Saturday, February 18, 2012

Study Spanish Languages

Instead of starting with learning phrases you learn all the words that are used to make phrases. Words like to, go, from, and here. It makes sense because when you hear a phrase or sentence you will understand the individual words.

The course also needs an innovative approach to remembering the words you learn. When you click the words you want to learn you need to hear a native speaker say them. You also need to see the words phonetically spelled in English. This is very helpful for studying Spanish because even though Spanish uses the English alphabet the J and H sounds are, among other letters, reversed. You also want see the correct Spanish spelling. After you study the words its good to play a simple multiple-choice word game to test your memory. This is a very good idea because you immediately challenge yourself to remember the words. Learning a language is all about remembering the words. Another interesting idea is a virtual teacher so that when you play the multiple-choice game a teacher pop quizzes you on the words you get wrong.

A page where you can practice spelling either the phonetic or native spelling is handy. If you can spell the words it helps you remember how to say them.

To study Spanish grammar another page that explains the words and gives sentence examples of how to use the words is useful. I find that grammar is not really that important to communication. For example Spanish people say "house my" instead of "my house." Either way you will be understood, but it is still good to know how they speak.

Another feature that I have never seen on any other language learning method used to study Spanish is being able to choose the words you want to learn. If you already know a little Spanish you could make up a lesson of the words you want to learn and load them into a study page and play in the word game, the same as the pre-made lessons. It would be really helpful.

The lessons could be organized into word groups like family, food, body even sports. If a word has an opposite like "hot" you learn "cold" in the same lesson.

The words that you learn first will dramatically improve your chances of speaking and understanding the Spanish language quickly.

As with anything you choose to study it is your desire to learn that makes the results fast or slow. You have to bring that yourself.