Tips for being awesome at Spanish
- Make an account on spanishdict.com, each time you search a new word, click on the star to the left and add to flashcards. Create a set for this Spanish class and flip through them when you have time.
- Get into a Spanish soap opera! I recommend Al Fondo Hay Sitio, a Peruvian telecomedia. It's clean and family friendly, both dramatic and funny. Watch 1 part of a "capítulo" per day.
- Listen to Spanish music. Check out my Spanish playlist on spotify.
- Turn to the Spanish radio stations while driving. Try to repeat and imitate everything you hear.
- Find Spanish-speaking friends and neighbors. Practice telling them stories. Listen to theirs.
- Review quizlet sets from our class. Set a timer or reminder for a time when you're usually bored (waiting in the lunch line, at the end of 3rd period, etc.) and see how many you can get right. Compete with a friend.
- Pick a favorite book of yours that you know fairly well (e.g. Harry Potter). Check it out in Spanish. Read and see how much you understand. Only look of words every 5 pgs. if you find them repeated often and essential to understanding.
- To learn to think in Spanish, instead of looking up words in a Spanish-English dictionary, look them up in a Spanish dictionary like the rae. (for advanced learners)
- To learn to think in Spanish, instead of looking up words in a Spanish-English dictionary, look them up using twitter. Search the Spanish term you want to know the meaning of and look through a collection of tweets using those words. Try to figure out by context what it means. Whenever you figure something out on your own you remember it much better.