spanish grammar. When you have a tutor, your tutor will guide you and motivate you to learn Spanish. Consistency and perseverance are one of the keys to learning languages because it takes time to master them. One of the advantages of learning through this method is that you learn by speaking Spanish with instant feedback if you make a grammatical error.
Youtube is also a great resource for learning Spanish grammar. Just search a grammatical topic that you are studying and you’ll usually find several videos covering that topic. You can preview what you are going to learn or you can reinforce what you are studying. The YouTube video will often explain the topic in different way. The visual cues provided in the videos help to understand and remember the concepts also.
Spandango has its own grammar program for different levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced levels, Fast Track, Conversational and one for Children (7-11). Each program has a curriculum in PDF format that is included for free with our lessons. Our Spanish tutors send their students the PDF files before each lesson for them to preview and prepare for the next class. Each lesson in the Spandango programs also has links to YouTube and other external resources to help with the grammar topics.
Recap of this blog: 2. Spanish Grammar
- Find ONE grammar book that covers basic Spanish grammar to study.
- Use a tutor for the most effective and fun way to learn Spanish.
- Use YouTube site to reinforce and review topics in Spanish grammar.
Intrigued? Schedule your first trial lesson and experience it yourself at www.Spandango.net today.
I will discuss items, #3 Literary Fluency – Writing and #4 Reading from the list in my next blog. Stay Tuned!