Are you a spanish beginner? Check out today’s video for the top 3 tips you need to know when starting out.
In this video:
0:23 – Focus on the right words
1:10 – How to determine the right words
2:05 – Focus on the right practice
2:53 – The most important tip
4:02 – Introduction to Spanish Vocab Grab
More often than not Spanish beginners don’t get the start in Spanish they need. I know I didn’t.
If you want to get good quickly you need to start by focusing on aspects of the language that get used the most. In Spanish there are thousands of words, but they are not all created equally. Some words get used far more often than others. If you want to get good quickly you need focus on the words that are the most useful.
If you want to find the words that are the most useful, you can think to the words that
you use everyday in English. It is overwhelming to think about how many words you know in English and then trying to convert those to another language. But, there are some words that you use far for often than others
Take that last paragraph as an example. The word ‘to’ got used 3 times, the word ‘the’ got used 3 times, the word ‘are’ got used twice etc. You get the point.
When I first started learning Spanish I spent a lot of time practicing words that I have never used. It is nice to know all of the months in the calendar year but they really don’t come up that much in conversation.
Once you have a good feel for the words that are useful you need to get them in your head. That means practising properly without distraction. High quality practice doesn’t have be hour upon hour, its simply a case of working out exactly what you want to achieve in a small burst, going to work and then moving on to the next lesson.
If you really want to crank up the rate of language acquisition you need to focus on practicing everyday. If practicing everyday is too hard then your aim should be as near to it as possible.
If you are a Spanish beginner then you should check out my vocabulary course, the Spanish Vocab Grab.
In it I cover some of the most useful, high frequency words in Spanish. The course is built to help you practice everyday and focus on the right words to practice. If you would like to try the course – the first module is free. You can access the course by filling out your email at the start of this post or by clicking on the banner on the side “the 100 most useful spanish words for beginners.”