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Where do I start to learn Spanish?
And immediately onwards: which books should I learn, listen to songs, where to download books in Spanish . That's it, all at once! And preferably more! In this case: "less is better, but better." Or don't overdo it! You don't have to do everything at once.
Start in order:
1. Listen to the Spanish alphabet. We don't see much point in learning it by heart.
2. Learn how to pronounce Spanish words! Their spelling and pronunciation in the Alphabet are not always the same.
3. Start adding some Spanish grammar little by little, at least at the A1 level.
4. Only after that can you think about your first books, movies, and last but not least, Spanish songs. Listen to the songs at your leisure! And sing along vigorously. But don't learn a language from them. If your level is elementary, you will have a hard time understanding the turns in songs, even with good material. But once you've got the hang of it and the vocabulary you need, you can mix business with pleasure. Find familiar words and phrases, translate songs and analyze their turns.
5. And make sure your lessons are effective. We believe that Phonetics in Spanish is something everyone should learn. It is the base, the platform. But advanced grammar should be taught to those who really want to speak fluently, to build complex phrases. For others, you may stop at A1.
6. And if you need the language at the level of "Spanish phrasebook" just for a holiday, and you are not ready to spend time on learning the subtleties of grammar, then choose for yourself "Conversation Courses".
7. Here's where we start: Spanish Phonetics + Spanish Level A1. + Conversation Course.
If you like it and feel interested, continue by adding A2. And B1, B2 and beyond, already for professional proficiency.
- Getting to know the Alphabet (in song form, find links on our blog);
- Learn vowels, diphthongs, triphthongs;
- Learning consonants;
- Learn syllable divisions, stress rules;
-Starting to listen to adapted audio (slow speech, with learning material);
- We start to learn the basics of grammar: gender, number, articles, verb conjunctions;
- At this stage, be sure to add the first words useful for building the first dialogues;
- Learn the Simple Present Tense;
- Work through topics: me, family, work, city, flat, etc.10 We practice what we learn.
Beyond that, it's up to each one! To go further, or this is enough!