Tips to help you learn!
Hola! Welcome to my first Vamos Blog!
I’m going to explore many new ways of helping you to learn Spanish!
From basic Spanish to advanced. Including vocabulary, games and fun activities – and everyone is welcome!!!
The Spanish we teach you in the school gives you structure and covers grammar topics like “ser and estar” and “subjunctivo”…things you need to know to speak and understand the language.
But with my weekly blogs I will give ‘memory tricks’ to help you learn and acquire an immersion in the language.
Languages are not something you should study, but rather live and enjoy.
One piece of advice – “consistency” is the key to everything. Like developing habits and doing a little bit of language learning every day.
You can spend as much or as little time as you like learning Spanish. It’s all about what goals you set for yourself and how to use whatever time you have available throughout the day.
So what activities can we do for people with little time?
Let’s discover new ways of learning Spanish and once you start incorporating these tips into your daily routines, you’ll find you’re making big gains!
1. POST- IT
Label your surroundings. Make labels for every object in your world at both work and home!
2. PODCASTS “can give you ears”
At the beginning just focuses on the rhythm and accent of the language and the musicality and enjoy.
3. TALK TO YOURSELF ….IN SPANISH!
Let’s not be shy we all do it… it’s not that crazy to think out loud, so do it in Spanish!!!
4. PLAY GAMES IN SPANISH!
Hangman, Scrabble, Monopoly, Cluedo….
5. SPANISH IN YOUR DAILY CHORES!
Spanish in your kitchen, you can also find delicious recipes and write your shopping list also in Spanish!!!
6. What’s up!!!!
Another great way to learn new words is by associating them with images.
Have you tried to send emoji’s and let your friend guess your text?
Well let’s stop talking now and put some Spanish music on!!
I want to show you a very popular song represented by iMovie’s. I know you will love it and you will understand more than you can imagine!
Hope you enjoyed this first blog!
¡Hola! I’m Amaya from the famous city of Salamanca! I studied at Salamanca university where in addition to my Spanish teaching degree I attained a Masters International Spanish Language Teacher Diploma. I have many years experience in the education sector, including seven as a class teacher (three of which at Salamanca University) and one as an A-level teacher in London and since joining Vamos in January 2012 I established the school's Academic Department.
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Have fun learning Spanish as we upload the A1 and A2 episodes of Cava Baja, our cartoon soap in Madrid.For higher levels, we'll test your Spanish with specially written articles from topics we find of interest from the news each week.Plus we'll keep you in touch with Hispanic culture in London, our teacher blogs and social events in the school. Have fun learning with Vamos.